Sunday, January 24, 2010

Through the broken Window Pane

Mixed media piece using recycled newspaper, ribbon and Mica tiles.

6x8" sheets of Mica.
A transparent mineral that you can peel apart. It looks like old glass but can be cut with scissors and adhere to art work using double sided tape.

My original pencil drawing of the clay house looked rather old so I decide to create a piece that looked old and had weathered with time. I had seen Mica tiles used before to create an effect that resembled broken glass and felt that would work well with Mr.Toast's, "Window Pane" theme.
All the other materials used for the piece were recycled items I had in the studio. One of my favorite things to recycle is newspapers. I love painting over it with acrylic paint, then I either stamp my own designs over it or use stencils.
Not sure it came out as I had envisioned, feeling like it still needs something...


  1. That is so interesting hwo you put all this together. What aproject! Yes, I've seen Micah in the wild, but never sold and used for art as such. Again, fascinating. Thank you for your very colourful, intriguing and creative piece. You truly are an excellent art teacher here too! Thank you again!

    I'm adding a link here to the sidebar--one more entry in the quarterly prize drawing! :)

  2. That is an interesting effect you have created with your Mica tiles, I did not know you could buy these!

  3. Wow, this post and the previous one on the creation of the project are really interesting! I had no idea you could buy micah, but what a great element to work with in art. Im a new follower--you're inspiring!

  4. Hey Karen, Your window pane project looks fabulous... it photographed really well, the mica showed nicely. Thanks for all your help and wisdom. I enjoyed meeting Lync, he's a rin tin tin of a canine. I will photograph my journal pages soon.

  5. How fun! I think mica can always be the perfect touch, and I love the recycled newspaper!

  6. surprising result, it's certainly quite a different piece from the original black and white drawing, great textures

  7. This looks great! And it was so interesting to see the process you went through : )

  8. Did not know about the mica either. I will be looking for it at my art supply store. Great entry. blessings

  9. It's amazing what you can get now for mixed media.
    I have not come across mica before.
    love the varied materials you use in your work.

  10. Once again, your artwork amazes me. Even though I do like your final piece, I have to say that I REALLY love it prior to that. So simple yet incredible sketches. :)

    Hope you're having a good weekend!



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