Sunday, June 30, 2013

A project revisited

I had made a little 6x6 mock canvas a while back.  I love doing these because you use chipboard as a base instead of a canvas.  So I bought a 25 pack of chipboard for $9, you can get a 100 canvases out of one pack.  That comes out to .09 cents a canvas..... woot woot.   It gives a chance to play and practice with techniques and styles without having to spend a fortune.

I went crazy on this one adding all kinds of paints and textures as well as some stamping.  I love the look of the black stamping.  It doesn't have to be "clear" so to speak for the overall design.  I just love the pops of black against the blue.  There is red, whites, and blues in this canvas so I pulled it out to alter further for a red, white, and blue swap.  It doesn't all have to be patriotic themed.  My partner is very interested in mixed media and different techniques.  So I thought she would appreciate this.

I added some color to the metals with viva décor inka gold in copper and then backed it and put another hanger on it. (The hanger is tucked behind the canvas in this picture)  I customize my own hangers by using twine and the viva décor along with some distress ink to give it more of a metallic look.

If you are not familiar with it, the stuff at the bottom of the canvas are mica flakes by Stampendous.  I used tarnished flakes.  I love this brand because the flakes are so large and beautiful.  It really catches the light and adds texture to the project.

Another little love of mine is the metal mesh behind the left wing. I found that at Michael's in the wedding section.  It a soft metallic mesh. It looks like metal on the projects, it is flexible, easy to use and adhere, it light weight and just way easier to work with than regular metal mesh for most things.  Also - huge roll $12.99 then you can use a 40% off coupon on it for further savings.

grab some chip and experiment. 

Here is the one with a picture of my hanger. The image I used was from the G45 Steampunk Debutante collection.

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  1. This is pretty awesome! Love it Kel!!

  2. Beautiful job! I can't wait to see results of more playing :D