Dream-Pendous Collaboration Week: Final Day and Big Hop!


Welcome to another "Dream-Pendous" week of inspiration! The Stampendous team and the Dreamweaver team are collaborating once again with all the fun toys in both team's arsenal. Of course, as usual, there will be great prizes available for those who comment throughout this week. In face there will be three prize packages available to win. Each will have a great selection of Dreamweaver Stencils and Stampendous images and dies...one of which being the new "Blossom Beauty" face image as shown on the badge above.



Here is my creation for today:

Before you ask...yes, this did take me a while to complete. Layer upon layer over the course of yesterday, but I ended up quite pleased with it. I don't play that much with Mixed Media. I enjoy what other artists do in that field, but I rarely can take the time to complete it to my satisfaction. This was a good week for it though, as I had a larger toybox to play with, filled with goodies from both Dreamweaver and Stampendous. So...this is how it came together...

First I covered my canvas in black acrylic paint and let dry. I applied a layer of Dreamweaver Crackle Embossing Paste over the surface about 1/8" thick, and let dry. I planned out loosely how I wanted to divide the space according to the products that I wanted to use. I mixed acrylic paints with a bit of water, and painted the areas. Dry time once again.

Meanwhile, I tore out a page from an old dictionary, and sprayed Dreamweaver Memories Mists Margarita through the Large Dots stencil. It was quickly dry, so I wiped Tim Holtz Distress Paint in Picket Fence over the surface to tone it down a bit...and let it dry. (See a trend here?) I added more of the white paint where I intended to stamp the Blossom Beauty face, and when both of those were dry, I swiped Tsukineko Brilliance ink over the facial details. I used the mask that comes with the stamp set to mask her off before stamping two of the Blossom that comes with the set. A bit of black paint in the centers, and the stamped message finished off this portion, so I set it aside.

On another section of the canvas, I paste-embossed the Dreamweaver Black Eyed Susans stencil with Glossy White paste and...set that aside to dry. Just a note here...you can dry the paste much more quickly if you place it on top of a warm electric griddle or toaster oven for about a half hour. However, I wasn't concerned as I still had plenty to keep my busy!

Normally, if I'm wanting to add a stamped or stenciled image on a rough or curved surface, I would apply the design on tissue paper, and then decoupage it onto the surface, but I was out of tissue paper...except leftovers from Christmas...not a good idea. So, I used a leftover napkin from a fast food chain! Stamped with Black Memento ink, the Seed Background and the Songbird designs looked perfect, not a bit of bleed! I brushed on a bit of Beacon Fast Finish Decoupage over the canvas section, placed the torn and stamped piece on top, and brushed more over the top. The napkin disappears into the surface! I added a bit of watered down paint on the bird, and let that dry. Following this same process, I applied the previous Blossom Beauty panel onto its section of the canvas, and let that dry. I finished that panel off with a Glossy Black pasted corner design.

The  bottom section was lightly ink-stenciled with the Dreamweaver Hexagons and black ink,  before more boldly ink-stenciling the Small Branch. Now, supposedly everything is dry, and I can finish this off. All sections were ink-distressed around the edges and over the embossing. A couple of distressed paper flowers, a button, and a Dreamweaver Small Branch die cut were added for dimension. Using a bit of Gem Tac, I adhered sprinkles of Stampendous Color Fragments in Teal and Chiffon. My final detail was to use my black Copic marker to add some fun separations.


Please visit the team's players for our final day, and leave comments as you go!

