Monday, June 18, 2012

"Be Free" Mixed Media Canvas

Where do I begin, June is a busy month with school ending events, graduations, parties, father's day, birthdays. Wow busy is an understatement-so with all that said I did squeeze some time in to create my first "She Art" mixed media canvas inspired by Christy Campbell Tomlinson.

When I mean inspired I mean this girl knocks my socks off with her creative spirit and beautiful heart. If you haven't checked out her blog I would highly recommend it. With what I have learned by watching Christy and Marion Smith my mind is exploding with creative ideas. I am new to mixed media, and let me tell you I love's so freeing. I was having a down day and decided to try splatting paint, stamping with inks, rub- ons here and there...gluing scraps of paper-you can get so lost in the creative process.
Texture is the key in mixed media and a real joy to create, love the splashes of paints, script stamps and pen scratches.... see the picture below of the close up of the gesso and blue-green texture well that is a mistake turned into a WOW moment...see on the dress after I painted over the brown paper, it needed more textured so I glued on glitter then scrapped it off-wasn't going to waste it so I started scratching it on here and there...really cool effect!

To get started:
-paints of your choice
-paint brushes (your fingers)
-gesso, glue
-stamps, inks, pens
-just have fun

It's all about creating from your heart.
Peggy Lee
6x6 canvas
scraps of paper
paints (folk art, Claudine Hellmuth studio, Ranger Adirondack paint)
inks (archival black in by Ranger)
stamps (script-Close To My Heart)
flower- Tim Holtz Tattered Floral die cut
vintage lace and buttons
Print out of butterfly (transfered)
just had fun......


  1. honestly peggy, this is just beyond gorgeous.  the amount of detail on here is scrumptious.  i love it...

  2. Wow, this is gorgeous & all that texture even around the sides of the canvas. Lovely!

  3. Fantastic! Looks like a lot of fun. Yep and I totally understand busy...

  4. This is absolutely awesome. Far and above one of the best examples I have seen.


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