21 January 2014

Mixed Media canvas for my gorgeous hairdresser

Hi all,  It's been a while since my last post, I've been working on a special project for a lovely lady.  Tanya, my hairdresser is such a sweetheart.  I love visiting her salon, the girls are all awesome.  

I decided to make a mixed media canvas and asked Tanya to provide me with some paraphernalia.  I also went and got some extra pins, clips, bling and flowers.

Tanya supplied a pair of scissors! insisting that they are past their prime, boy they may not be the best for hair but I'd love to use them in my craft room they were so sharp and felt amazing in my hand, possibly due to them costing a fortune.  Still they needed to go on the canvas and as they are solid metal, they are a little heavy so I tied them on with some silver cord, I didn't think glues would 'cut it'  (pun intended!)

I had some strips of foil, that Tanya had given me, so decided to shape some strands of hair and added some satin cord in red and black to complete the 'hair' part of the project.

I covered some perming rods in embossing powder and then glued them onto the canvas, it was a bit tricky so I decided that the other plastic items needed to stay uncoloured as getting things to stick to the plastic is difficult and I didn't want the paint peeling off.

  Tanya's Salon is Colours Hair, Body & Beauty (link to her facebook page) and her business card has these lovely butterflies so I decided to make some foil ones coloured with alcohol inks, they glitter and shine so beautifully.

I was so pleased with the end result and when I presented it to Tanya she just loves it.  Yay, mission accomplished.



07 January 2014

Time Flutters By

This mixed media canvas was an experiment for me, I covered a conventional canvas with ivory coloured hessian or burlap then sprayed four different Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays on the edges sweeping the colour towards the middle.  

I then added some texture paste and stemple paint and took a while to decide what to put on the canvas.  I knew I wanted the weathered clock and some butterflies but my first attempt at the butterflies failed miserably!  I'm really pleased to have had some stocks of paper that I'd created a while ago using the shaving cream technique, they were perfect for my butterflies.

The colours are way more vibrant than this picture allows to be shown.  Destined for my bedroom wall as most of my other creations were gifted at Christmas to family and friends.

Happy creating.



06 January 2014

A new year filled with Sunshine

Hello friends, I've been very lax in posting here over the past few months, I wouldn't blame you if you removed me from your follow list!  If you're still with me, thank you for your patience.

I have been busy creating though and here are a few of the items that I've been working on.

This mixed media canvas was sent to a lovely friend who lives over 3000 kilometres away from me. Another friend visited and took these home with her.  I know this canvas is sitting on Karen's craft room wall. I love the way the butterflies pop out of the canvas, they are flat, but look to 3d.  Acrylic paint background with lots of lovely texture from stemple paint and modeling paste

This copper leaves mixed media canvas went to my daughter and son-in-law for Christmas. Lots of layers of acrylic paint, modeling paste to create texture.

This canvas needed to be blokey all the way, this was created for my brother who works on heavy earth moving equipment for a living and owns 7 motorbikes, 4 of them he's rebuilt and he's working on the other three.  He was stoked when he saw it and was pretty impressed that it had been one in two days as I had asked him if he wanted some original art for Christmas and I explained what I sort of had in mind.

Last but not least is this journal page I created from this gorgeous Bo Bunny paper, I'd been eyeing it off at my local scrapbook shop for ages, and I finally caved and bought some.
Love how it turned out.

All the very best creating in 2014.