Monday, 7 January 2013
Crafty Individuals' Mixed Media Canvas Board
I have Petra to thank for this canvas as she came round for a crafting session and kindly brought lots of brand new goodies for me to play with - Ferro, Puff Paint, Treasure Gold, and Liquid Gold - and gave me a huge piece of Tim Holtz Melange Tissue Wrap. I am a big fan of the tissue wrap but I hadn't come across the Melange which has gorgeous butterflies and other imagery on it. I wanted something to slap it onto straight away that would give me scope to try out the other products as well so I grabbed a really large canvas board, which is bigger than A4 in size and completely covered it. Petra recommended mixing the puff paint with the ferro and I applied it through a new distressed harlequin stencil I recently got from Happy Daze, although I think I will use a greater proportion of puff paint next time so it is more dimensional. The whole thing was really experimental as I've not really used any of these products before. I then painted the diamonds with the Liquid Gold and blended the Treasure Gold in two colours over the top. It has an amazing sheen and shimmer but I hadn't known it would just go in the gaps and the Liquid Gold would resist it - as I say, experimental!
That was before Christmas and at that stage I didn't know where I was going with it next! So I picked it up a couple of days ago and added a couple of images from Crafty Individuals' 'People and Places' and used another of the images as an image transfer on a Poundland coaster. I used CI 347 which is the row of Butterflies and added some pearls to them. I applied some modelling paste around the edge of the images and smeared some bead gel in places over the canvas. I chose Distress Ink colours to go with the colours in the CI images and sponged them over the whole canvas and the bead gel. Finally I sponged black ink around the edges.
Thank you so much Petra for all the goodies to make this!