Thursday, February 21, 2013

SHE believed in LOVE!


Hello and Happy Thursday!

On Monday, I shared a Mixed Media canvas on the MME blog.  I absolutely LOVE making these canvases, and just started Christy Tomlinson's She Art 3 class on Tuesday.  I am hoping to learn more techniques and ideas so I can create more Canvas Art!  You WILL be seeing more of this on my blog and for my Design Team projects.  (In addition to my paper layouts and paper crafts)

Now on to the canvas!

Do you believe in first love?  I do!  And so does SHE!

So you think MME papers, embellishments, and stamps are just for layouts and cards?  No siree! They work beautifully for mixed media projects like canvas art.  Here's a pictorial look at how I created my LOVE girl!

Start with a blank canvas.  Since I am covering mine with paper, no need to prep the surface with gesso first.

Cut various sizes of patterned paper, vintage paper, and tissue paper and adhere to canvas with Mod Podge.

This is where the fun really starts!  Add color, texture, and dimension with paint, modeling paste and stencils.  I've even added some MME decorative tape!  

Add more color, texture, and dimension with stamps and spray mist.  

This is what an 'in process' canvas looks like.  I just LOVE all the color, design, and texture.

When you are happy with your background, create your girl.  MME 6x6 pads are great for creating your girl and accessories.  

Add more texture and dimension by outlining your girl with markers and pens.

Accessorize your canvas with enamel dots, decorative buttons, and add rub-ons where desired.

Don't forget the sides of your canvas.  I've colored mine with distress stains and MME stamps.

And my finished LOVE GIRL!

Mixed media is so much fun!  There is no such thing as being perfect, and it's a great way to experiment with color, techniques, and different products.

I hope you give it a try the next time you are looking for a way to use your MME product in a new way!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great one!


Annette said...

this is fantastic..i love it.

Эльби said...

Красивая работа!

Fluffy said...

Aaaa_mmazingg!! Tx

Monika Wright | I Love It All said...

Love your project, Tina, very inspiring!

Ashley Horton said...

Really beautiful Tina!! I love how you used all of the different patterned papers in the background!

Ashley Horton said...

Really beautiful Tina!! I love how you used all of the different patterned papers in the background!

Nitasha said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!!! I love it! I took the 1st SheArt class that Christy offered and loved it! I'm inspired to go back through my class notes and create something! Thank lyon!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Your canvas is beautiful Tina! Love the mix of color! Thanks for the inspiration!

Leanne said...

really cute!! love her!

Jane Wetzel said...

this is AWESOME! THANK YOU for sharing!!! Cant wait to get going on my canvas now!

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

I love your colorful layers.

Rita said...

What a great canvas!

melshappyscrappyplace said...

Love your canvas, Tina! I hope you're enjoying She Art 3. I took the first 2 and will probably take 3 later on. LifeBook has been such a big undertaking :) I love the vibrant colors and your stylish girlie!


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