Hi! I’m here with a post for today’s STAMPlorations’ Stencil Sunday for October 23.
I have my first ever mixed media canvas to share with you today. To make this canvas, I used a variety of ARTplorations stencils and a wide variety of techniques and mediums too. This is a photo of my friend, Cindy, and I last Spring when she came to visit me.
I started working on this canvas months ago and set it aside because I just could not get it to work out the way I wanted it too. I don’t seem to have a good photo of the original try, but you can see it in the top left corner of the photo below:
Originally, I had used blues and greens and lots of white and had stamped a sentiment and some butterflies and stenciled some hearts too. The cool colors did not make me happy. Also, I had used a smaller version of the photo and had adhered it directly onto the canvas. I had stamped a sentiment over the edge of the photo and, anyhow, I did not like the results. So I picked it up again recently and reworked the colors to compliment the tulips in the photograph. I added some more texture with heat embossing and embossing paste.The ARTplorations stencils, Retro Circles, Dots All Over, which I used on this are all beautiful and fun to play with. I also used some STAMPlorations stamps (Framed Tea Cups and Big Bloom Factory(fussy cut the flowers)) and the CUTplorations Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies.
Cindy and I love tea and have enjoyed having tea together at our houses. Can you see the Framed tea Cups? I stamped them on either side of the framed photo.
Now, I’m quite pleased with the results.
Thanks for stopping by and make sure you stop over and check out my Design Teammates’ super creations!
Grace & Peace,
Don’t forget our current mixed media challenge! I want to invite you to create and link up non-card mixed media projects. The theme is always anything mixed media goes except a card and you must use at least one stencil (any brand) in your project. The linky closes at the end of the month.
Prizes: $15 gift certificate OR choice of any 2 ARTplorations stencils to the winner
choice of 1 ARTplorations stencil to the top picks.