May 27, 2010

Mixed Media Monday challenge

This week's theme for Mixed Media Monday is "Marie Antonette". Wanted to mix things up a bit and thought this was the perfect opportunity to use my "special paper". I purchased some handmade paper from Bali and it's been hiding away for awhile. Time to bust it out. I used it as my canvas for this piece. Also wanted to try out a technique that I picked up on the internet... I'm sorry I can't remember whose website I got this from otherwise I would give you kudos.... But the clock was just a cut out on regular paper. I glimmer misted it then applied 3 coats of UTEE...then popped it in the freezer for about 10 minutes. When it came out I bent the paper and it cracked like glass. Pretty cool technique. I think I would like it better on something a little thicker, like chip board, or grungeboard, but I just love the fact that their are so many wonderfully talented artists out there that are willing to share techniques with us all.

Not sure where I'll use this piece, but it really doesn't matter.... my hands are full of ink and paint, I have glitter on my nose and I feel artistically satisfied... Time for bed nighty night. :) xoxo


Sandy said...

Oh Toni this is fun and absolutely brilliant.
Stunning Marie art.

Cindy said...

Oh wow, Toni--What an awesome creation! And I love the technique you talked about--how fun and exciting to see that you got such stellar results--this piece is fabulous!

Michelle said...

Your piece has come together so well; just lovely.

Diane said...

Wow, this is a wonderful piece, Toni! Glad you busted out your special paper for this special piece! Diane

Zoechaos said...

WOW love your imagination so creative this is awesome from the lace butterfly to the background paper and colours to the final little embellishments. Thank you.

art (ärt) noun - supplement, alter, or counteract the work of nature. The conscious production or arrangement of sounds, colors, forms, movements, or other elements in a manner that affects the sense of beauty.