Hello everyone and welcome to my little place in crafty blog land. Happy June to you all!!
This is my second project for today, - if you want to see the first one you can find it HERE
Over at Mixed Media Monthly
it's celebration time this month as it's our one year anniversary. For the theme this month you can pick any of the themes from the previous year, how fun is that!
For my theme I chose the January theme (Something New To You) this is because the main product I used are from our wonderful sponsors this month, Maya Road who do the most amazing range including all sorts of wonderful embellishments, and I had never used their products before, so they were completely new to me....
By entering our challenge you could win an awesome goodie bag of their products. You can find all the challenge details on the blog
We have some new rules, so in order to be eligible, make sure to follow these:
1. You must use our challenge graphic in your challenge post.
2. You must comment on at least 3 design team members blogs
3. You may combine with up to 4 more challenges
As this is our celebration month, there are not only inspiration pieces from the team, but also many guest designers from the past year, so do hop over
On to my project: There is nothing I enjoy more than creating a mixed media project and altering a variety of embellishments to suit my colour theme and mood. So for this one I made an altered canvas. It started out looking like this:
Every single element on this canvas is from Maya Road, and as you will see along the way, I even landed up adding a few more.
After adhering all these different things to my canvas with gel medium, I added some texture with a stencil, some texture paste, sand paste and crackle paste and then covered it all with a think layer of gesso.
As you can probably see at this stage I had added some further embellishments from Maya Road including the big flower on the top. I also added a few smaller ones from my stash and a die cut word..
The big flower started out looking like this:
And after covering it with the gesso and pastes, it looked like this:
Because the flower itself is made from fabric, it adds super textures when covered with the other media.
Here is a close up of the other embellishments. The May Road tapes, fibers, lace and wood chip embellishments all add wonderful textural additions when they are cover with gesso.
The next stage was to add colour:
I decided to keep it in two tones, soft browns and blues which I achieved with a mix of fluid media acrylic paints, Lindy Stampgang Sprays and some Treasure Gold highlights.
Here are some close ups still:
A little shadow was added with some watered down black paint and a brush, to make the word pop a bit more.
Love how the twine, lace and chipboard all work together with the paste and colour to give almost a ceramic effect.
My favourite bit is definitely the large flower..........using a heat gun while drying the pastes added some lovely little additional bubbles.
Well, there you have it. Hope you like my little altered canvas. Do hop over to the Mixed Media Monthly
challenge blog to see what my team mates created, like usual there is a huge variety of styles and projects to inspire you to take out your mixed media supplies, so do come and play along!
Have a wonderful creative month and thank you for visiting like always!