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Friday, 13 February 2015

Mini Mixed Media Canvases Again! Set of 6! Tutorial Inside (Lots of Pics!)

My love for mixed media is really coming loose these days.  I'm loving being able to use what I have and make wonderfully pretty things! I have So. Many. Things. so it's seriously nice to go through my stash and use things up as I find them!

Here is another set of canvases I've created, with a tutorial!

Most of these things can be purchased from the Flying Unicorn store - I received most of the product used in past monthly kits from the Flying Unicorn. :)

The tutorial starts... now!

This is where I started  - A 6-pack of 2" x 2" canvases!

Here, you can see that I've used two packs of Prima wooden icons from two different collections. I thought it appropriate when I spotted the "LOVE" icons for these canvases!!  I added the frame to add more depth.

Here I used my 13arts stencil that I can't get enough of to create a lined background on the canvas to add  texture!
I gesso'd each wooden icon individually since I wasn't exactly sure the route I was taking for these canvases.

Here I sprayed all the canvases and wooden icon pieces with the "I'm late slate" Lindy's spray. I just kept adding layers, until I ran out of the spray. So happy to call it done!

In this pic, I 'm not sure how well it will show on different people's screens, but I did use this PanPastel cake thingie to add much shimmer to the canvas.
More colour & shine  was needed, so I added some of the BoBunny copper glitter paste  to the canvas, frames and the edges of the word LOVE.
After adding the BoBunny paste, I used my 13arts spray on some cheesecloth. Then I layered the cheesecloth on the canvas under the frame and the word love, and then sprayed the canvases each with one spritz of the 13arts spray.

The canvases looked lacking in glimmer, so I went over each canvas again with the PanPastel cake thingie! 

This is the final result. As you can see, I added two tiny rosebuds and added the BoBunny glitter paste to those as well.  :)

Thank you so much for stopping by!

I love getting feedback on my work & my tutorials, so feel free to leave a comment or question!

Krafty Kerry signing off!
Monday, 26 January 2015

Mini Canvases, Set of 4, Mixed Media Tutorial (Lots of Pictures)

So, there's a swap going on, and it involved using mini canvases. It was mentioned that there would be 4-5 people in a group with which to swap, so I headed to Michael's to get some mini canvases... When I got there, they had *one* pack of 3x3 canvases remaining in stock, and the pack came with 4 in it, so I decided: What the hell? Worst case scenario is if I need to make one more, it'll be similar anyway since none of the canvases are identical.

I tried to use up the product I received in my December Flying Unicorn mixed media kits since I have so much left and I really need to get to using them up!

Here is the step-by-step process of me creating these canvases! FYI - The Prima trinket sign things are placed there in order to keep the canvases in the right order. By the time I was done creating, I knew which was which, but for photographing purposes, I kept them in the same place. :)

One of the December kits from Flying Unicorn included this grey mesh trim.
I used it as texture on all the canvases.
I added gesso over top of the mesh trim.
Used up all the Prima resin pieces we got in one of our Dec kits - One piece per canvas.
Using one of the 13Arts stencils we received in our kits, I added texture to the opposite side of the stencil on each canvas.
It looked a little boring in comparison to the other side. LOL
Time to start adding colour!
I used the silver gelato that we got in our kits for the edges of the canvases.
I used the gold gelato that we received on top of the resin piece.
I used the Lindy's Flat Fabio "I'm Late, I'm Late Slate" that we got in our kits to add some background colour.
I honestly don't think I like this colour very much, but I like that it added a hint of dimension to the modeling paste I used with the stencil.
This is probably the only time I used my own products.
I felt that the resin pieces needed more pop, so I added hints of Silks Acrylic glaze in "Emperor's Gold", and highlighted it in the Silks Acrylic glaze in "Black Ice".
I used the Inka Gold in colour "Haematite" to add a bit more darkness to the edges as well.
More texture!
I added some cut-in-half large Prima flowers and some smaller prima flowers from the "Epiphany" collection to the canvases.
There was added darkness to the edges, but not enough on the actual canvas, so I chose to use the 13Arts Ayeeda Ink in "Black" with the eyedropper tool that it comes with.
Then, it was almost too much black, so I went back over some spots with my finger using gesso. :)
Then I added the labels that were keeping the canvases identified, and voila!

Thank you so much for dropping by!

Krafty Kerry signing off!
Monday, 12 January 2015

Scrap Africa Sketch Challenge Entry

Along with my previous "first" blog entry (First Finnabair inspired creation), this time I'm entering a sketch challenge on Scrap Africa for the first time. :)

I'm honestly not sure how I came to find out about it, but I attended a crop yesterday where the sketch is essentially what tugged at my creative strings in order to leave the crop with something completed.

I used product received in my December Flying Unicorn mixed art kit including the canvas board, the 13 arts paper, the chipboard frame, the sprays, the stencil, the pan pastel and the petaloo flower pack!

The sketch I used was:

And the resulting creation looks like this:

Thanks so much for stopping by - I really appreciate it!

Krafty Kerry signing off!