Thursday, 7 March 2013

Friday again!

Hi you all! It's Friday again, so it's time for Paint Party Friday, hosted as always by Kristin and Eva. Today I am sharing another of the water-colours I made in Israel many years back, and a mixed media piece made for another challenge.

The next piece has been made with mixed media techniques.
It is for the Alpha Challenge at the Craft Barn. This time we had to choose a word between ma & me! I chose Mezuza. I painted the page with gesso, and then gave it a thin coat of yellow and blue acrylics before spraying with some home made inks in green and blue and letting it drip. I printed the text of the Mezuzah and some of the pics onto tissue, and added them to the page. Other pics were cut out and fixed with foam pads. The little rolled up parchment is how the parchment goes into the casing. I added some random Hebrew alphas and some background stamping. The handwriting is a bit hard to decipher, sorry! I wrote Mezuzah in Hebrew with gold lettering for the title.




Here's wishing you all a relaxing weekend. 
Take care, have fun, and thanks a lot for coming by!



51 comments:

  1. Beautiful work, Val. I love them both, for different reasons! Hugs, Sarah

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  2. Really gorgeous artwork Valerie and making me wish for summer skies lol
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  3. love your watercolour, and beautiful mixed media!

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  4. Beautiful work, Valerie...Makes me wish I was there instead of snowy NY!
    Have a wonderful weekend my friend.

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  5. Your watercolor pieces are just wonderful. :) Your journal page looks great as well.

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  6. Hi Valerie. Your watercolor is just wonderful. Love it. Wouldn't mind living there. Great journal page as always. Great work!::hugs::

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  7. Loving your watercolour scene Valerie, such a wonderful view and loving your journal page as well. Happy PPF, Annette x
    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. Ich bin mal wieder begeistert. Deine Wörterbuchseite ist der Hit.

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  9. The Israel painting is superb Valerie the scene drew me in and I was walking toward the houses before I knew it.

    Love the page you have made for the Alpha challenge--what a joy the book will be when you have made all of the pages. I am sure we are all enjoying making them.

    Love Chrissie xx

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  10. A beautiful watercolour and your pages are fabulous.
    xxx Hazel.

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  11. I love both pieces Valerie...such wonderful colours.
    Have a lovely crafty weekend.
    Hugs xx

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  12. Your collage is full of stunning colour work, but I love the watercolour... I am so glad you have taken the time to show it so that those of us who are newer to your blog can enjoy it... it is gorgeous...xx

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  13. Spectacular pieces Valerie. I love it when you use your Hebrew in your work - something calls to me about that. The old water colour/mixed media is gorgeous too. Love it all. hugs, Donna

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  14. Gorgeous watercolor Valerie! Your page is awesome, I love all the beautiful details, everything looks so real too! ~Diane

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  15. Lovely painting. It is beautiful that you captured moments years ago and you can come back to it with your feelings and memories and share it with others. Thank you. Have a great PPF!!!

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  16. Beautiful, luminous watercolor and very intriguing collage! <3

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  17. Beautiful collage work, what an interesting mix of color, texture and image. HPPF!

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  18. I love the light that you have given to the seabed. Saludos

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  19. This is fantastic, Valerie. I can't read Hebrew but I'm guessing it says: Hear, O Israel, the Lord thy God is One God. Your artwork is presenting this is truly beautiful. And the scene your painted is gorgeous. Thanks for already coming by to visit.

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  20. Sorry about all the typos. I am not yet used to this tiny keyboard my new computer has.

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  21. The watercolour is amazing, thank you for sharing it with us and then your collage work which is such a unique piece.
    A wonderful post.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  22. Super page, love the colours and the images and especially the Hebrew writing. BJ

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  23. Lovely page! Love the colours and the writing!

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  24. I wonder where in Israel this is? Taberias? Haifa?
    Nu?

    And of course I love the Mezusah collage. I have one on my door at home and at my office as well. ;-)

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  25. gorgeous painting!!The Hebrew writing is lovely-nice composition on the page.Happy PPF!

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  26. I don't know what Mezuzah is but I like the piece and the Hebrew writing is beautiful.

    Your watercolour is gorgeous - you should do more of these as they really are wonderful!

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  27. You know I always love seeing what you create in your journal. But that watercolor knocks my socks off.. LOVE IT...

    Hugs~

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  28. Beautiful painting and journal pages!

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  29. Amazing artwork! WOW!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  30. Wonderful painting.
    I love the dictionary word and the Hebrew script on the collage.
    Have a good weekend.
    Yvonne

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  31. I'll be in Israel for a most of July and your first painting makes me so eager to go. It is just gorgeous. And your second -- let's just say that I am in love with it! Shalom! Happy PPF!

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  32. Great work, i love what you have done here

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  33. Your landscape-watercolours are amazing! Love the strong colours!

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  34. Oh wow your painting is amazing. Love the blues and golds on your journal page. Hope you are having a lovely weekend. x

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  35. Both are gorgeous--I love all the elements you put into your journal page.

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  36. Both are gorgeous Valerie, Israel looks beautiful, and the dictionary page is stunning x

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  37. Fabulous word to chose, an education for me. Beautiful spread of blues greens and yellow to highlight the Hebrew script. Nice.

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  38. Stunning pages Valerie, what vibrant colours. I love the text too, so very very beautiful.
    Hugs x

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  39. What wonderful pieces Valerie you always amaze me with the variety of your work...

    Karen x

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  40. Yes Karen, sometimes I amaze myself!

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  41. Another great page for the Alpha challenge Valerie and your painting is just gorgeous.

    MaggieH

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  42. Great page, love the colours and all the details. Fabulous painting too.

    Sylv xx

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  43. Amazing artwork valerie..so much to look at..fabby and unique word for 'M' week...stunning dictionary page!

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  44. Gorgeous artwork again this week
    Thanks for playing with us at the Craft Barn.
    Izzy

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