Monday, September 22, 2014

Make Time...a Mini Mixed Media Canvas...

It's the start of another new week...Happy Monday, everyone!

There's a fun September color challenge posted over at  Lindy's Stamp Gang, and I wanted to give this a try - I was intrigued with the bold, deep colors and ready to work with the darker tones for a change.


I started playing around with some ideas and materials, on a small 6 x 6 canvas, and when I was finished, I liked it...now what to do with it? :)

I started digging through my stash of embellishments and "fun stuff"...continued spraying, and custom-coloring, layering pieces on the canvas - my mojo was on a roll. I had a quote in my little notebook of "quotes I'll use some day" that was perfect - about making time for the have-to-do's and taking time for the love-to-do's (the words are different, and I may use the whole quote one day). But this time, the piece is only 6 x 6...the whole quote would almost fill the square! So I shortened it...and this is how it turned out in the end...



This is how the canvas looked after I finished playing with color and art mediums, and decided I might be able to turn this into something fun - the shading around the stenciled clock and strips of tissue tape hadn't been added yet. (There's a linked list of the specific background color mediums I used at the end of this post)...





I layered a metal clock embellishment, that I tinted with turquoise and terra cotta alcohol inks, over the stenciled clock in the upper left corner...




The only pre-made flower in the bunch is the golden tinted rose in the center. I assembled all the others using flat flowers, spraying and layering and shaping to make a few roses and mums, and a large layered multicolored flower...





The metal leaves started out a beautiful vintage bronze color, but they needed to be brightened and colored to stand out just a bit more. I added green and terra cotta alcohol inks to them...





I found an adorable white resin bird on a branch in my stash...perfect once I sprayed and brushed it with a few colors of Flat Fabios...





This little gold clock charm was treated to a coat of terra cotta alcohol ink, and now it was a little touch of copper on that side...



Supplies:
Color Mediums:   Lindy's Stamp Gang Flat Fabios (Danny Zuko's Denim,  Kissin' Kenickie Coral,  Ocean Breeze Blue,  South Shore Sand);    Lindy's Stamp Gang Flat Magicals (Tres Chic Collection - Cafe au Lait  and  Bonjour Butter);   
Adirondack Alcohol Inks (Stream, Terra Cotta, Meadow)
Art Mediums:   Golden Modeling Paste,  Golden Crackle Paste
Stencils:  The Crafters Workshop Chickenwire Reversed, and Mini Time Travel;   Heidi Swapp Chevron
Dies:   My Favorite Things Royal Leaves            Flowers:   Prima
Stamens:   Wild Orchid Crafts              Resin bird/branch,  metal clock:   Prima
Lace, white burlap, metal leaves:   TheFunkieJunkie.com
Miscellaneous:   Tim Holtz Tissue Tape ;   Uni Posca white paint pen;   Stabilo All pencil
Miscellaneous craft store supplies:   cheesecloth,  wooden scroll



Thanks for visiting today...I hope your week is starting with a smile!




13 comments:

  1. Oh wow wow WOW! LOVE this Kathy! You're right, the coloirs are fabulous, and I am in awe of the detail and skill that went into this! Gorgeous. x

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  2. Wow Kathy, it is showing that your mojo was on a roll ;) Love the bold colours, that shade of blue is fabulous. Lots of beautiful elements and you've made made a real eyecatcher with this canvas. My compliments..have a nice week too.
    Greetings Miranda

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  3. Hi Kathy
    This is really gorgeous, beautiful are these colors and al the little details.
    Greetings, Danoesja

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  4. Wow, this looks fabulous! Looove the colours!

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  5. Stunning! Thanks so much for joining the Lindy's Stamp Gang Color Challenge!

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  6. I am amazed by your project. Love how well you put everything together. You know I am fan of mixed media so this project is taking my heart :) simply amazing. Thank you so much for playing with us at Lindy's Stamp Gang. Love, Marta x

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  7. This is stunning, I love all the embellies, and love the colors too.. well done..

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  8. Amazing! Thanks for playing with us at Lindy'sStampGang!

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  9. Stunning prodject! Love all your layers and embelishments! Thank you for playing along with LSG!

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  10. superb interpretation. I love it. Thanks for playing with us at Lindy'sStampGang!

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  11. So in love with this!!! Congrats on your win!!

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