Friday, 2 June 2017

Canvas for Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge Blog

Hi everyone, Today I am up on the Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge blog with a canvas.

This months challenge is all about dies and stamping and is sponsored by Judy... There is in this package Inspire die - buildings, Local Rubber King Flower stamp and die, Kimmie stamp, Donna Downy stamp and a Hero Arts Stamp with embossing folder.

Here is my canvas.  I have used a Tim Holtz butterfly die cut and a couple of Paper Artsy stamps.

I began by using gesso to adhere lace to the canvas to create some texture.

While that was drying I cut three of the butterflies out.  Once in white cardboard, and two out of material.  I coloured the material ones with Dylusions Paint - Black Marble and Lemon Zest.

I cut the black one down a little and the yellow one a little more and then using Finnabair Sculpture Medium worked the material to a form I was happy with.  

I stamped randomly around the layout with Paper Artsty stamps - Backgrounds 5 and  E7504.

Once everything was dry I put the canvas together.

A metal centre piece on the butterfly filled with Micro Beads.

Micro beads giving the effect of the direction the butterfly has flown.

The background was painted with Ecoline Brush Pens - Lemon Yellow and Gelato - Butterscotch.
The butterfly and bird were coloured with Finnabair Wax

Golden Paint - Bone Black around the butterflies to form shadows and depth

A final touch with Distress Glitter Dust and Finnabair Glitter Gold.

Thanks for stopping by and dont forget to have a go at the challenge this month.  You can find all the details here


  1. A wonderful canvas Lynn. The details and textures are fabulous xx

  2. Beautiful! I love the layers and the textures you created.

  3. Love all the layers of texture in this! Stunning project :) xx

  4. awesome love all the texture xx

  5. I have always been a card maker and have only done 8 actual scrapbook pages over the 12 years or so Ive been crafting. But after looking at yours and another page Ive fallen in love with your type of art and craft style I am going to try again and with a bit well a lot of help I hope to enjoy it again THANK YOU