Sunday, 12 April 2009

Nesting Time


This is a 5 x 5" piece created for the Mixed Media Monday Challenge where the theme is Easter. I started out by spraying a large piece of tissue paper with colour wash in pink and lilac, leaving some areas without colour, then heat dried it. I used gel medium to glue the tissue paper onto mount board in layers, building it up to form a circular frame around the centre. Next I added some Lumiere paint in Pearl White to highlight areas of the tissue paper, especially those with no colour. The image was printed onto matt photo paper, and adhered with gel medium. A little pearl white acrylic was painted onto the wings. A lilac glaze was then painted over the whole piece and some silver accent beads added. Once dry, a little more white pearl was added where glaze had dulled it more than I wanted. The little eggs were made from MDF. These also had tissue paper added, colour wash and pearl acrylic. Grungeboard flourishes were added to embellish. These were painted first with gesso, then a mixutre of the sprays and pearl acrylic before being added to the piece. Finally, the little piece of text was added to finish.
Please click on the image to enlarge and see texture detail.

18 comments:

deb said...

Stunning piece, love the texture you've created with the tissue.

Kersten said...

Beautiful art, Rachel! Happy Easter!

Kris Dickinson said...

A stunningly beautiful and super sweet piece!

indybev said...

Lots of work in this one! Texture is great.

Diana Evans said...

oh wow!!! this is beautiful!!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

So Gorgeous...what a beautiful canvas...Easter Greetings.

Rein said...

Lovely peace!

Sue said...

Wow, lovely background! Thanks for playing today.
Sue

katrin said...

cute little one in a great easter nest!

Anni's Art said...

Wonderful piece, your background and eggs are stunning.

Moira said...

This is a fabulous piece

Lynn said...

Awesome!!!! Thank you again for sharing your process :)

Buffy said...

Wow this is just gorgeous. Love the texture and the colors are so soft.

Janny said...

Really beautiful, great texture;o)

Beth said...

This is wonderful! I love the use of the Lumiere. The glimmer and sparkle is magical.

Char said...

Fabulous Easter. Cute little nestling.

mixedmediamonday said...

This is such a beautiful piece, Rachel! Diane

Connie said...

Stunning work, and I just have to try out tissue and color wash :-)

Thanks for explaining what you have done!!