Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Live the life you've imagined

 .....I want to take this message forward into the new year, might not be possible at all times but I guess it's worth trying.
Now onto the crafty stuff.....well this is my first attempt at a "mixed media"....I'm not sure if it is truly "mixed media", or for that matter what would qualify for "mixed media"? But I had loads of fun making it and I love the end result.
I started off with the black quote and border against a bright red and gold background. I covered this with a thick layer of Mod Podge only to realize that I don't like it at all! So I added the sunflowers and an MDF corner......now I liked it even less! Then I sprayed walnut stain ink over the entire canvas only to discover that Mod Podge is non-porous meaning that the walnut stain ink would only be absorbed by the sunflowers and MDF embellishments....so wiped it off the remaining canvas and rubbed on distress paint in "fired brick" with my fingers...added a metallic butterfly and some hand-made copper wire spirals to finish it off. 
I even added a homemade cardboard stand/easel to the canvas.
I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the quote and the border.
Thanks for visiting!

6 comments:

  1. Very nice...looking stunning...:-)

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  2. I loved the effect you have achieved with experimenting :D ! Bright and bold red looks WOW !

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  3. Loved color combo & flowers..superbb :)

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  4. I really liked this a lot. It's so beautiful Juhi! I guess when it comes to mixed media, we are all newbies :) I really liked the way you have done those flower clusters against the bold background and of course, the sentiment is perfect!
    Wishing you and your family, a very Happy New year :)

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  5. Awesome as always....the sunflowers are giving a nice feel to it.

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