Monday, March 9, 2009

Mixed Media Monday : the written word

My entry for this week's Mixed Media Monday challenge is a quote i found in an old children's book. The theme this week is "the written word" so i scoured some poetry books looking for something suitable. And found nothing. So this little verse fit the bill instead.
It is a bit different than the one my mother said to my sister and i about not letting the bugs bite!
Good night,
Sleep tight,
Wake up bright,
In the morning light,
To do what's right,
With all your might.
I used two coordinating scrapbook papers - one that conveniently had assorted stripes - so they were easy to cut out the borders. The whole piece is done on the back of an 8 by 10" stretched canvas, which creates a shadow box effect. I did one of these before you can read about it here. There are really fun and easy - try it yourself!
Please check out the mixed media monday site to see the links to all the other great artistic interpretations of this great theme!


~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Such a lovely canvas creation AND the little verse is delightful as well!

mixedmediamonday said...

Diane, this is GORGEOUS! I love using the back of a canvas in that manner, and you've made use of it so well. (the other) Diane

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow this is a stunning canvas.
Unbelievable work. Love them.

Femmy said...


Dianne said...

Lovely! using the BACK of the canvas is something I would not have thought of! the scrapbook paper borders are a wonderful folk art accent to your shadow box images.

paru's_circle said...

outta this world! must try this technique.. using inside instead of out!

Francoise said...

this is gorgeous !!!
unbelievable work

RubyMay said...

lovely work Diane.
I agree.... the back of a canvas is much more fun than the front !

Barbara Hagerty said...

VERY beautiful! Gorgeous papers!!

Dragon said...

OOO Diane this is SO different!!! I love what you have done. Thanks so much for your generous comment on my blog.

Janny said...

It's gorgeous!

Beth said...

This is adorable.