Saturday, May 8, 2021

Hope

The other day I went "researching" thru Pinterest for inspiration and eye-candy. I found this coffee themed layout and I KNEW I wanted to recreate something of my own.

I have quite a few supplies left from my time with International Scrapbook Garden and one of the themes was this similar color scheme. So I dragged it all out (plus some) and slowly built this layout over two days.

Thanks for stopping by today!










Supplies:

--7 Dots Studio - Paint Chips 

Tim Holtz metal embellishments (frame and butterfly)

49 and Market flowers and stamps (hard to see)

Prima Marketing 
--flowers 
--key mold
--Shabby Chic Door Signs

Creative Embellishments: Chipboard and Stencils

Finnabair stencil and medium art stones

Acrylic Paint Viridian (mixed with white to make teal)

13@rts Ayeeda Yellow Splash Ink

Lindy's Stamp Gang
--Flat Fabio Sidewalk Chalk
--Flat Fabio Blazing Black
--Starburst Spray Tibetan Poppy Teal
--EP Scotch Broom Yellow
--EP Midnight Gold
--EP Cleopatra Copper

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Mixed Media Canvas: Take Risks

 Hello there!

Today I would like to share with you my piece using the "gesso" technique. This piece uses two different colors of Lindy's: Cattail Copper Brown and Dark Chocolate Truffle. Plus a LOT of gesso. Apparently orange turns into pink when mixed with white.

The technique is pretty simple. Build up your canvas and add gesso to all your layers. Add color where you want it (Cattail Copper Brown). Add gesso again. Dry. Add again, dry. . . . and repeat many many times. Add layers of color for shadowing (that's the dark chocolate truffle) and repeat any layering of gesso you may want.

Thanks for stopping by today!!



Sunday, March 14, 2021

Mixed Media Canvas - Live in the Moment

Hello there! I've always struggled with making "spring" projects. Too much pastels? I do love a bright room with lots of light, but my art and I don't get along when I try to play with lighter colors. Besides, spring is messy and muddy, with lots of rain. Sure, there are beautiful tulips out there, but they are fleeting and gone almost instantly. 
But this!!?? Playing with browns, golds and greens!!! This I can get behind and still feel like it speaks "spring". I've started a whole wall of art that tells the story of Spring and am damn proud of it. And just LOVE it!!!
So forget those elusive, delicate pastels. Mud and moss is the way to go!!

Thanks for stopping by!



Supplies:

Lindy's Sprays:

  1. Caittail Copper Brown
  2. Dark Chocolate Truffle

Finnabair Products:

  1. Liquid Acrylic Burnt Sienna
  2. Icing Paste - White Gold
  3. Rust Effect Paste - Camouflage Paste Set
  4. Waxes - Firebird, Fire Ruby, Vintage Gold, Lucky Emerald, Aged Brass
  5. Moulds
  6. Art Pebbles

49 and Market:

  1. Blossom Blends - Coral and Mint
  2. Layered Embellishment Set - Wander

Tim Holtz Phrases

Dollhouse Window

Corrugated Cardboard


Friday, February 12, 2021

Mixed Media Canvas: Let Life Surprise You

 Nadya Drozdova is being featured on FB group #Irridescent Secrets with a challenge to make something that was inspired by her work.

Well... I've watched most of her youtube videos ... sometimes more than once. It's hard to pinpoint what exactly inspired me as a lot of my art has some inspiration from hers. But this video continues to be one of my favorites.

Thanks for stopping by today!!!!




Supplies:

Lindy's Sprays and EP:

  1. Moon Shadow - Golden Doubloons
  2. Starburst - Dark Chocolate Truffle
  3. Squirt - Poutine Gold
  4. EP - Midnight Gold
  5. EP - Angel Wings Gold

Finnabair:

  1. Rust Paste - Camouflage
  2. Waxes - Green Brocade, Lucky Emerald, White Gold, Graphite
  3. Heavy Black Gesso
  4. Graphite Paste
  5. Brick Stencil
  6. Icing Paste - White Gold
  7. Sparks paint - Butterfly spells
  8. Melange Pebbles
  9. Moulds
  10. Prima paper - Quartz

Stampendous Shabby Pink Embossing Enamel

Scrapaholics Chipboard

49 and Market - Wildflowers (Cream) and Stargazers (Petal Pink)

Hobby Lobby:

  1. Chipboard Letters
  2. Wooden Frame (dollhouse section)
  3. Art Palette

Old paintbrushes

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Story - A Mixed Media Canvas with Gelatos

 I made a piece a few years ago with gelatos that I just love. I really wanted to make another one, plus my sister wanted me to reach for purple flowers. This is the result! As far as mixed media canvases go, this was pretty easy to bring together.


Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies:

Gelatos:

  1. Guava
  2. Peach
  3. Mango
  4. Bubble Gum
  5. Black Cherry

Finnabair:

  1. Metallique Acrylic Blackberry
  2. Moulds
  3. Stencil

49 and Market:

  1. Wildflowers - Violet
  2. County Blossoms - Violet
  3. Stamps - Gabi's square stitch
Watercolor paper
Black Gesso
Matte Acrylic Gel
Tombow Watercolor marker #989 (shading)

Monday, January 25, 2021

Mixed Media Canvas: Frosty

Hello again!!! I shared a frosty Cathedral piece a couple weeks with you and now want to share it's sister. I used the same color scheme, only this time adding silver. Can you see the little snowman tucked in there? He's from Prima's Sugar Cookie mould and just so adorable!!

This piece was inspired by Kasia Salmanowicz's "Altered Brush" with the Finnabair DT.


Thanks for stopping by today!!

 Supplies:

Lindy's Stamp Gang:

  1. Magical Shaker:  Bavarian Blue
  2. Azure Sea Asters
  3. EP Purely White

Finnabair Products:

  1. Liquid Acrylic Prussian Blue
  2. Metallique Wax White Pearl
  3. Metallique Wax Graphite
  4. Mould: Cogs & Wings
  5. Mould: Clockworks
  6. Mould: Sugar Cookie Christmas
  7. Snowflake Stencil
  8. Snowflake Paste
  9. Glitter

Other Products:

  1. EP Super Thick Silver
  2. Scrapaholics Chipboard
  3. Creative Embellishments Chipboard (Frosty)
  4. Letter Chipboard (Hobby Lobby)
  5. Buttons Galore Pearls
  6. Silver leaves (jewelry trinkets) - Amazon
  7. Rose flower and leaf moulds - Amazon


Monday, January 18, 2021

Mixed Media Just One Life

Hello there! There are times when a piece just comes together beautifully. I want to thank Martina Stoycheva with Cre-ART-Corner, because her piece greatly inspired this one. I had not really worked with brown, golds and greens before. I hope you find as much inspiration as I did.


Thanks for stopping by today!!

Supplies:

Lindy's Starburst:

Finnabair's:

  •     Liquid Acrylic Burnt Sienna
  •     Texture Paste White Sand
  •     Rust Pastes - Dusty, Dark Olive, Brown
  •     Prima Moulds
  •     Melange Pebbles
  •     Icing Paste - White Gold and stencil

    Metallique Waxes:

  •     White Gold
  •     Bronze Age
  •     Vintage Gold
  •     Firebird
  •     Aged Brass

49 and Market Garden Petals - Mint

Dusty Attic Chipboard

Creative Embellishments Mushrooms

Tim Holtz's phrases/titles

Gears and keys

Chipboard letters

Corrugated Cardboard


Monday, January 11, 2021

Mixed Media Winter Canvas

Hello!! Who knew simple could be so gorgeous??! 

This piece was inspired by Kasia Salmanowicz's "Altered Brush" with the Finnabair DT.

I am basically using one color highlighted by two different waxes. That is it. 


Thanks for stopping by today!!!

Supplies:

Tim Holtz's Cathedral Window

Transparency sheet (behind window)

Finnabair supplies:

  • Snowflake paste using snowflake stencil
  • Liquid Acrylic Prussian Blue
  • Metallique Wax White Pearl
  • Metallique Wax Graphite
  • Prima Mould (ice skates)
  • Tapestry Stencil
Other roses and leaf moulds from Amazon
Chipboard by Scrapaholics
Pearls by Buttons Galore & More

Monday, January 4, 2021

Mixed Media "Be Open to Whatever Comes Next"

Hello! Playing with sprays and masculine colors should not be difficult. In fact, I personally love the challenge since my husband and son prefer my less feminine art anyway.

This piece was greatly inspired by Jaya Raghuvanshi

Thanks for stopping by today!!

Supplies:

Lindy's Sprays:

Finnabair 

  •     Acrylic Sparks - Ginger Magic
  •     Metallique Wax - Firebird
  •     RE-Design Wax - Meteor Showers
  •     Metallique Wax - Bronze Age
  •     Texture Paste Graphite with Stencil
  •     Melange Pebbles
  •     Acrylic Opal Magic - Yellow/Pink (stars)

Dusty Attic Chipboard - stitches

Chipboard letters - Hobby Lobby

Buttons

Stars

Tim Holtz's sticker phrases

Stamping

Black gesso

Cheesecloth and thread


Sunday, June 7, 2020

Mixed Media: The Bronze Age

What can I say?! I love making these little Finnabair wax projects and playing with different color combinations. I even made a wonderful decor spot for them all to go in my living room.

