Friday, August 3, 2012

Love Birds Canvas

Hiya! Happy Friday!
use this color palette:
So I gathered up my Claudine Hellmuth Studio paints (**love**) and got to work on a 10"x8" canvas.
The base is "vintage findings" paper by Making Memories and vintage book paper (buy yours here!)
After masking the area for the heart, the background was done by spreading the teal, blue, and yellow paints on a craft mat, patting a piece of bubble wrap in the paints and dabbing them on to the canvas. The heart is done by dabbing red paint through a stencil by Plaid (which I scored on clearance for 99 cents - woot!) with my fingers, and stamping with a Pink By Design stamp and Cherry Red Staz-On ink. The whole thing was too bright for my liking so I added a piece of tissue paper by Hallmark which has a very light yellow pattern on it over the whole canvas. Layers of stamping with black Staz-On ink and white gesso, rub-ons by Kaiser and Basic Grey, and Mod Podge were placed on top of the tissue paper. 
The birds were cut from chipboard with the Tim Holtz Caged Birds die - stamped, embossed, inked, coated with Distress Crackle Paint, and inked again. The LOVE scrabble tiles were sanded so they would take the Crackle Paint and then they were inked also.
The gorgeous metal filigree used as a nest is from The Funkie Junkie's Boutique. It came in an antiqued bronze finish but easily took the black Copic ink I applied to it. Linda, the shop owner, runs a Sunday Share on her Frilly and Funkie blog where you can share any project you've made using product from her boutique so I am going to share this canvas there too!
Also linking up at:
Berry71Bleu's August challenge "wings" 
Dina Wakley's "Out of the Journal" August
Here are some close ups (click to enlarge)

I hope you like this pretty color palette and will make a project to link up with us at Frosted Designs - you have till next Thursday so, come on, play along! You could win a fabulous prize or be chosen as one of the Top Three featured on the blog!
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Ginger said...

Beautiful! Great job!

TeenaBugg38 said...

HOLY COW!!!! Teresa I am just in love with this!!! I love the color and you absolutely rock these canvases!!! Hope you're doing well!!
Hugs n stuff :)

sandee said...

Lovely canvas, it's so much fun getting messy! I'm starting to love making them more than cards! never thought that day would come!! lol waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Tami said...

I love it, Theresa! When i get my craft room up and running, one of the first things i want to try is your collage technique!
Fondly, Tami

CraftyGirl said...

Wow!! This is gorgeous!! You have this amazing ability to add all these layers and turn it into a work of art!! Thank you for sharing how you made your levels... someday when I am brave enough to give it a go, this will be helpful!! lol!!
barb :)

Marjie Kemper said...

It's beautiful, Teresa! Love the way you matched those paints to the challenge. Super color pallete!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

This is lovely - the colors are bright and fresh for an almost bold feel, but your stamping and rub ons have a wonderfully delicate feel to them. I love the way everything comes together with the heart and the sweet birds. The scrabble tiles and the piece of filigree are perfect finishers!

Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous piece with us this week at Sunday Share over at Frilly and Funkie! I always love seeing what artists are doing with the products from The Funkie Junkie Boutique. Best of luck in this week's drawing!

Cathy said...

WOW Teresa your mixed media canvas is gorgeous.. adore the colours and your sweet little birdies!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at OUAS :))

Sonia said...

Gorgeous creation. Great JOB!~

Bellaidea said...

Very pretty wings:), thank you so much for playing with Berry 71 Bleu!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwww!! This is BEAUTIFUL!! LOVING the heart and the little birds!!!

reneabouquets said...

Love the masked heart and the metal is a perfect touch! Thanks for playing along with us over at Berry71Bleu!

Keren Tamir said...

wow stunning!! love the pink heart and the birdies!! thanks for joining us at B71B

I'm having a giveaway on my blog if you want to check it out

Norma G. said...

This is gorgeous, love the scrabble tiles and little birds!

Shelly said...

This is so lovely, Teresa. Creativity just flows from you when you get going on a canvas. :) Thank you for sharing the techniques you used. I look forward to trying them as I enter into my mixed media adventure.

We had a good chuckle over Quinn asing you to give her an "epic" push on the swing. Too cute!