Thursday, 8 February 2018

Second Holiday Share - Mixed Media Canvas by Rebecca

Hello Everyone,

Rebecca here with you today to share my second project for the holiday challenge this month with Scrap Matrix. Now I know you will be looking at the below mixed media canvas and thinking, hmmm Rebecca, what does this exactly have to do with holidays?. Well, it was created during the school holidays, this still kind of counts right?. I really wanted to take the 7 Dots Studio Paint Chips collection and apply to bright and funky canvas. I know this is a little on the different side but I am happy with the results. It is good to step out of your comfort zone. 

Here is a side view of the canvas...

To begin my canvas I adhered Paint Chips paper to the canvas, the main base and all the edges.

I really didn't like the clean white edges so decided to cover them in tissue tape. Tissue tape sometimes does not stick down too well, to ensure complete adhesion I used double sided tape underneath it. 

The Prima 'Paint Splatters' stamp set worked so well with this collection. Random stamping around the main part of the canvas and the sides. 

Finnabair Art Basics Soft Gloss Gel was applied to the canvas through a stencil.

When the Soft Gloss Gel was later dry I added a touch of Art Alchemy Metallique Wax in Vintage Gold. As I wanted the dots to pop a little more I traced around them a black water pencil then smudged it a little with my finger and water. You will see here in the bottom corner beautiful box corners which are also available in the Scrap Matrix store. 

Art Extravagance Texture Paste in colour Graphite was then applied throughout the gaps around the canvas and also to the sides of the canvas. This paste although grey when you look in the tub, it does dry get black (as you can see). 

My flowers were created using a combination of Paint Chips die cut paper, old spoons, zipper flowers and seed beads. 

Thank you everyone, I hope you enjoyed my little step by step through this creation. There is still a few days to enter our Holiday Challenge, looking forward to seeing more of your creations.

Wishing you a happy and creative day.

~ Rebecca ~

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