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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Mixed Media Cactus Piece

I was inspired to try something new last night while discovering a new amazing blog called Mixed Media Artist, and, I knew, on several levels, that I must give this technique a try.

No, I did not draw anything original...hmmmmmmm.....

But blended together cactus papers, acrylic paints, and foil...to make something really unique! I think I like it.

Please tell me what you think. It was done on a large sheet of crumpled foil, and now that it is dry, I plan to cut it to size and place it into my recycled sketchbook. The sketchbook will be changing themes...so...ever onward...

I am looking forward to trying more of this, and I hope it really gets very interesting! Wish me luck!

12 comments:

Jared said...

Looks great! I always enjoy looking at mixed media. I'm going to have to give something like this a try one of these days!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Great piece Julie. I like the colors and the cactus theme. On foil?? Interesting.

Cyndi L said...

I *love* the texture of the foil showing through in spots! Gorgeous rich colors too :-)

soulbrush said...

do i like it? do i like it? are you kidding me? i love it, what are cactus papers?? more girl more..how are the family feeling and what abut the 1st birthday?

Diane AZ said...

Fascinating blend of cactus images, text and paint on foil. I've never seen anything like it before, but I love it!

Outside In said...

I love it, very cool Julie! Happy cm!

-Cathy

Teri C said...

Wow, this is so different and I know I love it. wow!!!

HCM

Judi said...

Hi Julie
I love what you did. Mixed media is very interesting. I wonder how you mixed the foil ... I don't understand that. It is so neat to have different techniques and one thing can lead to another.
Have fun!
Judi
P.S. I hope everyone in your family is feeling better...and little Emily is all better too.
I hope she had a good birthday party and wasn't feeling sick. She is so sweet.

Serena said...

WOW....it's fabulous, Julie...well done! I love working with mixed media too ~ :)

messyfish said...

I think it is amazing! I really really love it!

Aiyana said...

Interesting. I've not seen this combination of materials before. Will you show the finished pieces?
Aiyana

madge said...

GOOD LUCK! But you hardly need it - your piece looks great!