Caution Felines

Hi,

Back again – this time with a canvas I made on commission. My hairdresser wanted me to make a canvas inspired by steampunk and cats. She wanted it in dark, “dirty colors”. So here’s the finnished Mixed Media Canvas – I call it “Caution Felines”.

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As most of my art, it is a bit whimsical and yes some might say weird:-)

Here you can see cats sitting in “stations”, one in the Combing and Cutting station (of course related to the fact that this canvas was made for my hairdresser), one in the shower station, one cat praying on the birds above and one cat – the leader of the pack sitting on his throne, sort of keeping close eye on all the others.

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On this canvas I have used a lot of gears, both chipboard gears and real gears from machines earlier picked a part. There are electrical parts and mechanical parts.

The colors used are about 90% Canvas Corps Brands – Tatterd Angels Mists, Glimmer Glaze and High Impact Paints. The other 10% are Inka Golds. If you’re curios to know as to which colors do give me a shout and I will specify.

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Thanks, as always for checking in my blog. Would love to hear your feedback.

Now on to the next project – which is going back to the LOTR and Hobbit theme…. it’s gonna feature Elves….

 

 

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Erebor

Hi all,

As some of you may know – I’m a fan of The LOTR (Lord of the Ring) Triology and the Hobbit Triology. My husband and I watch these movies at least a couple of times a year. Each time I am in aw of all the costumes, set designs, props and oh – of course the characters! It surely is a goldmine of inspiration watching these movies!

I’ve made a canvas before with this in mind – “Gollum” and here’s another one. This one inspired by The Hobbit-series and the dwarves homestead “Erebor” inside the Lonely Mountain.

I tried fitting in as much as possible on the canvas, such as – all the gold, Smaug’s eye, Bilbo’s acorn, the eagles, a barrel, a sword a schield, the one ring, the key to Erebor and the kings jewel “The Arkenstone”.

Hope you like it!

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Smaug’s eye (the iris) was made after watching the brilliant Yvonne Williams tutorial on youtube. It was much easier than I thought it would be after following her guidelines. I warmly recommend you try making an eye – so much fun!

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And yes I have more coming up on this theme. but it’s gonna take me some time to gather props for them so I’ll be filling in with some other stuff in between.

Take care all!

 

 

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Use your wings

Here’s a small canvas on the topic -rust.

This canvas is 20x20cm.

Use your Wings

Brick stencil used for the background.

The rust was made with Finnabair Art Extravagance Rust Effect Paste.

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And here’s a close-up of the gorgeous rust..Use your Wings4

The sign “use your wings” is from Tim Holtz.

This canvas was sold during a fair a couple of weeks ago.

Take care!

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Dirty Pouring Technique – Lava

Hi everyone,

This is a quick pic of the latest canvas using “”Dirty Pouring” Technique.

I have named this “Lava” and it’s a 50x30cm Canvas.

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Colors used;

DecoArt Dazzling Metallics “Copper”
DecoArt Dazzling Metallics “Venetian Gold”
DecoArt Dazzling Metallics “Espresso Riche”
DecoArt Extreem Sheen “Champagne Gold”
and DecoArt Dazzling Metallics “Black Pearl”

Tacks for the view!

Take Care!

 

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Salvaged – A Mixed Media Canvas

Hi everyone,

It’s been a while… but now I’m back. The reason for the long break is change of jobs, family sickness and general fatigue  – for those reasons.

I never realized how hard it was to get back in the game after a long break but truly it was like learning all over again how to create art. I’ve heard of writer block , what I experienced I guess you can call an “Art Block” or “Creative Block”…

Anyway – back now and first out is this piece – “Salvaged”, a 40x40cm canvas.

I love the contrast between old and new, dark and light – and as most of you have probably realized a long time ago – I love Rust!

For this piece I  have used several techniques for rust, more on this below.

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One technique is using Finnabair art Extravagance Rust Effect Pastes. this was used on this chipboard barb wire.

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Then I also experimented with Viva Rusty and combined this with Finnabair’s products above for maximum result (check out pic below). This piece is a Andy Skinner Industrial Element (chip board).

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Another way of making rust was using metal color  (acrylics) – combine this with metal powder (I have a Swedish brand bought at wsochcompany.se ) and then a component called MM-305-Rapid Rust (a liquid that is dabbed on) also bought at WSochcompany. This is really effective, check out the pipe to the far left and also the photo frame here;

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Of course a lot of the stuff on this canvas is naturally rusted – salved stuff I have found, for instance the old lock. Some stuff on this canvas is also bought rusty – for instance the star and the create coin – both from Finnabair’s Embellishment collection.

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The two signs – Salvaged and Finders Keepers are from Tim Holtz.

This canvas was sold during a fair a couple of weeks ago.

Hope you’ve enjoyed, stay tuned for more publications this week. It’s great to be back!

Take care!

 

 

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3 minutes to Midnight

Hi all,

Back again, this time with my latest steampunk inspired Mixed Media Canvas. I call it “3 minutes to Midnight”.

