Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Paris Canvas - Mixed Media Artwork

Most of what I do you will find on YouTube....but sometimes I just need to create without a camera.  Sometimes what I do takes days of thought and creativity.  This is one of those projects.  So I will do my best to explain this here in writing.

This is my first piece of canvas art.  I guess if you look at this as mixed media, 
then it's is my 3rd mixed media project.

First I did a paint pour on an 8x10 canvas (using Valspar interior paint) in shades of pink and white....there isn't much contrast but I got the look I was going for.  The metal filigree corners are from Creating With Details , and the antique key I got on ebay.  The Paris postcard (digital) is from VectoriaDesigns Etsy store, I inked the edges with "Vintage Photo" Distress Ink.  The tiny butterfly is from a punch.  I added lace (from Michaels), and flat back pearls (From Creating With Details), and paper flowers (from Amazon).  I stamped a ribbon and added that too.  For the Eifle Tower I used spray adhesive to attach a patterned paper to a piece of cardboard from a cereal box and cut it out with my Cricut, gave the edges a distressed look with "Vintage Photo" Distress Ink, then used adhesive foam tape to "pop" it up over the other elements.  

To learn more about upcycling cardboard food containers watch my video Trash To Treasure Part 2 (this link won't work until Sept. 22).  

I hope this inspires you to try some fun things and make your own beautiful creations.

Now for the challenges...
Fab 'n' Funky Challeges - #363 Floral Embellishments
Craft Rocket Challenges - #41 Beginning With "F"
In The Pink - Challenge #125 Flower Power
Through The Purple Haze - Challenge #134 Romantic
Cards Und More Challenge Blog - #193 Flowerpower
Crafting With An Attitude - #31 Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft - Challenge #52 Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations - #39 Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - #201 AG / Optional Twist - Distress It

Thanks for stopping by and...


  1. What a beautiful mixed media piece to have entered in our 'Floral Embellishments' challenge at Fab 'n' Funky. Love what you did, thanks for joining in the fun with us. Hugs, Wends xoxo Fab 'n' Funky DT

  2. I love your canvas - a great mixed media piece - thank you so much for joining in with us at Fab'n'Funky this week hugs Judith xx

  3. Wonderful canvas. Thanks for joining us at CHNS patterned Paper Challenge this month.

  4. Beautiful canvas love all the embellishments-----Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
    Carol DT x

  5. Very pretty card. I love all the cute tiny flowers. Thanks for joining us at In the pink! We hope to see you again in our next challenge.