Saturday, June 28, 2014

Friday, June 27, 2014

Floral Horse - Mixed Media Art



 ......floral collage on a gessoed canvas.......i used gel medium as glue......then used this  rose patterned block print  to apply the pink acrylic paint, when it was dry i put on another layer of acrylic in blue.



 brought in colour with conte crayons.....
 ......started to blend & spread the colour with my fingers.....

 the first photo (at the top) is the closest to the real colour of the painting......the last one was taken before i sprayed the finished painting with spray fixative.
the rose print  under the pastel crayon adds extra texture, & i have left a lot of the collage showing. i like to see the layers within the image.
thanks for coming to look at our blog......we hope you enjoy what you see.
(raylee).

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Buried Treasure - Re-Posting a Mixed Media Painting

 this painting was entirely experimental........i have never seen an encaustic painting, only on tv & artist's blogs.
so when i came to a tutorial in the book - "Surface Treatment Workshop", explore 45 Mixed Media Techniques, by Darlene Olivia McElroy & Sandra Duran Wilson, queen of glue, & princess of paint for *faux encaustic* i gave it a try.
 first step: collage with torn green magazine paper on canvas......

 when it had dried added some crayon & acrylic paint........more floral collage.....then more paint glazes.....
 i didn't always like some of the colours when the paint had dried, so i just added a different colour until i was happy with it.
 i used transparent colours mixed with clear painting medium to make glazes as i didn't want to lose the layers.
as it was an experiment i didn't stress about it, in the end it all kinda blended together.
 pressed a rose stamp into more wet gel medium......then did the same with a leaf shape, added more layers of paint......
 each layer of collage, crayon & paint was covered with a mix of watered down gel medium, you can see it is still wet in this photo below......
 as each layer dried i continued to add more layers of  each medium until i thought it looked ok.
 i am not sure if it looks like * faux encaustic*, but i was happy with my first try.
 i can see layers going back to some of the collage,.....

so this is my contribution to "buried treasure" organized by Seth Apter, thealteredpage.
to see more please visit Seth's blog.
(raylee).

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Crochet for Babies......




 "blossom top beanie & slippers" pattern from "family circle magazine - winter 2012".....
 ....& a baby bonnet & bootees pattern from "mollie makes magazine issue 36".molliemakes.com


this week has just disappeared,  tried to think what i have done besides housework, cooking etc.
visiting family, shopping, visit to the vet, spent two days sorting out my collage paper stash, re-organized my shelves to "organized clutter", tidied up my desk.....i can actually see some of it now!  watched a movie, finished these baby presents, no painting time this week, but did go out for lunch one day....& the sun still shines so all is well.
(raylee).

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Zigzag Quilt

one of my latest creations...
from a distance the blended colours seem to zigzag...
 
 
sample bits saved for many years have been finally put together...
Mum embroidered some of the names of the colours...
including tea, cinnamon, arabesque...
can you tell what colour range arabesque would be??...

 
I'm pleased it's finished...
not so sure of liking the colours...
had to do the usual and search for more colours to extend the size...
but its done...something else finished...yay!!

Monday, June 2, 2014

Oh.....to be a Cat!


distressed chair looks good too!
(raylee).

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