Thursday, August 1, 2013

Mixed Media - Counting My Blessings

Today I have my Mixed Media Color Challenge project to share with you.  Mona Pendleton and Sue Lelli give us a wonderful color inspiration every other Friday.  I'm new to Mixed Media and I can't wait for each new challenge to come out so I can learn more stuff techniques!

So for this challenge -  I used a sweet little 4"x4" canvas that I got at Michaels - I think they were 2 for $4.00 and they were having a 50% off sale (how can you go wrong?!)  The wrinkled seam tape along the top is actually a handle so I can hang this up.  It's attached at the corners.
Here's the canvas from the side to show you how thin it is. (and you can see my little glass bird holding it up!)
I used lots of supplies on this -  patterned paper, die cuts, a canvas banner, lace, a flower, rhinestones, a brass tack, wrinkled seam tape and a partridge in a pear tree two stencils..
The mediums I used are - Mod Podge, Distress Stain, Distress Crackle Paint, Black Embossing Paste and Light Modeling Paste.
I feel like I'm still a little bit too stiff organized in my design - because each layer has to dry before adding more - I put something on it in the morning -  put something else on it after work -  add something else before I go to bed  - I sort of plan the design as I go along seeing how each things works out - rather than having a full vision before starting.   I don't know if there is a 'right' way to do this?!

Anyway -  I'm happy with my little project - and every time I look at it - it will remind  me to 'Count My Blessings!" which includes being able to express myself with crafts like this!

Stamps:  Beautiful Blessings - PTI
Paper:  Vintage Cream - PTI, DP Authentique Uncommon Paper Pad
Ink:  Versamark Onyx Black, Ranger Distress Antique Linen
Accessories:  4"x4" Canvas frame - Michaels, stencils - Concentric Circles/MFT, Mini Chicken Wire/The Crafters Workshop, Mat Mod Podge, lace - Ellen Hutson, flower - Taylored Expressions, muslin banner - Heidi Swapp Trimmings, Worn Lipstick Distress Stain - Ranger, Antique Linen Cracked Paint, Distress Crackle Paint Clear Rock Candy - Ranger, Light Modeling Paste - Liquitex, arrow die - MFT, heart punch - EK Success, Wrinkled Seam Tape - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop, rhinestones - Kaiser.


Vicki Parson said...

WOW! This is so gorgeous Julia!! Love your mixed media canvas board!! The colors are just gorgeous!! Have a lovely weekend friend! HUGS :)

Ellen said...

Beautiful vintage feel Julia! Way to rock the mixed media craze! Your canvas is fantastic! Have a great weekend!!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Beautifully designed and perfectly done. It's gorgeous, Julia!

Mona Pendleton said...

What a beautiful canvas Julia! I had to laugh at all your jokes in your post :) Love all the texture! Thanks so much for joining along with A Mixed Media Color Challenge!

Crystal said...

Oh my word Julia this is stunning girlfriend and sooooo creative!!!! You can rock some mixed media!!! Happy Friday!!

Lynn said...

I just love this! I am a sucker for those little mini canvases too :) I think you really did it justice! Great texture and use of all the different materials.

Joan Ervin said...

Whoa...this is a real beauty, Julia!!! I love all the amazing details and textures you added and the wrinkled seam binding is the perfect finishing touch!!!!

Sue Lelli said...

Julia, you create like I do! (Letting layers dry and then going back and adding more!) I think Mixed Media is whatever works for you and YOU definitely have a knack for it! GORGEOUS wall hanging! LOVE all of the layers and textures! THX for playing with us at A Mixed Media Color Challenge!

Ros Crawford said...

Thanks so much for your visit to my blog! This is such a pretty little canvas I'm sure it must look so lovely on your wall ... Have a lovely Sunday

Loll Thompson said...

So very cool. Love all the elements and layers ... and a wonderful expression of your creativeness! I'm afraid I would have a hard time being patient waiting for the layers to dry. Loll xx

Vicki Dutcher said...

I like the use of dp as your base and then all the layers -- This is very awesome~

Monika/Buzsy said...

Gorgeous canvas Julia. Love the way you used the colors... great textures and embellishments (especially the lace).


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