Sunday, December 20, 2009

MMM: Frosty

"Her Babies"
16 X 20 Oval Canvas

Detail of sides
I decided to take this week's Mixed Media Monday prompt, "Frosty," less literally than I usually do, and instead use the soft, icy colors associated with frost as inspiration for my color pallet. This 16 X 20 oval canvas was a gift for my friend's birthday and incorporated a picture I took a year ago of her babies.
There were so many layers to this one: I used acrylic paint, vintage ledgers, music sheets and wallpaper, decorative paper, a ton of matte gel medium, gesso, ink, stamps, colored pencils, fabric and Swarovski crystals. The sides of the canvas are finished with ripped pieces of fabric "tiles" sandwiched between iridescent crystals.
Thank you to Diana Evans for such wonderful inspiration. To see more "Frosty" pieces, please log on to http://www.mixedmediamonday.wordpress.com/

11 comments:

Martina2801 said...

Terrific artwork, beautifully created!

Willy said...

Wonderful piece, Kristin.

Sandy said...

Oh wow this is stunning.
Brilliant work. Love them.

Silvia said...

Beautiful.

peggy gatto said...

How dear!!!!

Kris Dickinson said...

How wonderful! Have a very Merry Christmas! - Kris

Diane said...

Kristin, this is a beautiful piece, I'm sure your friend was over the moon to receive this! Love all the layers and details in it. Thanks for the lovely message on my blog - I really love doing Mixed Media Monday, and it's nice to know people are enjoying it. Happy Christmas to you and yours. Diane

Janny said...

So beautiful! Merry Christmas!

Beth said...

Lovely layout, and the colors work very well together.

Nicola said...

Wow Kristin, you have been very busy, sorry I haven't visited for a little while, things have been a little hectic leading up to Christmas as I'm sure they have been for you too! I love these latest pieces. The urns especially are fantastic!!! What a wonderful idea and I'm sure your friend absolutely adores this canvas. I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful new year!!!! So glad to have met you in blog land too!!! :0)

Amy said...

so pretty...what a lucky friend..you are so nice to make something for a gift