Garage

Hi everyone,

Here’s a 20×20 cm canvas that I named “Garage”.

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After glueing down all the metals, I painted the whole canvas with Finnabair’s Heavy Black Gesso. Then I Misted the whole piece with Tattered Angel’s Glimmer Mist “Graphite”. After that I started coloring the individual pieces with the following products;

Finnabair Art Extravagance Rust Effecte Paste “Brown Rust”, “Gold Rust” and “Rust”.
Inka Golds “Turquoise”, “Graphite”, “Silver” and “Ice Blue”.

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Garage 2

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That’s all for today, I’ll be back tomorrow with something completely different:-)

 

 

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Nemo – Mixed Media on a Hubcap

Hi everyone,

Going to work every morning I saw this tire hubcap laying on the side of the road. I started thinking about  using this as a base for a Mixed Media piece. I waited a week or two so that the owner of it would have a chance to collect it but it continued to lie there and taunt me every morning and afternoon. So one day I brought it home.

It was cleaned from oil and dirt and then it layed in my hobby room for some time before I decided to start doing something with it. I had had a thought about doing something nautical and steampunk with it – I thought about Captain Nemo. What types of embellishments did I have at home to use… well I had these goggles, bought in a hardware store some time ago. I had a broken porclean octopus – I put these 2 pieces in the middle of my hubcap and then Nemo was sort of born. I knew the direction I wanted to go.

Published on Canvas Corps today is a blogpost on this piece.

http://blog.canvascorpbrands.com/nemo-steampunk-tyre-hubcap/

Here’s a photo taken when all the embellishments were glued in place and before the painting process.

Nemo Start

As you can see there are 2 Octopus tentacles sticking out on the top side of the goggles, these I made with Fimo clay. Love working with Fimo Clay so that’s something I wanna do more in the future.

Here is the finnished piece.

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Nemo 1

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Before showing more of the finnished piece here are some step-by-step photos.

After all the embellishments were glued down. I painted the octopus with blue acrylic color. I did this because I wanted the blue to shine through the mists that I was going to add later. On the side of the googles I glued chipboard shapes to decorate it and then lots of shells, cogwheels. I also glued down chunks of microbeads here an there. This to give the illusion of corrosion and dirt. I glued metal whire on the goggles eyes. The sides of the goggles were painted with brown acrylic color and the rest of the piece was painted with Finnabair Heavy Black Gesso.

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Now it was time to start coloring the piece.

Below photo shows me starting with 2 mists – Tattered Angels Plain Jane Baseboard “Grass” and “Wave”. These Baseboard colors cover really well – excellent to use as base colors.

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Now it was time for the Mists. All of them Tattered Angels “Glimmer Mists”:”Key Lime Pie”, “Dragonfly”, “Patina”, “Tokyo” and “Coffee Shop”.

To give the googles a great steampunk look I colored it with “Tattered Angels “Sugar Maple”. Love this color – gives it an aged copper look. The gold on the goggles was painted with Tattered Angels High Impact Paint “Light Gold”.

To get the goggles a more corroded look I painted with Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam “Rustic” and I painted all the shells and some parts here and there with Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam “Lime Cordial” that gave the impression of Algae.

This is the piece when I was done with the misting- before attending to all the embellishments.

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To make all the embelishments pop I used Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam “Rustic” and then 2 Inka Golds “Oldsilver” and “Oldgold”.

and here it is again, my altered hubcap inspired by Captain Nemo;

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Nemo 23

Nemo 20

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Steampunk on CCB

Two of my previous works were published yesterday on Canvas Corps Brand Blog
for the theme “Steampunk with Tattered Angels”. Check out the link to see more on this specific topic.

The works published were Lucky and Lucy + Gollum

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Gollum 1

and that’s all for today. Now back to my ongoing project, can’t wait to show you this when it is done!

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Mini Journals

Vacation time is here, sunbathing on the porch, attending the garden, being lazy  – what a wonderful time of the year!

I haven’t been completely lazy though. Check out the Mini Journal I made for one of Canvas Corp Brands Crew Challenges.

About 90% of materials used (Papers, quotes and stamps) are of course from Canvas Corps Brands Shop.

http://blog.canvascorpbrands.com/crew-challenge-mini-journal/

More photos below:

Mini Journal 1

Mini Journal LS 3

Mini Journal LS 4

Mini Journal LS 5

Mini Journal LS 7

Mini Journal LS 8

Mini Journal LS 9

 

More to come in just a few minutes:-)

 

 

 

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Broken Flowerpot – Frog Garden

Hi everyone,

Have had a bit of an art version of “Writers block”. What do we call it – Mixed Media Block or Art Block, don’t know but I’ve had it:-) Anyway the inspiration has not really been there. With the garden starting to bloom and really nice sunny days – sitting inside a hobby room has not been on my priority list. So how to combine my love of art AND flowers… a Broken Flower Pot of course. I started blogging to get inspiration. There are tons of tutorials on Youtube for Broken Flower Pots, Miniature Fairy Gardens and Fairy Houses. I had everything at home but a big Flower Pot so after shopping that and asking my husband to saw it in 2 pieces (he’s got the tools) I went to work.

