Friday, 10 March 2017

Mixed media

Remember those glossy photo card experiments?  I had an idea about some tulip shaped flowers.  I chose this rain drop shape and cut the shapes out of the glossy photo card with my Brother Cut N Scan.  I glued a paper napkin with tulips onto my background.  I used gel crayons and marker pen on the leaves and added some washi tape.  I wasn't happy with the card cut outs so I gave them a layer of gesso which toned them down.  Using a marker pen I added the purple edge and dots.  I tried to transfer the bird from some wrapping paper and it wasn't too successful - probably because I rushed the process!  So I coloured it in with marker pen, using a white gel crayon to highlight areas and a touch of yellow for the beak.

This second one is more recognisable from my experiments.  I had in mind a volcano under the sea and added yellow and orange acrylic paint.  I didn't think the painted bit was very effective, so placed my quote there.  I also added a sprinkle of white.  The quote and the white were added digitally.

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Ine Swinkels said...

very nice. Thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations Challenge Blog.
Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)

Teresa Arsenault said...

Oh wow. I am so impressed with your creativity. I love both pieces. The second is powerful and the first is delightful. Those tulips are wonderful and, of course, I am in love with your little bird. Very, very well done, my friend.

Edwina said...

Angela, These are pretty. I especially like the tulip one. Edwina Brown