Thursday, September 11, 2014

Be True to Yourself Mixed Media Canvas!!

Hey Everyone!! Happy Thursday to you all!! I hope your day is off to a great start!! For today's post, I'm sharing this Mixed Media canvas I created using a cute image my daughter drew.
Here's the pic of the completed project for your perusal:

To begin this project, I first colored the image.
I scanned the drawing my daughter had made into my computer and printed it out onto white cardstock.
I used my Copics and Bic MarkIt markers to bring this drawing to life.
Here's the rundown of the colors I used:
- Skin- E11, E13, R20
- Hair- E13, E15, E18
- Hat and Sneakers- Rambunctious Red, Honey Brown
- Pants- Blue Skies Blue, Oceanview Blue, Deep Sea Blue
- Shirt- C01, C03
- Jacket- C07, Tuxedo Black
Eyes- Key Lime, Honey Brown

I added a few stitch lines to the jeans, shirt, and sneakers with a white gel pen.
I added a few highlights to the eyes to make them pop.
I used my Spica Glitter Pen in "Pitch Black" to add stitch lines to the jacket and sparkle to the eyelashes.
I then cut the image out and set it aside to work on the canvas.

I used a 5 x 7" rectangular canvas for this project.
I mod podged a layer of white tissue paper on the top.
I also added some torn pieces of a scripted text tissue paper to a few areas.
Once dry, I sponged over the entire surface using a light blue acrylic paint.
I inked the edges in Creamy Caramel ink from Stampin Up and used this same ink to stamp this flourish.
Once I had the background done, it was time to start adding the embellishments.

For texture, I added waffle paper and lace that I inked with Creamy Caramel ink.
I used some clay medallion pieces, distressed them and glued them to the background.
I added a few red hearts that I cut and colored using Ranger Grunge Paper.
I distressed those as well and added some white stitch lines.
I used some chipboard flag pieces, painted them with gesso, and stamped a Hero Arts "Art Is Life" wood stamp over the top.
I added the sentiment" Be True to Yourself" using chipboard letters and Tim Holtz Alpha Ransom Letters.
I attached the image to the canvas using foam tape.
And lastly, to finish it off, I added a few pearls, sequins and this key that I distressed.

And voila!! project complete!

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

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