Thursday, January 8, 2015

Love Is A Canvas

Hi friends and happy 2015! I hope the new year is finding you well! I am working on reorganizing my craft room so that I can have the most productive and enjoyable creative year ever! I needed to make something just for fun and get my creative energy flowing after getting fully depleted from the busy holiday season~ here's what came of it.
I decided to enter it into this months Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #8-Try Something New For You. The stencil I used was brand new as are the Prima metal embellishments--paper over textured stenciling was a new technique for me as well.
I took some photos along the way....first I painted a small 6x6" stretched canvas with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Chalk Board Paint.
Next I mixed together Whipped Spackle and Glass Bead Glitter Gel...
 ...and spread it over a new 6x6" script stencil from TCW.
Then I colored with Gelatos® and spritzed with water to create some color and interest...
I added White Gelatos around the canvas and smeared it with my finger...
Now I adhered a really cool Crafty Secrets Voltaire quote to my canvas with Gel Medium and added black Gelatos to create a very worn look and feel. I also added a bit more pink and green Gelatos along the top and spritzed with more water letting it drip down. Basically, I just got messy!! And it was fun!!
After adding some gold stamp paint to my canvas, I didn't care for it but it dried really fast so what's done is done haha! Finally, I added a few metal pieces to my canvas and I was done! I hope you like it! I really enjoyed the process~here are a couple close-ups...
Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you have a creative and blessed day!!!

8 comments:

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Linsey, this is spectacular! Love the white stencilling on the black background, what a beautiful technique! Just having a looksie around your blog this morning and I have to say what amazing work you do! I just love your style! I hit that follow button, so I'll be back. Until next time :)

Stampsnob. said...

Beautifully done I love the effect of the gelato over the paste .............Lis

Pawsitively Creative said...

This is a very wonderful mixed media canvas! The colors just meld together in lusciousness. TFS! ~Niki

Donna B. said...

What a gorgeous canvas! I love the tutorial and all the techniques you used. Thanks for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

Karen Crossen said...

Love the gelato colors on the white stenciling - beautiful!! Thank you so much for playing with us at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

Rachel said...

linsey this is such a beautiful canvas!! coloring the gelato over the stencil adds such a pretty peek of color. gorgeous! Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!
-Rachel
rwkrafts.com

Lynn K said...

Awesome canvas! Love the gelato technique. Thanks for joining us in this month's Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

Melanie said...

This is beautiful. Thanks for joining the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!