Thursday, July 10, 2014

" A Cat's Love": Mixed Media Canvas!!

Hey Everyone!! Happy Thursday to you all!! I hope your day is off to a great start!! For today's project, I have a wall hanging I created for my daughter's room. It features a wonderful digital stamp I found online from MilkCoffee Stamps. They have an Etsy store with the cutest images you are ever gonna find. The one I chose for this particular project is called "Charlotte with a Little Kitten". I thought this image would be fitting since my daughter is an ailurophile aka Cat Lover. So, with an 8 x 10" canvas in hand, I set to work on creating a one of a kind art piece.

Here are the pics for you to check out:

For the canvas, I covered the entire surface with a sheet of patterned tissue paper I had.
I used some homemade mod podge to adhere it down.
I let it dry and then added some color using light blue and green acrylic paints.
I brushed the color on and soften the look with a baby wipe.
Once I had the colors just right, I set it aside to dry.

I wanted to add some texture and dimension to the background, so I stamped an "Art Text" stamp from Hero Arts, in a light brown ink.
I used some bubble wrap and white acrylic paint to stamp the circle pattern.
And finally, a scroll stamp from Fiskars to round it out.
Once I had the stamping done, I set it aside to dry.

I took a heart doily I had and mod podged it onto the background.
I also adhered a few Tim Holtz Ideaology Trinket Pins to the top and bottom.
I added a few flowers to the bottom and glued some pearls to the centers.
Once I had the base for the background complete, I set to work on the image.

For the image, I printed it out on a sheet of white cardstock and used a combo of Copics and Bic MarkIt markers to color it in.
Here is a list of the colors I used:
Skin- E00, E11, R20
Hair- E13, E15, E18
Shirt- Bic MarkIt markers- Key Lime, Margarita Green
Skirt-  Bic MarkIt- Oceanview Blue, Blue Skies Blue, Deep Sea Blue
Stockings and Shoes- Bic MarkIt- Cloud Nine Grey, Tuxedo Black
Kerchief- Bic MarkIt- Sunset Orange, Oceanview Blue
Cat- Bic MarkIt- Tiki Hut Tan, Tuxedo Black, Sunset Orange

I colored the cat to look like my daughter's cat, which was tricky. 
I wasn't sure I was gonna be able to pull it off but thankfully it worked out.
After the image was colored in, I cut it out and used some foam tape to adhere it.

I added a few die cut red hearts around the image to add a touch of color.
Now, all that was left to do was add my quote to the right hand side.

The quote I chose is from Charles Dickens, "What greater gift than the love of a Cat" and I used chipboard letters and Tim Holtz Ideaology Ransom alphabet to write it out.
I added some white highlights to the letters with my white gel pen.
And to finish this off, I added a few more pearls and some Heidi Swapp Butterflies.

And ta-da!! canvas complete!!

I hope you all enjoyed this project for today!!
Thanks for stopping by, enjoy the rest of your day and Peace!! :)

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