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Title: Mixed Media Window
Post by: nolan on November 26, 2015, 02:29:44 PM
Here is my artworks from the class:

For this class you will need:
canvas
texture paste
glue gun
imitation leaves
poster board (foam)
poster paper
acrylic paint

Post your class artwork and questions below
Title: Re: Mixed Media Window
Post by: mea hamo pena on November 26, 2015, 05:40:48 PM
Wow, Nolan, that looks so realistic.  Great stonework.  Gotta check this class out.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Mixed Media Window
Post by: Straynative on November 27, 2015, 12:48:50 AM
Jislaaikit!  :D
Title: Re: Mixed Media Window
Post by: nolan on November 27, 2015, 06:03:51 PM
You can't see it on the photo, by the windowsill is almost 1 inch (2cm) in height off the canvas
Title: Re: Mixed Media Window
Post by: Denise808 on January 03, 2016, 08:51:40 PM
Shucks, I can't peel off the paper lining from the foam board. Hopefully I can find a different type tomorrow.
Mea, I got mine from Fisher so you may want to avoid getting yours from there...
In the meantime Ill just enjoy watching the video 😊
Title: Re: Mixed Media Window
Post by: mea hamo pena on January 03, 2016, 10:45:01 PM
Thanks, Denise.

I just pulled some paper off the foamboard I bought at Walmart a while back.  Think that'll work for me.

I just watched Nolan's lesson on painting wood grain so I should do well on that part. 

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Mixed Media Window
Post by: Denise808 on January 04, 2016, 09:08:14 AM
Thanks Mea! that's a relief - will go get a piece today.

Have fun painting wood grain  :)
Title: Re: Mixed Media Window
Post by: nolan on January 04, 2016, 01:39:53 PM
Denise, just use a little texture paste to get the grouting / cement effect O0
Title: Re: Mixed Media Window
Post by: Denise808 on January 04, 2016, 05:11:27 PM
Thanks Nolan, it was easy enough to get another piece of board. Now I'm all set...good to know about the texture paste just in case though.
Title: Re: Mixed Media Window
Post by: Denise808 on January 04, 2016, 06:15:16 PM
ugh! fooled again by foam board! lol. Well, the top corner of my new foam core board tore of easily - about 4 inches of it  :-\.
So, seems I will have to resort to the texture paste after all Nolan  ;D
Title: Re: Mixed Media Window
Post by: nolan on January 05, 2016, 01:36:32 PM
hmm, not good, there must be two different kinds of foam board then :-\

Anyhow just add a thin layer of texture paste and that will replicate the softer foam O0 :gl:
Title: Re: Mixed Media Window
Post by: Denise808 on January 14, 2016, 08:40:21 PM
 :2funny: I'm about 2/3 done with the window project and realize I did it upside down! oh well...  :idiot2:  ::)
Title: Re: Mixed Media Window
Post by: Sherri on January 15, 2016, 09:51:38 AM
Denise I know you can make that window work even if it is upside down!!!!   :sweat: :sweat:
Title: Re: Mixed Media Window
Post by: Denise808 on January 15, 2016, 11:04:09 AM
Yep, Sherri -- will just let everyone know they must stand on their head while looking at it  ;)
Title: Re: Mixed Media Window
Post by: nolan on January 17, 2016, 11:22:44 AM
post what you have so far and let's take a look at it Denise
Title: Re: Mixed Media Window
Post by: Denise808 on January 17, 2016, 08:26:04 PM

Thanks Nolan, here's what I have so far with the window thingies in the wrong place  :blush:

I'm thinking of including the cat but do you think it would look a little odd? I plan to cover up her feet with some ivy from the pot. Maybe some baby roses too.
Her name is Foxy - one of over 200 cats at the shelter I volunteer at  :smitten:

Looking forward to any advice you or anyone else may have, thank you!
Title: Re: Mixed Media Window
Post by: mea hamo pena on January 17, 2016, 10:31:45 PM
Interesting piece, Denise.

