Hey there Paper Peeps! Thursday is quickly becoming my favorite day because my sweet friend Barbara and I take over the Gypsy Soul blog and share our projects using the fabulous chippies from GSL. Today I’m showing a mixed media canvas inspired by my BOLB Kathy who encouraged me to work on a creation for a challenge. I really love how it turned out. That being said….there were a few times in the process that I thought the only reasonable course of action would be to swear at it..throw it on the floor and stomp on it. I think we all go through that sometimes with projects right?
Anyhoo enough of my blathering and on to the canvas….
I started with a canvas and some pretty non-traditional colors and of course my big ol pile of chippies!
Since I knew I wanted to layer a fair amount of chippies I kept those neutral so they would pop off the darker background. These flowers were actually hand painted to match at 4 am since the craft store isn’t open then to get ones that coordinated.
The background was color washed then layered with texture paste and a damask stencil.
To create a lot of dimension and build up the layers I used some drywall tape that has a crinkly torn edge and a similar color wash….. then stamped with an itty bitty script.
I’m using the large frame to anchor the focal point which is a heart clipped from Valentine paper then finished with Gelatos and archival inks. The butterfly chippie is centered on the heart and topped off with a large key ornament…more hand painted flowers and the Love sentiment.