Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Mixed Media Canvas

Hi there!

It's a gorgeous day here in the Upper Midwest! Might be one of the last days with temps in the low 80's for awhile, so as soon as this is typed up, I'm heading outside for the rest of it!

I finally had some time to play with one of the little canvases from Tim Holtz's Scrapfest class. He gave each student a pack of four - so generous!

Here's what they looked like in the package.


I used the one in the upper right corner. I wanted to go with an autumn theme along with the colors of the season. I used lots of Distress Paints and Inks, stencils from Tim Holtz and Stampers Anonymous, stamps from Hero Arts and Technique Tuesday by Ali Edwards, embossing paste and Stamper's Big Brush Pens from Faber-Castell. Here's the finished project.



I love how it turned out! I just kept adding layers of colors and stamps. The orange leaves on the vine were created using a stencil and white embossing paste. Then I added color to them with the Stamper's Big Brush Pens. The other leaves along the edges are from a Hero Arts set called, Antique Flower Engravings. The numbers here and there are also from Hero Arts - their cling, Number Pattern background stamp. 



The small words are from Tim Holtz's Chitchat Seasonal Stickers. . .


. . .and the stamped words are from Technique Tuesday by Ali Edwards.

I had so much fun creating this canvas! I know I've said it before but I am just LOVING mixed media!!



The only thing I don't like about it is having to clean up after I'm finished! It's all worth it though! :)

 
So glad you came by to visit me - thank you! Hope you enjoy the rest of your week! ♥

30 comments:

Greta said...

Well, mixed media love you, too, Barb! Gorgeous creation--I really love the stenciled leaves--gotta find some paste. Enjoy your lovely fall weather.

MarcyK924 said...

OMG - I need some of your mojo, Barb! This piece ROCKS, my friend!

MarcyK924 said...

Oh, and I also love how you showed all your products on your desk!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Inspires me! Great job!

Lynn said...

Oh my gosh! The transformation is amazing Barb! Gorgeous canvas.

Cindy C. said...

Awesome canvas Barb! Well done!!

Martha said...

OH MY, Barb, I absolutely love this BEAUTIFUL work-of-art! It sort of looks like your FABULOUS blog-header. You are rockin' the mixed media! Great job!

AND, I love the last photo showing all the products & your work table.

Sue Butler said...

Hello Barb
I knew you would....Once that little messy bug gives you a nip it is all down hill, I am referring to your craft desk not your Canvas! The palette is perfect; the hot Orange being your primary hue with hits of Green and Blue relates a wonderful warmth, the design has movement and flow which is all very pleasing to the eye.
You have opened your mind to something a tad unexpected and that feels good...doesn't it?
Smiles:)
Sue

Cecilia Hsieh said...

Barb this is beautiful! Love all the textures and colours and layers!

Deepti said...

This looks so pretty :) I love the textures, the colors and everything. Looks like u have been experimenting and learning a lot on mixed media :)

cheiron said...

LOVE!!!

Maureen Morton said...

What exciting new creativity, Barb....this looks like something right out of Tim's studio, but with your own feminine Barb flair! Amazing layers and colors.....and texture! So excited that you are venturing out like this, and with such success.

Trinh said...

This is gorgeous, Barb! I love it! And the aftermath was definitely worth the final creation.

CinnamonSally said...

Love your canvas Barb, the colours are beautiful!

walchowDesign said...

WOW! Beautiful piece of art, Barb! Love all the texture and the colours on the canvas. Enjoy the weather!

Nancy K said...

you are totally my mixed media muse! this is absolutely fantabulous, Barb!

Gilda said...

I love this piece, Barb! It must be fun to work on.

Tracey McNeely said...

Barb I saw this in my reader yesterday but had not time to come and fully appreciate this work of art! It is so gorgeous i don't know where to start but I do know that I could never create something so fabulous! Insert sign here!

Barb Ghig said...

I really LOVE how you played with all the colors and textures on your canvas, Barb! Thanks so much for the close-ups, too...I love looking at all your details! You did a really fabulous job on this project!!!

Judy1223 said...

Holy cow, Barb! Is there anything you can't do?! What an amzing canvas!

alexandra s.m. said...

I agree with Greta, mixed media + Barb = MAGIC!
Love your canvas!!
TFS~

Rosemary said...

wow... your canvas is absolutely amazing, barb!

Leni said...

You 're canvas is a real work of ART in my eyes! Great colors. Love it!

Brenda said...

Ooh la la Barb! You are becoming a real pro at this Mixed Media stuff! Love the colour palette!

Nat said...

wow Barb, love your canvas so much. just beautiful!!!! Happy WCMD to you :)

Judy1223 said...

Hi Barb, it's me again. I know I commented once already, but I wanted to stop by to wish you a very Happy World Card Making Day! Thank you for all your support and creativity and inspiration all year 'round...I do appreciate you so very much!

Robin K. said...

Happy WCMD my friend!! You are such an amazing card maker and cheerleader for us all! I looooove your mixed media piece!!! Hope you are enjoying these beautiful fall days!!!

Joy said...

I have to say I think you are amazing a creating with Mixed Media, you seem to have fallen in love with this theme and I adore seeing everything you create xx hugs

Virginia L. said...

An ARTIST at work! Love seeing your canvas art! You did an amazing job on this!

Mariƫtte said...

This is fantastic, all those layers and yet so in peace. Beautiful color combinaties. Love it!