Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Dare to Spread Your Wings - Mixed Media Canvas for Creative Embellishments

Hi Crafty Friends! Today I'm sharing a project I created using the Creative Embellishments Steampunk Dress Form 1 as the centerpiece of my design. I just love this dressform with its gorgeous big angel wings and wanted to show it off - so I dressed it up with a handmade paper skirt and created a fun mixed media background on canvas to showcase it. I've also used sections of the Mini Brick Panel chipboard to decorate the canvas.
The background and skirt were made using Prima Printery collection papers. The colours I chose for this canvas were inspired by the  Lindy's Stamp Gang January 2016 Color Challenge. I love this colour combination so much that this is my second project using it! I've used two different Starburst mists for the colour on the background - Mad Hatter Mint and Tea Pot Purple.
The wings of this piece were actually attached to skirt of the dressform, so I did some fancy trimming to free them so they could rest on top of the handmade paper skirt. To decorate the dressform , I started out with a coat of white gesso. I then painted the wings with Silks Acrylic Glaze in Ice and the dress form body with Silks Acrylic Glaze in Silver Bells. Finally, I added some Finnabair Glass Glitter in Sterling to the wings to give them lots of sparkle. 
For the bits of the brick panel, I first primed the chipboard with a coat of white gesso. Then, I painted the bricks with Silks Acrylic Glaze in Yellow Rose. I wanted the bricks to blend a bit more with the purple and green in the background, so I rubbed sections of the brick pieces with Silks Acrylic Glazes in Pomegranate and Teal Zircon to match the background colour. Finally, I added some Finnabair glass beads in Licorice and some green glass beads from my stash to the brick sections to add extra texture and interest to the canvas.
Here are another couple of angles of the full canvas.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!


Angela Radford said...

Beautiful, loving all the detail and the layout is brilliant. Happy crafting, Angela x

Julie Cassidy said...

Love this amazing x

Josephine Colon said...

Are you selling this?

Sarah-R said...

Hi Josephine,
You can email me at if you're interested in purchasing one of my projects.