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Monday, February 13, 2012

"Live a Creative Life" Mixed Media Canvas


Hi Everyone!
Today I created a mixed media canvas to share with you.
I used lots of distress inks, pearlized mists, and Helmar adhesives.

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I created the canvas background by gesso-ing first then using a distress ink technique  with Ranger and Tim Holtz Inks and Perfect Pearls mists plus lots of water. Then I stamped the Stampavie "A Creative Life" sentiment and image on the canvas and heat embossed. (The set was a gift from my sweet friend Allie Gower) I also stamped the image on an old book page then watercolored it. I attached it to the canvas with Helmar Decoupage.

I used Helmar Gemstone glue to attach the tiny little glitter flowers and Helamr Decoupage to add the eggshell mosaic coblestone walk way.
I "blinged" up the sun with some Yellow Ranger Stickles and some Amber Want2Scrap Gemstones.

I would love to know what you think about my canvas, especially since I am really just a card artist.  :)
Like the sentiment says though...."To live a creative life, we must loose our fear of being wrong".

To see a couple of photos of the project in the works, please visit the Helmar team blog. ;)



7 comments:

Cheryl said...

This is fantastic! Love the watercolor look, the bright textured sun, the eggshell walkway, the sentiment and that cute house on printed paper. Truly amazing! But, I have to say...you are not "just" a card artist!!! Everything you create is spectacular! ~Hugs, Cheryl

Dawn's Craft Place said...

I just love the colors and design True.
Such a beautiful canvas with a wonderful sentiment

Zulma said...

Beautiful canvas True. Love the house and all the colors on it. TFS, Zulma

Debbie said...

I simply LOVE it, True! Great job ;- )

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, this is great. I love that quote.

Allie Gower said...

Awesome, so excited to see what you did with the stamps!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I am loving this- the colors are great- loving the images and sentiment. Fun!