for todays project I have a card i made with the fred mullett "elegant mess" techniques I learned in a class from him way back. Using Ranger color washes, Luminarte H2o's and basic shapes you get these gorgeous papers to collage with :)
for my crafty friend of the day… we have erin 🙂 she worked at colorful creations with me 🙂 we have had many fun shenanigans over the years!!
since erin is a blog slacker now… shes just posting here, she is even going to customize the canvas to who ever wins the bidding!!!!
When Jenn asked me to be part of her beachy blog extravaganza, I knew I wanted to participate but wasn't quite sure what I wanted to make. I was inspired by all of the canvases that she has been making as of late and decided to try out a few on my own. I first covered the canvases with a few different mediums – heavy gesso and a gritty, sand texture gesso. After the gesso had dried (I left mine out overnight as I had applied it pretty thick in some places) I started painting! I used a variety of Claudine Hellmuth paints, mixing and blending as I went along. In some spots I mixed the sand gesso in with the paint which turned out to be quite cool. When I was happy with the paint, I added Mud Puddles beach sand and rocks along the bottom of the canvas. I love how easy this product is to use – just scoop it up and plop it where you want it and let it dry! It's perfect for beachy projects like these 🙂 When my canvas was completely dried, I added some shells and a quote. My parents are redecorating there room with a beachy theme (pefect timing!) so I made one canvas for them AND I made one canvas to be donated to Jenn's auction for Sue! The canvas with the quote is staying with me, but the other one is the one being donated! The canvas without a quote will be finished up after the auction ends with a quote/lyrics/whatever-else-you-might-want from the winner!