Monday, March 5, 2012

More Mixed Media

Sorry I haven’t been able to post in a couple of weeks, we’ve been very busy with Family and friend commitments, weddings, engagements and 50th birthdays.  I’m so glad its all over now and we can get back to normality, plus I’m partied out and pooped lol

 I'm a bit behind in my course with Victoria but as its an online course this one is able to be done at leisure and I’ll always have it, which is great

For this course we had to do some pages in a book and as I’m not a really big fan of altered books, although i have seen some gorgeous ones,  I’ve used some pages and then on calico and a couple of canvas’s.  The pages are so far done using acrylic paints, pressed flowers and stamps made from leaves, you can see that I’m not very good at the stamping bits lol  But I am still having fun so that’s the main things, and i will add some stitches on this to see how it goes.

The next one is on canvas and using water color pencils and painting with coffee, of all things, lucky I bought a jar that we really don’t like so I’ll keep that for this use.  And yes its smells like coffee everytime i pick it up lol

I do prefer to work on calico so this is my tree. This is done using acrylic paints and coffee again. Victoria uses memory thread which I don’t have ( YET) so  for the main area of the tree I used the 6 strands of thread and the rest is using 3 strands, I still have a fair bit to do on this as it needs flowers, bugs and spiders. The foliage is her thread salad stitch which I really like and can be used for a lot of fill in work and more foliage.

And last but by no means least is my gorgeous Granddaughter Charlie,  She’s such a little sweetheart, at 7 weeks old she’s  full of smiles and a very contented baby, at least until she's hungry lol  Were all in love J

So till next time Happy Felting and Stitching or whatever it is you love to do


  1. Oh, sweet and gorgeous Charlie!! Such grest job of mixed media, a pretty watercolor painting with a pleasant smell of coffee. The tree painting with thread is so special.

  2. Well Charlie certainly is a very beautiful baby. I do like your tree very much. Keep practicing.

  3. Oh Karen what a beautiful baby girl! She looks a real poppet :)

    Your tree is looking fantastic!

  4. Thankyou so much Ladies, So we all agree that my Granddaughter is awesome lol