Monday, February 18, 2013

A Little Mixed Media Canvas

Yes indeed I enjoyed a little mixed media canvas play this weekend, and can I say it's was really  fun to just create with no direction, just play. I used scraps that was laying around my work table, with having bags of extra little pieces comes in handy when you are doing a mixed media canvas. Save your little bits.
This little canvas started out with a technique from watching Miranda on YouTube, using hot glue to draw a design and then glue tissue paper over the designs.
I was also inspired by watching Marion Smith videos on coloring with glimmer mist.
I challenge you to get inspired and grab some glimmer and create away.
I put a dab of gesso on my finger
 to paint over the raised areas to create depth  and help it stand out.
Grabbed some chipboard and cut out some of my favorite die cuts.
 Sprayed with differnet kinds of glimmer mist to add layers of color.
Got to love the glimmer!!
Die cut out the wings ran through an embossing folder.
Painted with black paint added some crackle paint (let dry).
Painted a thick coat of white paint or I used gesso.
 And watch the cracks appear it is a really cool affect.
I added little touches on the canvas with cheese cloth.
Using glimmer mist to achieve the color tones I wanted to use.
Dry the cheese cloth and cut or pull apart and add to canvas.
Die cut paper flowers, inked edges and color with glimmer mist.
Now when I finished the canvas at first the flowers where showing up on camera with a green coloring. Which I did love reminded me of a patina look, but I wasn't really feeling it.
 So I was BRAVE and I mean brave I was shaking in my boots when I decided to white wash the flowers. I was so excited when it turned out pretty cool.
At last it is finished.



Have you wanted to try creating a mixed media canvas?
What is stopping you?
Go for it and give it a try you will be so happy you did.

Thanks for stopping in today,
Peggy Lee

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folk art paint
crackle medium
hot glue
tissue paper
cheese cloth
paper doily
decoupage glue
Beacon 3-1 glue
Distress inks and stains
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist:
(graphite, olive vine, english ivy, aquamarine, marshmallow)
Tim Holtz dies and chitchat verbiages
Sizzix dies
mother of pearl buttons

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