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Friday, August 18th, 2017
It’s My Life Mixed Media Canvas

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I’m sharing a new project I created for the More Than Words challenge: It’s My Life Mixed Media Canvas. The subject of the challenge was Harmony and Song Lyrics, which I found not only inspiring but really fun to create.   It’s My Life Mixed Media Canvas First I thought about the word Harmony. What does it say to me, how does it make me feel. Well… for me harmony is when all the pieces fit together. It can be in a small scale when I create something and everything goes great and all the different elements just find their place. Or it can be in a larger scale when all the pieces of my life just fit and coexist comfortably together. I wanted to say all that in my project so I added layers of frames and combined them on one surface, like pieces in a harmonious creation. Once the chipboard background was done …

Friday, July 28th, 2017
Steampunk Canvas Set with Rust Pastes

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I want to share my Steampunk Canvas Set with Rust Pastes. I entered this piece to the Lindy’s Stamp gang challenge because the colors really fit. Btw, if you haven’t participated in a challenge before try it it’s really fun and you might win something too…     Steampunk Canvas Set with Rust Pastes For this set I used three 4×4 canvases and lots of metal embellishments. I used the larger embellishments to connect the canvas together into one unit. If you want to do something like this make sure you use heavy gel medium to glue everything to the canvas and wait until it’s dry… it can be awhile.          Then I painted everything with black gesso. When it was dry I sprayed everything with sprays to add the initial color. After it was dry I added rust pastes which gave all the metal a rusty look complete with the grainy …

Friday, July 21st, 2017
Steampunk Girl Reverse Canvas

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I want to share with you a different creation that I call: Steampunk Girl Reverse Canvas. The reason it’s different is that it’s weird, unusual and some would say spooky or even ugly.It is definitely not everybody’s cup of tea but I sometimes like creating these strange pieces of art. I would love to know waht you think…      Steampunk Girl Reverse Canvas This piece started with a canvas I reversed and covered with tissue paper and then sprayed with very light colors. That was the frame for the girl, angel or ghost, you decide. BTW this is the fun part of art when every one sees something different! I created the steampunk girl from an old doll I had. I took out her legs, cut off all her hair and painted her with white gesso. Then I made her a wire skirt with a metal top. and added steampunk pieces to her head, …

Sunday, July 16th, 2017
Explore, Adventure, Discover Canvas Tutorial

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I want to share with you my new creation Explore, Adventure, Discover Canvas Tutorial. This mixed media canvas was inspired by the Explore, Arrows challenge on More Than Words blog. But instead of just creating a canvas I’m also treating you to a tutorial on how I made it.   Explore, Adventure, Discover Canvas Tutorial The words Explore and the arrows motif gave me the idea of creating a landscape with an arrow sign pointing in different directions. But instead of pointing to a destination the arrows point to words. The first step is to find textures to add to your canvas. I used lace, gauze and a drier sheet. I glued them to the canvas and also added different size stones. The texture is supposed to be the ground and the rest of the canvas will be the sky.     The next step was to start adding color.  I used sprays as the …

Sunday, June 25th, 2017
Let Your Heart Set Sail Mixed Media Canvas

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I want to share with you my new creation: Let Your Heart Set Sail Mixed Media Canvas. Is it clear I’m in a summer mood? Personally there isn’t a lot I like about summer because it’s hot and humid, at least here. But One thing I do love…the sea. The colors of the water, the sand, the wind, the seashells…it’s all magical to me.     Let Your Heart Set Sail Mixed Media Canvas This canvas was inspired by the Lindy’s Stamp Gang June Challenge. I used two of the colors in the challenge.       First I sprayed the canvas with colors of sea and sand. I used the South Shore sand and other yellow shades for the beach and Shabby Turbine Teal  along with other teal and blue shades for the sea and skies. Then I added texture with pieces of gauze I sprayed with the sand and water colors. The next step …

Sunday, June 18th, 2017
LOVE Mixed Media Canvas

Hi dear crafty friends! I have a new project to share with you. It’s a LOVE Mixed Media Canvas I created with the photos of my husband and boys. I was inspired by More than Words June challenge that seems to be created just for me: Father and Steampunk.   LOVE Mixed Media Canvas It’s clear that this theme is totally me so I just had to create something. I usually create mixed media canvases in a steampunk style without photos, so my problem was how to incorporate photos in this canvas. I decided that close up photos would be the best but I had to cut them from different photos so the colors didn’t match. So I first turned them into black and white photos and after I printed them on regular, not photo paper I want over them with a few colors of distress ink to give them the same color as the metal.      The creation process …

Friday, May 19th, 2017
Imagine Mixed Media Canvas

Hi crafty friends! I’m in the mixed media mood recently and today I want to share a new creation: Imagine Mixed Media Canvas. This canvas was created in the same technique as the last two canvases I shared with you. This technique is one of my favorite because it can transform anything to anything and basically it’s easy to do but its effect is amazing! Imagine Mixed Media Canvas I started with adding texture with modeling paste and a stencil. You can see I also added chipboard corners for extra dimension.     Then I arranged my elements on the canvas. I went for the shabby chic look again with adorned frame and lots of flowers.     You probably guess what’s the next step is… cover everything with gesso. This gives everything the same color more or less and primes all the materials for the next step. When you create a mixed media canvas you use metal, plastic, paper, …

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