Fearless Friday, Musical Mixed Media


A quick sketch gathering thoughts for a musical painting for a special family friend






Grew and emerged into 2 fun collage projects, a decoupaged bottle





And a mixed media canvas





When I got the idea for the collage projects,

my first concern was where to get photos

without spending a lot of time and money looking through magazines…





Pinterest to the rescue!

I did various searches for things like guitar art,

music art, etc., and found a great variety of very cool stuff






I also got some scrapbooking stickers from Michael’s





Be aware that I could never sell anything using these screenshots

due to copyright laws because they are not my original work.

Both of these items are personal gifts for family friends who

LOVE playing music





The gifts are for two of HHjr’s friends who get together

regularly with him for jam sessions

One of them brought us a bottle of this whiskey as a gift

We all flipped for its unique flavor and sip it for special occasions

I think he will enjoy “his bottle” decorated for his music room







I began by painting the entire bottle from the neck down with

Mod Podge

and began adding the paper photos*  {details at end of post}





I got the sheet music from the Graphics Fairy

or you can use real sheet music

I painted the neck with 2 shades of glossy brown

and filled in any uncovered glass areas with paint





For the canvas I began with a large paper photo on a canvas painted with

black gesso




Mod Podge under and over





I didn’t over think it, just began adding photos and my original sketch




Now for the background





I used 3 colors and a flat square brush and randomly added strokes






I almost always do my paintings on a black canvas,

I like the way it peeks through in spots for dramatic accents

and it adds depth





For the finishing touch I added some gold drips and brown dots




the painting extends around the sides





and I added some painted piano keys




Surprise Leo, this is for you!

Leo is a multi talented musician, who plays regularly at different local venues.  He plays just about everything, and specializes in piano, guitar and his favorite fiddle.  We are so lucky to have him come over and play for us privately!

{he makes a really great Santa too!}



Juicy Details

*for photos:  edit your screen shots with PicMonkey, Photoshop, or whatever you use.  Then create a new document, {in Photoshop make a printable page size and proceed to add, resize, and arrange edited photos}  for PicMonkey choose design from the drop down menu and make a blank canvas 3000 x 4000.  This will print out as 8 1/2 inches x 11 inches.  Add your edited photos by importing them from your desktop as overlays.  You can resize and arrange them as desired. Then print and cut the photos

Other creations from the same whiskey bottle

Sand Dollar Beachy Bottle

Bottle Beauty


Have fun and Be Fearless!


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23 Responses to “Fearless Friday, Musical Mixed Media”
  1. Jodi says:

    Ooooo lucky Leo! Looovvvve that collage canvas! Bravo Jenna!!

  2. Very cool projects!

    Sent from my iPhone


  3. pattyanneart says:

    Awesome gifts, Jenna!!

  4. Rita C. says:

    Those turned out great, Jenna. I bet Leo was thrilled.

  5. These are terrific, Jenna — and I really appreciate your attention to copyright. All fine to play with for fun, friends and family and you maxed it out!

  6. Ricki Treleaven says:

    Jenna, I am the self-proclaimed Mod Podge Queen! I love it! AND I love your projects. Several peeps at Red DOt have been painting on black canvases, and I’ve never tried it before. Maybe I should try one soon! Have a great weekend!

    • Do you know Melanie Morris? She has a studio in Homewood, I love her work…she almost always starts with a red orange underpainting for her landscapes and it really makes them pop!

  7. Mary says:

    I’m sure Leo will be thrilled with your artistry Jenna! The repurposed bottle makes a great canvas and I love the collage painting with the art extending around the edge of the canvas 🎼🎹🎨

  8. thefrenchhutch says:

    Lucky Leo!!! Such a beautiful and thoughtful gift Jenna. I know exactly how Leo feels as a recipient of a beautiful mod podge jewelery box! I think this is a great crafty art full of creative fun. Love all the easy instructions and what a great pic of the grands and Santa. Hope you have a wonderful weekend……..Hope to see you soon.

  9. That was a labor of love. Turned out well. I’m sure Leo will be honored!

  10. prior.. says:

    they came out nice and I am glad you noted you could not sell them cos I was wondering about the downloaded images – but they are really well done

  11. Sharon Mann says:

    Jenna – beautiful mixed media collage, your friends will love your art making.

  12. Leo will be one thrilled musician! Jenna, I absolutely love this. Butch and Seth both play guitar and I play piano. This makes my heart sing!

  13. Nancy says:

    Every time ai pop over to your place … I get another creative idea!

    Your friend will be delighted with his musical gift!

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