Tuesday, July 14, 2015

My First Canvas

Do you have anything in your craft room that you keep meaning to use but just don't? This canvas is one of those things for me, I had been thinking about it for a while and finally just decided to jump in.

I created this using inspiration from Anything But Cute with this month's challenge "Summer Romance" and this beautiful mood board.

Although I love the ocean and shells, I took my lead from the "Romance" which is where my verse and wedding idea came from and the lovely shades of blue, white and cream.
I started with a layer of white gesso, then acrylic paint in parchment, sand and soft blue.
I added some torn design paper along with dictionary paper. I stamped, distressed and used stencils to create the background.

The quote is on vellum and backed with a piece that I water colored using distress ink re inkers.
I used Spellbinder and Sizzix dies to cut the flowers, leaves and swirls in very vanilla card stock.
Using the same acrylic paints I colored the flowers adding a script stamp when the paint was dry.

My heart and butterfly are embossed chipboard and the bird cage is wood. I painted all of them with the parchment acrylic paint, adding crackle texture paste to the bird cage after it dried. I love how the cracks stood out after I sponged it with antique linen distress ink.

I added some more of the script to the heart along with a key. I also added a hat pin with cream pearls and spacer beads. I hope you can see the bit of sparkle on the side where I added translucent embossing paste through a heart stencil with super fine glitter.

Although I am cutting this just about as close as I can, I am also entering this at Frilly and Funkie and their challenge "Something to Say" - to put your sentiment, etc front and center.

Thanks for seeing my debut with the canvas and mixed media.
Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs......


Cec said...

Woo hoo, Patti has entered the world of mixed media. Love the soft romantic papers, the embossed heart and butterfly and the crackle on the bird cage turned out beautifully. The sentiment is so pretty and very romantic.

Glad you shared this with us at Anything But Cute and Frilly and Funkie.


Vintagehandmade said...

OMG, Patti, I can't believe this is your first mixed media project! Wow, it turned out beautifully! Love that soft vintage look and crackled bird cage! Amazing design and lovely sentiment! Welcome to the mixed media world!
Thank you so very much for joining in our 'Summer Romance' challenge at Anything But Cute!
Branka DT x

Pawsitively Creative said...

Girl, you done crossed over dearie! My first mixed media canvas was a hot mess, yours is a breathe of fresh air! Love the birdcage and the crackle. Your colors are so vintagely soft and romantic. What a wonderful first canvas! This is awesome sauce!

Thanks for joining in our Summer Challenge at Anything But Cute! Hugz! ~Niki DT

Meggymay said...

A beautiful mixed media canvas Patti. Super soft colours and details.
Yvonne xx

craftieodmae said...

Truly a work of art!!!! Absolutely Gorgeous!!!!

Jenny Marples said...

To say this is your first canvas it's a real stunner Patti! LOVE the choice of elements which all work brilliantly with that beautiful sentiment. Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

Shelly Hickox said...

So soft and pretty!! I love all the beautiful elements you've used. So happy you shared it with us at Frilly and Funkie!

Jennie said...

Look at you!!! This is so pretty Patti and love all the texture and distressing on this...canvas is so much to work with and you have created a beautiful work of art!!

Unknown said...

Its a wonderful first canvas and its really lovely! Cx

Pamellia said...

Wow Patti, I am blown away right now! I can't believe this is your first go with mixed media, holy smokes! Your birdcage is just incredible, the crackle really turned out fabulous!! I just love how you have balanced your grunge with a touch of romance, the pearl pin and butterflies are great touches! It's just such a pleasure to see a new face and I do hope that you will get messy with it again soon!

Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute for our 'Summer Romance' challenge, you rocked our theme! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

Pamellia said...

Oops, I forgot to say Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie as well, for our 'Something to Say' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

Samra said...

This is one incredible canvas my dear!!! I have to tell you that you are one brave lady, taking on a canvas art and mastering it just like that!!! I have only avoided that section of the craft stores so far, don't even want to look at buying one...BRAVO!
Thank you so very kindly for joining the Summer Romance Challenge I am hosting this month at Anything But Cute!
Samra DT

sarascloset said...

Patti, I'm so glad you pulled out that canvas, and gave it the what for! I love your flowers, and how you took the colors and repeated them throughout! Lovely words, lovely embellishments, and I love that bit of glitter! Awesome canvas, and welcome to the mixed media side! Thank you for joining our Summer Romance challenge at Anything But Cute! Hugs! Sara Emily DT