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:
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® 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.