Friday, July 22, 2011

Results From My First Canvas Class

Last night I taught my first ever Mixed Media Canvas class! It was so much fun and I was blown away by the talent and creativity of the ladies! This was the sample piece that I made:

And here are the creations that the students came up with:

I love seeing everyone's creativity come alive and their interpretations of my original project. It is inspiring to see everyone take common supplies and make something different that expresses their personality, style, home, etc. We used a combination of Glimmer Mists by Tattered Angels to do all the personalization of colors. I love using mists because there is really no limit to the amazing things you can do with them and the different effects you get depending on your spraying style and color choices.

Leave a comment and let me know what you think!
Happy Scrapping,

Monday, July 04, 2011

Finished Canvas Project

Well I started this project with good intentions of posting pictures of each step as I completed this project...but I just don't work that way!! I got so caught up in the creating that I totally forgot to take pictures.

As I worked on this 16"x20" canvas I used some things that I hadn't planned on using and other items which I purchased especially for this canvas got left out. I ended up making several of my flowers with Maya Road ruffled trim and Glubers instead of the satin fabric I had purchased. I used Tim Holtz buttons and a porcelain face that I found at my local thrift shop as the flower centers. The trim was misted with blue and green Color Wash by Ranger and Black Magic Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels. The other flowers are from I Am Roses and I colored them up with several different colors of Perfect Pearls by Ranger and Magical Micas by Lindy Stamp Gang.
I used peacock and regular black feathers from Michaels, Film Strip Ribbon from Tim Holtz, cut outs from Graphic45 Curtain Call collection. The paper behind the photo is a shape cut from the Cindy Loo Cricut Cartridge on black paper and then I used Perfect Pearls to give it some color and shimmer.

For the base of the canvas I painted it with black acrylic paint, I used a Crafter's Workshop template and Modeling Paste to created the dimension and then I painted silver, gold and bronze acrylic paint over the whole canvas with saran wrap scrunched up in a ball. Then I went over the textured areas with gold Rub-n-buff.

I hope you enjoy the pictures of this canvas and I can't tell you how much fun I had creating it! The thought that kind of represents this canvas is "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder". It's a little long for a title but that's what came to mind when I was creating it.

Leave me a comment and let me know what you think!
Happy Scrapping,
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