Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Monday's Mixed Media Piece


Hello all. Hope you are having a good day whereever you live. It is cold here in the Ft. Worth area, and has been for a few days. Maybe that will get some of those darn bugs we are plagued with! I was going to whip something out for the Mixed Media Monday challenge yesterday, and Idecided to do a transfer (the bottom photo). WOW, did that go badly! I love the image I chose and I love the green background too, but a couple of things didn't work out with this piece. I was going to add some more ephemera after I did the transfer, but maybe I should have done that first to lighten the area where the image would be. Then,the image and the background were both pretty dark. The second thing that went wrong was I lost a big piece of the girls face while cleaning up the image after the transfer. I did not let it get dry enough before I started removing the paper that was left over the image. This was an image printed on matt photo paper, and transferred using gel medium. I may try something else with this piece, or I may just chunk it and learn my lesson! The first photo is my entry for the challenge. I found the 5 in my bag of inchies and decided to use it with this charming little girl's face. I have really been into the bright colors lately, and I'm not sure what that is about! Maybe, just wanting some brightness in these gray days we have been having. Anyway, I like this piece okey. I am trying some new compositions out too, and I can really see their strengths and weaknesses so much more clearly when they are on the computer monitor. Isn't that a strange phenonomon? Well, anyway I hope you enjoy my entry and learn from my mistakes!

11 comments:

mixedmediamonday said...

Mary, I love your brightly coloured piece - it's gorgeous. i sympathise witht he image transfer - I never have any luck with them. Diane

Kelly said...

beautiful!

Linda Manning Findley said...

Wonderful ... sure wish I could get my hands on it .... Linda F

Barbara Hagerty said...

Your pieces are terrific!

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow they are STUNNING. What for wonderful creations. Love it.

livia said...

I love all your bright colors !!!

Colette said...

Mary I just love how you showed us your process here! You are the first person I ever met who put her 'mistakes' online as a demonstration. It makes me feel comfortable in asking and learning. THANKYOU. I have never done a transfer but would like to try in near future.

altered melissa said...

i really love this

Ananas said...

Wonderful!

katrin said...

great pieces. my fav is the first!!!

Silvia said...

Fantastic work.