Tuesday, March 19, 2013

JustRite and Faber Castell Hop!

Hello Everyone and welcome to Day 2 of the JustRite Papercraft and Faber Castell Mixed Media Hop!!  Not only is there a feast for the eyes along the hop today......but you can WIN PRIZES!!!!   

To win one of today's prize packages --- leave comments on each designers blog post and two lucky people will be selected from the chosen blogs as the WINNERS!!!!  Comments will be open until March 22nd at midnight USA EST.  What will they win???  How about these......

Well Mixed Media has usually scared me a bit - I'm not normally a 'messy hands' kind of crafter, but I have to say it was quite liberating to not be so particular and just let go!  So I didn't just dabble, I completely jumped off the deep end and made a......CANVAS!!!  I know, I shocked myself too!!  ;-)
(I completely forgot to take step by step pics while I was making this - so I've recreated it for the tutorial, but it won't look 'exactly' like the original, sorry about that!)
I've used a 6" x 8" Canvas (15cm x 20cm) and covered it with Impasto Medium (I didn't have Gesso, but figured this would work).  Then I've torn up strips of paper, attaching them with more Impasto.  It didn't matter that it made the papers more 'white' since I was going to cover them anyway.
 I've made sure this was dry using my heat gun and then scribbled on some Faber-Castell Gelatos - Metallic Mint, Metallic Blueberry and Metallic Grape and started to blend with a wet paintbrush (it was included in the Mix & Match Metallic Gelatos set).
 If it is a bit heavy in a particular area, you can simply lighten it by brushing it with a bit more water, or using a baby wipe!
 Next I stamped the Grand Damask Background stamp and the 'Butterfly' and 'Dreams' sentiments from Winged Vintage Labels Two & Three set with black Brilliance ink all over the canvas.
The butterfly from Winged Vintage Labels Two & Three has been stamped twice in Brilliance ink and dried well and then I've scribbled some Metallic Melon and Gold Gelato over them, blending with a wet brush.

 I've made sure the canvas was very dry before the next step.  I've then used a piece of white card cut with Spellbinders Basic Lattice die and placed it over one side and brushed on some white paste to add some dimension.  The butterflies have been cut out with the matching Spellbinders Wonderful Wings die and attached to the canvas.
Finally I've stamped three words from the same stamp set and hand cut them and attached them to the canvas and accented the project (when dry!) with a Gold Pitt Artist pen (from the Mix & Match Metallic Mixed Media Sampler) - LOVE this pen!!  :)  And there you have it - my very first Mixed Media project!!  :)
Want even more inspiration????  Stop by these amazing blogs and see what incredible projects await you......

Thanks for popping by, enjoy the hop and don't forget to COMMENT for your chance to WIN!!!!

96 comments:

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

I love all the layers on this piece! Thanks for the inspiration! =)

Alina said...

Gorgeous mixed media art! Love it!

Wendy Brassart said...

What a great way to jump in! You did a fabulous job!

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Alyce said...

I really like the texture!

marylouh said...

I haven't tried any mixed-media projects yet but I'm getting inspired to try something. Beautiful project.

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

I love blues, greens and purples together. Your card is so Beautiful. I love it.

Sue McRae said...

Fabulous colours and textures!

TLady said...

TOO FUNNY KATHY!!!!!!!!!!! I CAN TELL you REALLY ENJOYED this!!!!!!!!!! (FORGETTING to take photos!) :) Your Canvas looks FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) WONDERFULLY DONE!!!!!!!! :) I LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE the freedom of GELATOS TOO!!!!!!!!! :) (I'm USUALLY not a "messy" crafter either!)

Larissa Heskett said...

WOW!! This is a BEAUTIFUL Canvas!! I LOVE all of the FUN details and the Colors that you used!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! =)

Regina Hamilton said...

You did a wonderful job on that canvas. Thanks for showing your techniques.

Kim Banas said...

Like this card. Gelatos are sooo blendable and this card shows how much..

Sherry said...

Your canvas is fantastic love the layers thanks for sharing

#!PinkLady said...

