theresa mARTin

mixed media art


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Mermaid Paper Doll

This month’s paper doll swap theme is Mermaids. This maid has a paperwhimsy.com face.  The fish tale and other images are from Sea Life, Dover books. 

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May 26, 2018 Lover’s Eye Token Class- Alexandria, VA

Sign up here: https://www.artisticartifacts.com/product/9605262018.html

DETAILS


Mixed Media Eye Token Workshop with theresa mARTin
Saturday, May 26, 2018
10:00 am – 2:30 pm, ½ hour lunch break

$70.00 – All Supplies Provided! In the 18th and 19th century, Lover’s Eye Tokens were popular with the wealthy. A miniaturist painted just the eyes of a lover, preserving anonymity… thus the recipient alone knew the identity of the person depicted. The tokens were often elaborately decorated and worn as bracelets, brooches or pendants. Create your own version using a love token form, beads, pearls, rhinestones, and an eye portrait. Class fee, $45.00 + supply/kit fee of $25.00, which includes all necessary supplies; students will have a choice of materials and colors. Sizes of the eye tokens range between 2 in. x 218 in. to 3 in. x 2 in.Note: Although supplies are provided, feel free to bring in assorted beads, charms and embellishments from your stash to supplement or to add an even more personal touch. View a variety of tokens made by theresa mARTin on her pinterest board and visit her blog here and here for additional information and inspiring photos from previous sessions of this class.


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Two Rapunzels

Rapunzel Paper Doll – In the tower

Two Rapunzels for two paper doll swaps.

This month’s group paper doll swap topic was Fairy Tales. The second paper doll was made for a swap with another friend.

Rapunzel Paper Doll

Rapunzel Paper Doll

Rapunzel Paper Doll

 

Rapunzel Paper Doll

Rapunzel Paper Doll

Rapunzel Paper Doll

Rapunzel Paper Doll

Rapunzel Paper Doll – In the tower


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First in a paper doll swap


Here you see my first offering for a trade hosted by fellow blogger Jackie P Neal. The paper doll will be traveling to the UK soon.  The first swap was artist’s choice; in future themes will be assigned.  It’s been a while since I’ve done this type of thing. Before Facebook swallowed everyone, lots of artists did swaps and trades and group books. I’ve missed it. Thanks Jackie, for hosting.


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Digital Collage Artist Trading Cards

Every month there is an ATC (Artist Trading Card 2.5″ x 3.5″) trade at Artistic Artifacts in Alexandria. My offering will be 12 small fabric digital collages. On wispy see through organza I printed out a collage which I placed over hand dyed fabric.  They were then stitched with gold metallic thread.

Soon I will be teaching this technique at Artistic Artifacts. The class will be in two parts, beginning with the digital collage aspect. The second class will cover making a print out and selecting fabric for the design.  Details will be posted here as soon as I have the dates!

 

 


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Noir Magic – Peacock


Lara W. traveled 100 miles to attend the Noir Magic Class. You saw the in process photo in the last post. Today I received a photo of her first finished piece.

Lara added and blended Prismacolor pencils with the gel pens. The piece reminds me of a story book or a fable and certainly reminds me of illuminated manuscripts. Well done Lara! I think it’s beautiful. What do you think?