Tuesday, 4 October 2011

"Where Thou Art" By Mistra Hoolahan

Hi there... Mistra here with my first Green Tara 'post', how exciting!!

I created this mixed media canvas on the weekend while I waiting on another to dry! There are many so many fun layers on the canvas; Donna Salazar Antiquities PP, Dress Pattern Tissue, 7 Gypsies Tissue, vintage doilies nicked from mum, paint, impasto, many sprays, Dusty Attic chipboard and all topped off always beautiful Green Tara Roses and Lace!

I adore these roses, there's always just the right size available to pop in and add that extra special touch. What better than roses to soften cogs and gears and lace always creates a perfect skirt for a dress form!

I nipped the wire off these and glued them right onto the canvas, tucked in one of the gorgeous Green Tara paper leaves and gave them all a light dry brush of Gesso to blend them all in together. The Green Tara Lace was given a light spray of gold shimmer to 'age' it ever so slightly. They were the perfect finish for the canvas!

I have used:

Lace L2864W
Roses 1cm Ivory FDR001Iv
Roses 2cm Red FDR006R
Roses 2cm White FDR006Wh
Medium Gold Leaf LA3Go

If you want to learn how to create the mixed media background, there is a tutorial you can download on my blog.

Until next time, take care and be true to you.

Mis xo


  1. Just beautiful! Love the texture and the juxtaposition of the gears and flowers

  2. This is sooooo very yummy Mistra. Love absolutely everything about it. Whats not to love!!! Look forward to seeing what you do next.
    Cheers Di xx

  3. Thanks ladies... I love creating this kind of work, love the mess and watching it build!

  4. WOW!!! just love it - Luv Jan xx