Practicing Creativity

Mixed Media "Happy Mood" Collage with beads and a charm


I was inspired by the current mixed media challenge #10 at Craft Hoarders Anonymous  to create this collage/assemblage using images cut from a vintage magazine, sheet music, atlas and advertising flyer. I arranged them and pasted them down on a piece of board with Yes! stick flat glue (the best for collage!). I covered the frame in a map from an old Atlas.


I used vintage sheet music to cover the wooden bird I placed in the little girl's hand and to make a flower. I added color to the girls eyes, cheeks and lips with acrylic paint. I used an acrylic glaze on the frame and over the collage to protect and add a little shine.


I used an extra long eyepin to attach the charm, bead and ribbon to a hook in the bottom of the frame. The "Happy Mood" sentiment is cut from the magazine.

Material

Paper—vintage magazine, atlas, sheet music and ad images
Paints—acrylic paints and Décopatch satin varnish
Misc.—frame, board, eyepin
Embellishments—ribbon, beads, bird charm, wooden bird
Adhesive—Yes! stickflat glue

13 comments

  1. This is just GORGEOUS with a fun and flirty flair. The look in the little girl's eyes begs a smile, and covering the frame with a page from the atlas was a stroke of genius as was using authentic vintage music for the accents. LOVE that "dangly" below, of course! Brilliantly done, my dear!

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  2. This is such a cute creation! So much attention to detail. Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  3. Love that you used the map of Arkansas. Very creative...and it did put me in a happy mood!

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  4. Absolutely love this! What a fantastic piece of mixed media art.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

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  5. What a fun and cute project! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  6. WOW!!! this is so sweet :) love the girl holding the bird :)

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  7. What a super project Shani. Love the manuscript flower. :)

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  8. Shani ton tableau est magnifique, j'adore!!

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  9. Oh, Shani, everything about this is WONDERFUL! So many neat details, and you are good at recycling. :)

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  10. This wondrous creation puts me in a happy mood! I love the sweet little girl...the look of wonder and delight says it all. And then you added the vintage music elements, which are perfect, especially the little bird she is holding in her hands. Just delightful!Thanks for getting messy with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge 10!

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  11. Love how you used the map and especially the sheet music.

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  12. What a stunning take on the challenge! I just love her! Great job, Shani! Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  13. Very nice project. Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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