Category Archives: Mixed Media

Fairies – a mixed media project


One of the larger pieces I’ve created, this 16″x20″ wood canvas piece was inspired by my love of fairies. I used a collage technique for the base, then layered with gesso and paints. I added 3D embellishments like the necklace and butterflies to add more dimension to the piece.

The Happy Traveler


One of my favorite  projects was to create my vision of a happy traveler. It was suggested that we choose 1 or 2 animals to accompany us on our “journey”.  I chose the owl for wisdom and the elephant for its devotion to family, as well as being the mascot for my favorite college team.

I was definitely intimidated by this project as I have never drawn a face before but thought I’d give it a try.  This project was made on 140 lb watercolor paper.  I used graphite pencils, watercolor pens, watercolor crayons, watercolor pencils, non-water soluble pencils, acrylic paints, collage material, gel medium, gesso, and permanent ink pens.  It took many hours but I am happy with how she came out!

Dawn's Happy Traveller

Thank Goodness for Little Girls – altered can


Dress Up Can

I created this altered paint can for a client to give as a baby gift for a friend’s daughter.  I covered the can with decorative paper, 3d embellishments and fabric ribbon.  I also covered the top of the can’s lid (the Creative Memories circle cut out is a perfect fit!) Finally I cut strips of decorative fabric and knotted them all over the handle for a final touch!