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My name is Emily and this is my dedicated space for documenting my journey with creative living. It is my hope, that I can inspire those of you who visit, read and look through this space to find the curiosity to follow your own inner voice, seek out and do the thing that makes you go “this is what life’s all about.”

Paint over collage

Paint over collage

One of my favourite mixed media techniques in "paint over collage". I was first introduced to the technique by Tamara L'Aporte (http://willowing.ning.com/) and it is essentially, where you create a collage and then over the top paint your image. Hence the name! This is used a lot in mixed media, and often the original collage is completely changed. I love it, as it creates a really richly layered artwork, and also it encourages me to try new styles of portraits / proportions that if painting from scratch I might not use. 

This latest piece was first created as a collage from various magazines, with a clear layer of gesso applied and then mixed media including my new Liquitex limited edition muted inks. I am in LOVE with these inks, the colours are stunning and the applicator is really handy. I love how this piece turned out - it's more time consuming adding collage to my art, and I don't always have the luxury of waiting for stuff to dry so it was great fun creating this and I love the texture. 

Merry Krampus!

Merry Krampus!

Love

Love