Good morning everyone. Today I want to share a mixed media project with you. I wanted to make a little canvas to help me remember that wishes do come true. So, on to the project.
Here is the final project:
I began with an 8 x 8 burlap canvas board. I knew I wanted 3 areas to work on so I began with the backgrounds of each of the boards. Using my Black Stamper's Big Brush Pen I swiped the ink over my stamp and stamped onto white tissue paper. I continued until I had the design I wanted. I love using my Stamper's Big Brush Pen to stamp. The india ink is permanent and it is so easy! Each of my 3 areas was stamped with a different background stamp.
I have already decided that I would use 3 mini canvas' on the main 8 x 8 until I made the unfortunate discovery that I didn't have any mini canvas' in my stash! So, I improvised. I cut chipboard that I had so that I had several of the sizes I wanted to use and then glued them together. I then adhered the stamped tissue paper to the chipboard stacks using Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Gel Medium. I also gave the tops a coat as well.
Once the Gel Medium was dry, I gave a light coat of Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Gesso to each board to lighten the patterns and give a base for the color to grab onto. I also applied Gesso to the wood elements I will add to the page later.
At this point I decided to add a "frame" of Gesso around the area where the boards will be placed on the canvas.
Now, time for the color. For the first coat I scribbled on Gelatos® Double Scoop® Metallic Mint. I used my finger to get the color distributed all over the board and sides.
Next, I added Gelatos® Blueberry just along the edges and smoothed with my fingers.
And last, Gelatos® Iced Chai for the edges to give them a little distressed look. I love how the metallics in these colors catch the light too.
I also added these same colors to the paper elements for the canvas. Again, I used my fingers to move the color around. I did not wipe my fingers between colors so I got a wonderful mix of the colors without really trying! These colors were also applied to the wood and chipboard elements.
Now for a little fun. I sliced off small pieces of the Gelatos® Double Scoop® Metallic Mint and Gelatos® Blueberry using my palette knife. I then added Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Glaze to each and mixed well with the palette knife. Then I added it to the metal butterfly you see in the picture. Simply drip the colors on and swirl with the palette knife.
This is what the butterfly looked like after I applied my colored Glaze to it. I also added a few beads in the center for a body. This took some time to dry because I put it on really thick. I left it on a small acrylic block overnight to dry.
Once all the elements were dry I added them to the canvas. I also added some Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Glaze to the wood letters to give them some shine and was happy to see that it really brought out the colors and sparkle of the metallic colors.
I hope you were inspired to keep Wishing today! Stop by my blog to see more close up pics of the final canvas.
I wanted to take a moment to say a big Thank You to Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®. My time this summer on the Summer 2014 Design Team was truly a wish come true for me! I know that their amazing products will continue to be my go to items for creating and continuing to make my wishes come true!
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Gesso, Glaze, and Gel Medium
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Gelatos® Double Scoop® Metallic Mint and Gelatos® Blueberry and Iced Chai
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Stamper's Big Brush pen Black #199
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® PITT® Artist Pen Nougat #178
Other items used: Damask stamp by Recollections, Quatrefoil Background stamp and Composer's Dream stamp by Stampabilities; metal feather by Paper Studio; metal butterfly by G45; Key and lock by Tim Holtz Ideology; paper from Wallflower Stash by Tim Holtz; pearl stickers by Paper Studio; doily; vintage lace, Maya Road lace; Blue Fern Studios Doily Bunting; burlap canvas; chipboard by Grafix.