Sunday, February 17, 2013

Mixed Media Response

This piece took on a Valentine's theme and is a mixed media challenge response on stretched canvas.  Elements include beading, leather, embossed metallic tape, ribbon, paint, alcohol inks, stamping, glitter and a variety of pen work.  I had planned to do some machine sewing (couching) but ended up not being able to fit the canvas under the needle/presser foot to do so.  So, the piece took off in a very different direction than originally envisioned.  The beading design is based on an altered photo of a tree trunk.  The writing is 'life with magic' (repeated).

 

3 comments:

Cherie in Del Mar said...

Oh, this is so very interesting to study,Cay Denise! The dimension and textures are outstanding (pun intended). I love the colors, and everything about it! Lovely beading.
Cherie

Lisa Quintana said...

I really got a giggle about your eyes on the bottom! It sure looks like you had fun.

Tobi said...

Indeed, a fun piece, from the googly eyes to bigger eye with its eyelashes to the various hearts. The beading creates a wonderful texture.