Sunday, March 14, 2010
Mixed Media (last) Monday
Hehe. I made this little canvas in response to LAST week's mixed media prompt which was "It's not all black and white". I envisioned very soft white background with the black bird silhouette I got from a blog called "A Year in the Life of an Art Journal". Yah. Couldn't do it in black and white. But... it's not ALL black and white anyway, right? The birds have some Black Soot Crackle Paint on it. The background has many collaged layers consisting of napkins, music paper, sewing pattern paper, various tissue papers... I threw some thread snips on there that I found sticking to myself after a sewing project. In the upper right hand corner I grouped some buttons and put a BE in one of them and covered it with diamond glaze, stamped "2" in front of it.
I used "found poetry" to add the words. I started ripping up a large print romance book (Don't tell Mom!) and using the larger text to find words I like. It's so much nicer that the normal tiny printed text. I blame it on Kelli Perkins, hehe. I'm working on some Thread Spool Poetry and needed larger words, but I wanted to use original found words, not made up and printed stuff. This particular book is a treasure trove of fabulous romantic words to use. I did finish my thread spool but it's drying at the moment. I'll post that soon.
Now to see what THIS weeks Mixed Media Monday prompt is...