Friday, May 4, 2018

Life is too Short | Mixed Media Canvas

One of the [many] reasons I really was excited about Fun Stampers Journey, when I first heard of the company, was the Mixed Media products that they carried.  And yet, I've not used them a whole lot since I joined as a coach.  So, I knew when I was designing my display, I wanted to include at least one artsy mixed media piece.  The final project in my display was small, but fulfilled that idea. 

This mixed media canvas was created using a variety of products from Fun Stampers Journey.  Rhinestones, Splashes and Silks combine on the colorful and sparkling background.  Featuring the Blue Skies Stamp Set, along with a sentiment from the Text Happy Stamp Set.

I began with a 5" x 7" blank canvas.  After each step, I allowed the canvas to fully dry - either air dry, or with the help of my heat gun.  This is an important step when working in mixed media, as it will help to keep the colors from mixing as they are wet, and becoming muddy. The canvas I had was had already been prepped with Gesso, so I started by adhering a few pieces of printed paper with my Journey Craft Glue thinned with just a bit of water (these were covered to a point that the pattern was very hard to see, but did add to some of the color variation in the piece).  I painted this mix onto the back of the paper, and then painted it over the top of the paper to be certain that there were no air bubbles and the paper was fully sealed.   Then I added some texture with the Bubble Bubble Stencil and some modeling paste.

This mixed media canvas was created using a variety of products from Fun Stampers Journey.  Rhinestones, Splashes and Silks combine on the colorful and sparkling background.  Featuring the Blue Skies Stamp Set, along with a sentiment from the Text Happy Stamp Set.

Once the Modeling Paste was dry, I began adding my Splashes.  I used Lemon Grass, Cool Pool, Blue Lagoon, Shimmer Silver, and Lavender Color Splashes to color the Background.  I sprayed, daubed off excess with a paper towel, dried, and sprayed again - until I got the effect I wanted.  Once the colors were completely dry, I stamped the upper right corner and the lower left corner with the Vintage Notes Background Stamp and Denim Days Ink.  The stamp added some lovely texture, as well as bringing in a bit of that darker blue.  Then I liberally splattered the background with Cool Pool and Turbo Teal Silks.  

This mixed media canvas was created using a variety of products from Fun Stampers Journey.  Rhinestones, Splashes and Silks combine on the colorful and sparkling background.  Featuring the Blue Skies Stamp Set, along with a sentiment from the Text Happy Stamp Set.

I stamped the "Follow Your Dreams" sentiment onto a vellum die cut circle, and quickly coated it in clear embossing powder to seal the ink.  I heat set that, and then stamped and heat embossed the hot air balloon image in silver.  These were layered together with angle cut banners created from Cool Pool, Lavender Fusion, and Mirror Silver papers.  A second sentiment was stamped on the Lavender Fusion banner.

This mixed media canvas was created using a variety of products from Fun Stampers Journey.  Rhinestones, Splashes and Silks combine on the colorful and sparkling background.  Featuring the Blue Skies Stamp Set, along with a sentiment from the Text Happy Stamp Set.

A scattering of rhinestones, and a few of the Patootie Burst, and Sweet Bloom Flowers, finished off the canvas.


And that's it for my projects for this year's Inking Idaho on the Road.  Thanks for tagging along with me as I shared all of these fun things!

Thanks for stopping by!


Much love,                                                                             
                                              







Fun Stampers Journey Supplies Used:

Stamps: Blue Skies Stamp Set SS-0574, Text Happy Stamp Set SS-0168

Inks: Denim Days True Color Fusion Ink IP-0010, Blue Lagoon Color Splash IP-0084, Cool Pool Color Splash IP-0076, Lemon Grass Color Splash IP-0078, Shimmer Silver Color Splash IP-0082, Lavender Color Splash IP-0077, Cool Pool Silk IP-0105, Turbo Teal Silk IP-0119, Journey Clear Embossing Powder IP-0097, Journey Silver Embossing Powder IP-0100

Papers: Cool Pool 8.5" x 11" Card Stock CS-0118, Lavender Fusion 8.5" x 11" Card Stock CS-0017, Journey Vellum PP-0044, Mirror Silver CS-0137, Sunday Adventure Prints PP-0053

Embellishments: Rhinestones AC-0023, Sweet Blooms AC-0329, Patootie Burst AC-0330

Tools: Journey Circles Die Set DI-0039, Journey Platinum Machine TO-0090,  Journey Blooms Paper Trimmer TO-0039, Crease Tool TO-0040, Detail Pro Shears (4.5") TO-0063, Bubble Bubble Stencil JM-0004, Journey Modeling Paste JM-0073, Spatula TO-0089, Heat Gun TO-0083

Adhesives: Journey Craft Glue AD-0001, Journey Foam Squares - Medium AD-0085
This mixed media canvas was created using a variety of products from Fun Stampers Journey.  Rhinestones, Splashes and Silks combine on the colorful and sparkling background.  Featuring the Blue Skies Stamp Set, along with a sentiment from the Text Happy Stamp Set.

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