Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Mixed media canvas

This was the last class we did and as usual
I post the tutorial after the class.


box canvas
paint brush
baby wipes
heart doily
gel medium
tissue paper
canvas paper 
water colour paper
heart die
heart embossing folder
chipboard word
Mono multi glue
water pen
Archival ink pad

Paint the canvas with a layer of gesso and let it dry
Decide on colours for your project and paint the canvas.
While the paint is still a bit wet, wipe off some of the paint 
with your baby wipe. Let it dry.

Tear the tissue paper after you have decided which section to 
use. Place all the elements on the canvas and do your layout.
Use gel medium and glue down your tissue paper and let it dry.

Glue the doily into the canvas with gel medium.

Make your heart element. 
Use gel medium and glue the canvas paper and the 
water colour paper together. While it is still damp, put it through 
the die cutting machine and the embossing folder.
Leave to dry.

I made two hearts and then decided on the pink and white one.
Use your applicator tool to deepen your colours on the canvas
and to colour the heart.
Place washi tape strips on the canvas to fill some of the empty spaces.

Paint the word with distress paint and let it dry.
Turn the word over and apply little dots of Mono Multi Glue.
Let the glue dry before you place the word on the canvas.

Take the Distress markers and draw shadows in and around the doily.
Use a water pen to soften the effect.

Stamp around the edges with a stamp and Archival ink.
Sew a little charm to the heart.
Place the heart on 3D foam squares and adhere to the canvas.

Hope you enjoyed the tutorial.
Keep well!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Art Journal Cover


This is the cover of the art journal.
I found the letters for the cover in my stash. 
I made them years ago for another project 
and never used them. The colours and the theme matched, 
so.... I  used the word!

For the cover I used:
chip board
tissue paper
gel medium
distress markers
grunge board elements
rub ons

 I finished the journal by binding it with my Zutter.

The colours of the cover are happy colours.
That was what my intention was with this journal.
A bit of colour therapy.

It is like a pair of new shoes, you need to look at them.
This is half the pleasure!
So I displayed the journal in my studio so I can look at it.

Have a good weekend.