Thursday, January 31, 2013

Mixed Media Cupcake Canvas'




Hello mixed media friends.  Today I am excited to finally sharing the 4 cupcake canvas' I created earlier in the month.  I was holding off because I felt like they were not quite finished.  I want to add some words or phrases, but never got around to it.  So I figured it was best to go ahead and share them as is for now.  The canvas' are 8 x 8 and I did them in colors to match my studio.  I'm going to arrange them in a square.


I had sooooo much fun creating them.  Of course looking back, realized things I would not do if I had to do it again.  But still found great joy in the creative process for these canvas' and I hope you are inspired to create one of your own and share it with me.  I'm including photo's of each project at the 1/2 way point as well.  

CANVAS #2




The techniques I used for creating the layered / dreamy background was learned in a class called "Art Journal Conversion" by Roben-Marie Smith.  While using these mediums were not new to me, it was the use of them that completely inspired me and is now one of my favorite mixed media techniques.  Roben shows you how to build multiple layers of spray inks with stencils, and gesso to get that dreamy effect.  I'm including photo's at the 1/2 way point of creation as well.


CANVAS #3


The cupcakes are hand drawn patterns.  I paper pieced them and then added the icing (thick tachy glue -Aleene's with glitter sprinkled on top)


I learned a lot doing these canvas'.  
#1 plan out what you are going to put on your backgrounds and visually lay it out, so you can see where you might want to place your modeling paste shapes.  
#2  I love the circles and flowers with the cupcakes ....  but wasn't crazy about the style of the 2 swirly stencils and ended up trying to cover them up with circles.  



If you have any specific questions about any of the backgrounds ..... shoot me an email.



Here's a close-up so you can see the texture the modeling paste adds !


Thanks so much for stopping by today!!  I will have so many more projects (Mixed Media, Scrapbooking, Cards, and ATC's) to share with you in 2012 so I hope you will stop by again.  If you want to receive my post via email, it's easy!  Just enter your email address in the sign-up box on the side-bar.  You can unsubscribe at any time.  

If you are interested in checking out all my Mixed Media projects Click HERE.

Projects with background tutorials can be found HERE.

I just set up a new page with a list of mixed media classes I have taken and why I liked them.  You can find the link with the tabs along the top of my blog.  If you have any classes you have taken and enjoyed .... I would love to here about them.


I have to share one more thing .... I just signed up for Stephanie Ackerman's "52 Card Pick Up" Class.  Wanna check it out??  Visit Stephanie's blog HERE.



I just set up a new page with a list of mixed media classes I have taken and why I liked them.  You can find the link with the tabs along the top of my blog.  If you have any classes you have taken and enjoyed .... I would love to here about them.

4 comments:

Patti J said...

Goodness, you have been busy! No wonder you haven't emailed :) These are amazing, Melisa! Wish we lived closer and you could teach me. They are even beautiful at the 1/2 finished point! Thanks for sharing, and hope you are well!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Ohhh so pretty! I have been dabbling a bit in Mixed Media too- it is so much fun! Loving the raised shapes thru the stencils and the dimension/layers! And your soft colors- fabulous. Did you do Creative Jump Start in Jan? It was a blast- I am taking a Pan Pastel class on line right now- and then will do the She art class finally!

MaxineD said...

Oh Melisa these are gorgeous - I tried working on a canvas last year and then I felt I had messed up big time... maybe I will go back to it and try some other colours on it to soften the look... you have inspired me.
Blessings
Maxine

Jeannette said...

Ooohh Wow,this are georgus canvas melisa, i love all details and the soft look of colors, i love your style so much.

hugs Jeannette

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