Abstraction – 27cm x 14.5cm Mixed Media

This is Abstraction, the finished Mixed Media piece I’ve been working on for the past week.  The theme was set by the textile group Jeudis and my interpretation is purely non-representational.

The shapes, formed by laying out and felting the Merino fibres, fabrics and silks, have been traced with free motion stitching which in turn has produced ridges and valleys, adding to the overall textural effect.

For now it’s got pride of place hanging in the lounge in a simple, flat profile black frame…..

Mixed Media…..


Mixed media image

I’ve been looking at several mixed media projects on youtube recently, such as art journals, altered book covers, etc and thought it would be interesting to have a go myself. I only possess one stamp, which has a couple of dragonflies on it, so I began by searching my stash for anything I could make use of as stamps/stencils. For the backgrounds I stamped with bits of painted lace and a foam flower and used sequin waste as a stencil. The butterfly, dragonfly and areas of text were all taken from B&Q wallpaper samples and the leaves were from Crafty Notions. imageStrips of white netting, added randomly, give another texture and this also has the effect of softening some of the areas. I love hessian so this had be included somewhere along with a few beads and a bit of lace.  My A5 sketchbook was next to get a makeover using the same papers, lace, etc….this was fun to do and looks like being my latest obsession!

Altered book cover