Saturday, August 24, 2013

Mixed Media and Wood

Hey there!

I've got a little wooden plaque to share with you today. It could be used as a wall hanging, or just to sit on my craft desk. It started out as a plain wooden plaque and I used lots of different products to alter it.

I was not sure at all where this would take me - no real plan - just having fun with mixed media supplies.


I used lots of different colors of Gelatos for the background, adding white embossing paste with the Dot Fade Layering Stencil from Tim Holtz around the edges, and a bit on the center piece too.

The leaves were created in the same way with another stencil called, Lovely Leaves from Wendy Vecchi, but this time, after the embossing paste was dry, I colored them in with a mix of Gelatos and water.

The text and music behind my leaves is Tim Holtz's Tissue Wrap - purposely wrinkled to add dimension and texture, and layered on with Studio, Multi-Medium Matte. I then added my big white Thickers - so glad to finally find a use for them! :)

Here's a couple of close-ups:





I had so much fun getting totally inky and sticky! And one of the best things about diving into mixed media is that I learn something new each time I create, not to mention it is a ton of fun!

Thanks for your visit - enjoy the rest of your weekend! :)

26 comments:

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Love this Barb! You are doing such great work!

Sue Butler said...

Hello Barb,
Yes it is fun working with this genre, I enjoy it also, I am pleased to hear that you are learning things, you will find you will keep learning, it changes your whole perspective on creating. This is a beautiful wall plaque.
Smiles:)
Sue

Lin said...

Love the colors, love the leaves and music and dots, LOVE it!

joy said...

Gorgeous, Barb! Please visit my mixed media blog:

www.fifisdaughter.blogspot.com

I have been having fun over there!

Rosemary said...

what an amazing project, barb... makes me wish I had the space to try my hand at mixed media!

pcm said...

this turned out amazing!

Nat said...

there is something I just love about mixed media! This is such a beautiful expression of your artistic flare. Totally love the texture and your design... it's gorgeous!!
sending you hugs!! :)

Dawn Turley said...

Great project Barb. It's awesome to see some different crafting projects.

Brenda said...

That's beautiful Barb! You used some of my favourite colours together. I also love that leaf stencil, stunning! Mixed media is really the rage right now.

CinnamonSally said...

This is gorgeous Barb love the colour palette you have used!!

Lynn said...

Barb, the texture is amazing and I love the end result...the colors are fabulous.

Lisa said...

You have really taken to this mixed media, Barb! This is beautiful! Lovely color scheme and so much texture. It will make a great wall hanging! I don't think I will be getting into this side of things any time soon so in the mean time I will enjoy seeing what you create! XX

Tracey McNeely said...

Barb your mixed media is out of this world gorgeous!!

Nancy K said...

Love it, pinned it; can't gush over it enough! Beautiful art piece, Barb!

Maureen Morton said...

Seriously amazing, Barb! Your talents are so rich and varied. This is a one-of-a-kind treasure, for sure! Love the depth of color and all the great texture. Busy fingers, girlfriend.

judkajudi said...

Absolutely awesome!! Love the bright colors; and the thickers add a lot, too. You are genius!!

Barb Ghig said...

Absolutely AMAZING, Barb! I'm so impressed with your creativity and willingness to step outside your comfort zone with this project! Thanks so much for sharing it with us, and for a breakdown of your products...very cool!!!

Froggietalks said...

This is a great piece Barb :)

Donna Bowman said...

Gorgeous wall hanging Barb! I love the colors and how you used them. Love the message - I need to make sure I do that!! Thanks for the inspiration. I'll have to make something with that phrase for my new craft room :)

alexandra s.m. said...

Wow Barb, it looks amazing!
Bravo!!

Greta said...

Oh my goodness, Barb! This is a gorgeous work of art! Love the fading dots stencil & how you did the leaves--fabulous!

Helen F. said...

What a wonderful piece of artwork you created here, Barb! Love the colors and all the different elements and textures :)

Carol McCready said...

Love your plaque with all those textures. So fun to just create without the finished product in mind.

Kathy (krolski) said...

This is beautiful Barb! Love the leaves. Great work!

Leni said...

I love that the dots are dimensional, thats because of the embossing paste? I really love that! Great work Barb, wonderful result

Katie Ann Brooks said...

another cool mixed media project!!!!