Tag Archives: Art-C

Love is in the Air Heart Canvas


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….

Love Canvas 1

I started with a canvas and some pretty non-traditional colors and of course my big ol pile of chippies!

Love Canvas 2

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.

Love Canvas 3

The background was color washed then layered with texture paste and a damask stencil.

Love Canvas 4

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.

Love Canvas 5

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.

Love Canvas 6

After painting the chippie gears I tucked them in with the dimensional flowers to lighten it up and to draw the eye to the bottom corner.
Gypsy Soul Laser Cut Supplies~
Other Supplies~
Ranger-Opaque Matte Texture Paste, Black Archival Ink, Damask Stencil, Weathered White Embossing Powder, Distress Paint in Tumbled Glass and Peacock Feathers.
Faber Castell-Gel Medium Matt
Versa Mark-Watermark Stamp
Gelatos-Aqua Dolce & Snow Cone & Coconut
Art-C- Steel Luxe
Crafter’s Comapnion-Once In a Lifetime Stamp
Pearls and Flowers

I’m entering this project in the Frilly and Funkie Love is in the Air Challenge.

Okay that’s all for me. Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G


Once Upon a Time Art Journal


Hey there my crafty Peeps!  I’m here today to get real. Here to get personal. Here to give you the down low on why I’m creating altered art-mixed media.  My DH recently reminded me that I used to love to paint and wondered why I haven’t in a long time? And for that matter why don’t I make projects for myself? Huh….I guess he was seeing things from a different perspective. Why was I not doing what I love to do???? I really had no good answer. So I’ve spent the last few weeks rearranging my supplies and schedule to start making time for myself to make art more personal. I’m sharing a page from an art journal that I have begun…and it’s just for me 🙂 It’s titled Once Upon a Time….because once upon a time I created things just for the pure joy of it. This is a first step of a very personal journey…..

Art Journal 1Art Journal 2Art Journal 3Art Journal 4Art Journal 5

Art Journal 6

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts:

I used about eleventy hundred finishes on this page….so I will list a only a few…
Art-C Ultra Thick Chalk Paints, Pro Art~Gesso, Faber Castell Gel Medium,  Ranger Texture Paste & Distress Inks, Tattered Angels Sprays, Americana Umber Acrylic Paint, a variety of stencils & rub-ons.

Okay that’s all for me….wishing all of you a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative..and remember to make art personal : ) G

Life is Sweet Pallate Easel Display for Art-C with Snapguide


Hey there Peeps! I was recently asked by Art-C to create a project using their new Pallates.  And you know me I’m up for any challenge. I was expecting a painters type pallate….but when the supply box came….I was just tickled pink to see the palates were like shipping pallates. HOW FUN IS THAT?????? I am so loving these great little sturdy wooden pallates. And they come in different sizes to the possibilities are really endless to mix and match them.  Which is what I did….to create an easel style display that is sorta vintagy and rustic and maybe even a little beachy?

Life is Sweet Palate Project 1 Life is Sweet Palate Project 2 Life is Sweet Palate Project 3 Life is Sweet Palate Project 4 Life is Sweet Palate Project 5 Life is Sweet Palate Project 6Please enjoy this Snapguide tutorial I’ve prepared so you can see all the steps of how to create a palate project for yourself….



Art-C Supplies~Pallates in a variety of sizes, Groove Tool, Adhesive Stencils, Clips, Twine, Ultra Chalk Paint White, Metallic Paint Silver, Tags and Twine, Botanical Collage Kit, Ephemera Collage Kit.

Okay that’s all for me. Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G