Thursday, September 2, 2010

Art Swap!

Well my five pieces of art are finally done for the art swap organized by Jillayne @  (Big thanks to Jillayne for being the inspiration)!
Each artist had to make 5 little pieces of art in whatever medium they chose. The only restriction was they needed to be 5"x 5" with a Winter/Christmas theme. 
Each artist will receive back 5 different pieces by 5 different artists...isn't this exciting?
I'm not even sure how many participants there are but I am sure it is going to be a smashing success!

I decided to do a bit of mixed media. I had an idea of what I wanted to do but it took some planning to finally get it to where I wanted it. I started with bristol board and used it as a frame of sorts. I took some soft fine fabric I had and used it as my painting surface. I decided to use gouache and tempera (which are water based) so I had to seal the back of the fabric to stop color bleed through. Then I chose to pad the back of the design with cotton batting for a raised effect. Some ribbon sewn around the outside edge helped raise the design, and the addition of silver glitter, silver paint and then clear glitter around the outside edge gives it the icy winter look!

So tomorrow 5 little Snow Princesses are winging their way to British Columbia to make their debut at the Art Swap....I am going to miss you little guys..sniff!
But I can hardly wait to see what everyone else chose to do!!!


  1. This is spectacular! I really love the simplicity of it. It just speaks to me. Reminds me of my days in Minnesota in the winter as a young girl. Brrrr!

  2. This sounds like a fun swap! Love your snow princess...and I'm sure the others are just as beautiful.

  3. Love your Snow Princess! And the lace and glitter really give the look of icyness. Would you be so kind as to share what you used to seal the fabric to prevent paint bleeding through? Thanks for the peek!

  4. Your art is very pretty and wintry and reminds me of skating on an iced over pond. What a fun event.

  5. Snow Princesses! What a fabulous idea and she is just beautiful! I can't wait to see them in real life - beautiful!

  6. Tina, Tina, Tina!!!
    Your piece is absolutely gorgeous! I love it! I love your Snow Princess...and the little snow owl is a beautiful touch. Lucky swap partners for sure, girlfriend.


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