Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Marie Antoinette

I made this "bits and pieces" canvas for Mary Ann -- it is part of the Marie Antoinette Collage Swap hosted by Maria at The Junk Drawer. I've never done anything like this before, but we were supposed to use an 8 1/2 x 11 canvas and put 12 squares with collaged bits and pieces on it. Well, I've never seen an 8 1/2 x 11 canvas, so I used 9x12. I painted the background and then made squares that were 2 1/2 " square. Some people did them with bigger squares, with no canvas showing in between, but I wanted my canvas to show. I used a bit of glitter too (I know that Maija would say that I didn't use enough glitter, LOL)(mary ann, feel free to add more glitter!!!)

9 comments:

Dawn Supina said...

Funky piece!
Eat cake!

Sandy Michelle said...

I love it! The Maries and the colours really make the piece!

Maija said...

Oh Martha! It turned out so pretty!!1 I still have to put mine in the mail to Jeanne- I suck......

Joanne Huffman said...

Marie would love this!

Joanne

grrl+dog said...

it's that lovely french color scheme that always draws me in...

Debby said...

Martha, this is such a pretty piece. Love your work.
dEbby

Susan Williamson said...

Very cool. I like how the canvas shows through pulling everything together and yet highlighting each individual piece.

firstborn said...

i love it!!!! merci merci mille merci!!! xo mary ann

p.s., i won't change a thing about it. i <3 as is!

Cheryl Carey Bass said...

Wow yours turned out so FAB! Really great job! Did you post yours with everyone else's on the Flickr site? http://www.flickr.com/groups/marieantoinetteswap/pool/