theresa mARTin

mixed media art


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Flights O Fantasy Jewel Tone Regal Whimsy Balloons

There are wonderful swaps over at  paperwhimsy.
The latest is “Flights o Fantasy” and I signed up for the Jewel Tones Regal Theme.

Flights o Fantasy Whimsy Jewel Tone Regal Balloons by theresa mARTin

Flights o Fantasy Whimsy Jewel Tone Regal Balloons by theresa mARTin

The balloons were made using a template provided by Gale at paperwhimsy. I painted watercolor sheets using inks and cut out and collaged other paper onto the painted sheets, sewing and glueing them togerher.  The ‘angel’ was made by bringing a whimsy girl and a weird bird into Photoshop and the Jewel Tone colors were applied. For the wings I used a rainbow gradient.  I cut out the balloons and added the angel, the jewels, some ribbons and glitter.  Up Up and Away!

Flights o Fantasy Whimsy Jewel Tone Regal Balloons by theresa mARTin

Flights o Fantasy Whimsy Jewel Tone Regal Balloons by theresa mARTin

Flights o Fantasy Whimsy Jewel Tone Regal Balloons by theresa mARTin

Flights o Fantasy Whimsy Jewel Tone Regal Balloons by theresa mARTin

One of these will make it’s way to Sherry Bissell and another to Sandy Scholz. I will receive one from each of them and we will each have 3 balloons for a whimsical banner.

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The Princess in the Window

The Princess in the Window

A long time practice of mine has been to hide a word or a small item in a mixed media sculpture to transform it into a modern reliquary. When I saw Paperwhimsy’s new wood reliquaries I fell in love with them.  The gothic shapes, arches and scrolls she fashions are beautiful. Read More on the Paperwhimsy inspire blog…

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This piece is available on Etsy.
For more about Paperwhimsy, visit the website.  Join the forum, to take part in swaps and happy Paperwhimsy chatter.