Thursday, 11 September 2014

Mixed Media Canvas - Mystical Flutterings

 Hey Guy's :)

Someone has rightly said …. "good art is not what it looks like, but what it does to us".
And that's so true isn't it :)…. crafting and art are therapeutic which almost always stir up unknown feelings from inside us.

Today, I am sharing A mixed media canvas which is very close to my heart…. as it signifies, that no matter what the world throw at us … how dark our world seems to be, we shall always have butterflies:)… And blooming flowers.

The butterflies always invoke a sense of hope and some sunshine in our lives.

This is a 18" x 12" canvas, which is layered with lots and lots of paints and sprays to give it depth.

The butterflies are hand painted with acrylic paints.

I started the background by adhering some pattern paper from my stash, and then painting it with Gesso…. I have then stenciled on some details and added my mdf embelishments.

The best bit about mixed media projects is that I get to do a lot of stenciling and experimenting with modeling paste, medium gels and various embellishments till I am satisfied with the result.

The whole canvas is then sprayed with layers and layers of color using my favorite Lindy's stamp gang sprays… I sprayed with my mists till I achieved the vibrance of colors that I liked.

For this project I have used:  sweet violet poppy teal
                                              Mission bells brown
                                              Hydrangea Blue
                                              Canna lily burnt orange
                                              yellow rose of texas
After my canvas dried up completely .. I added my hand painted butterflies and the white roses with quilled green leaves :).

I finished off my canvas with a sentiment that says - "For butterflies shall never seize to fly". Coz that was the whole feeling behind my canvas :).

Lowed how it all got together so beautifully in the end.

Some close up pictures .. So that the texture at the back of my butterflies can be seen :)..

The final Canvas:)

Submitting my canvas to the following challenges:

Lindys stamp gang Color challenge-

I'm using the 1st, 3rd and 5th shades. With links mentioned above

 craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog: Challenge#15 : Their september challenge is all about pretty blooms :)

Hope you liked it :)…. I would lowe lowe lowe to get your comments :).