theresa mARTin

mixed media art


New Horse Ornaments



September 2017 Mixed Media Eye Token Workshop

Eye Token by theresa mARTin

Eye Token by theresa mARTin

Eye Token by theresa mARTin

Eye Token by theresa mARTin

Eye Token by theresa mARTin

Pinterest Inspiration Board 1
Pinterest Inspiration Board 2

Eye Token by theresa mARTin

Eye Token by theresa mARTin

For more info and sign ups go to Artistic Artifacts 
Mixed Media Eye Token Workshop with theresa mARTin
Saturday, September 30, 2017
10:00 am – 2:30 pm, ½ hour lunch break
$70.00 includes all supplies!




Invasion of the Body Snatchers…or just pretty pods



These are not quite the pods from the old movie, but they do remind me of pods or leaves. They are made from roving which I turn into felt, then shape and embroider.  They are about 4 inches wide and range in length from 7 – 9 inches long. theresamARTinPod4














To read about how I made the Automaton Icon, please visit inspire blog.


This is the first icon in a series. Some will use the paperwhimsy Automaton Form
 and some will be very different as you can see from the piece below.

theresa mARTin Icon

This piece began with a photo that was printed onto Transfer Paper and ironed onto fabric. I embroidered the face, then the hair. Next, I painted some areas with metallic paint, and added the beads and embellishments.  Finally it was wrapped around a 6″ x 8″ x 2″ deep gesso board surface.

Freaky or pretty? I’ve had comments saying both things. I think some tension in a piece is a good thing. What do you think?

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A giveaway and an upcoming Love Token Class

Sunflower Angel Giveaway

Sunflower Angel

This angel will be given away on December 13th, 2014. The details are HERE on the paperwhimsy inspire blog.

Eye Token

Lovers Eye Token Class


January 17: Mixed Media Eye Token with theresa mARTin in Alexandria VA

Mixed Media Eye Token Workshop with theresa mARTin
Saturday, January 17, 2015
10:00 am – 1:00 pm All Supplies Provided! In the 18th and 19th century, Lover’s Eye Tokens were popular with the wealthy. A miniaturist painted only the eye of a lover, to preserve anonymity, thus only the recipient 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 the provided love token form (an oval, landscape format approximately 3″ x 2″, as shown in the sample photograph), beads, pearls, rhinestones, and an eye portrait. Class fee, $30.00 + supply/kit fee of $20.00, which includes all necessary supplies; students will have a choice of different kits and colors.Note: while all supplies are provided, you may choose to bring in assorted beads, charms and embellishments from your stash to add an even more personal touch. For ideas and to see a variety of tokens made by theresa mARTin, visit her pinterest board.

– Sign up is on the Artistic Artifacts web site HERE.


Royal Purple for Artistic Artifacts Metallic Challenge is Up for Auction Soon

theresa mARTin RoyalPurple

Royal Purple is a mixed media 8″ x 10″ piece by theresa mARTin

There will be an opening reception at Artistic Artifacts in Alexandria, Virginia on Saturday, January 18th and a closing reception on Saturday February 8th. Specific times to be announced.  The Royal Purple piece has been donated for the auction to benefit Food for Others. The silent auction will be finalized and closed on February 8th. A large number of participants have generously donated their work! This will be a wonderful opportunity to own a one-of-a-kind artwork — please help us spread the word!