Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Twyla on Tuesday

Hello Ladies!
If you visited me last Tuesday you may
remember my venture into mixed media art.
Since then I have completed three more pieces!

The one above was inspired by black and white paper
on sepia toned background.  I painted the tree trunks in this piece.

The one below shows a little more painting.

Yesterday I spent some time in my studio
creating another piece.
First I start by gluing phone book pages
to a canvas.  Once dry, I squeeze on some paint
and enjoy creating what I want the background to look like.

I love the way the paper bubbles and creates

My inspiration for this piece was a quilt pattern
called the Tree of Life.
I cut the small triangles from a sheet of Basic Grey
scrapbook paper.
Trying to get the pattern straight and gluing down these
little pieces made my head hurt!

Once I had that done, the fun part is finishing up with a pretty
border and adding any embellishments that I felt it needed.

This is such an enjoyable art form for me.
It has opened up all kinds of creative uses for my
collection of scrapbook papers.
I make my own decoupage medium also!
It's a 50/50 mix of Elmer's Glue
and water shaken together well.
Works great!

I am linking up with dear friend Holly,
at Cutie Pie Cottage, for her Dotty Hop Day!
My 'Tree of Life' has polka dots in the border!

Have a wonderful day!
Love, Twyla


Sarita Boyette said...

Twyla, you continue to amaze me! I love your artwork and the little girl you posted yesterday.
I haven't forgotten you - just have been slow at communicating. It is still so hot here - tomorrow it will probably break the record of 69 100 plus degree days that was made in 1980, the year the twins were born. I can hardly wait for winter! (((HUGS)))

Theresa said...

Beautiful work dear Lindsey! I love the use of a phone book, brilliant!!!

Have a blessed day, HUGS!

Tamera @ the Stone Fence Cottage said...

GORGEOUS!! The TRee of life haas given me some ideas and inspiration!

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

That is so cool! It's fun seeing what you can create. I must find some time to do some creating too!
Happy Tuesday.

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Well now, aren't you having fun with your new art form!? It's so creative and such a nice mix of different mediums!

Thank you so much for joining in for Dotty Hop Day today! I finally got one of the linkys to work! ♥

Cindy said...

Love the Tree of Life. It's perfect!

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Thanks for using the link, girls! I wanted to do the little thumb nail picture one but that one didn't work. :(

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

So sweet! I especially love the house!!

Angela said...


Creative Breathing said...

Happy Dotty Day! What an interesting process. I too love the way the paper crinkles. Beautiful work Twyla! Elizabeth

T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi Twyla, I am loving these scrapbook paper collages you are making. Great work! My creative juices have run a bit dry at the moment. When I get home from school, I can't seem to think of much else other than keeping up with what needs to be done and relaxing a bit. Have a great rest of the week. Tammy

Susan S. said...

LOVE your creations....they are gorgeous! You are really talented. Happy Fall Ya'll!

Shopgirl said...

You had a wonderful time and it shows...Hugs, mary

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Thanks for linking up this totally rocking post at the Creative Bloggers’ Party & Hop :)