Sunday, February 19, 2012

Something new !

Well I’m getting into my Mixed Media Course with Victoria and I’m loving it.  Our first week was creating a book page but I did mine on a canvas, I’ll be working on either canvas’s or calico during the whole course, I will play around with making a book to but really want to create separate pieces.  In the first part we had to go foraging for flowers and leaves, use paints and dyes. So on this canvas I used some left over dyes just poured on and moved around, it was a bit pale so I went over it with some watered down paints, just for the background.  I pressed flowers and leaves for a week and the added them in.  The theme was nest’s using paint , stitch and flowers. I couched down some of my hand made yarn for the branches and then added her thread salad stitch for the nest.  Glued down the flowers and leaves and added a couple of egg shaped beads for the eggs.  I really pleased with the results although I’m not sure I have the whole composition exactly right, but I still love it .

Then I was just playing around and my daughter is totally into drawing right now and her favorite artist is Tim Burton ( she’s 16) and she loves him lol 
One of her drawings I totally fell in love with and asked her to draw one for me so I could stitch it.  Its not perfect but it was definitely  a lot of fun

I’m almost finished last weeks TAST with the lasy daisy stitch, I just have to embroidery the name

Doing Victoria’s course is really opening my eyes to so many more possibilities and I’m  looking forward to including what I learn in some felt pieces.
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  1. Karen I love the stitched version of your daughters drawing! What are you going to do with it?

  2. lol Thanks Deborah
    I'm not sure yet, i was just playing around and at the moment its just sitting on top of my Piano lol She's drawing me more so i feel a little collection coming on lol


  3. Mixed Media is such a wide open category. I am currently working with printing on fabric using my printer. I also am adding to a very mixed media piece involving paper and fabric. I like your bird nest and embroidery pieces very much.

  4. Oh Thankyou so much Judy, I'm really looking forward to seeing your new works of Art :)

  5. The course sounds interesting. Good luck with your felting, you have plenty of excellent advice.
    Thanks for reading my blog.