Thursday, August 5, 2010

First attempt at mixed media

Hi Everyone! This is my first real attempt at mixed media. I posted these first two pics sometime ago for Sunday Sketches.

I have never felt like this was complete the way it is here.

So today....
I bought some fabric leaves in different sizes and colors and a crystal butterfly at the local craft store and went crazy with my glue gun. I definitely like this piece better. I like the 3 dimensional feel to it too as the leaves and butterfly are raised off of the drawing itself.
I was never completely satisfied with this piece so this was a fun experiment. I really like how it turned out.
Thanks for all the inspiration. Every week I see what all of you mixed media artists produce and I am in awe.
Have a great week!


Heather said...

Wow, this completes it! What an amazing difference when you play around with things. She belongs in a story Julia. And, I love the gold butterfly. Great!
hope you are having a great week,

Julia Christie said...

Thanks Heather! I like how she turned out too! A story would be fun...have to think about that.


Rebecca Anthony said...

Wow Julia, she certainly is beautiful. I really like the way you pulled it all together with the leaves. The colors are all perfect & the butterfly....well that just makes this piece magical!! Well done!

Sophia said...

I love those fabric leaves that you found. I need to find me some when I get a little extra cash! birthday is coming up!!! :D

Great job at your first shot of mixed media. I have yet to attempt that realm..might not be anytime soon. hahahaha :)

PS I will respond to your email this weekend, if you don't mind. :)

Love you! xo

Sarah said...

Oh oh oh I looove it!!! Wow the leaves just make an already stunning piece pop!! Wow girl!! Love it!!
I have toyed with this a bit..adding things I love what you have done here!! Beautiful!!
Hugs, Sarah

Tammie Lee said...

how wonderfully fun. I love what you did with this and that you were brave to try it. I am working on a piece now and I do something and then think oh no, then it grows on me and I change it and so it goes....I love watching you explore.

WrightStuff said...

Oh yes, that really works. Perhaps add a real flower to the hair of your next Ms Zen. Great experimenting