Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Modern art?

There's a "mixed media" challenge every Friday over at Splitcoaststampers. I'm very much of the mind that mixed media is not a style, despite the predominance of a certain artsy, grungy, eclectic look that springs to many people's minds when you say the phrase. To me (and to the ladies who set the challenges, I suspect) mixed media is exactly what it says on the tin - using more than one medium!

The very talented Birgit set this week's challenge - make some modern art using at least two colouring media and doing something different than your norm.

I usually treat images pretty literally so my "difference" is to use a rose image with non-flowery colours and crop it to make it look quite abstract.

I heat embossed in black on black card and then used metallic markers and pencils to colour the sections. Some sections are just pencil so they're a matt finish, others are metallic marker shaded with pencils so those have a sheen.

I  cut it out with a Nestie and kept the setting very simple as there's a lot going on in that twinchie!

Rose Bloom by Stampendous
Say It All by Hero Arts

Paper: White and black

Ink: Versafine Onyx Black

Metallic markers (blue, green and silver)
Prismacolor pencils
Detail black embossing powder
Corner Chomper

Thanks for stopping by!


CraftyJo said...

This is gorgeous! I like your take on 'mixed media' - you're right in stating that it usually brings to mind the other 'styles' you mentioned and yet, when you think about it, your version is definitely true to the term. Great!

Kaz said...

This is beautiful Joanne and so different from your usual work xxx

Deborah said...

That's a beautiful rose card Joanne.

Paula Whittaker said...

love that rose image, like how you've coloured and cropped the image.

Scrapmate said...

Your teal & blue rose works really well.

Kath said...

Lovely. I agree about the 'mixed media'! I love the rose coloured in that way and it does look 'abstract'.

Traceyr said...

Shiny and splendid Joanne. :)

gardenpinks said...

Lovely 'abstract' art Joanne and agree with your definition of mixed media.
Lynn x

ionabunny said...

The idea of embossing black on black is great. Love the look. Great card