Hi Roadies! It's Melody here on the blog today. I have a mixed media canvas to share with you today. Next month I am going to be moving to a new home and my new studio! This canvas is my first project for the new room! I used the Fanciful Create Art Steel Dies for inspiration.
I started with an 8 x 8 canvas and painted the canvas with a pale yellow paint. When the paint was dry I sprayed on a white distress stain and splattered white paint. When the canvas had completely dry I used a stencil and a light texture paste to add texture to the background.
I cut the words three times from white card stock and layered them together to add more depth. The sentiment is layered on a Corrugated Kraft Mail Tag and I added a Mini Arrow Charm to accent the tag.
Maya Road has so many beautiful embellishments and dies! In keeping with the art theme, I cut two flowers from watercolor paper with the Geometric Blossom Die, and watercolored the flowers with pretty blue and green watercolors. I added the flowers to two of the corners to anchor my embellishments. Next I just played with my embellishments until I came up with a look and feel that felt right to me. I used the Rolled Flower Die to create to two flowers from felt. I love the touch of texture felt can give to a project.
I added a few more flowers, a Tulle Mini Blooms in Milk White, a small and medium Vintage Paper Flower, and a pearl flower. Under the pearl flower is a Ornate Resin Frame in Seafoam. I finished the corner off with a Metal Vintage Trinkets - @ Clip and a wooden token is from the Wood Geometric Shape Tokens.
I picked up a very inexpensive paint brush and added a couple coats to Gesso the the brush. Once the Gesso had dried I added a strip of Self-Adhesive Rhinestone Trim in Sparkle Silver, two strips of Vintage Rick Rack Crochet Trim in Cloud White, and a Crystal Circle Button. The My Story token from the Wood 24/7 Journaling Tokens and just seemed perfect for the canvas! Then I had to add one of my favorite embellishments, a Vintage Oh Snap Camera.
The canvas is finished off with a Feathered Friend Resin Embellishment, a wooden embellishment from the Wood Measure Once, Cut Twice Embellishments, and a scattering of Resin Mini Mums in Turquoise Sea and Snow White.
Thanks for stopping by! Hope you are inspired to take some time to create something pretty!
Maya Road Supplies Used:
Fanciful Create Art Steel Dies