Thursday, February 20, 2014

Two More Mixed Media Canvas's

Hello Everyone!  Hope you are all doing well!  I've been busy making canvas's for a craft show I have coming up at the end of March!  I'm so nervous I don't know if they will sell but if they don't I know what everyone is getting for Christmas LOL!!!!  All well here are the next 2 canvas's I've made.

I had a lot of fun with this one.  I drew the doll then cut her out on some hand written paper.  I then drew her dress and fussy cut it out using Sunny Side 6 x 6 Paper Pad by Pebbles.  I then hand painted her hair.  I love this quote from Coco Chanel.  For the background I used one of K&Company's 12 x 12 designer packs.  I also used some stamps and stencils.  Ok here is the second one.

This image is a Julie Nutting stamp that I fussy cut out of dictionary paper.  Her dress is fussy cut out of Prima's Madeline 6 x 6 paper pad as well as the background.  I added some flowers, lace and bling to this one.  The background has stamps, modeling paste on it as well.
Well that's it for now.  I'm making scarves for a craft fair that I have going on the first weekend in March so I need to get back to that.
Thanks for stopping by and have a FANTASTICAL DAY!!!!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Couture Canvas

How is everyone today?  I hope this post finds you well and inspires you to try something new. 
Today I'm posting a canvas that I made which is more sophisticated than the other ones.  I really love drawing the dolls and their clothes.  A huge thanks goes out to Julie Nutting for her book Collage Couture which has inspired me to draw and create!  I highly recommend it! 
Here is my canvas:

I really had fun with this one.  I especially like how her hair turned out.  I wasn't sure about putting the highlights in but I'm glad I took the chance!  To get the couture on the side I took some chipboard letters, placed them down and then sprayed with my Glimmer Mists then removed them.  It was that easy! 
Well like I said before I hope this post has inspired you to try something new!
Thanks for stopping by and make it a FABULOUS DAY!!!

Monday, February 3, 2014

Altered Composition Book Using Graphic 45's Couture

I've been busy crafting but haven't put anything on my blog (shame on me!) so I have a few posts to catch up. 
I really enjoy altering composition books and I really like this one.
I used Graphic 45's Couture paper line for this one. Don't you just love this image!!!  I fussy cut her out and cut up some chipboard and hot glued it to the back of her to lift her up off of the doily.  I then fussy cut the Couture.  To adhere the paper to the composition book I used Golden's Mediums, Matte Medium.
I took and added some of the paper line to the binding then added some antique lace with Liquitex Matte Gel.
I also used an antique doily which I also attached with Matte Gel medium.  The flower is Prima and I used a hot glue gun to attach it.
I used some bling I had in my stash.
This is what the inside covers looks like.
Maybe next time I will do a tutorial on how to make this as well.  If your interested in a tutorial please leave me a comment.  I found the lace and doily at an Estate sale.  I'm getting low so I guess I know what I'll be doing real soon LOL!
Make it a FABULOUS DAY!!!!
If your interested in purchasing this book just follow the Etsy link.  Thanks :)

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Mixed Media Canvas Tutorial

Hi Everyone :)
I hope this post finds you happy and encourages and inspires you to try something different!  I just started playing around with canvas's lately and have found I really enjoy creating them.  I have a friend who has commissioned me to do a 16 x 20 for her.  To say I'm nervous is an understatement!  So I decided to do my own first to see how hard it would be to fill up that much real estate.  It was intimidating but I'm happy with the way it turned out.  I've taken some pictures of the different stages for you.  So I started with a 16 x 20 and put some Tim Holtz tissue paper (Melange) down and used Golden Mediums Matte Medium to adhere it to the canvas.  I also added some drywall tape for some texture.
Then I cut out the saying Dream Imagine & Believe on my Silhouette Cameo laid it on the canvas for placing with some sprays, flowers, antique doily, some old jewelry and some veneer butterflies.
Then it sat there for 3 days before I got the nerve up to add some color, LOL!  I FINALLY decided on my colors and decided to add some, My Studio Violet 72761, Martha Stewart Carrot Satin paint and My Studio Turquoise 72751 to some Golden Artist Colors Molding Paste. I then used the colored modeling paste with some Heidi Swapp stencils to add some texture.   Then I got brave and I started misting with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Summer Glow, Dragonfly and Mardi Gras.  To be honest I was terrified as this was the first time I had ever used Glimmer mist or any other mist on a canvas!  When I sprayed the color I would then lightly mist with water and blow the color around with my heat gun.

I then used Liquitex Matte Gel Medium to adhere the doily to the canvas.  Then I hot glued the flowers down and sprayed them with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Iridescent Gold.  I then used my Faber Castell Gelato on the corners and the butterflies to give them some definition.  Then all that was left to do was to adhere the letters with Golden Mediums Matte Medium.

I hope you enjoyed this little tutorial.  I really enjoyed making this canvas even with all of the anxiety attached to it! LOL!!! 
If by chance you are interested in purchasing this just click the Etsy link and it will take you right to it.
Thank you for visiting my blog today and I hope you have a FABULOUS DAY!!!