Cool the way the hinges on the shudder at the top look like sunglasses on a wolf.  Great cobblestone look to the stone wall.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Mixed Media Window
Post by: nolan on January 18, 2016, 11:15:21 AM
I don't see any problems at all with the work you have done, it looks awesome :heeha: :clap: :clap: :clap:

I like the idea of the cat, except the cat vs pot proportion is wrong. You would need to make the cat bigger and the pot smaller O0
Title: Re: Mixed Media Window
Post by: Sherri on January 18, 2016, 04:58:00 PM
Denise. This is looking so good!!!!  Absolutely love it
Title: Re: Mixed Media Window
Post by: Denise808 on January 18, 2016, 06:58:04 PM
 :thankyou: Mea, Sherri and Nolan!


Is this proportion better? I'm having a hard time judging the correct size.
Title: Re: Mixed Media Window
Post by: nolan on January 19, 2016, 10:57:04 AM
that looks great now O0
Title: Re: Mixed Media Window
Post by: Denise808 on January 22, 2016, 03:21:27 PM
Wow nolan, thank you for creating these mm classes! I thoroughly enjoyed them and learned so many new techniques to play with  :yippee:

Here's my window, any suggestions? Maybe adding the cat wasn't the best - I just couldn't resist trying!
Title: Re: Mixed Media Window
Post by: mea hamo pena on January 22, 2016, 04:48:32 PM
That's the beauty of these mixed media lessons, you can experiment.  I think it's the size of the cat and pot of flowers that seem to be competing for attention.

It's really a lovely piece.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Mixed Media Window
Post by: Danielle123 on January 22, 2016, 08:22:13 PM
Very nice Denise, i kind of like the cat in the window.   :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Mixed Media Window
Post by: C.Bodine on January 23, 2016, 05:40:23 AM
Denise,  I love your flower pot of roses! Everything is nicely done!
Title: Re: Mixed Media Window
Post by: Happychappy on January 23, 2016, 05:42:33 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Beautiful Denise and I can't wait to start on the Mixed Media classes when they come over to the new section. You are really excelling at it. I love the inclusion of the cat but thought that if it were a tad lighter, it would not be lost in the window.  Just my thoughts.


Patricia 
Title: Re: Mixed Media Window
Post by: Annie. on January 23, 2016, 05:57:27 AM
I love it and the fact that the cat is so discrete... it is really what cats are.

It is funny but if I would do something different it would be to reduce the size of the volet ( the piece of wood attached to the window) to about 1/2 the size if the window.  So it is closer to 2/3 1/3.

No sure why I find it a bit too overwhelming in all of them, not just yours...  most likely just my preference.

Saying that they are all really fantastic pieces of work.... and I know I will do mine exactly as the lesson.
Title: Re: Mixed Media Window
Post by: Sherri on January 23, 2016, 07:23:36 PM
Love it Denise. The cat was such a wonderful idea!!!!

Sherri
Title: Re: Mixed Media Window
Post by: Denise808 on January 23, 2016, 09:56:58 PM
Mea, Danielle, Christina, Sherri, Patricia and Annie  :thankyou: for your thoughts and suggestions  :smitten:
Patricia, I'm looking forward to seeing your mm projects soon!
Sherrie, are you working on this one yet? Mea?
Title: Re: Mixed Media Window
Post by: nolan on January 24, 2016, 12:21:00 PM
You have done a superb job with this Denise :heeha: :congrats:

I love the addition of the cat, it adds an element of cuteness to the artwork :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Mixed Media Window
Post by: Denise808 on January 24, 2016, 05:52:32 PM
 :thankyou: Nolan. And thank you catching me on the proportion of the cat/pot. It would have really looked odd otherwise  ::)

I wish there was another mm class to get to but I'll be patient, I know it will be worth the wait  :coffee:
Title: Re: Mixed Media Window
Post by: Val on February 04, 2016, 06:30:49 AM
Denise  :heeha: Love the window and the addition of the cat is superb.  O0 Well done  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Mixed Media Window
Post by: Denise808 on February 04, 2016, 07:44:37 AM
 :thankyou: Val - I really enjoyed this class!
Title: Re: Mixed Media Window
Post by: liz on February 18, 2016, 05:09:06 PM
Very nice work, Denise!  The cat is so in character and fits in well in your art work! :)
~Liz