Monday, May 12, 2014

My First Ever Mixed Media Canvas

I am excited to share with you my first ever mixed media canvas loaded with my favorite Want2Srap® products. I am still new to this new art form and admit that I struggled with the messiness and randomness (as in collages) of it. So, I thought the beauty of art is you can make it personal with your own style. Here is my take of a shabby and "clean and ordered" mixed media canvas. The piece is 5" x 7".
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The first thing I did was cover Want2Scrap chipboards (Clouds, Houses, Fences) with DecoArt gesso then let them dry. I decoupaged the top half with some torn blue Graphic 45 papers.
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The bottom half is covered with burlap, which I secured with a glue gun. I then adhered my different elements: clouds, house, sentiment, fence and Finesse Swirl pearls, which I divided into two parts: one is placed above the fence (photo below) and the other as smoke from the chipboard house chimney (photo above). I adhered a thin pink lace on the fence.
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I left the "Love" chipboard as is because it coordinates well with the burlap. I spelled the rest of the sentiment using Authentique letter stickers. I added some Hot Pink pearls to highlight "lives." I also layered "here" with two kinds of letter stickers to make it stand out.
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I then die cut several flower and leave templates using Spellbinders dies (Spiral Blossom One and Bitty Blossoms) from various coordinating Graphic 45 pattern papers. I adhered a big rolled flower with a big Hot Pink pearl on the center, along with a strip of lace on the roof, on the chipboard house. The other rolled flowers are glued along the bottom to anchor the whole piece. I also used various Scrapbook Adhesives by3L products on this canvas.
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I have made a few more canvases and will share them with you on future posts. I think you will see how quickly I evolved in my mixed media art, from this clean and ordered style to a more eclectic "messy" type. :) The layout is inspired by the Cardabilities #98. I'm also entering this to the Crazy 4 Challenge #235 (Bingo using flowers, sentiment and bling).
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8 comments:

  1. Love your 'ordered' canvas Nina - and I am looking forward to seeing how you let go and get messy and random ... I have yet to do it
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  2. Gorgeous piece, I love the scene you created. Wonderful use of dies and trims!

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  3. Nina, you rocked it! I'd never know it was your first attempt. Beautifully done! The scene is so sweet, and love all of your little touches of spring!

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  4. This is so pretty! I just love your lace roof!

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  5. I love your project! Stepping outside our comfort zone inspires growth and learning! Beautiful!

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  6. Cute, Nina! I love the pearl smoke coming out of the chimney!

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  7. Super cute love all the details.

    Hugs diane

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Thank you for your kind comments.

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