Inspiration from others

Hello all,

Today I am sharing a Mixed Media Painting that I completed on an 11″ x 14″ x .5″ canvas.  I was inspired by a piece (Spare Parts #2) done by Betty Franks Krause that I had seen on Pinterest. I really love the colors, texture and layout of Betty’s piece and thought I would use this as inspiration, while putting my own spin on it.

Mixed media Balance

I am not sure if it holds up to Betty’s original piece however, I am pleased with how it turned out.  For the circles, I used large wooden beads that I recycled from a piece of junk jewelry.  I also added texture by applying texture paste over drywall tape as well as a base of modeling paste randomly spread across the canvas.  And, of course, I had to add a few stamped images (script stamp and crackle background stamp) to create additional interest.

So, a big thank you to Betty Franks Krause for the inspiration today.  I hope that one day my art can be an inspiration to others as well.


  • DecoArt Americana Acrylics & varnishes
  • DecoArt Modeling Paste
  • Junk Jewelry
  • Drywall Tape
  • Ranger Texture Paste and Archival Ink
  • Book text
  • Stamps by The Angel Company

Happy Day!







2 thoughts on “Inspiration from others”

  1. Lori, I looked at your inspiration piece and I like yours much better. I like how you have added texture, and also the colors you’ve used. Great job!

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