Sunday, February 8, 2015

Hastypearl Mixed Media Angel

Mixed Media Angel

Well, this posting is Both a Happy :) and Sad :( tale.

Ill get the Sad part over first.
I lost the photos that I took to make a step out tutorial, for this piece.
OK. So, not sooo sad, but I was certainly disappointed. 
Not only those images were lost, but also, 
the ones that I took of a family luncheon that I hosted.

You know how it goes.

I am constantly trying to learn more about photography.
Wow, what a steep learning curve it is.
So, I followed some steps for changing 
my camera from the settings that it came with.
I turned left when I should have turned right 
on one of the steps, and I don't know how to 
retrieve the missing photos.
At least I figured out WHY it happened 
and corrected it so that it doesn't continue.

I've learned along Life's way, to try to not have regrets.
There will always be another time, for more photos.

So, the Happy part of the tale, is that I had 
a Wonderful time creating this piece.
It just came together with ease!
I love it when that happens.

Basically, it is comprised of layers and layers.
Starting with a Very Old Lace tablecloth, 
I built up, I think it was 10 layers.

The wood piece in the middle is a paper thin 
piece of wood, that came out of a beautiful wood cigar box.
I thought it gave the piece a little more structure...stability.

I ultimately used grommets in the front and back, 
so that the rusty wire that I strung through them, 
would feel a little more finished.
There is a layer behind the angel wings of some of my 
hand painted watercolor paper, some tulle, 
some stenciling...I used Roxanne Evans Stouts Stencil Girl stencils...
they are beautiful, 
and of course, I used a Ton of ephemera.  

I ran a border of checked ribbon that I saved 
from a purchase, from Trudi Sissons.
If you've never bought anything from should!
The explosion of wrapping fun starts on the OUTside 
of the envelope and the surprises go on and on!

Both artists are as Great as it Gets for Mixed Media Art 
and they constantly provide me with Inspiration! 

So, the recipient of this gift, 
is our newest baby family member.
Girls have been little hard to come by in our family, 
however, it seems to be finally turning 
a bit with this new generation!

There's NO real protection from this angel...
That will come from God, 
but it will be colorful and fun for her little 
busy eyes to enjoy as shes growing.
Her name is Blakely, so that's why you see 
the Vintage Letterpress Letter B.

I hope you enjoyed the "Very Short" Step Out instructions :)
I guess in the end, a tutorial just wasn't meant to be.
Maybe this Mixed Media Piece, 
was just meant to be Viewed and Enjoyed! 

Lesson Learned?
We just need to roll with the punches and enjoy the ride!

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And as always, I hope that you will pop over to 
my hastypearl Etsy shop periodically, 
to see what's going on. 

I hope that you will keep me in mind for your 
2015 gifting purchases.
Etsy has made it Very simple to shop.
All you need is a credit card and the rest is Easy.

Handmade is Best and even Better, it gets Delivered right to your mailbox!!! always ...Laura