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Saturday, July 13, 2013

Canvas Day!

EEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeekkkkkkkkkk!!  I am so so so very late! I apologize for my tardiness, but I had serious computer issues today and then I wasn't home so I didn't have pictures of my projects (we've been on vacation all week using my parent's house at the beach.  It wasn't the best weather but we had fun nonetheless!).  Ok, enough of that!  Does anyone want to see my project?

Two weeks ago my sister-in-law and oldest niece came over for a crafty, canvas day.  They had never really done mixed media work so we had a ton of fun experimenting, playing, using neat products and just being creative!  Here is the result of my day, for most of the day I hated it - it just wasn't working for me.  But like most mixed media things, if you just keep working it you can eventually come up with a masterpiece! :)

We started by making a collage background using vintage and patterned paper scraps, paint, gel medium, and Wendy Vecchi's Embossing paste.  We added lots of layers, lots of highlights and paint to bring dimension and color.  We used stencils and embossing paste to add texture - I love, love how well the doily detail came out in the paste!

Some of the girls then used their canvas to paint, or stamp on but I decided to make an "old school" SheArt girl, by cutting out paper shapes, adding paint for detail.

I added outlines with a black pen, rub-ons from Pink Paislee, some Unity Stamps from Christy Tomlinson and words from one of my vintage books.

We had such a fun day with these!! I'll even share a picture of the canvas my daughter made using one of the Prima girl stamps.

Thanks for stopping in!! Have a great weekend!


toni said...

What a treat finding your beautiful canvas today! Sounds and looks like you had a fabulous time, i love crafting with friends. Your canvas is full of gorgeous layers and colours, I must get that doily stencil i can see it really works well. Your daughter did a fab job of her canvas too, love how she has used that stamp as well as that hot orange colour x

Tracy said...

Wheeeee Julie..vacation at the beach sounds brilliant regardless the of my fav places to go and chill.
Looooooving your she art canvas and that doily is stunning!!
Your daughter did an amazing job with her canvas.....sure runs in the family.
Big hugs
Tracy xcx

Micki said...

Julie, love your canvas. Perfect mix of colors, papers and stencils. And your daughter's canvas is gorgeous. Man, I can only imagine her creations as she keeps with it....... :-)

Katyoparty said...

Your canvas turned out oh so beautiful. Love that doilies texture in the corner. Sounds like a fun day of art making.

Teresa Jaye said...

oh my, these are both completely adorable. Love all the yummy layers and gorgeous colors. (and it's so cool that your daughter has her own watermark too!)

butterfly said...

That's a real beauty, Julie - and lovely to see the results of the family crafting too.
Alison x

Donna-Marie said...

WoW!! Your canvas is a real treat...LOVE all the great colors and shapes...this rocks :-)
And your daughter is a chip of the old block...sweet!!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous canvas Julie ! Love the doily stencil ! Hope you had a fab holiday too ! Sue C x

Lucy Edmondson said...

These are amazing, Julie, and how great that you got to craft with family too,

Lucy x