Monday, June 27, 2011

I have officially jumped on the mixed media boat!!!

I saw a friend had posted a couple of She Art Girl canvas's and I have to say they really grabbed my attention.  I went over to Christy Tomlinson's blog and watched a video on mixed media art, more specifically canvas's and officially fell in love!  This is so me!!!  I used to be a tole painter years back, and a good one too if I do say so myself, so I can totally see where it will benefit me with the mixed media!  Anyway, i want to take Christy's class on the She Art Girl but I have to wait till I have a bigger block of time to play....might have to wait till the kiddos are back in school for that, lol!!!  But I was so inspired by her video and I had a couple of 6x6 by 1.5 inches deep in my scrap studio so I decided to play!  I saw an ad in a Scrapbooks Etc magazine that had the coolest tree made from circles and decided to try something like that.  This is what I came up with:


I started with one sheet of the Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden paper, a circle punch, my Epiphany Crafts Shape Studios in small and large round, some wire, ribbon, paint, rubons and a ton of Helmar Adhesive products!  I punched 3 different sizes of circles, inked them and applied them with Helmar 450 Quick Dry and then with Helmar ZapDots for dimension.  Then I made some bubble caps with my Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio and applied them here and there on the tree with the 450.  I made a tree shape with wire and wound ribbon around it and adhered it to the canvas with my Helmar Liquid ScrapDots...love that stuff, so perfect for uneven surfaces!  The paper was applied to the canvas by brushing on a liberal coat of Helmar Acid Free Glue and after I was finished I used my Helmar Antique Acrylic Sealer to seal everything over.  So much fun to do!!!
And now everyone wants it.......buts its MINE all mine :) ha ha ha!!!!  evil grin :)

6 comments:

Liz said...

That's to funny I have 2 fr4iends that did she art and we played with canvas this weekennd twinkling h20 and nixed collage media. A peeky soon to funny but it so fun

Aimee K said...

This is GORGEOUS Julie!! I'd be hanging onto it too!! I love how you wrapped the ribbon around the trunk of the tree!

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

OH MY GOODNESS! This is AMAZING, JULIE! YAYYY for jumping on the mixed media wagon....you are fabulous at this!

Cindy Gay said...

and you're doing a great job with it! The circle punches are great.

pysselpetra said...

WOW that tree - amazing ♥

jordanbev5 said...

Love your tree!! You did a wonderful project here!