8/17/08

Mixed Media Monday - "Numbers"

My goal for this piece was texture. Below are some close-up shots so you can be the judge.
I saw a tutorial this week on building a textured surface with tissue, as in Ch*rmin. I used sturdy watercolor paper for the 8x10 base, covered in with gel medium and smooshed in torn bits of tissue. Next I sprinkled in glitter here and there--not for sparkle, but for different texture. Finally, I made spirals from medium-soaked twine. When this was all dry, I started adding color--beginning with dark purple, blue, and green--working up to copper, gold, then lavender and light blue for highlights. Between layers of color I added some stamping, stenciling through sequin waste, and cutting in some turquoise with a credit card. The number inchies were first mounted on cardstock for stability and then on bits of foam to raise them off the surface.





30 comments:

carolann said...

Brilliant work hun absolutely love the colours and textures well done xxx

Wendy said...

If texture was your goal you did a fabulous job! The color layers, texture, and image all work well together.

mixedmediamonday said...

Beautiful, textural piece, Lisa. Diane

Femmy said...

beautiful, love the colours and texture!!

Anni's Art said...

That is a wonderful pieces of artwork, well done, love the colour.

herminesplace said...

Gorgeous, love the background.

ilonka said...

wonderful - such a great background!

Rein said...

Wonderful piece, what a great background!!

vintage wil said...

Brilliant , absolutely brilliant !!!!

sija said...

Fabulous!

Beth said...

The texture is wonderful. Thank you for describing how you did it! Overall the color, texture and layout are amazing.

Astrid Maclean said...

A stunning piece! Thanks for the description!

http://truutske.punt.nl said...

Whow, this is really a great background and the textures so fabulous.

Heather Robinson said...

I think it's fantastic that you challenge yourself. Your use of texture is gorgeous and the colours you've created are so beautiful. Love your interpretation of the theme!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Excellent! Beautifully created.

Lucy Edson said...

Beautiful texture and depth of color! I will have to try the TP idea for building texture - thanks for sharing!

Barbara Hagerty said...

BRILLIANT! What a gorgeous piece! Bravo, Lisa!

Rosie said...

Fabulous textures Lisa! Awesome! And the new look of your blog (new to me, sorry!), is loverly!

Kaz said...

this is gorgeous, the close ups are fab and really show the colour and texture up well. gorgeous artwork, really love this.

Linda Jacobs said...

Hi Lisa, what a great layering job! I've got to try something like that!

BTW, I'm working on my pennants and trying to find embellishments. I'm pretty sure I'll be ready to mail them on time. School starts (for teachers only) next week so I want them pretty much completed by then.

Sue Smith said...

Wow, the background to this is absolutely amazing!

Karen Mowrey said...

wow, great texture indeed and love all your ideas you incorporated! So fun seeing everyones use of numbers!

Ariane said...

Wow, your background is stunning! I love the colors you chose and how they go so well together. Great piece!

Janny said...

Beautiful!

Gillian said...

wonderul textural piece Lisa, great colour combo too:)

Tammy said...

Truly heaven! I love it. Just found you today and bookmarked you. I used to work in a library as well and share both passions of books and paper.

Inka said...

Great texture along with some fabulous color! Love it ;)

nightowl said...

Your "smooshing" made a beautiful piece. I'd like to try this too!

Pam said...

So rich in colour and texture.

Kersten said...

Lovely colors - eye appealing piece!

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