Thursday, May 26, 2011

Mixed Media ATC and Play

For a Mixed Media ATC swap, I turned to what's left of the original Tyvek collage which has yielded the base for several projects. It was the first collage I had done on Tyvek and did not turn out very well when looked at as a whole, but has certainly been lovely in cut up bits and pieces. I still have a good size piece left, but I am already planning on doing another one for cutting up purposes!

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The background seems moody and muted to me, so I added items I felt were supported by this idea. The heart charm is around a small red heart already on the collage, and then I added the fibers and went around the edge with some silver leafing.

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The above piece is an old used postcard which I altered. The original was a picture of Seattle,Washington. Don't think you can tell that now! I ran the postcard through the embosser with a texture fade of an old notebook page, and then applied a coat of gesso. The gesso was wiped and then applied again and wiped again. I adhered cut up pieces from a citrus bag with polymer medium, and after it dried, applied acrylic paint colors and sprayed with water so they would move. I also added some Glass Bead Gel mixed with paint, then dabbed some gold metallic paint across the teensy beads with a paint dauber. 

I am just experimenting with ways to use some of the stacks of postcards I have. Not the international ones I receive from Postcrossing, but a very large stack of other ones. This could be a background for something, or cut up and used in an even large collage creation, or...... something else I haven't thought of yet! It was fun and it's all part of playing around with what I have. 

Hope your Thursday is going well!



  1. Wow! I adore the one with the heart! I am intrigued with the feeling of it, it's beautiful. The other one is superb, lots of texture and depth, love the colors. I just love your talent! Love you!

  2. Really great!
    Love the heart one and the colors of the post card.
    Hugs, Amy


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