Wednesday, October 26, 2011

So What Do We Call This?

"A Single Star"
8 x 10 Altered Cardboard

Texture created with a doll comb and wet Gesso
(Bird's nest from Lisa's Altered Art and vintage girl / head from The Graphic's Fairy.)

Scrapbooking? Mixed Media? I dunno. What I do know is that I miss printing (and actually using) pictures of Kendra since I stopped scrapping, and I've been looking for a way to incorporate more of her (even if it's just her body in this case ;) into my work. 

My friend's recently published piece in Somerset Memories in which she used a photo as as the main element in her art, inspired me to try the same. . . here is what I came up with . . .

So: what do we call this?

Kristin xo

15 comments:

WrightStuff said...

We call it mighty cute :)

creatingme said...

oh you! ...what we call this is AMAZING! and of course it is mixed media, because you are mixing it all, photo and all. I adore this. ADORE! I am not lying...and now, I can't wait for our trade!!!

...love that texture with a doll comb. I am in love with making texture in gesso. ...wow, I really cannot say enough. LOVE.

creatingme said...

You know, I have been thinking lots lately about how I need to get back to using my pictures. They are such a part of us, and they are my reality. I used to spend the most of my time altering with my pics, but now, rarely. It has been on my mind a lot. Since I finished that long board, I have decided to focus on more scrapping, my way. I don't want to give up on albums, because they are what my family cherishes most. ...just my thoughts.

Georgie Horn said...

Kristen, how neato...this is why I stop by to be inspired by YOU. Come get you some puddin n pie...
http://georgie-hornpuddinnpie.blogspot.com/2011/10/wacky-doodle-wednesday-and-giveaway_26.html

Janet said...

I'd call it very creative and cute!

missy k said...

I'd start with beautiful!

Wonderful colours, textures and details .... I love it.

Sweet bikini!!!

I'd go with Mixed Media :)

Karenx

craftattack said...

I'd call it simply beautiful! Hugs, Valerie

Vicki said...

I would call it beautiful too! You know I dig through old pic of family to make art. Why can't I turn pics of my kids into sepia tones and use those? Great idea and good inspiration to try harder. I feel a challenge coming on !

Joanna said...

Oh dear Kristin, I crown you queen of *mixed media.* Here I sit staring at this piece trying to figure out how the heck you created this wonderfuly whimsical beautiful work of art!?

You amaze me, & I simply love your use of; what I'm now going to coin *Kristin's Blue!*

xoxo

Janelle said...

I call it cute and mixed media of course. I am always amazed at the work that you do. I love how you created the texture and incorporated the poem and picture. I would love to see more of your work with pictures.

Cameron said...

OOOOoooo....I'm going to have to go scrounge around for a doll comb....we gotta have like 18 of those things around here!
I really like this, Kristin!

Scarlett Clay said...

This is charming and the colors are so pretty! I used this technique for our Christmas cards a while back, it's one of my favorites ever, so so fun to do!!

I love it, it's a very eye-catching piece!

~Scarlett

JessiVille said...

It's an adorable mixed media piece! LOVE the texture with the dolly comb and the colors! Very clever of you to alter Kendra's photos for your art.

Jessi xox

jhopes70 said...

thanks

Law logos

Ella said...

Clever and stunning!