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 :).


               





21 comments:

  1. Super colorful project! Thanks so much for joining the LSG color challenge for September :)

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  2. So many beautiful colors! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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    1. Thank you :)… for liking my project :)

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  3. Thank you very much for your participation at LSG. Good luck!!!!! Your project is beautiful.

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    1. Thank you so much Cindy :)…. Totally lowe your work too :)

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  4. This is just so pretty! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  5. So pretty..lovely colors! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  6. Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

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  7. What vibrant colors! Just lovely! Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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    1. Thank you for liking my work :),… lowed playing along too :)

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  8. I love the clocks, the flowers, and the large butterflies! What a pretty canvas! Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Hoarders!

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    1. Thank you Gloria :)….. Lowed playing along :)

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  9. Fun and colourful. Lovely !!! Thank you so much for playing with us at Lindy's Stamp Gang colour challenge. Love, Marta xx

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    1. thank you for liking my work …. :). lowed to play along :)

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  10. Very beautiful! Thanks for playing with us at Lindy'sStampGang!

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    1. Thank you :)….. Lowe everything about Lindy's products :)…. Pleasure to play along.

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  11. I love butterflies and yours are beautiful!!! Thank you for playing with us at Lindy's Stamp Gang Color challenge!!

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