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Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Sailing at Sunset

Finally had some time to paint, so I created a water color/ocean scene, and decided to give it a mixed media dimension by adding pebbles and sea glass. My framed art is 4x6 because I snagged over a dozen matching wooden frames this size for $1 each.
I tried watercolor crayons this time, and got deeper colors, although I would have preferred a lighter sky. I also picked up a big bag of sea glass, pebbles and those round colored glass "bubbles" for half price from a thrift store. I originally painted the shore a sand color and then adhered sand to it, but the piece needed some sparkle, so I used this crushed shiny glass pieces (don't know what it's called).
I've created about 7 of these pebble/sea glass canvases  so far,and they are hanging above my bed.
Challenges I am Entering:
Country View - I Do Like to Be beside the Sea
Crafty Friends - Summer Colors
A Vintage Journey- Water colors

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Fairy Garden

To continue trying my hand at different techniques and types of projects, I started creating pieces for a fairy garden.  I discovered that my neighbor's daughter has her own fairy garden, as well as a birthday in August. The first item I created was a fairy house, whose skeleton is a terracotta vase. I had a variety of pebbles and glass to give the appearance of  a stone dwelling, using jewelry glue for each stone. I cut, drew and colored the double doors, adding a set of steps made out of popsicle sticks.
A slide frame made the perfect window, from which my candle drawing is seen.
I created the roof by folding a piece of cardstock and attaching cloth leaves to it, and finished off the dwelling with varnish so that it can weather the weather...

Since I still have time before the little girl's birthday. I've added a couple pieces of furniture to go with the house. I created the chair with sticks fallen from my backyard maple tree and hot glue. The tiny table is built from a cardboard tube,cardstock and faux leaves. The vase is from a water bottle straw cover with tiny artificial flowers. I found the mailbox in a clearance bin at Michael's.

Challenges I am Entering:
We Love 2 Create - Anything Mixed Media Goes
Bleeding Art - Anything MM,Collage,Assemblage,Altered Art Goes
Mixed Media Academy - Mood Board
(I took my inspiration from the brick background with a couple pictured colors mixed in)
The Fairy & the Unicorn - Mixed Media Anything Goes
All Fun - Color Inspiration