Hi everyone! I hope you are all doing well. I wanted to share some stuff I've done that is new for me! I've been wanting to try some mixed media on a canvas for some time, and did a small one for a friend for her birthday this past December. I bought a 16 x 20 canvas at the local Dollar store for $2, and figure I'd just give it a go! I didn't know what I was going to do, but I did know it would have butterflies on it! So, this is what I came up with!
I used so many different products that I have! Starting off with gesso; a mask I made with my cricket for the butterflies on the branch, and stencil for the branch with the cherry blossoms. In the center I used a mesh bag for added texture. I glued some pages from a vintage book around the edges with white glue, and once that was dry I spritzed it lightly with water and rubbed my finger over it take some of it away.
This floral area I used a TH stamp with Distress Embossing Powder and Stickles.
I used my new Martha Stewart butterfly punch to make the butterflies with the white pearls as their trail. I used a lot of stamps on here. My Martha Stewart butterfly stamps, music stamp, script stamp, some Tim Holtz stamps. I stamped with distress inks and some white paint, I sprayed the background with Maya Mists, Smooch Sprays, Moonshadow Mists,. I Used Stickles , Smooch Ink, Distress Embossing Powder and Distress ink. Almost everything but the kitchen sink!
I used a script stamp I have by Heartfelt Creations on the white letters and spritzed a bit of Shimmerz Spray on them so they weren't quite so "white".
I used alcohol inks in a variety of colors on the word changed to signify the changes a butterfly goes through. Hope you enjoyed looking at it!
Now I want to share with you the cards I made over the weekend while I was at an awesome weekend crop. Not only was the crop amazing, but the fact that I actually made cards that is amazing!!
We had a few sketches we could do to put tickets into a draw for prizes, [I didn't win:(] These 2 cards and done based on the sketches. I was surprised that actually enjoyed it! So, who know? You just may see more cards coming from me!
I used some of my left over pieces of my March kit from ScrapThat! to make this card. I had to borrow some stamps with sentiments as I don't make cards! lol All in all, it was fun and I am sure I will try it again.
Thanks for joining me, and come on back Friday morning as I will be revealing my next layout based on a sketch by Ness!