Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Mixed Media with France Papillon

I attended a workshop with France last Saturday at 'Let's Be Creative' and we spent a lovely morning using mini canvases to create this piece she called 'Intricate'. It included gold paint, weathered wood crackle, antiquing ........


and some lovely cambray fabric she brought over from Belgium (apparently it is original cotton bandage and you can only buy it there).


She loves rusty elements like I do and used a piece from a clothes peg.


We altered the little bottle by using media acrylics to 'rust' the lid and it has some tiny watch parts inside as well as a chit chat word adhered to a piece of wire to keep it upright.



This is how mine looked when I came home, I didn't quite get it finished ........


.....but I added a vintage photo as well as a rusty spring and a couple more washers from home to make it more personal to me.


Thanks for stopping by, I hope your week is going well.

hugs Brenda xxx

11 comments:

Kate said...

Your project is gorgeous! I love the splash of yellow.

Gina said...

What a beautifully thought provoking piece. The bandage from Belgium and rusty metal took me straight to the trenches of the Great War, while your photo and the peg spring brought images of the fight against slavery XXX

Mrs.B said...

A fabulous project Brenda, love the vintage look with all those lovely effects and textures
Avril xx

Team Clark said...

I bet this was an amazing experience! I so wish I could take some of your and other artists' classes, what fun! I love how you made this piece personal and it really does look like something you would have made in the first place. Great color combination that I hope to try in the future. Happy Thanksgiving to you and hugs, Autumn

Annie said...

Totally fabulous Brenda xx Wonderful projects look like you had an amazing time xx

Sending huge hugs
Annie xx

Meggymay said...

Its a fabulous project, I think you will have had a great time at this class.
Yvonne xx

Lisa said...

Wow, it's so stunning, Brenda!! The details are amazing!! So gorgeous and inspiring as always!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Jennie Atkinson said...

Wow that is fabulous ! Jennie x

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous project and brilliant texture and embellishments
Carol x

Astrid Maclean said...

How wonderful to do a class with France, super project with brilliant textures and colours! I love how you finished it at home, you really made it your own!

Jackie P Neal said...

Sounds like it was a fun time! Probably never finished due to lots of chatting-heehee that would have been my excuse!
Thanks so much for sharing Brenda!
Jackie xo