Family Life,  Mixed Media Art

Live Canvas

As promised I am back to share my Mixed Media Canvas that I completed earlier in the week.  It is actually inspired by the March Product Pick Challenge over at the Prima Blog.  As you all know I just loooove Prima and eveything Mixed Media, so this is a real project of love.

Before I share the pictures I also wanted to share that my Mum was featured for her interpretation of the February Prima Build-a-Page Sketch.

Live Canvas by Alicia Redshaw

The photograph was actually taken three days prior to Quentin’s hand being crushed and our prespectives on life changing forever.  The canvas is my gift to Quentin for Easter, even though Candy has warned me that it is too good to go in his work office – which happens to be right beside a coal line and workshop (lots of the black gold floating around in the air).

This is what the background consists of in order (prior to the additional of the tulle, paper, flowers, etc):
Golden GAC-100 (to protect my work)
Golden Gesso
Workable Fixative
Doily pieces attached with Golden Soft Gel (Semi-Gloss)
Misted Shimmerz sprays
Light Molding Paste dots created with Prima stencil and palette knife
Gesso swipes
Workable Fixative
Misted Shimmerz sprays
Blingz swipes
Light Molding Paste pattern created with Prima stencil and palette knife
Splatters of Shimmerz sprays
Gesso swipes
Golden Pearl Mica Flakes swipes
Swipe edges and tops of textures lightly with Ranger Archival Ink (Olive)

Now for some close-ups of the canvas and especially the background, which I am very proud of.

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Anyone who is interested in seeing a canvas like this being created is welcome to come along to the FREE Mixed Media Play Day at Scrapbook Fantasies on Tuesday 2 April from 10am.

Supplies used:
Patterned paper – Prima (Lifetime)
Flowers, bird, Vintage Metal Trinkets, key clip, bulb, wooden flowers, mesh trim – Prima
Pastels – PanPastels (Permanent Green, Phthalo Green, Phthalo Green Tint, Turquoise, Turquoise Tint, Titanium White, Yellow Green)
Mists – Shimmerz (Vibez – 24 Karat, Abomindable Blue; Coloringz – No Yoking; Spritz – 4 Leaf Clover, Sea Foam; Shimmeringz – Baby’s Breath)
Paint – Blingz by Shimmerz (Gold Glimmer, Pixie Dust),  Shimmerz (Jilted Jade), Golden Gesso (white), Golden Pearl Mica Flakes Small
Ink – Ranger Archival (Olive)
Mediums – Golden Light Molding Paste, Golden Soft Gel (Semi-Gloss)
Stencils – Prima
Sealants – Golden GAC-100, Micador Workable Fixative (Matte), Micador Picture Varnish (Satin)
String – Tim Holtz Paper String
Adhesive – Helmar 450
Doily – Bo Bunny

All of these supplies were purchased from Scrapbook Fantasies.

One Comment

  • Michelle

    The canvas is more lovely in real life than in the photos.
    Would make a beautiful class. 😉

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