Thursday, June 19, 2014

Mixed Media Video - Start to Finish Canvas

I took an art workshop a few weeks ago from Kate Thompson, and couldn't wait to apply some of her great techniques to my own work.  This canvas was really fun to make, and I hope you will enjoy this video tutorial I made of the process.

 Art Anthology Gesso
Art Anthology Colorations: Grass, Salted Caramelm Waimea Bay
Art Anthology Velvets: Fiji
Art Anthology Sorbets: Chocolate, Buttercream, Mint Julep
Art Anthology Crystal Dimension: Mermaid
Art Anthology Metal Effects: Gold
Hampton Art/ Art Warehouse - Border Background SC0163
Hampton Art/ Art Warehouse - Speckle Background PS0712
Hampton Art/ Ditto PS0616
Art Anthology Gesso
Zva Creative:  CRB-04CB-104; CRW-05CB-153
Behr: Venetian Plaster (from Home Depot)
Golden: Modeling Paste, Gel Medium
DCWV: Stencil
PaperHouse - patterned paper

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Heartfelt Creations Inspiration

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC
HCDP1 244 Arianna Blooms Paper Collection
HCD 748 Arianna Blooms Die
HCD747 Arianna Lace Die
HCD 713 Decorative Lace Border Die
HCPC 3608 Arianna Blooms PreCut Set
HCPC 3611 Arianna Bird Haven PreCut Set
HCPC 3609 Arianna Blooms Bouquet PreCut Set
HCPC 3499 Delicate Asters and Butterflies PreCut Set
Spellbinders Les Papillions Die Set
WorldWin Vellum
Paper Blossoms Tools
Paper Blossoms Mat

Other Products Used 
Burlap Canvas

Zva Creative Gem Flourish CRW-07CA-117
Zva Creative Pearls

May Arts Ribbon - Silk SK47
Art Anthology Velvet Dimensional Paint - Aloha, Fiji
Art Anthology Colorations Spray - Waimee Bay
Golden - Modeling Paste
The Crafter's Workshop stencil - Punchinella
Stickles - Orange Peel, Magenta
Copic Markers: E30, E35, E37, RV06, YR04, YG17, C3,C5
Tsukineko Ink: Momento Ink: Cottage Ivy, Tuxedo Black; VersaMark Watermark ink; Radiant Neon - Electric Pink

Xyron Mega Runner, Teresa Collins Foam Adhesives,  Xyron 5" Creative Station.

Mist the canvas with blue Colorations spray. Tear patterned paper for the lower third of the canvas and apply. Use a stencil and modeling paste to add the texture to the upper portion of the canvas.  When dry, color with spray misting ink. Die cut the Decorative Lace Border die using Vellum and adhere to the top right corner.  Paint with the dimensional paints.  Stamp the Arianna Blooms Bouquet stamp on the patterned paper at the bottom using Cottage Ivy Momento Ink. Color in the flowers with Copic markers and add pearls to the centers.  Stamp the Arianna Blooms with watermark ink and heat emboss. Ink the edges with the Electric Pink and shape with the paper blossoms tools/mat. Add die cuts from the Arianna Lace die, cut with green cardstock around the flowers as shown. Paint a chipboard frame with gesso and ink the edges with the Electric Pink.  Stamp the sentiment and adhere to the canvas with foam adhesives. Tuck a silk bow behind the frame. Stamp the birdhouse with Momento ink and color with Copic markers.  Add a small die cut Arianna bloom to the house.  Stamp and cut a butterfly with the coordinating die.  Add glitter glue to highlights. Finish with gem flourishes.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Xyron and Craftwell Blog Hop

 Welcome to the second day of the Xyron and Craftwell Blog Hop!  This will be a week filled with great projects, much inspiration and some wonderful prizes!

I created an altered apothecary jar - to kind of fit in with the wedding/anniversary season.  I just thought that the embossing folder I used was so elegant - it seemed like the perfect pairing.

 I first painted the inside of the container with silver spray paint, and then embossed a metallic paper with the Swirltangle folder.  I brushed silver paint over the embossed area to really bring out the design.  I used the Xyron Creative Station to apply adhesive to the paper panels and attach to the jar.  The Double Sided tape was perfect to adhere the lace trim, and the Clear Hold Adhesive was perfect for adhering the flowers.

The Craftwell Design Team will be hopping all week long on their blog as well (see the links to their blogs below) - be sure to start over at the Craftwell blog and get yourself entered for a set of TWELVE embossing folders!  Imagine the creativity! And be sure to stop by the Xyron blog all this week for more giveaways!

Craftwell Design Team blog links: