theresa mARTin

mixed media art





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?


Lace and Pearl Secret Lover’s Eye Token

Lace and Pearl Secret Lover's Eye Token

Lace and Pearl Secret Lover’s Eye Token

This is the most recent Secret Lover’s Eye Token. I loved seeing the lace and pearls together in this piece. I came across a beautiful collection of eye tokens on this page.