Saturday, July 24, 2010

Kinda like paper dolls, kinda not!

I have been playing around with mixed media figures for awhile now. This is one of the classes I will be teaching at Artfest.The face is made from a photograph of one of my mixed media portraits and then I shrunk it down. The dress is a painted stencil design with collage layered on top of it. The legs are from another project that didn't work out. Then it is all layered onto a postcard. It's fun to collect and create the pieces and parts and see what figures emerge.
The feet are from a magazine, the dress is made from a painted paper plate. I sometimes use cheap white paper plates as my paint palette, after they dry, I end up cutting them up for collage projects. I know, I know, it's a sickness! I can't throw stuff away! This figure was mounted on a file folder, one of my favorite substrates.

A trio of figures, the one on the end I used a picture of my grandson's face.


  1. I love the whole idea of this, looks like a really fun project. I may need to try!

  2. Glad you will be at artfest. I love your work, The classes you are teaching at JournalFest are so tempting. If I went I'd be in them.

  3. these are so fun! ALL your work is fun! i hope to meet you at artfest :)

  4. It's so beautiful! Vibrant colors and textures are eye-catching. I want to try them right away with my new stencils. They are available online. You must try them out too!