Sunday, 28 April 2013

Mixed Media Canvas

Hello everyone. Today I am sharing with you my first ever attempt at a mixed media canvas. In the last couple of days, I haven't been in the mood to create anything. Didn't feel making a card or a layout...mojo gone! I watched some craft videos that I have saved and I watched some She Art tutorials. After watching the Christy Tomlinson Mixed Media Collage: She Art (tease to she art class) & Somerset Studios Project I felt motivated! The techniques I tried out are found in her tutorial. If you would like to watch the tutorial, click here.

I have been a fan of the She Art style for a little while now. I love the freedom to explore and the textures and different materials that you can implement into your design. For my project, I pulled out lots of things that have been stored away for a long time....rub ons, scrap papers and my latest additions some stencils (new and old). I tend to be an impulsive craft shopper. If I see something I'll buy it and may not use it for 6-12 months or even longer! Most of the products that I used are by Kaisercraft. I have some bits and pieces of papers from past collections that I haven't used and saw this as a way of using them.

Here is my take on the girl....

Here are some other close ups...

This quote was from older rubon range from Kaisercraft. I rubbed sections of the quote onto some scraps from the project, cut it out, applied paint around the edge and doodled with a black felt tip pen.


Paper: Kaisercraft Sweet Nothings and Sweet Nothings 6 1/2" paper pad

Ink: Versafine deep lagoon and satin red, SatzOn jet black, Memento grape jelly

Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps Chicken wire, Kaisercraft Duchess Collection and bubble wrap Tim Holtz spills and splatters 

Rubons: Kaisercraft Sweet Nothings, white flourish corners, Kaisercraft basics life quotes and friend
quotes, American Crafts mini marks

Other: Kaisercraft paints, heritage green, orange, pale beige, sea breeze, pretty pink, raw umber, white and red, Kaisercraft doily stencil, The Crafters Workshop paisley swirl, honeycomb mesh, bubble wrap, mod podge, texture paste, Stampin' Up! heat tool, Kaisercraft paint brushes.

Thanks for stopping by!


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  1. Very cool job using mixed media. Something I have never tried but should.

  2. fabulous job for first attempt, gorgeous :)

  3. This looks wonderful.. a really great creation considering it is your first one. I love your girl and love all the details in the back ground...I reckon you will do more now that you have tried this!!

  4. WOW this is amazing! So very beautiful! You should link this up over at Sentimental Sundays challenge;we're having a mm challenge over there this week!

  5. This is just beautiful! You did a great job!!

  6. WOW Cathy! This is gorgeous! What a sweet girl! I love all the texture and pretty flowers! Thanks for the inspiration!


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