I have finally finished my Mixed Media Canvas.... it's taken awhile, but with some help from my Facebook friends I have it done. I got so far and didn't feel it was quite finished. That's where Facebook came in. I posted in my main page and in a forum I belong to, asking for some ideas.
So without further ado................
I started with my canvas and added some Soft Gel medium and pieces of torn pages from an old phone book. I then added some paints, distress stains, ink, used some stencils and some stamps to create the background. I stamped the dress form (Stampendous stamp) onto some tissue and coloured with pearlescent paints. I then used the medium to add it to the background. I stamped the sentiment in Archival black ink. The sentiment is from Couture Creations.
This was the point I got to when I asked for advice. Several people suggested some texture... so decided to add the flower to the dress form. I got some organza in burgundy and cream. I cut the pointy flower from Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die, the middle sized flower with some netting and then two small flowers in the burgundy organza and cut a larger circle of the same organza. I held the centres with a small paintbrush while heating the organza which causes it to shrink and shrivel. I coloured a white brad with black copic and then added clear embossing powder. The leaves were die cut with a MFT Dienamic die.
I have to say I was pleased with the result. It was worth the time taken. I am entering this into the 350 Cards & Gift week ~ Gift Challenge at Moxie Fab World
My Red Carpet Studio post will be here to tomorrow...and if you are interested, I'll be posting at Little Blue Button Stamps tomorrow (Sunday USA time) - would love to have you visit.
Hope your weekend is going well.