theresa mARTin

mixed media art

Mary Mary


IMG_9427Mary Mary Quite Contrary is a 6″ x 6″ x 2″ mixed media piece.  It’s part of a series of nine that I’m working on for the show at Glenview Art Gallery in Rockville, MD, coming in November.  I began by scanning a photo into Photoshop, then printing it out onto Transfer Artist Paper. I ironed on the transfer to cotton, as you see above.

IMG_9455I drew the square and made an impression of the 2″ deep canvas board to define the edges. I painted the background metallic silver and roughed in the circle guidelines.

FullSizeRenderShe now has a green dress.  The first embellishments sewn on were the silver spikes. I added a row of pale blue Swarovski rhinestones inside the spike circle.


The background has a rice stitch with Japanese silver leaf thread.  The final touch was the teeny tiny pearl necklace. It’s now stretched onto a 6″ x 6″ x 2″ canvas board.



The collection grows.


6 thoughts on “Mary Mary

  1. oh i just love your work! she is fabulous!!!

  2. aaah, you’ve made a beautiful royal out of her-gorgeous works Theresa!!

  3. It is already a fabulous body of work Theresa!
    Mary Mary is a wonderful piece ♥
    I am a huge fan of “bursts” and yours/hers is glowing.
    Your small beaded additions are really perfect too.

  4. Wonderfully creative work!

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