I love what you did with this canvas. You can't tell this is your first time. Great job. Thank you for sharing..

artgurl said...

Loved seeing a different use for the Gelatos! The many textures added a fun dimension to your art piece as well!

Marge said...

I'd be the same as you about trying this medium, but your project is AWESOME and really looks like fun! I'm intrigued enough to 'let go' and give it a try once I get my hands on some Gelatos -- TFS, Kathy!!!

Marisa said...

You go girlie!! I iz skeeeeerd of Mixed Media but you sure made is shine :)

Sandy said...

love the techniques you used

Ava Gavloski said...

perfecto, so nice to see the possibilities with the gelatos

Susie Bentz said...

Great tutorial. Is this really your first canvas? It is wonderful. All kinds of fab texture!

Lynn Hardy said...

You'd never know that you don't usually do canvases! Very nice!

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

Welcome to the world of Mixed Media! Your canvas is wonderful!!

Vicki said...

Wow! I love how you just jumped in and experimented with this new medium. It's out of my comfort zone too but can't wait to try all the ideas everyone is showcasing.

Cherie Hadjian said...

The mixed media you used is amazing! Love it!

Maria A. said...

Love all the texture and all the colors, really fabulous job mixing the Gelatos to get those wonderful shades of color. Thank you for sharing.

Kaagaz Quilling said...

absolutely gorgeous! what beautiful layering and texture! loved it!

Cynthia Xavier said...

Did someone say "Abstract?" This is an amazing card! The colors, the textures - fantastic!

Cyndee Scholet said...

Haven't tried a canvas either, but this was a great tutorial in case I eve decide to try one.

Peggy said...

I love the mixed media ideas you presented. Makes me want to do a similar project.

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Gorgeous canvas!! Love the beautiful and vibrant colors!!

Tricia said...

Good for you, Kathy, jumping in to mixed media with a canvas!! It's a gorgeous project! Thanks for sharing it!

craftydr said...

Beautiful mixed media canvas. You made it look so easy I think I could do this. I have been wanting to try something like this so thanks for the tutorial.
I love all that you did on this. Just beautiful.

CraftyRia said...

Thank you for sharing your card and techniques!

Noreen said...

I like the way you apply the colors - thanks for the technique info.

Noreen
http://craftyjournal.com

sharon g said...

I like how you blended your colors. They are great. It is so artsy.

Becky Dunham said...

Wow Kathy! I would have never known that this was your first mixed media canvas! It gives me courage to give it a try :) Thanks for the great tutorial!

Natasha G.P. said...

I like how you blended the blue and purple, and the blue and green. It looks so pretty.

joy said...

Fabulous canvas! It was very interesting to see how you made it from start to finish. Thanks for the inspiration.

Jessica Strider said...

Great project. Mixed media scares me too, so it's very inspiring to see you go for it. :)

Sandie said...

I need to get me some of these. They are amazing. Just amazing. Lovely and inspiring. Thank you.

Liz said...

Beautiful project I am so amazed.

Beatrice Lawson said...

Well done! Love your artsy canvas with all the layers!

Donna Jones said...

Hi Kathy,

Fantastic canvas, love how you used the lattice die cut as a stencil and gold Pitt pen to highlight your words and butterfly trail :-)

Genesis Jessome said...

Thanks so much for the inspiration! You should play with canvas more-turned out really beautiful.

Jackie Plank said...

Sometimes just letting go and jumping right in brings out the best and it certainly seems to have brought out the best here.. love that canvas.

JPScraps said...

Terrific canvas! I love it!

maz said...

Love the mixed media layers of your canvas. Great ideas and techniques to try.

Fay Marie said...

Like the look of different textures. Interesting techniques!

Sue D said...

Awesome canvas you created!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

totally awesome project!

Florence Turnour said...

Beautiful colors!

Emily Keaton said...

I just love how you used Gelatos for this project. It is SO pretty!

zehra said...

well what a wonderful inspirational piece, great work

Diane J said...

It is always fun to step outside the box. Very cool.

