Let me share my first official project for Canvas Corp Brands Creative Crew – 4×4 mixed media canvas.
I started off with a completely different idea with my head and changed my mind half-way through the project.
To create the base, I used Finnabair clear gesso (4layers; good job it dries really quickly) and white crackle paste – I applied it in uneven layers using palette knife. I stamped some designs to add depth. To build up colour, I used Tattered Angels Chalkboard mists: French Vanilla and London Fog; I darkened the edges with Glimmer Glaze Fuzzy Coconut and sprinkled with Glimmer Glaze Nori. To allow the colours to blend, I used Baseboard Ivory mist all over and added another layer of Fuzzy Coconut on the edges.
Using 7Gypsies tags form HARMONY collection and TO&FROM collection, I built a cluster to place underneath the fussy cut photo.
I stencilled on a shabby diamond design and added a little bit more French Vanilla. I wrapped Waxed Cotton Cord in Sand around the canvas and secured it in place using Scrapberry’s brad. The paper cluster was attached using 3d foam tape; placed key and lock chipboards from Craftstore.ru between the layers and finished with some mini-flowers. I sprinkled some Chalkboard Pot of Gold to add contrasting colour – as you can see, some of it got on the photo…oh, well…
I hope you like it!
See you soon!