Hey everyone! I’m excited to be posting today and wishing the girls over at Mixed Media Monthly Challenge HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!! It was so fun last summer to be their SECOND Guest Artist and now to help them celebrate their 1st Anniversary- WICKED fun! 🙂
Similar to last year, I was lucky enough to get artsy fartsy with 2 of the Design Team Members. Lynn and Rachel live near by and when I get out of work early on Fridays in the summer we like to try and get together and PLAY! I already shared how we caught up on all of 12 Tags of 2015. I also was able to create my project for this post!
I knew I wanted to play with one of Tim Holtz’s burlap panel canvases… and had an idea of a theme etc. but when I started creating it took on a whole different theme and look then I planned. Even though not what I planned I love the bright colors, I love experimenting with the burlap and it was just plain’ol fun to create! Mixed Media Monthly Challenge is inviting you to pick any of the challenge themes from the past year and create what you would like. I have the full list for you at the end of this post. I played with Spray Inks, Stencils/Paste, Stamps, May Flowers and new to me technique (glazing).
- I started spreading gesso on the canvas with a palette knife. I even spread bits of gesso on the sides and edges.
- Then I spread Dina Wakley Media Turquoise paint
- I used Tim Holtz’s Splotches Stencil and spread some texture paste
- Once dry I mixed up some Dina Wakley Lime paint and Glazing Medium and spread it over the texture paste
- Using Dina Wakley’s Primitive Icons Stamp Set I stamped the circle in Magenta paint here and there. I LOVE this stamp, and especially on the burlap you don’t know how its going to come out!
- I sponged some Dina Wakley Night Paint through Tim Holtz’s Bubbles Stencil with the Mini Ink Blending Tool.
- I gesso’d over some Prima Marketing Flowers and then spritzed Wild Honey, Peacock Feathers and Twisted Citron Distress Spray Stains.
- I stamped the butterfly from Dina Wakley’s Scribbly Insects stamp set. I used Blackberry paint to stamp the butterfly. Then using Dina’s paints I watercolored the butterfly, and fussy cut it out.
- I adhered the flowers and butterfly with gel medium to the burlap canvas.
- I chose phrase sticker from Tim Holtz Small Talk stickers and adhered it to the canvas with a little gel medium ” i just want to make nice things”
- Lastly I watered down some of Dina’s Gilt paint (my fave gold paint EVA!) and splattered it around the canvas!
Ok everyone! It is your turn to play along 🙂 They are inviting you to pick ANY of their challenges from the past year (listed below) and create a mixed media project. You have the whole month to enter- so start creating!! Also, be sure to stop on over the Mixed Media Monthly so you can see what the rest of the team and guest artists created!!
So beautiful!! Love all the details!!
This is a great little project with big impact!
Love the amazing colors on burlap and the butterfly really pops on it !!
Wow! An amazing canvas – love those bright colours ! More to go onto my shopping list I fear! Chrisx
Wow…your canvas is just gorgeous. I love all of the vibrant colors:)
Fabulous looking design on this burlap canvas Jenn; it is bright and beautiful.
Your canvas is beautiful! Wonderful colors and texture.
This is so vibrant and Pretty! The background is awesome!
Hi Jenn–I love the detail work on those lovely flowers. The texture you created on their petals, along with the gold splatter, made me want to look at them for a longer amount of time; and, in doing so, I took note of the canvases aggressive texture. I refer to it as aggressive after working many years in the tire industry. Tires with more aggressive tread patterns essentially had deeper cut patterns in them…and, therefore, more texture.
Your canvas is stunning!! Love all those mm elements! Thanks for sharing your creative process!
Soooooo pretty! Bright, summery and textural. This is a gorgeous work of art.
Wonderful bright colors on this Jen!
WOW – this is gorgeous! I Love it!!!! Love the colors and textures – awesome job!
A really beautiful creation Jenn – had to come and take a closer look at is as I’m very nosy especially with MM techniques so thank you so much for sharing how you created it too – that is a necessary step for me! I am going to Pin this onto one of my Pinterest boards: hope that is okay! Karen x
I love your canvas! Now I “just wanna make nice things”! =)
Love it. So miss your artsy fartsy play dates
Love the bright colors against the burlap. Loved that I was able to watch your creative process in person!! So glad you joined us again this month!!
This is really really great Jenn. I have found burlap a bit hard to work with as far as getting this to look crispy clear! Yours is super. And so happy too. j.
Love your canvas. I haven’t tried working on burlap yet. You have inspired me!
Simply GORGEOUS! I love this!!
You have motivated me to play along this month!!! Somehow, I had never heard of this amazing challenge blog so happy to have found it through you and Lynn!!!
Love the bright colors against the burlap!
The bits of paint are awesome!! Now the challenge for me is to decide which one of the challenges I will do!! Ha!