I would also like to introduce you to a new character – Rolling Matilda:-) Found the upper part of her (head and chest) in a fleemarket. Took arms from a barbidoll and then made a body out of flowers and of course her way of moving around is with the mono wheel which was made with bits and parts I had laying around in my drawers.

So the thought behind the title is that at Midnight everything comes to life in this imaginary world which is Rolling Matilda’s. Machines, insekts, steampunk, lamps, air ballon etc. We are just witnessing everything 3 minutes before that:-).

Unfortunately it was very hard to photograph so the photos does not really do it justice. The size of it (50x20cm) and the colors were, it seems, a hard combo to photograph.

For colors used, check out bottom of the page.

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Colors used  – Tattered Angel’s Glimmer Mists;
Partridge in a Pear Tree, Vintage Brass, Tokyo, Tattered Leather, Coffee Shop, Dragonfly, Key Lime Pie, Rolling Tide, Rolling Tide, It’s orange and Summer glow.

To color the roses in Rolling Matildas dress I used Finnabair’s Art Alchemy Acrylic Paints “Green Olive”, “Emerald Green” and DecoArt Metallic Lustre “Elegant Emerald” and “Lavish Green”

To highlight everything else I have used a mix of Finnabair’s Art Alchemy Metallique Waxes and Acrylic Paints.

Metal pieces found in my drawers, lot’s of them taken from insides of sewing machines, old telephone and clocks.

Thank’s for checking in and have a wonderful weekend!

 

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Face Off – Texture and Rust

Happy New Year to Everyone!

This holiday I have made 3 completely different canvases;

  • Face Off – Rust and textures
  • Three Minutes to Midnight – introducing Rolling Matilda – Steampunk style canvas
  • Abstract – Turquoise

First out is Face Off.

Faces were done with air dry clay using molds that I purchased online. I’m guessing a lot of you have tried air dry clay – sometimes the outcome is great and sometimes it cracks… This time the faces were completely cracked so my initial thought was to just throw them away but then I decided to use that and do 2 faces that looked like two old rusty masks.

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I used tons of different textures on the cavas, cardboard, cheese cloth, bubble wrap etc. Glued down the masks and then I tried something newly purchased;

Rust and corrosion liquid + iron metal powder. There are tons of these out on the market, I found a Swedish Online store that I purchased from

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First you paint the surface with regular school type glue, then you sprinkle the iron metal powder and lastly the liquid is added with a pencil. After an hour or so it all starts to look rusty and corroded. The instructions told me that I should stop the process with some type of varnish but I just let it go…. I wanted everything to be completely covered with rust.

To add some finnishing touches I added Finnabair’s Rust paste here and there + some green color (Inka Golds).

It was great fun to try these different textures and the Rust/corrosion – Highly recommend it if you’re a rust-fan as I am:-)

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Tune in for the following two canvases later this week. Wishing you all a great ending to this weekend!

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Key Unfolding

Hi,

Back again, today with a Mixed Media Canvas that I call Key Unfolding.

I love key’s in all shapes and forms, on this canvas it really shows:-).

The starting point was the 12×12 stencil. Sorry I’m not sure of the maker but I do believe it is TCW. This stencil also gave me the inspiration for the title and the colors to use.

The colors are not my typical but I was going for a feel of mystical and fantasy – for me that is greens in different shades and then adding purple and gold.

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The mists I have used to get the colors I wanted are; Tattered Angel’s Glimmer Mists “Dragonfly”, “Key Lime Pie”, “It’s Green” and “Fully Purple”.

Then I also added som Tatterd Angel’s Glimmer Glaze “Sweet Pea”.

Once the these colors (the base) was done, I started adding some Finnabair Art alchemy acrylic paint “Metallique Green Olive”, “Metallique Emerald Green” and “Brass Hardware” to all emellishments.

I continued by adding some more highlights to the embellishments with Inka Golds “violet”, “Old Gold” and lastly “Old Silver”.

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That’s all for today, thanks for the view, wishing you all a great rest of the weekend!

 

 

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You make me complete

Hey everyone,

Today I’m showing you yet another canvas made with Tim Holtz Distress Crayons, Prima, Tim Holtz stencils and Canvas Corp Brands Architextures Parchment Rub-ons.

You make me complete

Wishing everyone a lovely weekend!

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Acrylic Pouring – Dirty Pour

Hi everyone,

Acrylic Pouring has been something I have been meaning to try for a long time now. I’ve been a bit intimidated – but yesterday I had my first go at it. The method I tried was a “Dirty Pour”. I have heard from others that once you try it you are hooked:-) and I can certainly see how you could become hooked on this. So much fun!!

For this first attempt I used white and black acrylics + DecoArt colors “Venetian Gold”, “Rich Espresso” and “Mink Pearl”.  The canvas is 50×20 cm so quite large – very hard to take photos of so therefore the colors are not popping as much here on photo as they do in real life… the look of it in real life I am really happy with actually.

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Here are the same colors used (the rest of the cup) on yet another 50×20 canvas. A completely different look.

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and here’s a close-up of that one.

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Later on this week I can show you some more on this theme, because I spent most of the weekend doing several more:-)

Then I think it is back to my usual Mixed Media Canvases for a while…

 

 

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