Thursday, February 18, 2016

Love is in the Air Heart Canvas

Hey there Paper Peeps!  Thursday is quickly becoming my favorite day because my sweet friend Barbara and I take over the Gypsy Soul blog and share our projects using the fabulous chippies from GSL.   Today I'm showing a mixed media canvas inspired by my BOLB Kathy who encouraged me to work on a creation for a challenge.   I really love how it turned out. That being said....there were a few times in the process that I thought the only reasonable course of action would be to swear at it..throw it on the floor and stomp on it.  I think we all go through that sometimes with projects right?
Anyhoo enough of my blathering and on to the canvas....

I started with a canvas and some pretty non-traditional colors and of course my big ol pile of chippies!

 Since I knew I wanted to layer a fair amount of chippies I kept those neutral so they would pop off the darker background. These flowers were actually hand painted to match at 4 am since the craft store isn't open then to get ones that coordinated.
 The background was color washed then layered with texture paste and a damask stencil.
To create a lot of dimension and build up the layers I used some drywall tape that has a crinkly torn edge and a similar color wash..... then stamped with an itty bitty script.

I'm using the large frame to anchor the focal point which is a heart clipped from Valentine paper then finished with Gelatos and archival inks.  The butterfly chippie is centered on the heart and topped off with a large key ornament...more hand painted flowers and the Love sentiment.

After painting the chippie gears I tucked them in with the dimensional flowers to lighten it up and to draw the eye to the bottom corner.  

Gypsy Soul Laser Cut Supplies~

Other Supplies~
Ranger-Opaque Matte Texture Paste, Black Archival Ink, Damask Stencil, Weathered White Embossing Powder, Distress Paint in Tumbled Glass and Peacock Feathers.
Faber Castell-Gel Medium Matt
Versa Mark-Watermark Stamp
Gelatos-Aqua Dolce & Snow Cone & Coconut
Art-C- Steel Luxe
Crafter's Comapnion-Once In a Lifetime Stamp
Pearls and Flowers

Okay that's all for me. Make sure you check out Barbara's fabulous post and leave her a little love. Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G