Wednesday, 30 August 2017

The red man

Hi Everybody!

Today I have another mixed media piece, 10 x 14". The image
was cut from a magazine and transferred using clear film 
(Saran wrap). I sewed it onto canvas, adding some very simple 
embellishments. The edges of the canvas were coated with
structure paste and painted with a mix of reds, orange and
black. I sewed the whole piece onto black cardstock to frame
it. I love the grungy effect of this transfer.

For 'Back to School' at Tag Tuesday and for Simon Monday challenge,
school related, I have a tag with a hand-painted background:

Some photos from today's walk about.
Back to school is the theme at the Book shop:

Have a great day, take care
and thanks a lot for coming by!


  1. Another fabulous post and a great selection for us to see and enjoy.
    I think your 'Back to School' tag is just brilliant.
    Love the way you've displayed your photographs and taken them using different angles, it works so well, and many different shapes within the pictures too.

    Have a great Wednesday.

    All the best Jan

  2. Oh my!! I LOVE LOVE love the Saran Wrap, this is such a cool idea and it really shows such great texture on your piece! xo

  3. Love the orange and black combination in your mixed media today. Cute hand painted tag. Thanks for today's photos.

  4. wunderschön! deine bilder vom strand und der stadt sind klasse,deine seite mit dem mann ist wunderschön,das tag ist auch süss.

    einen schönen tag.

    hugs jenny

  5. I LOVE the red man so much, wow, just fantastic, what wonderful texture you achieved, really brilliant. And the tag is fantastic, too, love those little kiddies spinning about. Love the creative angles you used in your photos, too. Have a great day, hugs, Sarah

  6. Just re-adding this here to make sure you get it!

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  7. wow this red man is awesome full of interest and that texture is as always, amazing. Thanks for the photo viewing, love [aNNie]

  8. Wow, i like your views today.:) It looks like you had a gorgeous day and a nice walk. I am missing my morning walks right now. The weekend is getting here though. :) And I love those skins you've made.This piece is really artsy an beautiful. And what a fun tag! Hope all is well. Hugs-Erika

  9. was für ein tolles lustiges Tag mit den Kinderfiguren und dein anderes Bild ist ja grossartig wie du das gewerkelt hast so viele Schritte bis es so aussah!!!
    Die alten Gemäuer und all das Anderes ist so schön!
    Schönen Mittwoch wünsche ich dir!
    Bei mir regnet es immer wieder deswegen Ausruhtag!
    Lieben Gruss Elke

  10. I love the colours of your mixed media art. And the back to school tag is cute.
    I always enjoy your walkabouts. The building are really beautiful and well maintained. I love seeing the details.
    We are still travelling. At the moment though at our daughter's house,and she is busy today, so I have time to spend at the computer.
    Happy belated T-Day,

  11. That Saran wrap technique looks so cool.Fun tag though I think the moms would be happier than the kids. The bus just picked up the neighbor children for first day of school. They weren't skipping to the bus (-; Beautiful blue skies on your walk. I love how the dump duck (sea gull) posed for you. Have a great day

  12. I'm fascinated by how you do .such clever transfers, lovely piece of art . More beautiful photos today too,such a pretty place you live in


  13. Wow Valerie, this transfer is fab!! What a great photo to use for this technique! The sepia tones and grunginess give your piece that much more interest appeal! I love it!!
    and before I forget- I am loving your new banner-

  14. Valerie, you do the most amazing transfers! Wow, each one is better than the last and I am loving these! I love how you chose a large image and your fabric scraps add just the right amount of texture. Everything is so eye catching. Enjoy your day.

  15. Love the transfer Valerie and I love the Back to School tag, great fun.
    Lovely photos of your walk.
    Avril xx

  16. Oh, Val, that piece is amazing, so evocative. And the
    Enjoyed our stroll. I would love to see your corner of the world someday. It looks so pretty, serene and clean.

  17. I love your Red Man Valerie! The stitching adds a great effect too!
    Lovely photos of your walk. Sadly it's been raining all day here, although I may have to just wrap up and go out for some fresh air anyway.
    Have a great evening,
    Alison xx

  18. the red man is deep and amazing. the school tag is as happy as can be. and such flowers in your photos! xo

  19. Dein Mann in Rot sieht klasse aus. Das frische Hellrot leuchtet so schön auf dem schwarzen HG. Auch die Oberflächen-Textur gefällt mir sehr. Das fröhlich bunte Tag ist süß. Na und deine fotogene Umgebung,die ich auch sehr mag, hast du wieder bestens eingefangen mit deinen Bildern.
    Liebe Grüße

  20. Wow your red man is amazing Valerie, the texture looks fabulous, and your school tag is such fun xx

  21. Awesome techniques Valerie, your red man is a an amazing canvas. A 'Stunning' project.
    The tag is real fun, I loved all the little school kids images having a good time.
    Lovely photos as well.
    Thank you again for the lovely surprise that came today.
    Yvonne xx

  22. Wow ! That red man looks amazing - such drama! The fun Back to School tag made me smile! I am not having much crafting time at the moment! Loved seeing the architecture in your town! Hugs,Chrisx

  23. Just playing catch-up Valerie and I am so pleased I have found time to look at your wonderful posts. So much to admire and look at.

    Today the canvas is amazing and like nothing I have ever seen before anywhere. What a wonderful technique to have conquered.

    The tag is just so much fun and I love the jolly children. Fancy the book shop having the same theme as TT as well.

    Love all of the photographs but the Hollyhock flower took me back to my childhood and I wanted to reach out and collect one of the seed pods to plant next year. Think hollyhocks would be a bit much for our garden but I do love them.

    Thank you for sharing everything that you do

    Love Chrissie xx

  24. I am especially impressed with the saran wrap transfer. It goes so well with the beautiful background that reminds me of all things Asian.

    I adore your darling back to school tag and was impressed that you found something to photograph in town that goes along with that theme.

    I am in love with your town because of the flower boxes. We simply don't have many around here. They really brighten my day.

    Thanks for you kind comments, too. I'm feeling marginally better, but not ready to run any races yet.

  25. You have wonderful buildings in your area. I love the style of the architecture and you know how to capture it. Your Chamber of Commerce should pay you for this!

  26. I am loving your paint pour! Looks like so much fun, I definitely want to try this. So sorry about your terrible burn! Ouch! Looks so painful. :( Big hugs, Autumn

  27. That large piece you made Val is amazing!!! So cool looking! And, you back to school one is precious! Love your photos!! I'm walking with you! Big Hugs!

  28. The photo you have shared are as vibrant and powerful as the project you did! LOVE your paint pou, i want to try it!!!
    Thank you for playing along with us over simon says stamp monday challenge! We all hope to see you again next week!
    x Zoey


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