Comments

TracyM #6773 said…
STUNNING canvas!!!
LOVE the colours, LOVE the crackled background, LOVE the patchwork design, LOVE IT ALL!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION and tutorial too :)
Eileen Lucas said…
Well your efforts paid off beautifully. Your layout is beautiful. Love the colors you used and all your additions to the page.
Woooow. This is so totally mixed media-licious! I love the colours and the blocks of images. Superb make, Pam!
Glass Daisy said…
Beautiful. Thank you. x
ricki kalp said…
Love the colors in this one!! Love the layout too!! Hope I win!!! Woooohooo
LynB said…
A wonderful piece Pam! Can't wait to see more mixed media coming from you!!! Gotta start saving fast food napkins...tee hee
Irish Cherokee said…
Wow! Very nicely done. Great color and arrangement.
KT Fit Kitty said…
Gorgeous mixed media canvas! Love the colours you used! I really like the bird! I have enjoyed the hop this week - thank you!
marylouh said…
Love this. The sectioning of the design gives it a lot of interest. The colors combine so well. Love the shading of the ladies eyes. Great job.
Tenia Nelson said…
What a GORGEOUS creation!!!
Lynn Mercurio said…
I love this Pam. Canvases are truly a labor of love because of the time it takes to create them, but SO worth it. Just look at all these amazing layers and the colors are AMAZING! The grid section layout looks fantastic.
Kailash said…
Such pretty colors and fabulous design. Love all the beautiful details!!!
Barbara Nies said…
Thank you for sharing, this fabulous. I might even try my hand at mixed media and canvas.
Cynthia Xavier said…
Absolutely beautiful. It would look fantastic on my wall at home.
Yolanda said…
Stunning. Thanks for sharing.
Lea said…
Your canvas is absolutely gorgeous! I love the colors and all the different sections. I would love to hang this in my house!
Can I just say that I am in love with this gorgeous creation?? I am in LOVE with this gorgeous creation!!! Love the colors and how you divided it into sections and created mini masterpieces inside the big masterpiece! TFS!
Jan Castle said…
Your mixed media project is STUNNING and absolutely GORGEOUS!!!! Love the colors and the way it all comes together! Well done!!!!!
Jan
Andrea Barskiy said…
Beautiful work. I don't know if I could do something like this. Wonderful!!!
Stampendous said…
Love watching a project come together layer by layer. What a process of love. This is fantastic, Pam! Thanks so much for sharing with us this week!
This is beautiful! And I happen to know if matches your craft room perfectly! How lucky is that!
Carolina Kathy said…
What a great project! Beautiful piece of art! Thx for sharing!
Sue D said…
Beautiful colors and composition.
Sue in Ohio
Deb Moon said…
Love all the colors you used.
Jean said…
Another great project. I really have to start expanding out and use my stamps for more than card making. Thanks so much for a week full of fabulous art.
Carol McCready said…
Love the colors on your canvas.
Jade Passmore said…
Your canvas project is so gorgeous! I have never attempted some of the techniques you have described here. It would be so fun to be in a class with you as the teacher. I was wondering what you used to separate your canvas into sections and it was just a black copic marker. Time for me to get out my DW Crackle Embossing Paste!
Jamie Martin said…
You did such a great job!!
Another great creation, I think the colors are great together and the amount of detail is perfect. Thank you for another great job!
Greta said…
Love everything about this! Your time spent sure paid off!
BurningRubber said…
I am going to have to get that crackle paste. I love the look and what you did with it.
Suzanne C said…
What a gorgeous gorgeous canvas! Yummy details in each section!
Miriam Prantner said…
All those layers are definitely worth it! I love the colors and the grid design!
Katie said…
Wow, what a beautiful piece! I love all of the stamping you did. And I love that black-eyed susan stencil too. Love how you used the stencils with mists too. Great job! Loved reading how you did this. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.
Robin B. said…
Wow, this canvas is stunning! I love the colors and the bird. Thanks for sharing.
Sherry Butcher said…
Wonderful job, love the colors the layers. TFS.
Con said…
So much to discover in one project. nice color choice too. thanks, -con
snazzyjj said…
Hard to believe you don't do much mixed media, you are a natural!
Heather said…
Gorgeous colors and I love all the texture!
Sue Chesley said…
I love your canvas, Pam. I think you should dabble in mixed media more often…you obviously have the knack for it! Very nicely done!!! (love your blog too)

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