Friday, 9 January 2015

Paint Party Friday.

 Just checking in for this weeks Paint Party Friday.

This week I have been creating a little mixed media painting. It started out with acrylic paint as a base and then I used my new Portfoilo pastels to create layers of colour. I also added some collage to the background and to the 'little lady's' dress. Then some stenciling with some sequin waste and stamping with a handmade texture stamp in white  acrylic,

I am going to have to invest in a pastel fixative. If anyone can recommend a good make for fixing oil pastels I would welcome the advise.

I am linking this post to Paint Party Friday. If you haven't checked it out before why not pop over and take a look at great artwork from around the globe.

Thanks for visiting. x


  1. Beautiful painting. I use cheap hairspray for fixing, seems to work well. Valerie

  2. Great painting. Like Valerie, I have used hairspray in the days when I used pastels. That was the dry stick pastels. I don't know anything about the oil pastels.

  3. she is one styling lady, love the look of her and y ou did a fantastic job creating her

  4. I love her dress and pale complexion. The background and all textures are wonderful!
    I don't believe thre is a fixative for oil pastels Carol - I could be wrong tho'; but what I've read is to frame under glass, or if it's in a book, just washi tape some deli or greaseproof paper over it to protect it and the opposite page, if there is one.
    Have a great weekend ((hugs))) xo

  5. I LOVE her 'cap' sleeves! Your 'girls' seem so nostalgic to me for some reason. I wonder why?

  6. She is simple the sweetness...and her hands behind her back...such a cutie!

    Hugs Giggles

  7. A great mixed media piece of art.. so adorable too
    I've yet to try this sort of technique but you inspire me to try it.
    When I used oil pastels in a recent workshop the art instructor advised that hairspray is great to fix the work.
    Enjoy your weekend

  8. Beautiful girl, so sweet!

    Smiles, Saskia :)

  9. She is so cute. I love the touch of bright pink and orange in the right corner, and the collage in her dress.