Thursday, 3 March 2011

Just for Fun - Try it out Mixed Media

3rd of March, can you believe it another year is already rapidly flying.   We had a great first month at Just for Fun, meeting some lovely ladies who are new to blogland as well as some friends we have know for a while.

We have some exciting news to share with you as well.    The wonderfully talanted Neet has agreed to join the DT starting this week.   To say we are thrilled would be an understatement.   If you have not seen her work before you are in for a treat.   Welcome to the team Neet.

This month the theme's are mine and I'm hoping to encourage people to try something new and or a bit different.    This the first week the prompt is to make a mixed media piece.   OK we paper crafters could be said to be mixed media artists already but the idea this week is for you to get different paints inks and media out and see how you can mix it up.

This canvas was painted with my cheap watery acrylic paints, typically they thickened up for this! and then sprayed with GM.    A Tattered Angels mask laid over and Inca Gold sponged over that.    FP used to mould the fish (Mould from the cake decorators) and the freestyle piece at the bottom.   Viva Ferro paste and Viva Cracko along the bottom.   Some wire swirles and pearls, a wire shape with FB beads on some of the spokes, single chain crochet and a few shells complete the aquarium scene.

Hope you'll have some fun and mix it up with us at Just for Fun this week.

18 comments:

  1. Gorgeous Zoe, I am going to have to do less blogging and more doing. I need to enter more challenges. xxoo

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  2. Love this piece Zoe, very textural and looks as if it really is under water.

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  3. Love all the colours in this piece Zoe :)
    Von xxx

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  4. Love it !!

    Lunch run done, college informed.

    Time for lunch then a looky or thunk to get messy :)xx

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  5. Gorgeous colours and cool looking background, Zoe!

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  6. Hi first I must say a big thank you for my fabulous 'get well' card. it is absolutely gorguss!!! I love your mixed media canvas, I am waiting for my acrylics to arrive so I can have a go. Am home now and waiting to go back in for my op, though I'm feeling fine so not in any rush!!!Take care will hop over and take a peek at your challenge blog, I promise I will join in soon xxx

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  7. Fantastic piece Zoe , bright and full of lovely marine life ( am going to use mine for kindling now )
    Mariexx

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  8. What a lot of scrummy goodies you have used for this Zoe with fabulous effects.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

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  9. What fantastic colour and textures you've created. Love this.

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  10. Love your underwater canvas, its a gorgeous colour and looks so alive.

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  11. oh this is one awesome collage hun,such gorgoues colurs so much to see too,hugs cheryl xxxxx

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  12. Gorgeous aquarium Zoe, the colors and fish are all so cool! and the best part is you don't have to feed the fish or clean the tank! LOL
    hugs Lynn

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  13. This is so pretty zoe - full of texture. Your style of crafting cries out to be put onto canvas.
    x

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  14. Delicious canvas, the colours are gorgeous, the wire coils look great and those little fish look fab. Its great and would make a lovely gift. i could sit and look at this all day ( the perfect fish tank ....it never needs cleaning lol) what a lovely idea.

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  15. Fabulous canvas Zoe,love the colours,the fish are so cute.
    Janet x

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  16. whoa chickie ~ now that is one rawkin kewl peice of art! TOTALLY LOVE IT!

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