Sunday, November 09, 2008

Mixed Media Painting...


So over the weekend, in between other things going on, I wanted to try my hand at the Mixed Media challenge of Autumn colors. I pulled out Creative Embellishments by Sherrill Kahn. I started with an inspiration piece to try to do something different for me and mine came out completely different. I really would like to take some art classes. I haven't decided if I like this or not but I at least spent some time creating and trying some different techniques. I used a little trowel for putting the paint on for the background page and used some cardboard for texture. I wanted to use a real leaf but wasn't sure how to preserve it so altered a silk leaf to be a little more realistic. This week's topic for Inspire Me Thursday is open so going to post this for that challenge too.

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9 comments:

mixedmediamonday said...

Oh, Laurel - this is gorgeous - and better late than never. The next challenge is always posted on Monday morning Australian time - which is Sunday night your time. I'm so glad you came to play with MMM, and hope to see lots more of your lovely work. Diane

Charlie said...

This is lovely. The colors are fabulous. You sound like you have been working really hard. That's great! Your creativity is shining through.

Rebecca said...

That is lovely! You amaze me!

Karen Mowrey said...

The great thing about art is you never know how it will turn out. This has such great layers, a trowel...hmmm have got to try that! I like your autumn colors, and really miss see them around here...they are all on the ground!

pattie said...

It is FABULOUS!

Faye said...

Laurel, this really is beautiful. It just shouts autumn with those colors and the leaf.

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Beautiful...the colors are stunning!

s.l.greek said...

hi laurel-
this is VERY beautiful. sometimes pieces are all about the process. it's amazing how our individual intuition takes over the process to make a piece our own. this has a wonderful late fall/earthy quality. GREAT JOB.

penibear said...

This is beautiful - like the wrapped pipe cleaner. I love that book of Sherril Khans, too!
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