tisdag 26 maj 2015

My very first mixed media canvas!!

Hello everyone!

Today I want to show you something different that I have been working on for a couple of days (on and off) - my very first mixed media canvas!!! I am sooooooo amazed by this art form and I just love it! Of course it had to be purple and pink, they are my favourite colours :) But I decided to make it interesting and added a vibrant turquoise to it as well and I love the result :)

I have used many dies for this project, a full list will follow below. I started my project making die-cuts with craft foam and then I decided how I wanted the layout to look like. I also cut the big butterfly swirl with my new Silhouette Cameo three times and glued it together to make it more of a home made chipboard. 

Then I used different stencils and some modeling paste to give the canvas some structure. I painted all the die-cuts and charms and clay embellishments with white gesso. 

When all the pieces were glued to the canvas I started having fun with Dylusions Ink sprays and I actually also used an Adirondack Wash colour, Plum to make the purple edges as dark as I could get them. 

When I was happy with the colours on the canvas I started having fun with different Inka Gold mediums! When dry I used stickles over some of the areas because I looove glitter! 

Finally I decided to used some more sparkle, I used Diamond dust by Twinklings to cover my handmade roses and to be honest the photo doesn't quite show the real beauty of it, but I really like the structure it gives!

Dies used:
Spellbinders Shapeabilities In'spire Die Dream catcher
Memorybox Antique Gear Set dies
Magnolia Heart Swirl die
Magnolia leaf die
Lalaland Crafts Hot Air Balloon die
Marianne Design Craftables Clock die
Cheery Lynn Lock and keys 3 dies
Memorybox Vintage bicycle die

Dylusions Inks used:
Vibrant Turquoise
Funky Fuschia
Crushed grapes

Inka Golds used:
Old Silver

I was SO inspired by this talented girl Gabrielle Pollacco and would like to give credit to her for the inspiration! Here's a link to her video that inspired me and made me take the step and do my very first canvas :) 


Thank you so much for stopping by, happy craftin'!

xoxo Madeleine

3 kommentarer:

  1. Hi Madeleine! Your canvas is so beautiful!!! I love the combination of colors you chose to work with! I can't believe this is your first try, you truly have a natural talent for this! Thanks so much for the kind mention! xo xo

  2. So lovely - and such wonderful colors and textures. I love it!

  3. I love this! I shared on my FB page...I hope that's ok!