Wednesday, 12 November 2014

golden cherubs

Hello! Today I am sharing another canvas I have made following the Mixed Media Studio online course. This is for the third week and is led by Frank Garcia.

I have started my canvas with a layer of vellum and then added some texture with texture paste through a stencil and sprinkled some clear rock candy glitter onto it whilst it was still wet. I then embossed some stars on and added some Mustard Seed Distress Glitter.

I stamped the image: La Blanche ~ Angels with Trumpets with Metallic Gold StazOn ink onto a piece of gessoed canvas.

The little golden baubles are just decorations from old Christmas crackers. I always keep them, just in case I can use them!

The flowers were die cut from a Spellbinders ~ Layered Poinsettia die.

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Thank you for looking.


Friday, 7 November 2014

vocal beauties from the operas

Good morning! Our challenge this week at Crafts 4 Eternity is to add lace and/or ribbon.

I have made an album with Marion Smith Designs ~ Mad Tea Party papers as my base. I've added an acetate by Glitz, which I machine stitched along the sides.

Along the bottom I added a strip of wide lace.

I made a tag from the papers and added some washi tape and a metal brad. The clock was diecut from the Marion Smith Designs ~ Mad Tea Party papers using my Tim Holtz Sizzix Pocket Watch die. Any coincidence they match perfectly?

Some luscious Prima flowers to co-ordinate with the golden roses and green leaves on the acetate, finish it off.

To the other side I added some crocheted doilies. Not having the right shade of yellow, I sprayed a pale yellow doily with Dylusions ink. The green doily was the right colour and I just added some glitter to each, to match the flowers.

Thank you for looking.


Sunday, 2 November 2014

Mixed Media Abstract Canvas

Hi, today I am sharing an abstract mixed media canvas I made, following an online class at Mixed Media Studio. The first class is taught by Donna Downey.

I must admit, I don't think abstract art is my thing. It doesn't really mean anything too me. I feel like it is just a base and I want to add something to it, a girl or something. So expect to see it again in an altered form!

Having said that, I did enjoy the process of creating it and I learned a few new techniques.

Some close ups.

I've added texture with a Tim Holtz stencil. The black is either Liquitex Ink sprayed on or black paint dabber.

I've added colour with Faber-Castell Gelatos and more texture with Prima white sand texture paste.

Thank you for looking.