Mixed media – 1st attempt!

So however many months since my class with the inspiring Donna Downey in the glorious mess that is mixed media, I’ve finally made my first solo foray into mixing it up!

I was having one of those nights where I didn’t know what to do with myself – watch tv? Read a book? Go to bed ridiculously early? All good ideas, but I thought I’d just sit down at my desk and see what I could do.

Taking inspiration from the many photos of Paris adorning my walls, plus the fact that it’s 6 years ago this week that my gorgeous husband proposed to me in Paris, I thought I’d try for a French theme.


I started with a rough sketch of the iconic Eiffel Tower with my charcoal pencil and added the title -drawing isn’t my strong suit but I’m pretty happy with what I managed!

I then added in the colours of the French flag with oil pastels, which I then wiped down with a baby wipe to soften the effect and filled in the drawings with a paint brush and silver Viva Metallics (love love love these!).

To finish I randomly stamped a kaiserCraft leafy stamp in London Fog around the edges and drew in the border with charcoal.

Not bad for a first go, even if I do say so myself!

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