This workshop was part of my mixed media class for kids at The Viva Vida Art Gallery in Pointe Claire. We glued fun foam shapes, lace, twine, etc. to a bristol board base. We rolled acrylic paint over the entire surface or painted the shapes separately with different colours. We quickly placed a same-sized cardstock overtop and ran the two pieces through the pasta maker. The kids loved turning the handle and seeing what came out the other side!
I’ve been experimenting with adding beads to make a more filled in look for the pins. This parrot was a commission from the Viva Vida Art Gallery in Pointe Claire, Quebec.
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As usual, my Christmas cards magically transformed into New Years cards! Since we are super-busy right up until Christmas with jewelry and wedding cake topper sales I focus on my cards after Christmas. I was very lucky this year to have been able to close my Etsy shop for 2 weeks over the holidays. Nice to find a little balance and take the time to recharge for 2012!
The cards have watercolor backgrounds with copper wire snowflakes which are attached to the watercolor paper. My mixed media cards are available in Montreal, Quebec at the Viva Vida Art Gallery: http://www.vivavidaartgallery.com
The beautiful Canadian autumn colours are the inspiration behind these new mixed media art cards available at the Viva Vida Art Gallery in Montreal.
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I’ve listed my original art cards on Etsy. http://www.etsy.com/listing/52810359/wire-chair-original-art-card. These cards are sold exclusively at the Viva Vida Art Gallery in Pointe Claire, Montreal, Canada! www.vivavidaartgallery.com . Each are painted individually in watercolor and embellished with unique mini wire sculptures. At the gallery my pieces are also available matted and framed in various sizes. I’m looking forward to selling my art again at FIMA (Festival Montreal International en Arts) this summer downtown Montreal. http://www.festivaldesarts.org/frame_accueil_eng.htm