Thursday, September 24, 2009

The Melange Fabric Challenge

The Melange Team of wonderful mixed media artists have a challenge today - use fabric in mixed media art. Glenda Bailey of twocooltexans on Etsy blessed us with this challenge, and encouraged us to add lace, threads, and all kinds of fabric to our art.

Here is my Melange Fabric Challenge piece: Miss Alice

Miss Alice is a 6" x 6" gallery wrapped canvas with 1/2" sides. Green and white acrylic is sponged on the front and all sides. The first foundation fabric is printed with flowers. The tan fabric on the next layer is cotton lace. The next layer is pink hand-dyed paper towel. The layer under the photo is an embroidered doily. Miss Alice is a print from a vintage photo. Above her is a paper print of a vintage letter. Below her is pink netting draped into a silk flower with hand-dyed paper leaves and a faux pearl center. I love the look on Miss Alice's face, don't you?


  1. I love the colors and they seem to fit Miss Alice quite well.

  2. Linda, good good job. The little girl is so sweet and your embellishments are just perfect! Isn't working with the fabric fun? It just opens up so many more ways to do mixed media. Love it.

  3. just lovely - the bold stroke of pink is genius!

  4. Great job , I love the colors and of course the photograph !