"If you hear a voice within you say, 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced." --Vincent van Gogh

Saturday, October 4, 2008


I joined a swap on Art Techniques along with 119 other artists. Each of us chose a mixed media technique and made 120 4x4 samples. The samples were mounted onto sturdy paper (Bristol Board in my case) with instructions on the back. It will be pretty incredible to have access to 120 techniques. Given that I am relatively new to mixed media, this will be a tremendous resource for me.
My pages were shipped to the hostess yesterday. Here's a photo of them all stacked up. I love this photo!
And here is a sampling of the different color combinations that I made. The technique I chose was painted paper bags - yes, they started out as brown paper lunch sacks (or in many cases, wine sacks - go figure!). Below are a few closeups - and I plan to post a tutorial here soon!
Water Reflections?
Aging Copper?


Karen said...

Wow Michelle, those are awesome. I wouldn't mind seeing the tutorial as I haven't a clue how you'd do these. When you get a chance of course.

Cathy W said...

I love these (am in Textile Challenges too) & am ready for more!

I've not tried the paperbag techniques yet, but have read about them. I look forward to your tutorial!

3rdEyeMuse said...

these are STUNNING; I can't wait for the tutorial. :)

morningDove said...

I love the aging copper. How fun; boy, industrious 120 artists!?!?! amazing - I would be hard pressed to do something that many times. lol

Clevelandgirlie said...

So cool Michelle. You should use this photo for your header on your blog. Just crop it top to bottom to make a rectangle - it would be awesome.

Anonymous said...

Ditto to what the others have said. Your artistry has grow and become even more impressive. You go Girl.


StegArt said...

Your papers look great!

needlewings said...

wow, love your stacked photo too. too cool!
Oh Wanda!