Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Birds & Flowers Collage Canvas

Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog     Get Crafty With Canvas

I thought I'd try a collage canvas for this challenge. I had at first decided to make some flowers using canvas paper and incorporating them on a card, but this fast developed into a larger project.
I've been watching some You Tube videos on mixed media collage canvas projects. Talk about eye candy.
I've got quite a few things going on on this canvas. I made the flowers first with a Stampin' Up die and sprayed them with some homemade glimmer mist. I die cut the flourishes out of grunge paper dry embossed them and sprayed with more homemade glimmer mist and inked to paper to bring up the embossing. The chipboard leaves I found in my stash and did them the same way I did the flourishes.  Set these aside and began on the canvas.
I discovered Collage Pauge designed by Traci Bautista. I've been an admirer of her work for several years. Being fairly new to collage I have used a couple of different products, but after using this Collage Pauge on this project, it's my favorite so far. I love the finish you get with this and ease of clean up.
I've also used some modeling paste with a stencil, I'm hooked, such cool texture. I also discovered the Faber Castell brush pens are india ink and they stay wet on the collage long enough to use your finger to smudge for shading and then dry permanent. Let's see what else--Claudine Hellmuth paints, homemade glimmer mists, some distress tarnished brass crackle paint that didn't crackle, but I like the effect anyway, metallic rub ons, designer paper, tissue paper, the edges are covered with tissue tape, and for the finishing touch I added the metal medallion that I got from The Funkie Junkie's etsy shop when she first opened it up. I need to order some stuff from her.
One of the most important things I learned is to either air dry or dry with heat tool between layers.
I had a lot of fun making this yesterday. If you want to get inky, messy, and use a lot of different mediums, do a collage project. You'll be hooked like me.
There's one more week to enter the challenge above hop over and see what the Design Team has created for our inspiration and then enter something of your own.
Happy Creating--
Beverly G ♥


PetraB said...

This looks wonderful, and so much like Summer.

Terry said...

So many beautiful elements went into this collaged canvas! So love the colors and all the details! I have had a few non-crackling paints as well! So happy that you played along with us at Frilly and Funkie!

PS: We are at 19 days of over 100 degrees!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous canvas, love the colours and the flower adds such impact ! Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

Marjie Kemper said...

This is gorgeous! I got lost looking at all the layering... really and truly stunning. You can tell you had a blast making it, too. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Frilly & Funkie, Beverly. It's lovely!

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

WOW...the texture here is amazing. Love how the birds are underneath. So many layers and things to look at. Fab work! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Frilly & Funkie this fortnight!!!

Carolyn Dube said...

I love how you built up all the layers here! This is a fabulous collage!