Thursday, 27 October 2016

Mixed Media

Mixed Media

Hallo everyone! 
We're almost through the month already
Can you believe it?
Me neither, although I seem to be wearing a
jacket more often now when I leave the house!

Here is   Angela Radford

who has given us this beautiful project

The plan for this project was to create a canvas with lots of dimension.

 I started by tearing two pages from an old book then coloured these with sprays. 

While these were drying I started on the canvas by adding Gesso and Crackle Paste through stencils. Once this was fully dry I coloured it using sprays, drying between each colour.

Tear down the centre of one of the book pages and remove a third from each. Edge the sheets with distress ink. Roll these around a thin paint brush and glue.

Continue to add colour to the canvas using sprays and distress inks and 
then when dry use a text stamp randomly over the canvas.

4. Use a brayer with white Gesso to highlight the raised areas and edge it with distress ink.

Die cut a range of cogs and colour these with sprays and distress inks then stamp over them randomly. I used a Tim Holtz stamp but any text stamp would be good.

Next I made a Masterboard using the same stencils, medium, sprays and inks.

Using the Masterboard, die cut three tags, distress, stamp and colour the edges. I screwed these up a little as this gives more interest and dimension when mounted.

I used an MDF frame and lightbulb from my stash to create the focal image and decorated these with Stampendous Frantage in a variety of colours. You can see here that I splattered the canvas with white paint too.

And here is the finished canvas. Hope you like it.

Happy crafting, Angela x

Thank you for a lovely project Angela

The Color Bloom Sprays are, in my opinion, such good value 
when the bottle is empty just fill it up again with water and
you are ready to go again with that luscious colour!
You can do this twice - see the table for instructions
and the colour range is..............awesome!

See you all again tomorrow

Mickie xx


  1. I love the layering and the soft colour tones that Angela used on the canvas, the cogs look wonderful and the light bulb in the frame is a perfect finishing touch!

    1. Thank you so much Anne, pleased you like it and happy crafting, Angela xXx

  2. Beautiful canvas Angela, colour tones are sooo subtle and soft, would look stunning on a bedroom wall. X

  3. This is gorgeous Angela!!!! I am loving your addition of the paper rolls x


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