Thursday, May 13, 2010

3 - D Mixed Media Canvas - "Art is Good for the Soul"

Here is the finished project. I have had so much fun making this, my first 3-D canvas project with various sizes.
A couple of close ups of the layers. The pieces of canvas I worked with are a 12" x 24", 12" x 12", 5" x 7"and  8" x 10".
This is the upper right hand section. The flowers I worked with in this project are Prima Flowers that I bought in a canister from Paper Wishes. These are white flowers and they accept the ink really well. I also coated them slightly with crystal lacquer to make them sturdier. The rose is a paper spiral rose that I had made. The music sheet came out of a very old church hymnal, and the photo is a vintage postcard that I received as a prize in the One World One Heart Blog Hop. The "Create" embellishment is from Magenta that I colored to match my theme with my Copic Markers. I adhered all the beads with crystal lacquer. The beaded trim is some I had, I don't remember where I bought that.  The washer on the tag and the tab on the postcard are chipboard. The black bling is from Prima also. 
 
Of course a project just isn't complete unless you add some Tim Holtz embellishments. Here the key, key hole, the journaling ticket  and the frame around the inspire is all from Tim Holtz. The "Inspire" is from K & Co.'s Life's Journey collection.
The words "Art" and " Soul" are chipboard. I painted them with my acrylic paint and then applied Tim Holtz's rock candy distress crackle paint on top. I let that dry thouroughly and then rubbed ink over top to pop out the crackle. The word "is" came from a collection by Lil Davis Designs. Of course I couldn't leave my cricut out of the project so the words "for the" and "good" are all cut from paper. To make them dimensional I applied crystal lacquer over the top of them.
These photos show you some close up shots of the texture. The one on the bottom of the project shows where I added some fibers to my canvas and then painted over them. Looks really cool. The top section shows some of the textured paper, some drywall tape, and some aluminum foil. All of which I added and then painted over them.
One other note the image you can see on the "Art is Good" section is a photo from a magazine. I used the packing tape transfer method for this. Next time I am going to try the laminating sheet because they are wider and then I won't have to do layers. I think I would be happier with the end result. The string of pearls is something I picked up at a garage sale. Gotta love that costume jewerly!!
Sure hope this gives you some inspiration for you to start your own 3-D Mixed Media Canvas project. Make sure you leave a post for me to come check yours out when you are done. I would love to see what you do. Have a great day.
(note: all of the photos can be enlarged by clicking on them, if you want a closer more detailed view)

2 comments:

Laura Lee said...

Bev this is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I just love it.....

jonaks said...

wow this is so gorgeous!!! you really inspire me to play with canvass again!

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