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.
and that’s all for today. Now back to my ongoing project, can’t wait to show you this when it is done!
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:
Published today on Canvas Corp Brands Blog is my latest Mixed Media Canvas “Break Free – Embrace your individuality”.
You can also go to Youtube and watch my movie on how I did this canvas using Tattered Angels Products.
Step 1 – Glued lace, egg and embellishment on canvas
Step 2 – Colored the entire piece with Black Gesso
Step 3 – Coloring with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, High Impact Paint and Glimmer Glam Gliter Paint.
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.
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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….
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!
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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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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.
I have only used one color for this canvas; Dylusions Paint “Slate Grey”from Ranger and White gesso.
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…
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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.
and that’s it for today, thanks for stopping by! See you soon!
This was one of my first canvases, made about 2½ years ago. Unfortunately I had had it standing on our balcony and therefore it had gotten sun damaged. So I decided to give it some new colors – it was renovated:-)
Here’s how the canvas looked 2 ½ years ago;
And here it is now;
I actually like it better now, what do you think?
Last weekend was a happy one, I participated in the Imagine Online class with Finnabair, check it out by pressing the logo below. I can absolutely recommend you to purchase this class. I learned so much, it was so inspiring to watch Anna’s technique, tips and trix. Can’t wait for the next class to go online! Below is my canvas made after taking this class. I call it “Gollum”.
The Lord of The Rings and The Hobbit Series are my favorite movies, so of course it was just a matter of time before I made a canvas with this theme. Here is Gollum:-)
My canvas is 20X20 cm. I have used Finnabair’s black Heavy Gesso and White Gesso as base. The mists I used for coloring are Tattered Angel’s “Rolling Tide”, “Jack Frost” and my new favorite “Dragonfly”. Last steps was to highlight areas, this was done with Ink Golds “Platin”. Oh and the blue parts that I colored blue were done with Inka Gold “Steelblue”.
To add even more of “me” in the canvas I added some cogs on the sides… can’t live without these:-)
and lastly, but very important for me… I try to use one piece of jewelry from my sister on all my canvases, in homage to her… on this canvas, it was the Elephant.