Dragonfly Mixed Media Canvas

At the moment we are in the process of redecorating our living room and I decided it would be nice to have some new art to hang on the walls. I love dragonflies and had fun creating this mixed media canvas.

For the background I adhered a page torn from an old book of piano music to the canvas, then used paints, inks, and stencils on top to add marks and texture. Dragonflies, in nature, often have vibrant, jewel-like colours, and the canvas lent itself to lavish embellishing with buttons, lace, and jewels.

I added natural elements of burlap and pressed flowers, ferns, and leaves.

The dragonfly’s wings are adorned with pearls and seed beads to add a little bit of sparkle.

 

May you touch dragonflies and stars, dance with fairies and talk to the moon.
                                                                                                               author unknown

16 thoughts on “Dragonfly Mixed Media Canvas

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  2. Wow, your dragonfly mixed media canvas is amazing! I loved learning how you created it too, the old piano music looks wonderful in the background with all those lovely stencilled patterns and embellishments 😀. The flowers that you pressed add such a personal touch to this piece – perfect! Hope your decorating is going well and your bejewelled dragonfly will add beauty to any room! Wishing you a lovely week! J 😊

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