The mushroom house was made with fimo (polymer) clay, using a glass yar as base. I found that I really love working with clay! So I also made a few mushrooms, and a bench looking like it was made of wood. My husband who loves working with wood made the nice lamp that I painted green. I can’t take credit for the Frogs, these were actually purchased in a garden shop some time ago but they fit perfectly in my garden.

Once everything was fabricated, painted and also sealed with outdoor varnish, I started assembling the broken flowerpot and planting the flowers. I’ll tell you – it was not as easy as I thought it would be – but I had loads of fun. I’m gonna make more of these!

So here it goes:

Broken Flowerpot - Frog Garden 1

Broken Flowerpot - Frog Garden 3

Broken Flowerpot - Frog Garden 6

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Broken Flowerpot - Frog Garden 7

 

 

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Break Free – Mixed Media Canvas

Hi everyone,

Published today on Canvas Corp Brands Blog is my latest Mixed Media Canvas “Break Free – Embrace your individuality”.

Break Free 01

You can also go to Youtube and watch my movie on how I did this canvas using Tattered Angels Products.

Break Free – Youtube

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Break Free 03

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Step 1 – Glued lace, egg and embellishment on canvas

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Step 2 – Colored the entire piece with Black Gesso

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Step 3 – Coloring with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, High Impact Paint and Glimmer Glam Gliter Paint.

Break Free_Step 3

Step 4 – Dry brush everything except the big egg.
Step 5 – Add the Swans head and the Wings (cut out from Tattered Angels Mixed Media Origin Paper “Grace”. Check out the youtube video for more details on how I did the Wings.

Thanks for stopping by and see  ya soon!

 

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Inside – Mixed Media Canvas steampunk style

Hi everyone,

I realize this style is not for everyone, but for me it has become a bit of an obsession….Here’s another signature Scrappin’ Stain type of canvas:-)

I call it “Inside” and the reason for this is that most of the pieces on the canvas are actual insides from something. For instance; I have taken lot’s of parts from a Heating tool, the insides from a telephone, several parts from insides of clocks and believe it or not, the insides of a sewing machine.

As some of the parts are quite heavy I had to secure the backside of the top canvas (meaning I screwed 2 peices of wood on the backside to make it more sturdy) and then I glued that canvas on top of another. This way the canvas is more stable and all the weight is evenly distributed. Also I liked the look of it with two canvases on top of eachother.

Once all the pices were glued on to the canvas, I painted the whole thing in a brown color. I have found that using white or black gesso as a primers does not work well with the bronze, green’s and gold colored mists. After it was painted brown I started using my mists using Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists; “Bronze”, “Vintage Brass”, “Walnut Gold”, “Roll Top Desk”, “Safari Green”, “Key Lime Pie” and “It’s Green”.

And once everything was sprayed with all the mists, I went over the whole thing with my Inka Golds to hightlight all the details. And voila….

Inside 1

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Inside 6

Inside 2

Inside 4

Inside 21

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Inside 26

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I hope I can inspire some of you to pick apart your clocks, electric tools and…well just about anything, the hidden treasures inside are worth the job!

Thanks for stopping by, see you soon!

Spara

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Flowers and Lace – Thoughts of spring

After doing some canvases in darker colors or steampunk style, it’s nice to break off and do something really romantic and flowery. Outside spring is slowly but surely entering my part of the world, that was my inspiration for this canvas.

This time I only covered the back of the canvas with white Gesso. The lace is original color and so are the flowers and leaves. The only mists I have added are on top of the canvas when all was done – then I added some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist “Irridescent Silver”. This of course makes it shine really nice and also gives it a little glimmer which looks a bit like frost (you can see this especially on the green leaves).

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Flowers and Lace 3

Flowers and Lace 5

Thanks for stopping by, see ya soon!

Spara

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La Cuisine

Well you all know by now that I love to rumble around at fleemarkets and fairs. Trying to find beautiful/fun/crazy stuff for my canvases.

Wasn’t just everything more detailed and beautiful in the past? Look at these cutlery, they just don’t make spoons or dessert cutlery that beautiful anymore, right?. When I saw these in the fleemarket I knew I wanted to make a canvas where they really stood out, so actually this time I made a canvas where the pieces were the focus – not the coloring or style. In short I named my canvas La Cuisine (Kitchen) and here it is.

La Cuisine 1

I have only used one color for this canvas; Dylusions Paint “Slate Grey”from Ranger and White gesso.

La Cuisine 2

La Cuisine 3

La Cuisine 4

Grey is really one of my favorite colors right now so the canvas also represents that. Actually I participated in a fair myself yesterday, showing off my canvases and selling some pieces. I sold this one and got orders for two more in the same style and coloring:-) Wohoo…

See you soon!

Spara

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Winds of Change

Found this old Barometer in a fleamarket and thought it was so cool. It had stuck on “Ostadigt” and “Blåst” which pretty much means “Unsteady” and “Windy”. So the title “Winds of change” came to mind.

I got tons of gears and a beautiful wing from Boozy bear at Etzy. These fitted perfectly with my idea.

For this canvas I have also used tons of lace, cogs, flowers and ornaments. Once everthing was glued down I colored it with varios mists. This time using both Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists and also Lindy’s Stamp Gang.

I entered this canvas to the SanDee & Amelie’s Steampunk Challenges.

Winds of Change 1

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Winds of Change 9

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Winds of Change 3

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Winds of Change 4

and that’s it for today, thanks for stopping by! See you soon!

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