Tag Archives: Mixed-Media

Annealing Copper

The copper I use is 24 gauge, and it is not-quite-dead-yet soft.  Hobby Lobby sells metal in their model kit department.  With a coupon it is reasonable, and you can get nice rods, planks, and sheets in both copper and … Continue reading

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Bee on Copper

There’s so much more to learn about this art form, and I am determined to explore as much of it as I can through the winter.  I’m sure I’ll be back in the garden come summer, but for now, staying indoors … Continue reading

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Stargazing Rabbit, Copper Art Jewelry

This piece posed one of my biggest challenges.  But my friend Beth had the solution which, simply put, was to punch two holes instead of one.  Wire wrapping dominated the project, and I wound up making two sets of these … Continue reading

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Instead-of-throwing-it-away sketch…

I’m trying to learn to watercolor dogs, and while I’m having some success, animals are not fruits and veggies.  This watercolor crashed early, so I pulled out my acrylic brushes, a Kleenex, and my little black pen and experimented to … Continue reading

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Crazy Cuffs: Mixed Media Meets Textile Art

What emboldens us as we age?  I seem to have no fear when it comes to the shear wackiness of my creations.  These two new cuffs are prime examples. Mixing felted wool, shells, glass bottles and sand, buttons, beads, angora … Continue reading

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Trading ATCs: I’m hooked!

Today I received my first ATC in the mail. I’d traded before, but it was an orchestrated trade where you didn’t really have a choice.  You put down several of yours, and picked up several of theirs. Clearly this was … Continue reading

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ATCs: From Soap to Nuts

I’ve been snorkeling the Internet ATC sites lately.  There seems to be no end to the variety of ways people make them.  Many simply paint small pictures, which is great if you’re an artist.  Others make them from mixed media … Continue reading

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Artist Trading Cards from Napkins

ATCs can be as easy or as hard as you care to make them.  Many of mine have taken hours to complete, but others are deceiving because I made them in multiples (always quicker) and used printed backgrounds. One of … Continue reading

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Mixed Media Textile Art Collage

Printing on fabric is not difficult.  My first few pieces were done on store-bought silk printing paper. I’ve since learned that you can just iron freezer paper (glossy side down) to almost any thin fabric (cottons work best, but a … Continue reading

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Artist Trading Cards: Are they past their prime?

I can remember the very moment I saw my first ATC, the details of which are unimportant, but the result of which was an epiphany of such magnitude it has changed the way I create.  ATC’s got me back into … Continue reading

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