I've named this one: The Bronze Age. . . cause that is my base color. LOL . . . no? K.

Without further ado, here it is. Thanks for stopping by today!


Supplies:

Base - 6 x 6 triangle

Puzzle pieces - Dollar Tree
Creative Embellishments - large rose
Keys and Gears - Amazon
Dusty Attic Chipboard
Chipboard from HL
Tim Holtz metal frame
Stencil with modeling paste

Prima Marketing Mold:
Cogs and Wings
Flower Mold

Katie Sue Designs - Iron Alphabet

Finnabair Products:
Base:
Heavy Black Gesso
Bronze Age
White Gold
Silver

Separate Pieces:
Heavy Black Gesso
Fire Ruby
Red Amber
White Gold
Silver

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Altered House - Mixed Media

Hello there! I follow many challenges, especially mood boards like this one from Mixed Media Place. But I don't always get around to participating, and when I do, I'm usually late to the party.

But this color combo and mood board spoke volumes to me!! It gave me the perfect opportunity to try a new combo with the Finnabair waxes (my newest love affair).

Thanks for stopping by today!!

Supplies listed below.



Supplies:

Wood house base 

Dylusions Mini Number Stencil
Chipboard and wood numbers from Hobby Lobby

Creative Embellishments chipboard

Dusty Attic Chipboard

Wooden Cogs

Finnabair and Prima Marketing Products:

Prima Marketing Molds:
Cogs and Wings
Delicate Floral Redesign
Roman Numerals

Art Pebbles

Waxes:
Amethyst Magic
Lucky Emerald
Re-Design Meteor Showers
Old Silver





Monday, May 11, 2020

Love: Mixed Media Card


Hello! Today I'm sharing with you a card I made for my mom. The flowers are handmade using gelatos. The base is made using Lindy's colors.

Thank for stopping by today!!




Supplies:

Flowers dies by Spellbinders
Leaf and flower dies by Sue Wilson
Stamens
Gelatos - Kiwi, Guava and Iced Pear

Lindy's Sprays:

Embossing Powders:

Pearls
Wooden Title and hearts

Sewing Machine
Distressing tool
White Cardstock
Berry Smoothie Cardstock



Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Ladies Night In: Mixed Media Canvas

A lot of times I make projects cause inspiration hit me over the head by talented artists. I was hugely inspired by Yulia Pospelova's piece on her YouTube channel.

This month's Creative Embellishments challenge is fun and can be interpreted so many different ways. I love art like this and can come up with about 10 completely different ways to be inspired.


My piece is all about time well spent with my girlfriends. I miss them bunches during these crazy days. Chatting and laughing about motherhood, husbands, jobs and life is what having girlfriends is all about.


Friends bring new experiences and "color" into your life. They manage to mold and "fit" into the foundation that is you. For this piece I used about 8 different colors. I'm not sure how it all works, but give a go if you are inspired. (Supplies listed below.)


49 and Market flowers mixed with Finnabair molds and paint, Creative Embellishment's chipboard and Lindy's sprays.


The leaf is leftover from another project. I know it's darker than the rest of the piece but somehow it works with the crazy color scheme anyway.


Paints and sprays are best used separately when working with a piece, in my craft room anyway. The colors pop and do not become muddy when swirling with other mediums.

THANKS FOR STOPPING BY TODAY!!

Supplies:

10" Circle Board - Michael's

Finnabair and Prima Marketing:

1. Molds:
--Cogs and Wings
--Stars and Moons
--Leafy Blossoms
--Other
2. Metallique Paint:
--Frozen Berries
--Plum Preserves
3. Opal Magic:
--Yellow/Pink
--Teal/Pink
4. Art Pebbles - mixed sizes
5. Tapestry Stencil
6. Texture Paste - Graphite

Creative Embellishments
--steampunk
--chains
--cogs
--timepiece

49 and Market - Blossom Blends - Sea Breeze

Lindy's Stamp Gang:

--Starburst Squirt - Polite People Purple
--Starburst Squirt - Poutine Gold
--Starburst Spray - Cowabunga Copper

Tim Holtz - Old Time Die Cuts

Background Stamp - cursive writing

White Gesso

Cheese Cloth

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