MIXED MEDIA ON WOODEN CANVASES
I love working with mixed media as I feel like I have carte blanche to be free and create any piece and change my mind and add elements as the piece develops. I love working with the different textures to create a 3D effect. These are a collection of some of my mixed media pieces, which I have created over time.
African Sunset is a Mixed Media on a wooden canvas. I used various textures to create this piece. Sand was combined with the texture paste for the bottom right corner. Tissue paper combined with an adhesive for the next layer. I then added hessian with an adhesive. The sun element was created with crackle glaze. Acrylic paint was used to paint the setting and then the Boabab tree and African Elephants were added. The whole painting was then sealed with a varnish to create this African Sunset. This is a piece which was created at an Itz van Allez Workshop.
Vintage Paris Mixed Media was created for my daughter's tutor class teacher as an end-of-the-year gift. I used a wooden canvas and 4 wooden coasters and decoupaged Parisian wrapping paper and serviettes to create this vintage look.
|Paris with Love|
Nursery Elephants were created for a Baby Shower and the Mom-to-be was creating the Nursery with an Elephant theme using this colour palette. I created stencils using my Silhouette Cameo and used texture paste to create a lovely 3D effect for the zig zags, flowers, elephants and wording. This was a fun mixed media project to create.
|Hearts Tea Coasters|
|Tea Pot Stand|
These Tea Coaster and Tea Pot Stands were created using old tea bags. I dried the tea bags out, removed the tea leaves and cut out the heart shapes/added tea quotes. Adhered them to the coasters and tea pot stand and then I used Pratliglo, which provided the finished items with a heat and water-resistant finish. These came in handy as gifts for family and friends.
|Blue Tea Coasters and Tea Pot Stand|
|2 Fat Ladies Mini Tea Tray and Coaster Set|
|Relax @10 Tea Tray|
|Jewellery Mini Tray|
|Trio Vintage Collection|
These Vintage Collections and Birdie were created using decoupaged serviettes/crackle paste on the frames and vintage images added. Texture paste was used with a stencil to create the bird effect.
|Shimmy Trinket Box|
These Shimmy Trinket boxes were created using a Shimmy Craft Metal and embossed. This was then applied to the prepared trinket boxes with a marine adhesive. Embellishments were added to give them some extra bling.
I think that I should also mention the suppliers that I avail of as they deserve a mention in one of my blogposts, as I would not be able to create any of my work without them.
The Deckle Edge is where I purchase all of my Fine Art supplies. I purchase the bulk of my paper supplies and acrylic canvases from Artes and I avail of MerryPak for packaging and any other supplies that I may require.
I have discovered a local brand called Dala, which translated from Xhosa means brings into existence or to create and their products certainly allow for that. They offer all the products that an Artist requires at a very reasonable rate. I have used amongst others: acrylics, adhesives, decoupage mediums and ephemeral. Another stockist which I like to avail of is Itz van Allez where I purchase my wooden canvases from and have previously attended Art and Crafts Workshops.