Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Mixed media canvas

Hello! I've been  playing around with some mixed media on canvas and finally got one done that I like.

I should've taken photos as I added the layers and different ways I colored this. Oh well, I was just really playing around anyway.

I started with tearing up some designer paper from The Paper Studio and gluing them down with Mod Podge. Then I added some texture using stencils and modeling paste.

Using mostly distress inks, dyes and paints and a few spray inks here and there, I added color where ever I wanted. 

Added a few die cut flowers, stems and swirls and then decided to add a few words as a title. the Dream and believe are made using Memory Box alpha's that I cut out of black cardstock. The "You" is a stand alone die that I think is from SSS. The ampersand is from PTI.
 
To finish things off, I added a butterfly cut out (Memory Box) and a corner guard embellishment from t!m holtz. 

There are no rules with Mixed Media and for a person like me that is a huge challenge. I tend to like things clean and simple, especially in card making, so this is kind of fun to let my creativity just fly.

I just bought a new journal and I'm going to try do some art journaling. Wish me luck in between making cards of actually getting one done.

I'd appreciate any feedback! Thanks!

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5 comments:

Natalie said...

Laurie this is beautiful!! Love the mixed media art, I wish I was better at it, you've done a fabulous job on this! It is fun to experiment though, isn't it?!

Glittered Paws said...

This is absolutely beautiful - I have never done mixed media art but have always admired it. Great job.

Glittered Paws said...

This is absolutely beautiful - I have never done mixed media art but have always admired it. Great job.

Flip-Flop Creations said...

Beautiful Laurie! Love seeing all the mixed media, I need to give it a try. ~jeni :)

Tammy said...

Totally stunning! Terrific results with mixed media!