Yvonne said...

Love it!

lori said...

Beautiful - love the layering of all the colors! So Serene - thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

Helen said...

Wow! You've done an amazing job! I'm SO impressed and I just love the colours you've used (can't go wrong with purple, huh?!!)

Barb said...

The colors are so beautiful and so vibrant. Thanks for your tutorial and another chance to win!

Pamela Romero said...

Your mix of colors is very nice. I like how the butterfly's in red pop right off the background.

Denise Bryant said...

wow... pretty canvas! Love the butterflies and your color combo!

Bonnie said...

Love the layers. Doesn't overwhelm.

Katie said...

Really awesome canvas. I love the colors and texture!! Someday I will dare to try this too. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

christi said...

gorgeous card. love all of the different texture that you added.

Stacy Chic said...

What a great way of creating background. You gave me fantastic idea. Thank you for sharing :)

judybob3 said...

love the technique

Melody said...

Great mixed media. Colors, texture and collage are all eye catching.

Dottie said...

One observation I can't help but notice is that you love to design abstract cards! I love that. The card all comes together with blending the beautiful blue, green and purple color. All the added tactile elements are done so well as not to be distracting. The two red butterflies are just perfect to finish off this project!

Sabrina said...

Oh how beautiful!! I just love the colors!!

macmomma said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this canvas! Great colors, great layers, great everything! Gorgeous! Thanks for getting out of your comfort zone and sharing the experience with us!

Shona said...

Now this looks like FUN !! What a gorgeous project!

Julia said...

Love the look! I've never been a messy type person either so it would be great to try!

Kathryn said...

Wonderful job!!

Emily said...

Great job! I'm loving mixed media lately.

Judi said...

This is your first attempt at a canvas. Looks like you have been doing it all your life!! Beautiful job.

Lisa said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the design and layers!! The colors are beautiful!!

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Ann said...

Wow a beautiful piece of art work to hand thanks for the tutorial.

Ann said...

Your collage is wonderful love all the layers and textures. Beautiful color palette. TFS

Jean Bullock said...

You cannot tell that this was your first mixed media. Great job!

Miriam Prantner said...

Great project! I love the textures and the bright colors!

Gina Howe said...

WOW! For a first mixed media project you did a fantastic job! Love the colors and layers!

Scrapenabler said...

Great job! Love what you did with these products.

Izzwizz said...

I would never have guessed this was your first canvas if you hadn't said. Wonderful! Love the way you have coloured the background and the butterflies, and the textured paste adds great dimension. Maddy x

Tanja said...

Looks like you had a lot of creative fun with this canvas!

Tracy Boyle said...

Great inspiration! Love it!

bev said...

You did an awesome job Kathy with the mixed media canvas...no need to fear doing it anymore!! I love everything about this canvas and the tutorial is awesome...got a lot of ideas from this. Thank you for sharing the canvas, tutorial and great ideas.

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

You girls make this look so easy! Love love love your piece!

Heather said...

Wow! Great job for your first leap into mixed media! I haven't attempted it yet, but you are definitely inspiring.

UnikByYes said...

Neat!!! love this canvas idea Kathy!
Thank you for sharing!
Have a wonderful day!
Liz O.

Joy H said...

I'm nervous about canvas too - but you did a wonderful job getting your feet wet Kathy. Maybe I can be brave enough to give it a try too!

Christine Newman-Aumiller said...

Love the way you colored the butterflies. You've liberated me! Why color within the lines when you're only going to cut along them?

mitz said...

...step by step thru this.. and now it is easy-peasy.. thanks.. Wonderful card

Peggy said...

Great mixed media card. It's ok to get messy sometimes. You have given me the inspiration to do the same.
God bless,
Peggy Allen

Gab said...

Wow Kathy, amazing!

Pam Liebe said...

Pretty! I don't have much experience with canvas yet, so your tutorial will be great help to me.

Pam Liebe said...

Pretty. Thanks for the tutorial.

Dale Tiernan said...

Terrific. Love the colours and the stamping.

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