A mixed media canvas inspired by Iceland


I've always wanted to visit Iceland - to take a dip in the Blue Lagoon (Iceland's famous thermal pool) enjoy the water's stunning hues and its anti-aging properties (apparently, you leave the place looking younger! *winks*) and of course, catch the Northern Lights if I'm lucky. 

The lovely Tina Walker has organized a group of us to create art inspired by Iceland....and I created a mixed media canvas inspired by the colours of the Aurora Borealis. :) 

I started wrapping tissue and remnant lace + gesso on the base of my canvas. Next I used various shades of blue, green and purple mists. Once that was dry, I added liquid inks to intensify the colours before adding gesso to bring out the textures of the paper and lace.

I finished with some lace, beads and blooms in various textures to create depth and interest on my canvas.

Check out the amazing array of projects by the artists participating in this Inspired by Iceland Art Challenge.


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Lizzyc said...

Happy New Year! This looks gorgeous, love the colors and all the texture from the lace looks fabulous!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wowwwwwwwwww! This is gorgeous! LOVING the colors and the flowers!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CStrickler said...

A beautiful combo of color and texture!

Audrey Pettit said...

What a fun challenge idea, and a truly inspired canvas, my friend! LOVE the texture with all those layers of lace and flowers. And the color! WOW!

Cindy deRosier said...

Very pretty! I'd like to visit Iceland someday too.

Lisa said...

Wow, this is so stunning!! The texture is amazing!! I love the beautiful colors!! A true work of art my friend!! I'd love to visit Iceland, too!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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sannalippert said...

this is so beautiful!!! it sure was a fun challenge!! had a blast creating once I figured out what to create :)

Tina said...

I might have to spend my entire trip in the Blue Lagoon! (wink wink). It's on my agenda, so I'll let you know how wonderful it is. :)

Beautiful project and stunning colors!

Heather McMahon said...

This is amazing! I love the colours and the texture. I want to go to Iceland too!

Mitralee said...

I really love this!!! Enjoying the one you just sent me too in real life! It's really so lovely!!! HUGS!

Lizzy Hill said...

This is glorious, Yvonne.... love the textures and the tones...VERY pretty!! I think I want to go to Iceland now, if this is the result of wishful thinking!!

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