Saturday, September 1, 2012

A Mixed Media Canvas - a first!

I am sure that many of you are already well versed in the mixed media/art journaling world.  This is a new adventure for me to be totally honest - and all began as a way to use up my scraps.  A few days ago while poking around on YouTube and watching some of the Christy Tomlinson videos, I got an idea.  Christy was using all that beautiful paper as a base for her art work, and I thought, "well I have TONS or beautiful pieces of paper left over from other stuff!"  So I broke out my box of scraps pulled out EVERY SINGLE bit of pattern paper in my boxes and then went to work.  I have created 3 canvases and an art journal page (the other two canvases I will show a bit later).  This was the last of the creations and serves a very special purpose.
It is a mixed media canvas AND a key holder.  I lose my keys, my husband loses his keys.  This is an awesome way to have a beautiful and crafty place to store our keys! And for your viewing pleasure, just a few closeups of this bit of tasty goodness.

The base, before paint, was made using stamped tissue paper for the sky and green pieces of pattern paper.  I then painted the scene with some watered down acrylic paint - so that the detail could still show through.  I then added texture by stamping in acrylic paint with some of my stamps from various companies.  The scene was then pieced and layed out.  I used my NeoColor watercolor pastels in order to create the shading, along with a Fabercastell Pitt Pen.    The doodling was also done with a Fabercastell Pitt Pen and the white doodles with an American Crafts Galaxy white marker.  I finished by stamping some more texture with my stamps and black Archival Ink.

Thanks for stopping by and have a crafty filled day of inspiration!

Supplies:  Scrapbox Paper Scraps; Fabercastell Pitt Pen, American Crafts Galaxy Pen (Doodles); NeoColor Watercolor Pastels (Highlighting); Unity Stamp Co Kit of the Month (cloud stamp, ruffle stamp, harlequin border stamp, dot background stamp); Stampin' Up! (canvas texture stamp); Acrylic Paint; Golden Gel Medium; Fiskars Border Punch

1 comment:

  1. What a great idea using as a key holder, so lovely and bold.