Sunday, September 19, 2010

A Perfect Day



Last summer, before I got sick, I paid for 2 online classes in mixed media. I started one and never even got to the other. Since then, the website has shut down and has opened up into something new. Those 2 classes lost forever. This is what I started in the first class and have NO idea what I was supposed to do with the rest of it! lol It's been sitting in a closet just waiting for me to attack it.




I pulled out some tricks of the trade and just started putting things together. I have so much junk! My goal is to use up what I have. No more buying unless it's a supply I need like glue, ink, etc. I have a huge jar of gesso, so I'm happy about that!





I just started playing and laying things out on the canvas. I found the tree image on the Internet and the other images came out of an old book, as did the print the birds are made out of. I used a really cool technique of putting clear packing tape over the printed page. Then you run water over it and rub the paper off and the print stays on. I then took my bird template and cut them out. I really like the effect it gives to the piece.






I used pieces from an old sheet music. The #5 is stamped from an old printer's block I have. The "stick" with the jewels, which are old earrings, is an old "cake tester" that my bff sent along with all the lace, from my previous post. The piece at the top is also from that collection. The costume pearls are an old necklace. I used a charcoal pencil and distressed ink to highlight and give depth here and there. The last thing I did was paint some melted beeswax all over it.



I hope you enjoy my "A Perfect Day to Fly"...as much as I enjoyed creating it!

7 comments:

terrydaria said...

Perfect Day To Fly is so creative and gorgeous. You don't need to take a class, Nan. You can give the class!

boog said...

I LOVE your Perfect Day to Fly. Its very cool. The tree and birds are my fav. I am so proud of you for using your creativity with the junk you already have :)! I wish you were here!

Jo said...

You are the best and you should know it!!!! Can't wait to see this piece up close and personal.

jackie said...

Love it!

Daydream Retreat said...

I love your piece, I'm a huge fan of mixed media and jotting down the packing tape technique to test out myself. Thanks for the tip, beautiful blog you have here! (from Crescendoh Creative Lab - Not in any classes there though, a little too busy at the moment :)

Honey Lamb and I said...

OMG!!! I have been missing all your post!!! I have you on my fav's on the side and saw that you had something new up! I have missed the last three! I don't know what is going on. Anyway, want some of that chocolate cake and LOVE the lace!! What a great friend. Ok the past with the canvas you did is GORGEOUS!!! It looks super complicated!! You need to go and send me my own special announcement that you have just posted from now on!! lol! Miss you!

The Tin Rabbit said...

Perfect Day is perfectly gorgeous!