Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Winter Landscape

Happy New Year!
I want to thank all of you for the feedback, inspiration, and new skills that you have given to me during 2013. This was a great year of growth for me as an artist and this group was a large part of this. That growth may not always be evident in my tags, and my skills are still very uneven, but my skill as a painter and as a quilter and fabric artist grew exponentially. I wish all of you inspiration, growth and blessings in your personal lives during 2014.
Here is my winter landscape. It is a painting on the back of a piece of clear film - painting backwards was interesting! After painting, I sprayed it with Tim Holtz white paint to give it the effect of snowing. Next, I cut and applied old wallpaper to create a snow bank and then I backed it with blue paper. I edged it with white sparkly glitter and a white grosgrain ribbon. Last, I drew on a few snowflakes.

16 comments:

  1. Very interesting. Pretty bird!

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  2. What a lovely thing to say Martha. It's nice to be part of a creative community. Happy crafting 2014 to you

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  3. this is wonderful! a peaceful and reflective piece, beautifully composed. happy new year! xo

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  4. Your miniature painting is amazing, and I'm especially impressed that you worked on the reverse side. Happy New Year!

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  5. Love the stark branch against the delicate blue - lovely! Happy New Year. Carolyn xx

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  6. Lovely tag and you used a very clever technique to create it. Hard work to do in reverse too!
    Your comments about belonging to the group and growing as an artist are so true and well put.
    Happy New Year!
    Jane x

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  7. Beautifully done. Happy New Year :o)

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  8. I love the reverse painting technique you used on this beautiful tag! I so wish I could paint well! Have a wonderful new year!

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  9. A little work of art Martha.
    Pushing the boundaries has brought a beautiful result!
    Happy New Year
    Shane

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  10. love the outcome of your interesting techniques

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  11. What a lovely tag Martha, a very happy new year to you. X

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  12. What a great technique! It worked ever so well to make this a really lovely tag.

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  13. Oh wow! that's so clever and it looks beautiful, such a pretty effect :o) Happy New Year!

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  14. I love that snowy effect! Cardinals are a favorite of mine, too.

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  15. This is beautiful, love the colourful bird with the subtle background.

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