Mix Media Nights Wall Hanging
|mix media wall hanging, Kandinsky inspiration (CH0305)|
Good artists borrow
Great artist steal
So though far from a great artist, I "stole" from Kandinsky. I wanted to be inspired by colors and shapes that appealed to me and then have the joy of interpreting it with mix media elements.
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The process of being Kandinsky-inspired ...
As I like unconventional, the search for canvas followed the same route. I decided to recycle thick curtain fabric. (I got them yonks ago from the fabulous Reverse Garbage.) Thick curtain fabric seemed pretty appropriate - it has a thick rubberized backing (to shield from light), will not hanging out of shape over time, and has enough density to last in most weathers. Time to get painting ...
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Make and layout various mix media elements.
On the back of the canvas, provide protection to edges. I used a fusible edge tape.
Mix Media Elements - the Owl from the papers
By chance, I came across this wise owl in the Sunday papers. Thought he would look good preserved in my artwork and so I went to work on him. Cut and protect-fix with Lamifix.
For Owl here, I placed some fusible irridescent Angelina Fibres on the owl before fixing with Lamifix.
Look out for some Angelina Fiber products:
Then cut to shape.
|Owl from the newspapers - Mix Media Transformed|
Mix Media Elements - the Birdie, the Fishie, the Rivolis, and Etc.
This mix media felted bird (as detailed in How to Felt a Bird) and boy was he fun!
Having a zig-zag scissors is very helpful here. A whole batch of circles with zig zag edges.
Swarovski Rivoli (Light Sapphire) - beaded and ready for the inclusion into the Kandinsky-inspired artwork.
Swarovski Rivoli (CAB) - beaded and bezelled with Miyuki seed beads and Sterling Silver plated 15/0 beads.
Beaded Curly Triangle. Irisdescent Angelina sheets - fused, cut into shape, sewn down.
Mix Media Felt Fish
Mix Media artwork almost complete.
And now it is hung and Mr Boss is quite happy with it!
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