Tag: mixed media

Crafts: Mixed Media Canvas: Do You Care

I was thinking about this canvas for a long time, but was stopped by that uneasy feeling: what if it sucks? I decided just to do it and here is the result. It turned out a little bit more boring than I had in mind, but I also felt that more decoration was a little off on this one.

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Crafts: Mixed Media Canvas: Love

It was a busy weekend, one of my friends returned from Barcelona after spending more than 7 months there. He showed up on a surprise visit in between the making of this canvas. It was a very nice evening and he got me a wooden spoon which he had wood burned (really cool!).

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Crafts: Mixed Media Study Canvas

I am sorry! It has been a long time… But now, I finally have a great camera AND an awesome hook up system for it! I made this canvas today, I had some old Graphic45 cards still laying around, so I made them into this:

 

Study - Mixed Media Canvas Study - Mixed Media Canvas Study - Mixed Media Canvas

And, I also filmed it! I finally got to use one of my Lindy’s Stamp Gang Mists & my Rub n Buff! Below the video is the whole list of supplies. Enjoy!

 

  • ModPodge Matte
  • 7Gypsies Paris Tissue Paper
  • Gesso
  • Gold acrylic paint
  • Red acrylic paint
  • Black acrylic paint
  • Copper acrylic paint
  • Bronze acrylic paint
  • Kaisercraft Damask Stencil
  • Tim Holtz Stamper Anonymous Text stamp
  • Memento Tuxedo Black ink
  • Tim Holtz Speckles Stencil
  • Graphic45 Tropical Travelogue paper cut in 3 images
  • Tiny Alphabet clear stamp set
  • Engraver Collection Paper
  • Acrylic block
  • Chronology Label Plates
  • Tim Holtz Corners
  • Lindy’s Stamp Gang Moon Shadow Mist (Burnt Umber)
  • Texture paste
  • Misc. stencil (bought at HEMA)
  • Rub n Buff (Gold Leaf)

Inspiration: Embossing

I was very excited when I discovered embossing, even though I didn’t see a direct purpose for it. Apparently people have been using embossing powder for a very long time, I guess I am just late to the party.

Embossing

According to the Internet, this is embossing:

 

Embossing refers to the creation of an impression of some kind of design, decoration, lettering or pattern on another surface like paper, cloth, metal and even leather, to make a relief. In regular printing or an engraving, plates are pressed against the surface to leave an imprint. In embossing however, the pressing raises the surfaces adding a new dimension to the object.

 

So, how to go about it? You take a piece of paper (a heavy one, preferably) & you stamp an image or words on it with special embossing ink. After that, you pour the embossing powder on it and tap the excess of.

 

Heattool

And that’s where the heat tool comes in. You point your heat tool (or gun) at the stamped image and wait a few seconds. Careful, the heat tool gets extremely hot! You can see that the embossing powder start to melt and forms a “raised” image. So glossy and pretty!


Vintage Voyage - Embossing and Heattool

 

Now that I’ve had some experience using this, I will definitely use it in my future projects. Imagine all the things you can make! Embossed areas add a real touch of professionalism to your project.

Vintage Voyage - Embossing and Heattool

PS: it’s kind of hard to catch the shiny finish on camera, but I hope this helps!

Mixed Media: Vintage Paris Canvas

Ooh la la! This was such a fun project! I had been planning this video for a while now & I have a LOT of Paris-themed scrap booking stuff.

I got some empty canvasses (and a lot more) from my sweet friend Monique.
She makes the most beautiful amigurumi & jewelry (out of soda can tabs! How creative, right?) and she said she didn’t know what else to do with them. But I do!

 

Vintage Paris Canvas

 

So I made this vintage Paris canvas, with an old picture, a unicycle & much more! It turned out a little different then I was originally planning, but hey, what can you do? I love and have always loved Paris. La Belle Epoque, the Eiffel tower, the lights, the art…  Watch the time lapse video and get creative yourself!

 


 

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