Monday, 24 April 2017

Two Mixed Media projects...

These two canvases are only my second and third attempt at mixed media. I have to say I admire all mixed media artists who seem so confident using a whole array of products and materials and end up producing the most amazing pieces of art.
I realise now that mixed media creations are a labour of love. I am taking much more time on each project than I have ever given to any of my previous creations. I am still finding it daunting and it is absolutely stretching me to my creative limits.

Mixed media canvas-love is patient 3 
 I thought I would share at least part of the process with you and took this photo of how the butterfly canvas looked at the mid-way stage. I used Prima Love Clippings paper for my collage, decoupaging some tissue paper that I stamped with some Stamper's Anonymous butterflies and some text stamps. After covering with a thin layer of white gesso I added more stamping using the sentiment "Love is Patient" from Prima's Tea Thyme stamp set, and an alphabet stamp from Tim Holtz Artful Artifacts stamp set to stamp around the edge of my canvas.
I actually really love it at this stage and could quite happily have left it at that!

Mixed media canvas-Love is Patient 1 
However, I did go on to add texture paste with a Prima flourish stencil, and red and brown acrylic paints and inks. The lovely large butterfly is by Tim Holtz 661182.

mixed media canvas-love is patient 4

 I quite like this canvas, and as you can see I got a bit braver with the ink.

The next canvas is much more vintage and I shall be entering it into the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge which is "We've got your number" ie, to include a number anywhere on the project. I have to say I love numbers, apart from maths lol, but why do numbers, and letters for that matter look soo good stamped?

And why does stamping over white Gesso make me shiver with delight ? :)

mm no 1b

I collaged some vintage papers, added distress inks and a script stencil. The numbers on the corner of the canvas are from the Bo Bunny It is Written stamp set, and the same alphabet stamp as before.

mm no 1

Two very different mixed media canvases, and although I am still not confident I feel I am slowly improving and I really hope you like them.

I would like to thank the folks over at Top 100 Cardmaking blogs for selecting me for their blog, I am honoured. My blog is primarily is about card making although as you know I do produce other papercraft projects and I am diversifying even more now especially into mixed media. When I first set up my blog many years ago I was in such a hurry to get going I didn't give much thought to the name of my blog. The "little princess" refers to the meaning of my name, Sarita, and at the time I thought "little princess cards" as I thought I would only make cards, but of course I went on to do many other types of crafting over the years.

I think my blog will always be diverse, but I hope that makes it interesting. Even I don't know what I will be up to next!

I just thank you for taking time out of your day to visit me and hope you are enjoying my creative journey, see you again soon x


Dotty Jo x said...

Wow, these are fabulous! I know what you mean about Gesso and stamping! Jo x

Jules said...

Hi Sarita

Stranger alert!!!

Just had to pop by after seeing your fabulous photograph on my blog dashboard. I love both of your canvasses very, very much.

I can't choose a favourite out of the two because they are both equally lovely and each time I look at them I see something different. Just beautiful!

I hope you are keeping well.

Love Jules xx

clavell said...

I don't comment much, but must say...your pieces of artwork are in the "Creative Genius" category in my "book"!!! You create with such depth, elegance, and gorgeous design! Thank you for sharing your work and yes, for sharing your process, too. ♥

Sara Barker said...

You are on a mixed media canvas roll! Love both of these, but my favorite is the darker one, just because I like darker stuff. Your work is brilliant!

Jan Ltc said...

Sarita you never fail to Inspire me I love your elegant works of art.

I too am a card maker but I also like to dabble in a bit of everything.

You inspired me to go buy a Gelli plate. Lol!
I also have mixed media products. I recently bought some Pebeo paints! I have a lot to learn.
I love everything you make. I no I don't always comment but I often have a look at your fabulous creations. You are amazing.
Many thanks xx Jan

Team Clark said...

I love both of these so very much! Great rich colors and beautiful layering. Hugs, Autumn

ike said...

These pieces are amazing. I must say that I find MM very daunting also and have only made 2 pieces :-)
Such beautiful work - you should definitely keep going :-) xxx

SARN said...

WOW . . . I LOVE both canvases, they are so cool. I only started making them fairly recently myself. It's a steep learning curve isn't it? As is art Journaling (my other passion).

Have just used your 2010 cactus flower tutorial for a MM project. Love it - thanks for sharing. I linked back to it.

Hugs, Sarn x

Meihsia Liu said...

Wow... this is such a gorgeous creation! The texture and the vintage color scheme are fabulous. :)

Emma Williams said...

This is just so gorgeous Sarita! I love the softness of this piece and adore the vintage feel and the elegance which is just perfect! A really beautiful design and thank you so much for sharing and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... xx

Montana-Hens said...

I love your entry into the SSSMchallenge. It is inspiring for me. It is colors I don't often work in, but I find so calming and the textures and antiquity or vintage feel is great.


Anneke said...

Both are great, if I had to choose I really would'nt know.
Love your design!

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