Being Happy Mixed Media Canvas

Posted on April 21, 2015 in Uncategorized

Hello everyone!
Zoey here for my
first post as Designer in this awesome team.
Zoey frame
For those who do not know
me, I am an Italian mixed media "artist" wannabe who loves playing
around with tons of media and dimension! I also love to recycle
whenever I can, in fact, for this project I will use one of my
favorite "trash to treasure"... cardboard!
To start with, I cut a piece of upcycled cardboard and ripped off some
pieces here and there. I covered the surface using a sponge brush and
Faber-Castell
Design Memory Craft® Gesso
 - I love this gesso because it
is very fluid. I made sure not to completely cover my
surface.

I grabbed a few pieces of scrap paper from my stash, and I ripped them
forming strips of paper. Using Faber-Castell
Design Memory Craft® Gel Medium
 I adhered these strips to
the background. I also made sure that some strips were overlapping, to
create a bit of dimension. When the Faber-Castell
Design Memory Craft® Gel Medium
 was dry, I covered the
surface again with a thin layer of Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®
Gesso
. This helps to send my text into the background, and preps
my surface for mediums.

When everything was dry, I stamped one of my favorite stamps from the
new stamp collection by Limor
Webber Designs
and Indigoblu: Ink Splat Butterfly Limor Webber Designs
Stamps by Indigoblu
. I stamped it with Versamark Ink, then I added
clear embossing powder and heat set it with a heat gun.

At this point...it was finally time to add colors! I started off by
spraying Steel Shimmer, Steampunk Sepia (from the Lindy’s Stamp Gang Industrial Chic by
Limor Webber Designs
) and Café au lait (from the Lindy's Stamp Gang Tres Chic Set by
Limor Webber Designs
). The clear embossing acts as resist, and
helps the stamped image appear throught the mists.
I kept adding sprays until I was satisfied with the result.

I heat set the sprays and then I added some more texture. First, I
stamped with Archival Ink here and there with one of the Rugged Edge Stamps Limor Webber Designs
by Indigoblu
 -- this might be another of my favorite stamp
sets! Through the Crafter's Workshop Template 6x6 – Tiny
Circles
 I added a bit of Faber-Castell
Design Memory Craft® Whipped Spackle
 and heat set it to
speed up the drying the time.

I wanted more colors to help the Whipped Spackle blend into the whole
background, so I grabbed some Lindy's Stamp Gang Industrial Chic
Magicals by Limor Webber Designs
and with a small waterbrush I
applied them to my canvas. I applied the color randomly and when I was
ok with the result, again, I heat set everything.

I repeated the same steps above to another small piece of cardboard.Again, I stamped the Ink Splat Butterfly stamp onto
a piece of old book page, I added color using the same color
combination I used for the background and I fussy cut the butterfly.
Over another piece of scrap paper I stamped my quote from the Dylusions Stamps – The Right
Words
 that I also fussy cut.  I gathered all my
embellishment pieces: cheesecloth, metal embellishment and twine, then
began assembling my layers. I use the Faber-Castell
Design Memory Craft® Gel Medium
to glue all the embellishments
and layers together.Here's some detail photos...as you can see all of the texture going on!

 

I love that you can still see the splattered background from
the Ink Splat Butterfly Limor Webber Designs
Stamps by Indigoblu
.

The sentiment had other words, but I only used the parts that I needed...

And here's the final project :
What do you think about it? I hope you will like it! I had so much fun
playing with all these great products that you can easily find in Limor's Store. See
below the complete list of materials I have used!
Stay happy, stay creative...till next time!
Ciao, Zoey
 
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