Stampendous and Art Anthology: Sprayin' and Playin' Finale

Everyone knows that Mixed Media is the HUGE thing in the art world right now, and Stampendous has been happily mixing it up as well. For the past three days, we've also been mixing it up with Art Anthology, with their amazing line of Dimensional Paints and water-based Colorations Spray Mists. Hopefully, you've been following us December 10 - 12, leaving comments along the way, for a chance to win the awesome products featured in the banner above. For more details, check the Stampendous blog.

Here's my mixed media decor project that I created for today's post:

Mixed media is sooo much fun, a chance to build layers of color, texture, and design, and this piece was no exception.

The base is a section of canvas cloth, cut and taped down on the clipboard with removable painter's tape on all sides to prevent shrinking and warping. Gesso was brushed over the piece and allowed to dry. A torn section of an old Longfellow poem was adhered to the panel with an underbrushing of Beacon Fast Finish Decoupagé, and an over-brushing as well. When dry, the surface was spritzed with Art Anthology Colorations Mist in Timeless. While this dried, I stamped the Stampendous Winter Cottage on white  tissue paper, and colored from behind with Copic markers. Fast Finish tended to dilute the Colorations Mist, and the result was a soft yellow color which was perfect for the antique feel I was going for. Using a palette knife and the Art Anthology Cotton Velvet Dimensional Paint, I embossed the Art Anthology Stars stencil up in the right corner, and sprinkled this with Stampendous Multi Crystal Glitter. This same paint was applied over the "JOY" letters with glitter as well and set aside to dry. More of the paint was applied to the snowy hills of the cottage scene, as well as the twig and cone frame around it, with more glitter of course! I used the Brick Red Art Anthology Stone Dimensional Paint for the holly berries as it provides great dimension and texture.
The edges were torn, and the piece was decoupagéd onto the surface, adding another layer. The

Finally, the frame was a plain unfinished one from Michael's, which I'd dry brushed white Gesso over the surface. The Art Anthology Brick Stone Effects paint was painted around the inside and outside edges of the frame. The Stampendous border was stamped in  brown ink. Dreamweaver's Holly and Swirls was stenciled using a large brush and the Tsukineko Splendor pad in Antique. A bit more dry brushing over the top, and a wet brushing of Fast Finish over all provided a nice base to adhere sprinkles of Stampendous Shabby White and Aged Silver Embossing Enamels. The finish held the powders in place so that I could apply the heat tool without them blowing away. The finishing  touch was inserting the canvas in the frame, and adding a few red rhinestones as berries on the frame.

Let me know what you think of my project, before hopping to the next on the list:

(Please note: the Art Anthology team will be posting frequently throughout the days, so be sure to keep checking back for more fun inspiration!)

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Like the framed look & sparkle of glitter. Had to click on your archive list to see post because when i came to your blog it indicated page not there.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
Jade Passmore said…
I love how you took the Christmas Cottage stamp and Art Anthology products to make a glittery, warm and peaceful scene. Beautiful.
JackieP Neal said…
oh my - how beautiful Pam!! What a lovely piece to hang! Well done!
Wow Pam, great mixed media! love the glitter and all the subtle details.
Dorothy said…
this is amazing, even for you!
ricki kalp said…
I love, love, love mixed media...and this one is so pretty!!! Anyone would love to receive this !!! Thanks for sharing!!!
LynB said…
Pam, I'm speechless!!!! Your project has so many wonderful elements to take in and enjoy. Always love all things vintage!
Yolanda said…
Stunning piece. Love all the layers.
Lovely mixed media piece! Thanks for joining in the hop!
Mary Holshouser said…
The winter scene is so pretty. It is very vintage looking.
thanks for sharing a great design.
Oh my god! This is absolutely mind blowing! I felt the earth move under my feet when I saw this!! I think I swallowed my tongue when I sucked in my breath in awe when I first saw this. It is a true work of art!! Would love to buy it if it is for sale!! It would look fabulous on my Wall of Honor in my craft room! TFS!
Tarnished Rose said…
Great card! Love the background.

Beautiful! Love the center circle!
Love how you used the enamels. fabulous project. TFS
D.Ann said…
Thanks for the inspiration!
cghundley said…
Wonderful canvas
creation with the
wooden frame!
Lovely colors.
Carla from Utah
JPScraps said…
This is stunning! I love how you put everything together.
Jean said…
This is so beautiful!
Judy said…
Gorgeous project! It's perfect to set out for the holidays. Thanks for sharing with us.
Iris said…
Beautiful card - love the winter scene.
isoscia at aol dot com
BurningRubber said…
What a pretty dacor piece. I love the way you did the frame.
TracyM #6773 said…
Christina Doré said…
Wow - a stunning piece of work. I love it!
Janis said…
Magical! Love the shimmer.
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
Katie said…
Awesome frame! I will have to use that border stamp in this new way! And I love your wonderful winter scene in the frame! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.
Sue D said…
Sue in Ohio
Stampendous said…
Wow, Pam, this is gorgeous! Love the soft vintage look to the frame and all the glitter elements make a great holiday decor piece. Thank you for sharing in the hop with Art Anthology!
Great work! Absolutely beautiful!

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