Out of Limitations Comes Creativity
{collaged heart}

Oh so sweet!


Good morning everyone!  Terri here.  Today I thought I would share something that I made as a gift for a friend.  It is a mixed media canvas with a photo as the main centerpiece.  And of course, there are tons of Design Memory Craft goodness involved!

Here is the final project.


Isn't she so sweet?  Anyway, let me show you how I made the canvas.  To begin, I prepped an 8 x 10 canvas using tissue paper that had a word image on it.  I tore the papers and applied them using Gel Medium.  The papers were in different directions and also on the edges.  There were some areas that did not get covered so I added washi tape to cover those and topped the whole canvas with a layer of Gel Medium to make sure everything was well adhered.



After this layer was dry I painted the whole thing with Gesso and water to give it a white washed look.     I decided to add another layer of texture by adding some Whipped Spackle through a stencil in a few areas.  Just a thin layer so it would dry quickly.  I already knew the paper I wanted to use and they had pinks and golden yellow tones.  So I prepared the base using the same type of colors.  I used Gelatos® Double Scoop® Bubble Gum, Guava,  and Butterscotch and Gelatos® Iced Chai ( a new favorite from the Steampunk Set).  I heavily scribbled the colors along the top of the canvas and sprayed water so that the color ran down the canvas.   I continued working the colors in this manner until the entire canvas was covered in color.



And after spraying with the water:


And my final base canvas after I had applied all the colors I wanted:


At this point I decided that the stenciled areas needed a bit more color.  So using the Stamper's Big Brush Pen in Middle Purple Pink 125 I swiped against the Whipped Spackle.   The india ink is perfect for this as it is permanent but you have just a little time to move it around before it dries.  
Next I began working on the papers I wanted to use.  I distressed and tore all edges of my papers.  I just love the Gelatos®Iced Chai!  It is by far my favorite go to color to distress edges of paper.  And the shimmer in it.....perfect!  You can see how I just add it to the edges of my papers and rub with my fingers to distress:
I also used some chipboard and wooden embellishments.  To ready those for the canvas I first gave them a light coat of Gesso and then colored with Gelatos.
All of my elements are ready for the canvas.  Everything is layered and overlapped.  I added some wonder vintage lace from my stash to add texture.
A close-up of the layers on top:
Once everything was put together, I realized that I needed to add a little to the chipboard.  One of the best features of the Design Memory Craft lines are that they mix and match.  So, I just grabbed a pink PITT® Pastel Pencil and added some intense color to the areas I wanted:
And then I had to add some bling!  I added my favorite Glass Bead Glitter Gel:
And the tiny princess gets her crown!  You can see the Stamper's Big Brush Pen on the stencil in the background.
Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you were inspired to create!
Supply List:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Gesso, Gel Medium, and Glass Bead Glitter Gel

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Gelatos® Double Scoop® Bubble Gum, Guava, Butterscotch, and Iced Chai

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Gelatos® Iced Chai

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Stamper's Big Brush Pen Nougat #178
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® PITT® Artist Pen Middle Purple Pink #125

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® PITT® Pastel Pencil Pink #1121-226

Other:  Tim Holtz Terminology tissue wrap, dictionary washi tape, french words washi tape, metal feet, crown, and corner; Ideology Kraft Resist Paper Stash; Blue Fern Studios Symphony Corners Medium; AdornIt Wood Shapes Flourishes; Basic Grey Fact and Fiction die-cuts; JilliBean Soup Pea Pod Parts Irish Farm House Soup;  Prima Stationer ATC Card and Damask Stencil; Carta Bella Beautiful Moments paper collection.



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Johanne Lacombe

It's very beautiful. Love all the details and the colors used. Thanks for sharing,

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