Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Experiments with Gel Mediums

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This is my entry for the July Mind Wide Open challenge.
The lovely images and word prompt are provided for all participants.
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I used a couple of frames that I made out of old barn wood.
The elements are set in Glass Bead Gel Medium
(which is a lot of fun if you like messy stuff).
Lots of layers of aged fibers
and fabric give a tactile yet ethereal appearance
along with my usual found objects:
rusty junk, driftwood, beach pebbles and grapevine...
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This is the image from last month's challenge...
though my inspiration came after the deadline!
The word choice was my own...again using dried lavendar,
driftwood, shells, grapevine,
aged fabric and vintage lace.
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Both pieces measure 9"x9".

21 comments:

Terri said...

stunning. what a terrific piece of art.

Micki said...

Beautiful works of art!

nancy said...

both are stunning, love the texture!!

deb said...

What gorgeous work! love all the texture.

Diane said...

Hi Lisa! You really miss out if you dfail to enlarge the pics. This is drop dead gorgeous! The image is perfectly adorable & the texture and all of your embellishments are just fabulous!Your work is trulophif
y beautiful!
Hugs, Diane

Joy said...

Both are superb!

bockel24 said...

Both are wonderful! Hope you´ll win the contest!

Cyndee Greene said...

I am always SO deeply moved by what you create!

Kim said...

Just had to pop in and offer some blog love for your art, wonderful!

Debrina said...

Hello Lisa - thanks for stopping on by! I'm so excited you are joining us in the Black and White challenge! You are aren't you? I can't WAIT to see what YOU contribute, girl! It will be gorgeous...I know that much!!! And thanks for the heads up on my entry. You're a sweety! Also, being the voracious reader that I am, I'm ordering that Vorenberg book up for my library,. Sounds riveting.

Debrina said...

Hello Lisa - thanks for stopping on by! I'm so excited you are joining us in the Black and White challenge! You are aren't you? I can't WAIT to see what YOU contribute, girl! It will be gorgeous...I know that much!!! And thanks for the heads up on my entry. You're a sweety! Also, being the voracious reader that I am, I'm ordering that Vorenberg book up for my library,. Sounds riveting.

alteredbits said...

these are stunningly gorgeous!! i love the lace and grapevine and the combination of all of your other wonderful elements. fabulous!!!

Viola said...

Both are fabulous!! :o)

Stacey said...

I absolutely LOVE your work!! Beautiful! :) Have a great day! ~Stacey

Barb said...

Congratulations on your Mind Wide Open creation !!! :)

KV said...

Congratulations, Lisa!!!


Kathy V in NM

Odddollz by Jacqui said...

Your work is BEAUTIFUL!!! SO happy you found me and I found you because you found me:) LOL
You have already visited my blog to enter my DAG treasure hunt and I didn't have my givaway up yet:( Please come back and check out Matilda the zombie bride:)

Thanks so much and nice to meet you, I will be back:)

HUGZ
Jacqui

Studio At Crow Haven Farm said...

Lisa, your work is just absolutely beautiful! I love this challenge piece you did. How do you like the KC Willis Collage Camp? I've thought about joining the group and taking some classes over there. Thanks for stopping by my blog and getting involved with the DAG's Treasure Hunt. I've got your name down to win! WHOOOHOOO Have a beautiful and creative rest of the week and weekend.
Cheers

Mónica Zúñiga said...

Hi Lisa! I`m in love with this pieces, they are fantastic art works! :)
Cheers...Moni.

Mona said...

Congrats on winning1 Well deserved - very nice art. I like the texture and the aged look. Mona

Dorthe said...

So stunning, and fantastic with all you mounted, love the emage.
xo

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