Monday, December 2, 2013

Love is the flower you've have to let grow....

Hello and Happy Monday!

Tina here today with the first December project share!

Before we get to my projects, let's take a peek at the December Mixed Media kit again!

There are so many options when creating with this kit, I wasn't sure where to start.  I was really drawn to the Tim Holtz Eclectic Elements, so I thought I start there.

I pulled out a 12x12 Flat Panel canvas that I had been playing with and several squares of the Tim Holtz fabric.  I thought I'd create a flower canvas, using the fabric as the base for my flowers.

I drew several flower shapes on a piece of paper, then cut them out to use as a template.

I placed the flower shapes on my canvas, then adhered them using matte medium.

Once they were dry, I used Distress Paint, (in Picket Fence) and covered up the background.  Since Distress Paints are transparent, the create color and texture that was previously added to my canvas is still visible through the white paint. 

Using Faber Castell Big Brush Pens, I added texture and more color to each flower and throughout my background.

I cut several leaf shapes from the fabric and de-constructed the Maya Road ribbon from the kit to create stems for my flowers.  I adhered them to the canvas with Matte Medium.

I wanted my flowers to have a bit more POP of color, so using water downed Distress Paint, I painted each flower, leaves, and stems in bright, colorful tones.

To add more texture and dimension, I outlines each element with Oil Pastels.  I love how these look on my mixed media canvases.

I finished my canvas off with a sentiment!

Once I got going with this canvas, I created several additional Home Decor projects.

I mixed the Modeling Creme with Lindy's Magicals to create the texture on this project.  I also used Viva Decor Inka Gold to accent the texture.

I bought this metal shrine on a recent trip and covered it with layers of gesso and Modeling Creme.  I simply LOVE how this turned out!  Lots of Distress Glitter, Alcohol Ink, and Distress Ink to create the vintage look.

That is all for today.  I hope you stop back each day this month for more amazing Design Team projects, tips, and tutorials!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great one!

1 comment:

  1. this is my favorite time of year! these are so pretty!