Monthly Archives: February 2012

29 Row Houses Completed

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I just finished my Row Houses for the swap Im running over on my swap group; trouble is I only need 3 for the swap…*oops*

Yesterday I blogged what they looked like prior to my finishing them with painted tape backgrounds, you can see them on the following link if you want a quick recap: https://lostmusejournals.wordpress.com/2012/02/27/row-houses-work-in-progress/

Below is a gallery of my completed Row Houses; if you wanna see close ups just click on the thumbnails to browse the gallery:

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Amour Doodle Painting

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After I finished adding colour to my row houses I noticed my drop sheet which I used for working on had some interesting colour patterns and shapes, it seemed a shame to waste it so I decided to incorporate it and use it as the base for a doodle style painting.

I had a lot of fun playing with the random shapes and colours, the entire doodle is A3 in size with lots of metallic sheens, I love how free-ing it is to work in this way and not worry about how it looks and just concentrate on how it feels to me.

You can take a peek at it below:

Some close up shots:

Row Houses Work In Progress

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I am in the middle of making some Row Houses for a swap on my new swap group on Facebook Mixed Media Misfits, the url for the group is: http://www.facebook.com/groups/mixedmediamisfits/

I started my row houses by cutting out house shapes from food packaging which I have been saving up, I bought some dry wall tape cheap from a discount store and was eager to use that so I used it to embellish the row houses to give them a texture.

They arent finished yet but I thought Id share with you the photos of what they look like at this moment in time as they are drying; I added a base colour using acrylic paint last night and today added highlights by finger painting on metallic acrylic paints in various colours:

 

Love Themed Mixed Media Collage

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I wanted to share with you my latest work in progress mixed media collage I am doing, so far I have used: an empty tinfoil mince pie tin which I scrunched up to make a metallic flower blob, an empty wrapper from a small spork, printed tissue papers, punchinella, netting from a bag of oranges, magazine papers, metallic flakes, cooking mesh, die cut shapes and several layers of glue, inks and paints.

Im really enjoying making a mess like this!

Heres a before photograph before I added the layers of paints and inks:

Here is what it looks like now: