Sunday, 23 October 2016


Hi Bloggers.

I have a canvas for you today -

I've actually used a Dina Wakley Media Board. These are pre-treated so no need to apply a layer of Gesso.

I made this a while ago so I'll try and describe how I made it as best as I can remember.

I started my mixing some CS Multi-Tex Powder with water on my Craft Sheet. I added a little CS Glue to the mix and then spread it through the Basketweave Mask all along the right-hand side of the board. I had to move it to extend the design, drying the Multi-Tex mixture in between using a Heat Tool. I then used the Knitted Mask and applied Multi-Tex through it down the left-hand side of the board. I dried it and then extended the design down the side.

I added some Cream Crochet Ribbon and some Cream Guipure Lace securing with Matte Distress Collage Medium.

I cut the Spellbinders Cascading Butterflies Die out of Coconut White Card (can be any colour!). I also cut both the dies in the Spellbinders Medallion Three Die Set. I added them to my design plus a bunch of embellishments - Dazzlers, Dazzler Settings, Satin Roses, Watch Face Charms, Metal Corners, Vintage Buttons, Mini Pearl Swirls and a Zipper Rose.

I ran some of the butterflies from the inside of my Cascading Butterflies die cut through the Spellbinders Platinum Machine with the Creative Expressions Butterfly Dreams Embossing Folder. I shaped them and added them to the die cut on my board. I cut a couple of leaves using the Spellbinders Romantic Vines Die Set and slotted them in around the ribbon roses.

I painted the MDF 'ART' word with White Gesso and added it to the bottom right-hand corner.

I put my piece aside to dry for a few hours - it's easier to let it dry before the next bit.

Once dry, I painted the whole thing with CS White Gesso. Some areas needed a couple of coats.

I then sprayed with CS Misters - I used Phill Martin's Platinum and Decadent Teal. Once dry, I rubbed Phill's New Gold Gilding Wax over the embellishments to make them pop.

I finished by painting some CS Glue in various places and adding some Snow White Micro Beads.

Here's a few close ups -

I'm off the the second part of the beading workshop I went to last week. This doesn't mean that I will finish my piece - I expect it'll take me about 12 months to finish it! The accounts will just have to wait until this evening.

Thanks for stopping by.

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  1. Morning Julia, this is a fabulous canvas love the things you have used and the colour is beautiful.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Morning Julia.
    A beautiful art project Thank you.
    Julia I am so glad you have your priorities right the accounts can wait you have fun first.
    Take care and have lots of fun Kitty.

  3. Good Morning Julia
    Wow what a lovely piece of art work.I love it.
    Jan x

  4. Good morning Julia and crafters all,
    This is different today, not a mixed media person but this looks very effective with all the different textures you have used.
    Enjoy the Beading session!!! Accounts can wait for a rainy day.
    Love and crafty hugs to all,
    Tina T xxxx

  5. Hi Julia,

    Love this work of art. X

  6. Lovely canvas, very pretty.


  7. Very petty canvas Julia. Enjoy your day beading.
    Marion S x

  8. Good morning Julia this canvas is gorgeous I love the colours and all the textures. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  9. Hi Julia
    A beautiful canvas. Have fun beading.
    B xx

  10. Clever Julia - it looks stunning.
    Enjoy your beading - paperwork will wait!

  11. Love the canvas Julia the colours are brill
    Love June horrocks xxxxx

  12. Love this creation Julia.
    Annette x

  13. Lovely canvas julia x the colours are beautiful x
    Theresa w x

  14. Hi Julia. Very arty. Love the touch of gilding wax, really brings the canvas to life. SueL x

  15. Morning Julia,
    Stunning, love the colours you have used.
    Enjoy your beading.

  16. Hi Julia, this canvas is fantastic, love the shade of blue. Enjoy your beading break. Take care. Bx

  17. Morning Julia, lovely creation.

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

  18. Good Morning Julia, wow what a stunning art project, I hope youve hug it up as its so beautiful. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  19. A beautiful project Have fun at the workshop

  20. This is beautiful Julia. Enjoy your workshop. Thank you for sharing.

  21. Hi Julia
    Gorgeous canvas and the colours are beautiful .

    I will have to show my Daughter this one as she loves this sort of art .
    thank you julia enjoy your day .

  22. A very interesting piece of work with a lovely design and beautiful colours. I don't understand mixed media like this and think it is about time I learned!

    The internet connection at the caravan site went down yesterday and I have had to come to my mum's to catch up, hence the late comment for yesterday's card with is really gorgeous especially as I love the colour.


  23. WOW Julia, I love this artwork!!!

    June x

  24. Gorgeous canvas Julia. Love the colour too. X

  25. Hello Julia.

    Great piece of work. When ever I see something like this I think I must try it but haven't to date, lol. Very inspiring.

    Have fun beading.

    Best wishes

  26. Oh Wow Julia !! this canvas is stunning !!
    Enjoy your beading workshop.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  27. Oh Wow Julia !! this canvas is stunning !!
    Enjoy your beading workshop.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  28. Hi Julia,
    Well done Julia, that canvas is absolutely gorgeous.

  29. Do I spot a zipped flower in there? Astonishingly arty piece of mixed media.

    Susan x

  30. Lovely mixed art Julia. Hope you enjoyed the workshop.
    Maria x


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