Inspirations

Inspirations
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Monday, July 22, 2013

A Laugh is a Smile - A Mixed Media Canvas

Hello CI Paint friends! Today I have a canvas I made using lots of CI Paints and some Jeweled Inspirations


I've had a recent obsession with making canvases that have flowers on them. I had these hexagon mistable pieces from a kit which I colored using Fuchsia, Lavender and Rose Quartz paints. The centers were painted with Autumn Wheat and Buttercup. 


I made the stems from book tape which I painted on with Evergreen and Green Olive, and then tore into strips. The leaves are made from joint tape cut into leaf shapes. 

Fine Black Deliquesce, a Versamark ink pad and a cutout with the sentiment on it was used for the words. And of course I had to add the butterflies since I love them so much. They are painted in Garnet and have Clear Jeweled Inspirations in the centers. 


Other textures such as stamps, acrylic paints, more joint tape, modeling paste, a stencil  and a sketch pen were used around the canvas as well. With mixed media pieces you can't go wrong with texture. The more the better. I've found you can use various items found in your house for texture, such as tape, bubble wrap, tin foil, fabric, cups, the bottom of shoes, and more. The key is to have fun and get messy! 

Below are the CI Paint products used on my canvas... 


Don't forget about the Inspired By Challenge that Diana is hosting. We are on week 2 of the Ribbon and Bling week! Check it out HERE! 

Have a great day! 


3 comments:

Shea said...

Oh WOW WOW WOW!! Both for the canvas itself and the number of CI products used! This is fabulous, Emily, and so full of fun textures and colors! Someday you're going to have to show how you've used "the bottom of shoes" on your pieces - sounds so intriguing! Thanks so much for sharing - this is GREAT!

michelle hodges said...

Very pretty!! I just love all the details!
I agree, I love that we can use so many different items form our homes a great way to recycle and to add texture.
Love your canvas!!

Monica Edwards said...

super job on this canvas piece. I swear I am going to make another one soon.