Saturday, 13 June 2015

'PrinCeSs' Mixed Media Art Frame...

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heres another of my Mixed Media pieces id like to share with you, showing some photos of the stages and process of making the piece...

here goes...

i started off with a pink plastic ornate frame, which was the inspiration to make a 'pink princess' piece! i removed the glass [as it was going to be very dimensional and 3D, so i knew i wouldnt need it] and stuck some letters, a metal butterfly, some teeny fabric flowers and a plastic key with a plastic butterfly on it straight to the front of the wooden back of the frame and covered with a few layers of gesso...
then i started the process of adding numerous layers of paints and sprays:
i added some pink glittery nail varnish to some of the elements.
then, i added some gold leaf in two corners, and painted over the middle 'princess' section to make it stand out a bit more. i also added a paper 'happy' banner [as i didnt like those white 'swirl' things] and some pink gems. i then attached two sweet little white metal butterflies, one of which can be removed, as its stuck to a magnet. 
then, i added some white gesso to the middle section, as it looked too dark when i put it in the frame. . 
AAAAND, here it is, all framed up and looking pretty, do u see that AWESOME gold crown!? i added it to hide the bottom 'swirl' and i gold leaf-ed it myself, eeee! <3
i hope you all LOVE this piece as much as i do, and if you do, good news, its FOR SALE! message/comment me for prices and shipping/postage info if you are interested in this piece for yourself or your little Princess!

"ich liebe das Royalty"
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Friday, 5 June 2015

♥New Release: the 'Harvest Moon' S/S Collection by Shop Dixi♥

ok, so if you havent heard of Shop Dixi, WHERE have you been!??

they do the most amazing, boho, hippie, festival, celestial, witchy, dreamy, shiny jewellery, with many pieces featuring gemstones made with sterling silver. and they are just lovely.

they sent out a tweet a few months ago asking if any bloggers would like to do a blog post about the new release, which is called 'Harvest Moon' and the Spring/Summer release. the date is THIS SUNDAY, the 7th June! 

here are some of the AMAZING promo shots they sent me to use, featuring some pieces from the new Harvest Moon collection!

here are some close up pics of some of the pieces from the collection along with their prices!
[this is the stunning 'Cryptic Skies Necklace' in African Turquoise Gold, and its £28, LOVELY]

[here is the 'Moon Goddess Labradorite Choker, priced at £42,just WOW]
[this is the very sweet 'Home Sweet Ocean' Necklace, which is £16, i just LOVE the font on this and the rose gold tone]
[here is the 'Hunter Moon Labradorite Necklace, which is £34, LOOK at that stone, them colours, OOH]
this is the very pretty 'Lotus Blue Topaz' ring, which is only £28, YEP]

♥ ♥ ♥dont you just LOVE the new collection!?? ♥ ♥ ♥

hop onto the Shop Dixi website on the 7th, thats THIS SUNDAY, to grab some goodies from the new collection, you wont want to miss out!

"ich liebe das Harvest Moon"

Friday, 15 May 2015

oh, Cameo...

hello all, how are you?

i have lots of little 'collections' of things, and i thought id show you my collection of Cameo jewellery [and a few pretty framed pieces too]

here are the cameo pieces [along with some of my other more 'dainty' pendants] that are on my wall...
this one is one of my faves, its from Accessorize, and i love it...
i got this cameo necklace from ebay, and this pretty brooch is from a car boot sale...
i cant remember where this necklace is from, but i do love this one too!
here is a selection of some of my cameo rings, ive got two 'traditional' cameo silhouettes, one skull and crossbones and a pretty flower ring. pretty.

and some earrings... one pair is vintage and one isnt. can you guess which is which!? LOL.
i dont know if these old-looking frames are classed as 'cameos', but i think they kind of are, so... 
i hope you like my little collection of Cameos. do you like Cameo jewellery/homewares/frames!? do you have any!?

"ich liebe das Cameo"

Saturday, 11 April 2015

'SanD in mY Toes' Mixed Media Canvas...

hello all, hope youre well!

after i made my 'BeACh' mixed media canvas [see my recent post], i asked in a local seaside cafe if i could display the piece on the wall, as i thought it went well with the location, and the seaside/beach theme they have in the cafe, and they said i could, which was great, and theres always different art on the walls every month.

i set about creating another mixed media piece to go alongside the 'BeACh' canvas, and i also wanted this one to have a beach/seaside theme, so i decided on 'SanD' as a theme and set about making it...

plastic, paper and metal elements, on. gesso layer, on. homemade 'sandy' paint spray, on.
then, some watercolours...
can u see the different layers of paints, sprays and watercolours...!? [see a sneaky layer of drippy blue watercolour, too!?] also, GESSO 'BUBBLES' :)
then, i added some gesso to the middle section with the letters as i wanted them to stand out a bit more...
... and some drippy glue layers.
then the fun bit, i added LOADS of buttons, beads, pearls, gems and real shells to the canvas:
so, what do you think of the finished piece!? both canvases are now on display in the cafe, but if they dont sell after a month, they will be available to buy, so if youre interesed in this 'SanD' canvas OR the 'BeACh' one, please comment on either blog post, or contact me via twitter or Facebook [links below] and ill let u know if theyre still available. i also LOVE doing custom mixed media pieces, so take a look at my previous blog posts, twitter, facebook and instagram for photos, details etc.

"ich liebe das mixed media kunst"