Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Trust The Creator

Hello my friends and happy Wednesday! Today I've decided to share  my very first mixed media canvas. I have really been wanting to get into working with my Faber-Castell Gelatos but nervous to do so and after watching many videos on YouTube showing how to use them, I took the plunge! This canvas is a fun 6x6 size--not too overwhelming for the beginner like myself. I get all my canvases from Blick Art Supplies--I haven't found a better deal on open stock canvases anywhere. I was also inspired by Take The Challenge with Mou- May 2014. This month, Mou's challenge requires the use of 2 or more Design Memory Craft products on a handmade memory project. Here it is
I stamped this wonderful new image by Phyllis Harris from Unity Stamp Co called Trust the Creator. I stamped it onto tissue paper then secured down with a layer of mod podge under and over the girl. The sentiment I stamped directly onto the canvas last after blending and stamping my background.
The Design Memory Craft products used on this project are:
Faber-Castell Gelatos (background and girl)
Gold Metallic PITT Artist Pen (hair, bird and highlights on boots)
Fine Black Pen from Essential PITT Artist Pen Pack (outlining)
What do you think? I have much to learn and far to go, but I really enjoyed the process and the more I look at this one, the more I like it. Thank you so much for stopping by and allowing me to share my first mixed media canvas with you! Have a creative and blessed day!


Stampsnob. said...

This is so artistic I could see it in an art galley .....Lis

jessica said...

This is GORGEOUS Linsey!!!
OMG you are a natural!!! FAB colors, LOVE the image of the girl and WOW WOW WOW I am in AWE of this my friend! I would totally hang this in my house!!!!!
AWESOME job!!!

Karen Letchworth said...

This is GORGEOUS! I really want to thank you for stopping by to share your talents with us. God has certainly blessed you with talent, and it's such a joy to have you share those talents in our challenge. I'd love to have you share with us again soon. May He richly bless you as you create your lovely art.
God bless you,
Word Art Wednesday

Diane Noble said...

Linsey, this is an amazing creation. I LOVE mixed media, so this is wonderful inspiration for me. All your designs are so beautiful. You have an amazing talent for the art medium. We are thrilled to have you joining us at Word Art Wednesday. Not only is your artwork inspiring, but your love for the Lord is obvious and we rejoice that we can partner with you through our challenge to exalt the name of Christ!
Diane Noble (DT-WAW)

~ Jo ~ said...

WOW Linsey... this is fantastic! For your very first project, I can honestly say it looks pro! You did a wonderful job, I love the colors of the blended background and that image and sentiment are just popping right off of it. Great job!

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DanaLHN said...

It's gorgeous! You did a fantastic job. I love the colors, I love the texture and I love the design. Congratulations on winning.

Kate said...

WOW Gorgeous Creations and Beautiful Colors.