Good morning, everyone! I am so excited to be Guest Designing today over at Something Tattered.  Since I used some of my awesome Creative Embellishments chipboard, I thought I would share my project here as well.

 I love doing mixed media canvas projects and creating personal works of art to hang in my craft room. As you can see here, I had great fun with this one! Because I’ve had a very full calendar the past 8 weeks or so, I was motivated by the saying you see below from Prima’s Something Blue collection.

 First of all I prepared my canvas with a coat of white gesso. Next I created a rainbow of colors using a variety of mists and gelatos using water and a paper towel to get just the effect I wanted. Some added drops from the uptake nozzle were the finishing touch.  Because I wanted my stamping to be in specific places, I decided to do that next before moving on to adding my texture paste.


 Keep Calm and Plan On! The saying that inspired my project. Planning and keeping a detailed schedule helps keep my anxiety at bay.


 After I did my stamping, I tore strips of paper as well as corrugated cardboard and and adhered them mostly where my focal point was going to be but also in a few varied places. Then I added some molding paste using 2 different stencils.  I also added in some Creative Embellishments chipboard as additional layers. Before adding my florals and bling, I created some micro-bead drips using narrow strands of Glossy Accents. Additionally, I used a flat spray fixative and scattered micro-beads all over the canvas.


 Here is another view. Some yummy Prima and Petaloo and I called it done. At least after one more run around the edges with my gelatos!  Then it was done!

 A few notes on my chipboard treatment: My fabulous Oval Frame was first gessoed and then lightly inked with Quick Quotes chalk ink in Biscotti.  The Flourish Set 5 was also gessoed and colored with gelatos and smeared with my fingertips. Then I snipped it apart and tucked it in under my focal point.  For the Photo/page Corner, I wanted a zinc look so I first painted it in black and then went over it with my silver gelato.

Thanks for coming by today!

  I hope that you will check out what’s new in the STORE. Be sure and let me know if you have any questions!

Creative Embellishments chipboard:

Photo/page Corner

Flourish Set 5

Oval Frame

Other supplies:

Prima Something Blue paper collection

Prima Tatiana blooms, ocean

Prima Tatiana blooms, coral

Liquitex Gesso, white

Lindy’s Stamp Gang, Kissin Kenicke Coral

Lindy’s Stamp Gang, Steampunk Sepia

Heidi Swapp Color Shine, Charteuse

Heidi Swapp Color Shine, Teal

Faber-Castell gelatos:


metaillic mint


silver ice

Petaloo mixed textured blooms, Teal

Petaloo burlap blossoms, Ivory

Prima shabby chic resin butterfly

Prima Say it in Crystals pearl leaves

Prima Junkyard Findings, bulb

Recollections microbeads, Ocean

The Crafters Workshop tile textures stencil, 12×12 and 6×6

Golden molding paste

Stazon, black

Quick Quotes Powder Puff Chalk Ink, biscotti, baja blue, mango mai tai

Something Tattered stamps


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