MMM Paint and MIM Red

It is not often that I combine themes for different challenge sites, but when Mixed Media Monday set the theme as “Paint” and Make It Mondays was looking at “Red”, I just couldn’t separate the two in my head.  There are not many projects that I don’t include paint in these days. My inclusion of paint started after attending one of Joy Bathie’s classes, hosted by Ancient Echoes, last August. The technique Joy taught was used for the background  in this piece.


Background paints are all water colours from a variety of brands. Stamps by Collections and Buzz and Bloom. Red wire swirls made by me! Heart made by me. Buttons from my Grandma.

When I started looking through my stashes for red things I was quite dismayed at the collection I’d found – I think I actually have more PINK things than Red things (and I’m definetely NOT a pink girl!). I also wanted to stay away from the typical piece I tend to make at present with an image of a person and some words. I wanted to keep the background fairly clear.

And joy of joys, when I saw my Grandma today for Mothers’ Day, she handed me a very large container of buttons. My 3yo and I had lots of fun sorting them into colours and the red one added the highlights I was looking for.

Hope your creations are bringing you joy.

Happy Mothers’ Day!


5 responses to this post.

  1. It’s very nice color.
    Good work!!


  2. Fantatsic use of colour – so warm.


  3. Posted by mixedmediamonday on May 12, 2008 at 10:10 am

    Beautiful, Michelle! Diane


  4. […] My piece was inspired by the green Go Make Something ticket letters. Then I found the lovely ferris wheel picture from a  “Bordeaux” vintage image sheet (don’t know where it came from  – sorry!) Stamp from “Venezia” plate by Oxford Impressions. Also added some little gold stickers and gold ink for depth. No paint this week – I’m a little painted out after my last piece. […]


  5. I love this piece. The colors are fantastic!


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