I really feel like I’ve found what I want to get more involved with now and loving it. Mixed Media has really got it hooks into me and I need to learn more , I’ve bought a few e-books through Amazon in the last couple of weeks and enjoying reading them although most of whats in there is not entirely for me, I’m sure I’ll still learn a lot from them.
So in the last week i’ve messed up some silk paper, finished another Altered Book and now apart from making huge mess in my craft room, lol I’m really excited to have starting something else, again lol I seem to have taken Ruth’s fibre challenge into mixed media and beyond, but i’m sure she wont mind 🙂
I know you’ve seen this one but here is my experiment with the metalic paint and melted tyvek. The tyvek i’m using is a material and not a paper one and it seems to work in a whole new way to the paper ( which i prefer), this one hardens like real plastic when its melted, where as the paper one hardens more like stone ? if i’ve described that right !
The next Altered Book i’ve finished is trying to capture our Aussie Fauna and landscape, in the colors i’ve chosen, sometimes its hard to actually see if you’ve put to much into it until you take a picture and then of course its to late and its all set permanently
I wanted this next one to be quite simple so there’s only a small amount of things added in , i like the turned pages on this so i didnt want to interupt that with to much on, if you know what i mean !! ooops i didnt quite get this one finish as i was overtaken with another project 🙂
So now i’m so excited ( as i said) i have never in my life tried to paint a picture on canvas, i was searching through the web the other day for more info on what you can do with Gesso and one thing led to another and i ended up totolly absorbed by abstract paintings and watching them work ( till 2.am on work night ) i have never wanted to paint before so i cant understand why i feel so fasinated with them now lol Anyway i kept looking and i came across a lady who was painting a tutorial on a Forest of Aspen Trees, i watched the whole video and got to thinking that i might have a go. So here is my first EVER painting and im so happy. Its not perfect of course but i love it anyway . And dont worry about the shelves in the background, i was to excited to set everything up properly lol
So as you can see i’m keeping busy and really enjoying myself, What have you been up to lately, we’d love for you to join us and post some pics on our forum of your projects, no matter what they are 🙂