Dance – in a messy way!

Lisa (Step outside your box Saturday) asked us to “Take chances, make mistakes and get messy” this week. Mixed Media Monday’s theme is “Dance” and I took a few risks, made a mess and was unsuccessful at transferring an image with hot wax. Tomorrow I shall ask the Group where I went wrong and I know they’ll have the answer, but in the meantime, here’s my Mixed media Dance Collage – which I really, really like. This one is a ‘keeper’!

I used emusion paint, gesso, acrylic paint, a glaze, hessian scraps, a bit of a wet wipe, fibres, foil, embossing powder and beeswax (candle layer!!). Then I took a pic of my fingers to prove to Lisa that I didn’t just sponge the stuff on!! 😉

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  1. Your collage is GREAT!!!

  2. mixedmediamonday

     /  July 1, 2008

    It’s gorgeous – and itsn’t it great getting all messy? Diane

  3. giffers

     /  July 2, 2008

    I love it Rosie!!! I totally LOVE that you took a pic of your messy fingers too!!!

  4. It’s fun! And sounds like you really had fun doing it!

  5. Sandy

     /  July 2, 2008

    Wow wow wow what a wonderful piece.
    Love all the details. Gorgeous.

  6. Fasinating masterpiece, and enjoyed visiting your blog its given me many ideas

  7. I *knew* that you would like the challenge at ‘Step outside your box Saturday’ when I read about ;-))

    Your collage just shows how much fun you had.

  8. funkycatstudio

     /  July 2, 2008

    I didn’t know where was anything -other- than being messy 🙂

    Is that sparkly looking stuff the foil?

    Its really lovely, I like the flow of it.

    And I didn’t know transfers could be done with wax!

  9. FCS – The sparkly bits are the EP, the stuff at top lewft and bottom right is foil…. I spotted the transfer bit yesterday on a Yahoo Group I belong to, but I didn’t do my homework, did I? LOL!

  10. Jeanne – thanks, I do hope you join in again this week!!

    Susann – you know me so well!!!! 😉

    Sandy – thank you!

    Lisa – I needed the evidence – LOLOL! 🙂

  11. Great colours, rgeat background.

  12. katrin

     /  July 2, 2008

    what a great “messy” way!!! the BG is simply GORGEOUS!!!

  13. Looks like me in the hand photo. I’m not a neat artist. Far from it! I should have been in this challenge, having already done several messies.

  14. Very fun, great colors! I am obsessed with messy hands, they are an art all there own. Would love to run a “Show us your messy hands” post!

  15. gorgeous work Rosie, love the pic of your fingers too…lol love the canvas, I’d be keeping it to if I was you. beautiful.

  16. barnie

     /  July 4, 2008

    Wonderful collage…. and your fingers look very familiar to me 😉

  17. This collage turned out wonderfully. Great pic of the messy fingers as I end up with messy fingers like that all the time, lol.


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