Saturday, February 21, 2015

Gather Your Dreams ~ Mixed Media Collage Canvas for Meg's Garden

Today, I am so excited to share my first Meg's Garden Design Team project with you! The Butterfly Collection is just so beautiful to work with and one of my favourite pages in the collection is the "cut & create" page, which is just full of beautiful little bits of ephemera that can be layered and collaged; so I decided to use the cut & create elements to create a collage canvas.
I started off by cutting an 8x10 piece out of the "Another Delicate Garden for Butterflies" paper to fit the top of my canvas - this paper has a very subtle pattern which peeks through the Shimmerz Inklinz watercolours in places. I used a butterfly stencil and modelling paste on the background paper before painting it. I then cut out all the little ephemera from the "cut & create" paper and created my collage, working from the bottom right to the top left corner. I tucked pieces of lace from the Meg's Garden store in with the collaged papers for added texture. I fussy cut the butterflies and title from The Butterfly Collection papers and added them on top of the collage with a collection of flowers from the Meg's Garden store and from my stash. I used the Shimmerz Inklinz on the flowers and to splatter the canvas. I also tucked in a few metal elements from Meg's Garden. Finally, I added a few different sized half-pearls from my stash. Here are some close-ups and different angles of the finished canvas! I wish you could see it in real life to get the full effect of the gorgeous shimmery paints!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! I hope you liked my "Gather Your Dreams" canvas!

Meg's Garden Products Used:
The Butterfly Collection papers - cut & create; Another Delicate Garden for Butterflies and The Butterfly Mini Pack.
Vintage Trinkets - Filigree Flower, Extra Long Filigree and Butterfly.
Cotton Lace (Cream)
Small Roses (White 1cm)

Other Products Used:  8x10 canvas; Golden Light Molding Paste; Shimmerz Inklingz - Good as Gold and Blue My Mind; Flowers by Prima and Recollections; Recollections adhesive half pearls; Bo Bunny Brad


Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Coming from Meg's Garden page...... love your mixed media canvas, is unique and wonderful!! Love it :)
I visited your other pages as well... and I am your newest happy follower.

Kimberly Kett said...

Very pretty, I love the inked flowers!

Trish said...

A beautiful Creation

GTNana said...

Beautiful! I love how you went vertical across the canvas..great idea! Colors are awesome. TFS.

Diane Burton said...

This is absolutely beautiful. Would you be willing to sell this piece? If so, how can I get in touch with you.

Sarah-R said...

Hi Diane,
If you are interested in purchasing this piece, I do still have it. You can email me at