Playing with Towers and Turrets

A few weeks ago, I started an exciting online class that combines mixed media collage with metalwork and resin. Called Of Towers and Turrets, it’s taught by the artistic dynamic duo of Sharon Tomlinson and Deryn Mentock.

In this first step, I’ve created a painted collage with stamps, words, images, gel pens and, of course, paint. I was a bit nervous to paint a face as I’ve never done that before but once I got started, I absolutely loved it!!! I used the Golden brand of paints, both the heavy body and the liquid acrylic. Love, love, loooove these yummy paints! And my 30% off A.C. Moore coupon helped fuel this new addiction.

Stay tuned for some unique jewelry creations like nothing I’ve ever created before…

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9 comments on “Playing with Towers and Turrets

  1. Sandy says:

    Wonderful job, Karen. It sounds like you are really loving it too.

  2. artandtea says:

    Thanks Sandy, I really am! It’s like nothing I’ve done before and I think that’s a big part of the fascination and fun for me.

  3. Arline says:

    How fun! I love that you explore so many different media. Love the new picture of you as well.

  4. artandtea says:

    Thanks Arline! I just love exploring different mediums.

  5. Judy Shea says:

    Karen, Karen, Karen… this collage is FANTASTIC. You’d never know you were hesitant with it. It came together so well. The colors, the background, the towers and face.. all delicious!! I hope that you are enjoying the class. Can’t wait to see more.

  6. artandtea says:

    Thanks so much, Judy! Your inspiration has been the wind beneath my artistic wings!

  7. Shaiha says:

    That is gorgeous! Sounds like that class is a lot of fun and freeing

  8. Bobbie says:

    I love this! Karen you did a great job painting her face even though you say you never painted one before. It has a Modigliani look to it. The collagel has such of dream-like quality to it. Looking forward to seeing the jewelry.
    Sorry I didn’t view this work sooner!

    lotshugs,
    bobbie

  9. […] metalwork and resin, taught by Sharon Tomlinson and Deryn Mentock. I wrote about the first step here, creating my […]

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