Tuesday, August 17, 2010

MMM: Embellish It

"Tree House"
Wallpaper Journal
Detail of ladybird
Detail of treehouse

A little later this week than usual - but I was still able to finish the first page in my new wallpaper journal for this week's Mixed Media Monday prompt, Embellish It.

The wallpaper journal was created on heavy watercolor paper with Yes! paste and several pieces of decorative wallpaper. I have around 10 pages, all of which are ready for well, something, before being stitched into book form. This particular page will be the center spread and was made using pale yellow striped and damask papers. I have been heading in a new direction since learning to draw and paint faces, and was eager to try a lady bird - this one is complete with lipstick and an apron. . . . The spread was created by first drawing (and erasing, and then drawing again) the basic forms before painting them with various brushes and acrylic. I then completed the piece with several pens, including Pitt pens, glitter gel pens and a few versions of Sharpie paint pens. The embellishments came in the form of fabric leaves (which were washed with more paint) and, not to disappoint, Swarovski crystals.

Thank you for looking! I will be catching up with the other MMM entries starting today . . .

Kristin xo

24 comments:

haendi said...

Oh my, your mother bird is so sweet! And the beads on the branch add a nice touch. This is adorable.

*jean* said...

sooo cute!!

Fabric Art said...

It is always a pleasure to visit your blog Kristin, your page is so beautiful and so cute, it will be a wonderful journal.
Anni

Rosie Rowe said...

Ditto what Anni said Kristin! I have been reading (avidly), about all the classes you took at Art Unraveled and am deeply envious!!! We have absolutely nothing at all like that here in the UK. I would so love to have been there with you... I am taking Kelly's online Memories and Reflections class and enjoying the process, but I bet she's so much better in person!
Hugs to you and stay positive - the baby will come when all is ready! xoxoxo

Michelle said...

Absolutely adorable!

A sidenote on pens...
Have you tried the Uniball Singno in white? After searching and searching I finally fell in love with a white pen!

Trudy Callan said...

So cute. Love all the things you've been doing lately, and happy blogoversary.

jenny said...

Oh so so gorgeous Kristin...love your lady bird.. and your bird house it just too cute... you are a beautiful painter... an adorable piece

Jenny x

Cheryl said...

This is charming! What a great painter you are!

Yvonne said...

Fabulous page, Kirstin!

joyfulploys said...

This is a wonderful page...love the birdie. I'm envious of all the classes you have taken from artists in person. Thanks for coming by my blog...blessings,
Mary

Michelle said...

Hey girl, do you use messenger? I think (I'm have a techno brainfart) I just added you?

Nan said...

Such a cute bird...love your painting! That little apron is too sweet! :) Nan

Amy said...

oh how cute..an apron too..adorable..love the cute little leaves!

Melinda Cornish said...

I love the bright colors...this journal is going to be really fun!

scrapwordsmom said...

Your pages are just so delightful. That yellow is awesome...and your Mama bird is divine;)

There is a surprise over at my blog for you.

Nicola said...

This is so bold and beautiful!! Love the bright colours and cute design. You really have a unique style of your own, lovely to be back and to see your lovely work again!

Jingle said...

what cute and beautiful bird ...
your art talent is unbeatable!
;)

missy k said...

This is perfectly sweet.... I love the colours it has such a wonderfully happy feel to it!

Oxana said...

So cute!!!

faerwillow said...

~i can here her singing softly...perched up on her branch...sweet and sassy! it is so exciting watching and seeing yoru art evolve...truly inspiring little one are you...l♥ve your lady birdie! warm wishes and brightest blessings~

Diane said...

This is wonderful Kristin - what an amazing book this is going to be! Diane

Dawn said...

This is perfectly adorable! Thanks for sharing your work! Cute blog:)
dawn

sotheywillalwaysremember said...

Oh my gosh that is the cutest thing I have ever seen! I love that bird and the birdhouse is to die for! I think this is my favorite yet!!

Emakesart said...

How did i miss this one? So glad you linked to it on your latest post so I could see it, it's so sweet and bright and wonderful. I love the details! The mama bird is so darn cute with her apron and lipstick! I love it! : )

Esther