Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Worktable Wednesday - Mixed Media

Worktable Wednesday features something new happening with the BBA members or something of interest we spy online.
Something I've always  been in awe of is Mixed Media! I love the combination of materials coming together to make a beautiful piece of art! Each piece is one-of-a-kind and made by hand. I think I'm most amazed by these works of art as this is something I've never been able to master. But these lovely BBA members know how to make beautiful mixed media art!

Erika of Artful Rising is my inspiration when it comes to mixed media! You can tell she puts her heart into each piece! This particular piece is a print, which means each one of us can own a piece of Erika's art! Even looking at the print you can see just how many pieces and layers went into this work.

Deb or Story Beader creates art journals that are both a work of art and a place to put your own art! I love that she starts you off with a beautiful base and allows you to create your own works of art in its pages! The journal itself consists of different kinds of papers and she even gives you some supplies to get you started :)

Jenny of A Bird In The Hand Art creates to most beautiful and unique bird ornaments. Who would have thought to put vintage handkerchiefs together with wood! Not only does Jenny combine the two, she layers each piece so that they match the birds features, like the beak on this blue jay! After adhering the handkerchief to the wood, Jenny then adds another media of paint to add small details like the eyes.

Do you love their work too? Share it with your friends on your favorite social media sites! And leave a comment with a link to your favorite mixed media might just see it here on a future Worktable Wednesday :) ******************************************************************************
Edi is the creative mind behind Memories for Life (Scrapbooks and Laser Engraving). She has been paper crafting for over 15 years and recently purchased a laser engraver that is keeping her creativity at an all time high!


storybeader said...

great trio of artwork from the team. Thanks for including my art journal! {:-D

Kaili Williams said...

So creative! :)

Honey from the Bee said...

That blue jay is adorable! Erika's print has so much depth of color - gorgeous. And Deb's art journals would make a wonderful gift.

I love mixed media too and find it adds a lot of interest to a piece of jewelry.. besides just being fun to do!

Erika said...

Thank you. I laugh about being included because yesterday I told myself, "I just cannot do this mixed media thing right."

Anonymous said...

Love this idea! Great pieces:)

BeadedTail said...

I envy those who can do mixed media! These three teammates are so talented! Great feature!

Rose Clearfield said...

I love mixed media, too! Beautiful examples. I especially love Jenny's birds. So creative.

Splendid Little Stars said...

I love mixed media! so much fun and so creative! These are a wonderful variety of examples!