Thursday, April 21, 2016
16 x 16 inch
Mixed media on canvas.
This one is a variation on my flower meadow series. Ive added the dandelions, sun/moon and 3d butterflies. Please contact me via email if you would like to purchase it or commission a painting.
Posted by Julie Ryder at 3:05 AM
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Just thought I would post more of my altered playing cards that Ive been doing. These are very easy to do and are becoming quite addictive!! Im able to use up some of my embellishments that Ive got left lying around, like stickers etc. Hope you enjoy them also. I am offering workshops in my Jerrabomberra Studio if you are interested. cheers Julie.
Posted by Julie Ryder at 10:32 PM
Sunday, April 17, 2016
The other day I was browsing through Pinterest (Looove Pinterest) looking to be inspired, and I came across the idea for creating some mixed media art using a deck of playing cards. Now, we have heaps of old playing cards, as my youngest had a thing for them at one time, so I new there would be some laying around. Anyway...I thought I would start altering my own deck. So easy, quick and fun too! I think I might make these my Affirmation Cards...I can keep them as a deck to look through or even use them in my journal books etc.
Above: An old deck we got when we went to the States and stayed at San Fransisco. These ones have some lovely memories!
Above: First get some gesso and paint a few of them.....This is the worst part as they take ages to dry! So make sure you do a few at a time!
Above: I had recently made my own stickers using parts of some of my abstract paintings! Cool hey! (The are the semi circle bits on them). I love an inspiring quote or affirmation too! I really just slapped some paint on and maybe stencilled something on too. Something quick and easy.
Above: More paint, stamps, stickers I made (these were ones I just made from digital papers) and a butterfly. Love my butterflies!
Above: Again, I cut my handmade stickers in half, some paint, stamp, butterfly and a word.
Posted by Julie Ryder at 8:31 PM
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
I now have opened a new store on Redbubble!! Follow the link HERE to see what whats in my store! My favourite items are the scarves!! But, you can purchase lots of things like prints, cards, covers for your phones, laptops, clothing, scarves, pouches and more! Go and check it out!!
Posted by Julie Ryder at 3:00 AM
Today, one of my latest artworks, 'Moonshadow', went off to its forever home! This mixed media piece was painted with acrylics, glitter glue, metallic paint and papers...It measured 16 x 20 inch.
Recently Ive been painting quite a bit using the colours purples, mauves and blues...which makes a lovely change from the colour pink (and aqua!) which I always seem to be drawn to! I know I have quite a few purple lovers out there, and most artworks that I paint with purple predominantly in them, seem to sell quite well.
Hope you like this latest piece. Remember, if you see something you like, and it has sold, I can always be commissioned to paint another similar. Just email me on email@example.com for further information.
Posted by Julie Ryder at 2:37 AM