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Hello everyone :) I'm back again today with a couple of mini-canvases I created
I now have them hanging on the wall of my studio & they remind me everyday to just be
who I am & take risks & chances as I have always done with my art. Thanks to staying
true to that for the last few years I am happy to say that now I am heading in exactly the
direction I want to go in irrespective of whether what I do is loved by everyone or not.
I used tonnes of yummy 2Crafty Chipboard on these little beauties.
Behind the sentiments I have used a Polaroid Frame on each then trailing down
from that I have used my favourite 2Crafty piece, the Berry Branch, on each piece
too & at the top of each I have used an Ingrid's Frame. I love the symmetry of
them & the gorgeous dimension & texture the chipboard pieces add.
You can read ALL the details of how I created these canvases & exactly
what I did to treat the chippie, over on the 2Crafty blog if you are interested.
There is just something magical about white chipboard in my opinion
& coupled with chunky glass glitter you'll be in for the win if you ask me!!
I used Soft Gel Medium by Finnabair for Prima to treat the canvas boards before applying
my Color Bloom Sprays & as a result there is some great texture & sheen going on!
I use a regular kitchen sponge (the small one that comes with the green scourer on top)
that I cut into 4 pieces, to dab my white acrylic paint or gesso on to the top of my
flowers (in this case white acrylic paint works fine & saves a bit of money for me
as it is manufactured locally rather than the gesso that is imported).
Gauze is another GREAT addition to mixed media scrapbooking products & a pack of pharmaceutical gauze is one of the most inexpensive scrapbooking supplies you will ever buy :)
I often tone down my colours with White mist I make myself using thinned down white acrylic paint to mute the colours slightly & take the garishness out of my colourful creations.
If you make your own don't make it TOO thin as you want to be able to flick it on
& not have it be readily absorbed or it will start reacting with your mists all over again...
I just make it up as needed in a glass ramekin as it blocks up the nozzle of a spray bottle.
I am so happy micro-beads are back in fashion. I have a tonne of them from years gone by & am loving adding them to projects using my glue gun. If you are interested in 2Crafty chipboard you can email Vanessa at firstname.lastname@example.org in Australia to find out how to get hold of 2Crafty Chipboard in your country, or if you are in Southern Africa you can buy it from ME :)
Just leave me a comment & I will get back to you asap!