Sunday, 11 September 2016

Something a bit different

Hi Bloggers.

I have a mixed media canvas for you today.

I've used a 20cm square treated canvas - this means that you do not need to apply gesso before adding anything to the canvas.

I started by popping some CS Muti-Tex Powder onto my Craft Sheet. I added some water and a little CS Dries Clear Glue and gave it a good mix. I then spread it through the Dutch Doobadoo Wavy Stripes Mask along the left hand side of my canvas. I dried it using a Heat Tool.

I cut the Spellbinders Cascading Circles Die out of some scrap card and added it as shown using CS Glue.

I added some Crochet Ribbon and some Ric Rac Ribbon - I secured this using Ranger Distress Collage Medium. At this point I put it aside to dry.

I gathered together various embellishments - Buttons, Dazzler and Dazzler Setting, Paper Flowers, Paper Clay Embellishments that I had made ahead of time using Paper Clay and Silicone Moulds, Metal Leaves and a die cut from the Spellbinders Venetian Accents Die Set.

Once my ribbon was securely adhered, I added my embellishments. I also added some more Multi-Tex through the Vintage Diamond Mini Stencil, Splattered Mini Stencil and the Heart Cluster Mini Stencil (see if you can spot where I used those!). I also added a little more Ric Rac Ribbon. I put it aside to dry again.

Once all embellishments were secure, I painted the whole lot with CS White Gesso. I used one of the new Craft Consortium Brushes - I highly recommend those, really lovely to use. I gave some areas a second coat where necessary.

Once everything was sufficiently white and dry, I spritzed with Phill Martin CS Titanium Mister and with CS Mallow Blush Mister. Once dry, I added Phill Martin CS Copper Gilding Wax.




I finished by stamping the sentiment from John Lockwood's Pierced Tag Sentiments Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card using Jet Black Archival. I trimmed down, split it int sections and edged with the Jet Black Archival Ink. I added it to my canvas using 3D Foam and a little CS Glue.

Mixed Media is alot of fun, very realxing and can be quite pretty rather than grungy.

John Lockwood is continuing with his One Day Special on Hochanda today with shows at 9am, 12noon, 4pm and 7pm. I don't have many of the items on the show in stock but I'm offering 10% discount on products I do have - you can find them here. Offer is valid till midnight tonight or while stocks last. Discount will be applied at checkout.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk
Free card with all website orders (ask for one in the comments box at checkout).
Deal of the Day today (11th September) -
Phill Martin From the Heart - Grandparents Die Set only £8.99!


40 comments:

  1. Morning Julia, beautiful creation today, love the colour bursts on here and the way you have created it.

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

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  2. Hi Julia. This is stunning, love everything about it. I've never thought of using a muster on a mixed media canvas so thanks for the inspiration. Sue xxx

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  3. Hi Julia
    What a beautiful piece of work thank you tracy w x

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  4. Morning Julia, this is absolutely beautiful love the colours you have used and the misters look fab. I love doing mixed media but never thought about using colours I tend to do them just with the gesso but must try this.
    Nancyd xx

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  5. Morning Julia
    What a beautiful creation. Love it
    Jan x

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  6. Hi JUlia
    I love making canvases . they all turn out different and are such fun to do. I love yours it is so pretty.
    I think this will be my Christmas pressie list!
    Anne M xxx

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  7. Hi Julia and crafters all,
    Lovely picture this morning. Love the colour!!!! What a fantastic way of using all those odd embellishments that we all accumulate .
    Love and crafty hugs
    Tina T xxxxx

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  8. Good morning Julia, love your creation, very pretty.
    Marion S x

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  9. Morning Julia, Wowwwww !!! I'm loving this mixed media canvas, the beautiful pastel colourway is so delicate, I absolutely love it. When I first clicked onto your Blog post my eyes immediately fell upon your picture, and I went "Wowwwwwww mixed media", I love it Julia, it is gorgeous. I want to try mixed media myself and I am keeping hold of lots of broken jewellery items that I can use. You have 'made my day' with this beautiful canvas.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  10. Morning Julia, Wowwwww !!! I'm loving this mixed media canvas, the beautiful pastel colourway is so delicate, I absolutely love it. When I first clicked onto your Blog post my eyes immediately fell upon your picture, and I went "Wowwwwwww mixed media", I love it Julia, it is gorgeous. I want to try mixed media myself and I am keeping hold of lots of broken jewellery items that I can use. You have 'made my day' with this beautiful canvas.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  11. Good morning Julia this is certainly different you have created a gorgeous canvas. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

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  12. Wow, Julia! This is fabulous.

    Anne (Northampton)

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  13. This is beautiful Julia the colour burst is magic love it !!!!!thank you love always June Horrocks xxxxxxx

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  14. Hi Julia, I love your canvas, beautiful colours. Making a canvas like this can be daunting, but as you say great fun and relaxing. Have a great day. Bx

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  15. Hi Julia,
    Stunning canvas and it's so lovely to see pretty colours in mixed media.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Heather

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  16. Ooooooh, that is different, I love it! SueL x

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  17. Good Morning Julia, oh that is just stunning I love all the different embellishments youve added to it and the colours. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

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  18. Hi Julia,
    Wow beautiful canvas, the colour burst is stunning but delicate.....love it!
    Love Janet X
    From Wakefield

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  19. Wow julia its beautiful x love the colours and the embelishments x its very pretty x
    Theresa w x

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  20. |Morning Julia,
    This is stunning, love the colours you have used.
    Lydia
    X

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  21. Morning Julia. This is absolutely stunning. Colour is just right. Such inspiration. Have a good week. Hugs. Jan. X

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  22. WOW Julia!!! Fantastic piece of art work, I love it and everything you've used on it!

    June x

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  23. I bet you had a lot of fun making this truly gorgeous piece of work.

    Teresa

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  24. Stunning piece of mixed media Julia. Particularly love your chosen colours especially the Mallow Blush. Mixed media projects are often masculine looking - nothing wrong with that per se. Though it's refreshing to see something different. Thanks.

    Susan

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  25. Gorgeous Julia. Pixie powders are great.
    Jan
    Northampton

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    1. It's not a card Beryl, it's a canvas.

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  27. Hello Julia.

    Wow, I think this is so lovely. I keep threatening to try Mixed Media but I'm not a fan of the grunge look, I think I could copy this style and be very happy with it. Thanks for sharing and this great idea.

    Best wishes

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  28. Wow! WI should I had the imagination and inclination to try this. Lovely.

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  29. Beautiful project I have still to try mixed media Wish there was a workshop closer to me!

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  30. Vow Julia this is absolutely stunning!! Just love the colours, they are so striking....xxx

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  31. Hello Julia,
    I love this ! I like doing some mixed media but am not into grunge colours really! I like your picture a lot!
    Love Myra x

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  32. This is abeautiful and stunning work of art.
    I love all the deatil on it and that beautiful colour.
    I absolutely love this and just wish i could make some thing as beautiful as this.

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  33. Gorgeous canvas Julia. Never tried mixed media but your canvas is inspiring. X

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  34. A beautiful canvas Julia, just love the colours....did one myself today....loved it....luv Ursula xx

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  35. Lovely work of art. Enjoyed looking at the design and embelishments. X

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