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Saturday, April 24, 2010

Adding Roses to My Mixed Media Project

I've been so busy working, I have finally gotten free time to continue with this little box.

I'm adding roses!!

Along with Sharon Tomlinson's FACES class on ning - I also joined an old online buddy's ning group - Australian Artist Jan Fox. I love Jan's roses, and was so excited when she created a rose group!! Jan does FABULOUS mixed media ... so I'm in heaven between Sharon and Jan on Ning.

SO far, here's what I have done with Jan's rose challenge....and yes, I'm combining the 2 mixed media classes on one surface.

STEP ONE was adding the rose collage, which I used gel medium to get on the box. Then I found a line drawing from Deanne Fortnam's Tolefriends project which was offered a couple of months ago.

Here's where I am so far after putting the line drawing on and basecoating.

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Corner One
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Corner Two

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Now, I can't find my directions to painting Deanne's rose - so I'm winging it!!! Wish me luck!!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

More Faces!!!

Free Image Hosting at www.picturetrail.comI finally got some time this weekend to finish Sharon's exercises. After the first project, we were to take the same line drawing and change the eyes. Well, I wanted to do mine on a smaller surface than the first wooden purse...and I'd had this paper mache box basecoated for a while now. So, I decided to do another line drawing instead of shrinking the first one - and I put the final 2 faces on different sides of this box.

This first face, I had her looking in the opposite direction of the first - but I changed her hair. Its actually a haircut I've been dying to get!LOL Free Image Hosting at

The second face ... I was thinking of my Grandfather. He and my Grandmother raised my brother and I for the first 8 years of my life...and I loved him so. He was the most handsome man to me, with very dark skin and pale grey eyes. When I did this second face, I was thinking of him - and how much I miss him. I again changed up the hair ... just felt like experimenting with different hair textures. Free Image Hosting at www.picturetrail.comFree Image Hosting at I realized she looks so sad...but its how I was feeling when I painted her...

I have an idea of what to do with the other two sides of this box ... and it will tie in so nicely, I think. Jan Fox has a rose collage/mixed media class going on, so I'm going to finish HER exercises on this box.

Wish me luck!!!