Sunday, 30 August 2015

Mixed Media Mum

Hello fellow bloggers, thanks for stopping by to see my DT post for That Craft Place and the start of our new challenge which runs for a fortnight called Mixed Media - Anything Goes. All the links are on my sidebar for Lisa's shop our natter and chatter group on Facebook and the blog. It would be lovely if you have time to pop over and see what my Teamies have been making too.

I was recently trying to tidy up my craft room and came across a lot of little embellishments and things I have had lying around for a long time. The idea then came to me to do a Finnabair inspired canvas using a photograph of my mum.

Here are some close ups of it finished. 

I had glued everything in to place and added a coat of Gesso then applied more embellishments repeating the process until I was happy with my design and layers.

I covered my photograph with a rag and started to spray on my paint which had been watered down in a spritz bottle. Once finished I added some Gilding Wax to highlight some of the areas.

Hope you get a chance to join in the challenge and thanks again for stopping by.

Julie x 


  1. Hi Julie
    Wowwww what is this cool, you've used lots of great materials
    and it is gorgeous! So nice to be processed in a picture!
    Great project !!!
    xx Gerie

  2. Fabulous mixed media piece Julie, love, love, love those gorgeous soft colours, - so beautiful!

  3. FAN-TAS-TIC mixed media art piece, Julie! I love every single detail here! I am so inspired! Bravo!
    Hugs! Branka xxx

  4. WOW so many pretty elements to look at here Julie
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

  5. Lovely mixed media piece Julie, love the delicate colour palette. The photo looks fabulous nestled in the embellishments . Tracy x

  6. That is so beautiful Julie, what a wonderful frame for that beautiful photo of your Mum! Deb xo

  7. Hi Julie, this is so gorgeous. Thanks for the close-ups and the photo is perfect. Happy crafting from your DT sister, Angela x

  8. This is absolutely amazing, Julie - and with such a personal touch. The love and thought which has gone into it shines in every detail - and what a beautiful photo of your mother.
    Alison xx

  9. Ahhh your Mom is soooo beautiful Julie and she is perfect with your background. The colors are sooo lovely. Your creation just speaks love, softness, peace and happiness. Just precious. j.

  10. HOLY TOLEDO & oh my... I have got to try this for my Mom & Dad.... This is awesome -they both have been gone 10+ years.... now to find the right photos.... Thank you so much for sharing!

  11. Wowee! This really is amazing! Chrisx


Thanks for visiting, I love to read your comments so I know you have stopped by and look forward to visiting your blog.

Julie x


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