I was inspired to create this mixed media house collage for my BOLB Kathy Clement who just made the Graphic 45 team hooray….and also just moved into her dream home. This is to be a new studio warming gift. I Started with the fabby new DIY Craft paper….which is really awesome…as a base then added all the fun little details with the smaller patterned papers from a variety of the 6 x 6 paper pads. The bright colors are from layers of gelatos and inks and outlined with artist pens to make them pop. I created this project 3 different times…to get all the details just right…but I’m really pleased with it and happy to gift it to my dearest friend.
Graphic 45 Artisan Style ~ 6×6 Patterns & Solids
Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs~ 6×6 Patterns & Solids
Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home~ 6×6 patterns & Solids
Graphic 45 Botanical Tea~ 6×6 Patterns & Solids
Graphic 45 Couture~ 6×6 Patterns & Solids
Graphic 45 Couture~ 8×8 Paper Pad
Graphic 45 Raining Cats & Dogs~Precious Pets
Graphic 45 Mother Goose~ Sunshine Stripe
Graphic 45 Staples~DIY Craft Paper~ Curiosity Collage & Butterflies
Tim Holtz Star Stencil
Signo~White Gel Pen
Faber Castell Pitt Big Brush Artist Pen~Black
Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pen~Brush
Crafter’s Companion~ Simply Scipty Stamp
Crafter’s Companion~ Journal Jottings Stamp
Really Reasonable Ribbon~Turquoise Chevron Striped Twill
Ranger Archival Ink~ Black
Cork Covered Chunky Clothespin
Wishing all of you a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G
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.
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~
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
Okay that’s all for me. Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G
Hey there Paper Peeps! I’m so very excited to share that we are on day 4 of the Graphic 45 ~ Faber Castell Blog Hop!
This was such a fun challenge for me. I’ve never used Gelatos before. It took a little getting used to…but once I did I used it on everything even the flowers and metal embellishments. The whipped Spackle was my favorite part..thankfully I had some stencils in my stash so I was able to add loads of background texture and interest as a base for the fussy cut paper images. I think this little plaque is just dreamy with it’s soft muted colors and sweet children images. I’ll be using Gelatos on everything now..thanks for the inspiration to try something new! Make sure you stop by the Graphic 45 and Faber Castell Blogs to see all the other lovely projects and learn how you can be entered to win a fabulous prize.
Graphic 45 Precious Memories~Precious Memories
Graphic 45 Precious Memories~Cutie Pie
Graphic 45 Precious Memories~Cherish
Graphic 45 Staples~Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Keys
Graphic 45 Staples~Ornate Metal Label Holder
Faber Castell~Gel Medium
Faber Castell~ Whipped Spackle
Faber Castell Gelatos~Caramel
Faber Castell Gelatos~ Aqua Dolce
Faber Castell Gelatos~Coconut
Faber Castell Gelatos~Watermelon
Faber Castell Gelatos~Early Gray
Cricut Cartridge~Fancy Frames
Folk Art Satin Spray Laquer
Assorted Petaloo Flowers
Assorted Metal Charms
Tim Holtz Distress Ink~Gathered Twigs
Particle Board Plaque
Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G