Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Mini Mixed Media Canvas Tutorial

I thought I'd do a tutorial this morning for a mini mixed media canvas .. I hope you'll play along :o)

I used a cheap canvas board for this project, but any canvas or even mount board would do.
I used colourwash and glimmer mists (made my own in my mini misters with perfect pearls)and covered the canvas.

Then I tore a page or two out of an old french novel.


Using Claudine Hellmuths Studio line paints & a babywipe I cover the page. (I used the light blue first)


Then I begin to add more colours (as many as you like until your happy with it)


Next I prepare my collage elements, these are all from Artchix Studio .. well worth a look !

Then I use Claudine hellmuths Multi Medium Matte to adhere the pages to the canvas :



Next using a stencil (Crafters workshop 6x6 template) with Pine needles distress ink I just do small amounts on the paper & canvas.




Using Black Archival ink I stamped an image (stamper anonymous Timholtz stamp)on to the paper.


then I started to assemble the collage using ideaology metal accents on the watch.


As a finishing touch I have added Glossy accents to the number 5 to add more dimension.


& that's all there is to it ... You can use a smaller version of this idea for ATC's or cards .. anything really .. just have fun x

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Circle Journal

This week I have been getting on with a Circle Journal that I joined over on UKS.
It is a mixed Media based CJ, and my theme is 'On vintage wings'
Here are my cover & my signing in pages.


Sorry for some reason blogger won't show the cover the right way round, Hmmmm !

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Mixed Media Canvas Workshop

What a fantastic day we had .. very creative & lot's of fun. The girls all created their own masterpieces ...which I will be showing you further down the page. We started off learning the techniques & then it was play time :)

The calm before the storm lol


This is Moy & Barbara distress inking the backgrounds :


Next we have Barbara with Bridget this time ..


Here is Di :


& on the other side of the table we have Bernice, Jan & Di :


& then we have the canvas's at the end of the day : (Some have not decided if they have finished or not yet ! .. hopefully they'll send me a picture if they do anymore ...)
So first up is Moys canvas :


then we have Bridgets :


Next is Barbara's


Followed by Bernices :


Then we have Jans :


And last but not least we have Di's Canvas :


We shall definately be adding this workshop to the schedule again .. thanks to everyone for wholeheartedly taking part & having fun x

Monday, 1 March 2010

Grunge Bag

I spoke to a lovely lady called Karen the other night, she called me about an article I'd done for the Craft Stamper Magazine (Oct 2009)when I'd made a Grunge Paper Handbag (see the sneak preview picture below)

Anyhow she had actually made one and this is how it turned out .. pretty fab don't you think ? & she'd even added some of her own embellishments to it, I think it's fab & I'm so pleased that people were inspired by it. Thanks for sharing your pictures with us Karen :)
Here in all it's multi coloured glory is Karens Grunge bag :