Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Mixed Media Watercoloring Canvas "Love Life"

Hi everyone,

Inspired by the Berry71bleu March challenge moodboard I created this canvas.
As a gift for my inlaws, who were celebrating their birthdays.
Subject of the canvas: their favorite little boy, their grandson Connor.


Start out with a 12 by 12 inch canvas.
Adhere the 13Arts paper 'Summer Snow' to the canvas using TCW Gel medium.
Cover the page with TCW clear gesso.

Since I recently learned how to watercolor with my Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, I tried my hand at it again. Spray water onto your project first, the drip and brush and splatter and blend and dry until you get the desired result. I love the way the colors flow and become such creative shapes.
For this projects I used the following Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists:
Marigold - Summerglow - Dijon - Dragonfly - Simply Sheer Teal  - Chalkboard Seven Seas

Next, use a honeycomb stencil and Prima Finnabair texture Paste Graphite to create the background. Though I have used this paste before, the outcome surpised me again. It worked so well with this stencil, giving the pattern a metal feel and look.
I added this pattern to the (still blank) sides as well.

Using my Bigshot I cut a bunch of Sizzix Tim Holtz wildflowers from Kraft paper and tucked them underneath my picture, mostly on the top side. To flank the picture I chose wood gears. On the wildflowers I splattered various colors of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists (the colors I used before), Viva Decor Rust paste and even some drops of Mod Podge.

Tuck some leaves underneath the picture here and there.
Paint the wood gears with Viva Decor Rust Paste and Glimmermists,
as well as Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam Tail Fin.

The thing I seem to have trouble with ALL the time, is the color of the title. First I made it yellow. Nope. Then Gold. Nope. Dabbed a bit of Viva Decor Rust paste on. Still nope. Added some Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam 'Tail Fin' and then I quit.

The wood feathers were colored differently but using all the media and paints and mists I used throughout the entire project.

As I mentioned before, I added the stenciled pattern to the blank sides first. Once dry, play with water, Tattered Angels Glimmermists and your heatgun until you're satisfied.

Okay, that was it! A shame the canvas isn't in my house anymore ;)
Comments are always welcome!

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Marelle Jackman said...

Oh wow love your canvas- its is divine!
thanks for playing with us at Berry71 xx

Marie/Mison said...

This one is really great Mandy! I love everything about it! Thank you for joining the March challenge at Berry71Bleu!

Denise van Deventer said...

Stunning page....I love it to bits! The textures, the styling, design and details are fabulous! ;-) Thanks so much for playing along with Berry71Bleu this month! ;-)

L. Hatt said...

This is such a gorgeous layout with some stunning details. Love the textures, the colors and just how everything fits so well together. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Berry71Blue.