Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Butterfly mixed media

Hi All:  I was walking through Michaels the other day and came across some canvas for 60% off.  It kinda got my attention since thats what I went for.  I went back to the isle I got the not on sale canvas and put it back.  I'm not a fan of creating extra work for someone else.  went back and bought several instead of just 1; and paid less.  A lot less.  I went home and started to play.  While the gesso was drying I went on the internet looked at several sites.  Over at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge they're theme is "Anything goes" and I also discovered Creative  Carte Blanche.  It's a new blog started by some of my favorite crafters.  You really need to check it out if you love challenges.  I missed creative adventure #1 and almost #2.  So #2 is called "Triple trouble"  and you have to use lace, corrugated paper, and metal on an art project.  After the gesso dried I used Picked Raspberry and Cracked Pistachio distress paint in random places over the gesso.  I decided the picked raspberry  was a little bright so I mixed some gesso with it and mellowed it out a little.  I then used some Art Anthology spray (Ink Spot).  This is a new product that I found at a craft show here in Texas.  This spray dries so fast.  I decided the canvas needed a little texture, to do this I used some Liquitex glass beads multi medium.  I had a corrugated flower I at one point attached a burlap flower too (Tattered floral die) I had made awhile back and a scrap piece in my stash so I included those and applied the same  paint and spray on those to tie the brushes in.  I also the queen of forgetting and I'm always leaving my brushes in product and not cleaning them.  Instead of throwing them away I painted them with the same colors and glued the to the canvas back and added some tulle and a bead spray from Mon Ami Gabby   On the other side I die cut some butterflies from Tm Holtz.  2 are from the new butterfly thinlets and the one on the bottom is on of his mover and shapers.  To get my metal in the piece I used pen nibs for 2 of the butterfly bodies and a corner piece from Idea-ology.  As for my lace piece I just used a base stitch on some 2 inch lace ribbon and created a flower.  the added 2 pre made flowers from my stash to complete.   So here is mine mixed media piece I hope you like it.  And thanks for looking!!
 
Thanks for looking

8 comments:

Cheryl Grigsby said...

Yay!!! So glad you've joined us Charyn! I love your bright cheerful canvas and look forward to more art from you. Thanks for sharing on Creative Carte Blanche!

Annette Green said...

How pretty and fun this piece is! I would love to have heard more about your creative process because there's so much texture and layering here. I want to know more! Thanks for joining us at Creative Carte Blanche, and hope to see you join in again.

Chary Deiling said...

Thanks Annette and Cheryl!! I edited my post for you Annette. Thanks again.

Team Clark said...

This is so pretty, love all of your yummy texture and colors. <3

Candy C said...

Be still my heart! I so love butterflies and your lacy butterflies on this frame; combined with the corrugated paper, lace and metal are just brilliant! I love the pen nib bodies on your butterflies. I love your color palette...very spriny and feminine. Thanks so much for sharing your lovely frame with all of us at Creative Carte Blanche.

Caryn said...

The soft colours on this are just beautiful
Thanks for joining in at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.
Hugs,
Caryn xxx

Yvonne said...

Well this is just gorgeous! Love your framed canvas...the soft colors and the butterflies...Beautiful! Thanks for joining with us at Creative Carte Blanche!

Redanne said...

I just love your reverse canvas Chary, the colours are so delicate and beautiful. I adore the butterflies, I didn't think I 'needed' them but after seeing yours, I think I do! Love the pen nib bodies too! Anne x