Saturday, January 11, 2014

Paintings done for Grandchildren for Christmas

For  Christmas this year I made paintings as part of the presents I gave my grand-daughters.
First, I gessoed canvas and collaged the backgrounds with colorful papers.
I used Spackle to add texture, and make the white dresses.
I then printed out an  Effiel Tower photo and this Vintage Fairy one: from The Graphics Fairy wonderful website.
Karen provides the most beautiful vintage photos for free.
I just used my inkjet printer and adhered them with gel medium.
I knew the print would smear a little, so I fixed it with hairspray, before putting gel medium on top.
I then added ribbon for the belts and sparkle with rhinestones and Stickles.
I painted over the background with acrylic paints.
The girls were happy:)

                                                     Happy weekend,


  1. Wow, these are so lovely. I keep thinking that one day I will try something like this. One day.

  2. These are really nice. You've given me some ideas for my granddaughters for this coming Christmas! Maybe I can come up with something a little more boyish for the grandsons too! I've been wanting to do this kind of art but haven't found time -- these beautiful pieces inspire me to find time.

  3. Love both paintings~ thinking outside the box! Lovely!

  4. Just so lovely!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

  5. I found your site through the Graphics Fairy, and am so glad I did! I love this mixed media project. You have inspired me to try one on my own! Thanks for sharing your art with us.