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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, …

Sunday, May 14th, 2017
Vintage Lady Mixed media Canvas

Hi crafty friends! Today I want to share with you a Vintage Lady Mixed media Canvas tutorial. If you know me you’ll probably have the same surprised face my friend made when I created it. I had a wonderful creative day with one of my friends and when she saw what I was doing she had a look of surprise on her face. Why? because this vintage romantic style is completely out of character for me. I usually don’t create projects in this style, at least not recently but I believe that as artists we should always challenge ourselves and step out of our comfort zone. This project is exactly that, a step outside my comfort zone! I decided to create something new and use elements that I don’t normally use.        Vintage Lady Mixed media Canvas I started with a blank canvas and added texture with stencil and modeling paste. Then I added pieces of lace and …

Friday, February 10th, 2017
Happy Steampunk Canvas

It’s been a little while since I’ve created a steampunk project. Today i’m sharing my Happy Steampunk Canvas I created with a circle wooden frame, fabric and some chipboard. I also added a few metal pieces to complete the steampunk look. The process of creating the texture on the canvas is the interesting part that i want to share with you.     Happy Steampunk Canvas First i sealed the fabric with  layer of gesso. Then I added a layer of texture with modeling paste and stencil.     The next step was to spray the canvas to add a little color. Then I arranged all the chipboard pieces on the canvas. Once I knew where I wanted them to be I took a photo with my phone so I will not forget how I arranged them. Finally I painted all the pieces with black acrylic paint.     When the pieces were dry I glued them on the canvas. Now …

Sunday, August 21st, 2016
10 Things to Do with a Blank Canvas

Finally you have time to create something and you’re in the mood and the house is quiet. You make your way to your craft room, pick a canvas and then… blank canvas syndrome! Nothing…nothing comes to your mind, no idea or inspiration. You look at the empty canvas and your mind goes blank. Everybody goes through this so I want to share with you my 10 Things to Do with a Blank Canvas.     10 Things to Do with a Blank Canvas 1.Paint it in a single color Pick your favorite color and cover the entire canvas and now there is no more white canvas. The color can be your first layer that you add on it or it can be a background for other mediums like stamping, drawing or doodling. 2. Go geometric This time pick more than one color and use a brush to create lines in any direction, circles in different sizes or even both. 3. …

Thursday, March 31st, 2016
Ann Butler Design – ETI Blog Hop

Welcome to the Ann Butler Design ETI Blog Hop. I’m so excited to be part of really talented designers who got to play, like me, with Ann Butler products and ETI amazing resins. This project was so fun to make and I hope you’ll be inspired to try it too.   Ann Butler Design ETI Blog Hop Project Spring is in the air so I have a lot of flowery inspiration. I created a little canvas with flowers to brighten my wall and mood. To create the flowers I used ETI Easy Sculpt Epoxy Modeling Clay. This is an amazing material that is self hardening and can be adhered to anything. Please USE Gloves when handling the material. You mix two equal parts of each material to create the clay. The fun thing is you can add color or pigment to it, or you can paint it when it’s dry. I added Ann Butler’s Iridescents to the clay and got …

Sunday, January 3rd, 2016
Mixed Media Canvas: Wall of Inspiration OPEN

It has been a while since I created a canvas for my wall of inspiration. In case you missed it the wall of inspiration is a wall in my craft studio that I’m filling with little canvases of inspiration. Each canvas has a word or a quote to encourage, uplift and remind me that life is beautiful! Today’s word is OPEN…open your mind, your eyes, your ears, open your heart. Open the door to the beauty of the world, to its possibilities and wonder! I created the background with tissue paper and Gelatos. I kept the colors bright and happy. Then I created the letters. I used a blank white paper and added the same colors as the background. Then I cut the four letters and added zentangle patterns on them. I didn’t plan the patterns ahead I just played with my pen and I was happy with whatever came out of it. The idea about this type of doodling …

Sunday, November 8th, 2015
Steampunk Christmas Tree Canvas

Creating steampunk images are a lot of fun. It’s basically an easy idea where you create an image from metal embellishments, clock faces and cogwheels. It can be any image like a person or an abstract image. I think it’s time to start thinking about Christmas so I created a steampunk Christmas tree. I used a 8×8 canvas and created the background from old book pages. I inked all the edges with brown and black distress inks. When it was dry I used large metal pieces to create the base of the tree and added smaller pieces as ornaments. I also added metal squares with twine as gifts. I stamped Merry Christmas and added little metal beads as stars. You can create the same tree with other style of embellishments if you don’t want it to be in a steampunk style. The style and color of the embellishments you use will determine the mood of the canvas. For example if …

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