Friday, March 15, 2013

"Just Me" Mixed Media Altered Mini Canvas



Hello blogging beauties! I have a fun project I want to share with you all today. I got down and dirty, and was completely in my element when creating this. I was really missing my Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays and got to have TONS of fun with my sprays creating this mixed media altered mini canvas.

The paper collection I incorporated into this project is Prima's Divine papers. I used a variety of metal embellishments from my stash and a array of flowers in colors I don't normally use. But you know, in the end it didn't matter what color flowers I grabbed from my supply, because all the elements were primed up, then sprayed with a combination of Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays!

Some of the techniques I used on this project were inspired by Anna (Finnabair). I had the pleasure of meeting her in front of the Lindy's Stamp Gang booth at Winter CHA 2012. She is a very sweet gal and I absolutely love her art work! Check out her YouTube channel HERE.

Here are some photos of my completed mixed media mini canvas:





The texture is created with various mediums and product...


Of course, I have to have a butterfly somewhere on the project, right?! *wink-wink* ♥



I really love the texture the white doilies have on the canvas, and they take the Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays so nicely... 


For a step-by-step instructional tutorial, check out my YouTube video here:


Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out my latest project. 
Have yourself an awesomely crafty weekend! 

hugs, hugs!

xoxo ♥,


Products:

Prima Divine Papers
Salt Water Taffy
Cotton Candy Pink
Pink Champagne
Cape Cod Coral
Fuzzy Navel Peach
Seagrass Green
My Mojito Green
Gator Gumbo Olive
Dark Chocolate Truffle
Metal & wood Embellishments by Prima, Tim Holtz, Graphic 45, Momenta and other
Imaginarium Designs - Alphabet chippies, sprokets/gears
Recollections pearl bling
I Am Roses flowers
Recollections flowers
Prima flowers
Gesso
Mod Podge
Modeling paste
White Doilies
White party streamer
lace
Crafter's Workshop - Chicken Wire stencil
E6000 Glossy Accents
Surebonder Hot Glue
3M dimensionals


7 comments:

Gitte said...

Beautiful work.

Ana said...

Love it!! I haven't tried mixed media but after seeing this I'm definitely having a go at it. Thanks for inspiring me to try something new.

Gabbi said...

This is gorgeous. As is the pic of you. Beautiful.

Els PAESEN said...

Wow Arlene, beautiful mixed media canvas. Love it!

cardgirl said...

Definitely got finnabair influence but you have made it your own. If only I had that many sprays, lol. TFS :)

Anonymous said...

Very beautiful and inspiring. You make it look easy - that's a true artist!

S@ndy Diller said...

Love your canvas!! I have watched your video on YouTube several times and then gave it a try. I'm happy with the results! Thank you so much for the video and encouragement to try.

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