Thursday, September 7, 2017

Beach and Peaceful Mixed Media Canvas

Seaside Mixed Media Canvas 
I love the sea and all it's glorious critters. 
Since I have not dabbled with mixed media or used canvas in quite a while, I decided it was time. 

 I rattled my brain a bit to figure out how to incorporate my favorite little ocean creatures onto canvas.  Coming up empty with no products to accommodate my vision, I zipped to my dad's house and set the plans in motion.  

My dad was a professional woodworker before he retired.  He made his living in the trade and now dabbles in his workshop daily. Mom confessed to me that she highly encourages his daily workshop dabbling to get him out of the house  - need I say more?  haaaaa.  

But truth be told, it's my dad's haven just as a craft room is a peaceful haven for folks like us.  
Besides, my dad is thrilled to have his daughter come and 'craft' with him.  

Day Dream Mode :  I would be thrilled if my son called me one day and asked to scrap with me.  (wake up Jennifer, stop the daydreaming because that will NEVER happen.)
And....... back to reality
I drew several shapes, went to my dad's workshop, and pulled the wood I needed to cut the shapes. 
I grew up using the band saw and am proficient with power tools. 
I used the band saw as my saw of choice because I was cutting numerous shapes at one time - all taped together to save time and effort.  
Why am I cutting multiple shapes at one time?  Isn't one seahorse enough?  Well, heck no.  
I'm teaching a class in Buffalo and this is going to be the project.  
This is a sample of the choices available.  I made a few samples of each , using different colors. 

I am using a variety of mists and inks from Lindy's, Prima, Shimmerz and Tim Holtz.  I've pulled out fun embellishing beads and gems.  

And the best part for me?  My hand picked seashells and coral bits from the beaches of Naples, Florida. 

As you scroll down the rest of the page, I have included several variations and color options that the students can choose.  

Thanks for stopping and enjoy your day.  

Tim Holtz Distress Ink -
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Inks MINI-Salty Ocean
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Inks MINI - Vintage Photo
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Faded Jeans
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Ground Espresso
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Seedless Preserves
Heat It- Heat Gun Embossing Tool
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Inks MINI - Broken China
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink -Walnut Stain
Ranger Tim Holtz - Mini Blending Tool (Round)
Prima -Finnabair - Art Ingredients - Micro Beads Copper 962579
Prima -Finnabair - Art Ingredients - Micro Beads Splash - 962630
Prima -Finnabair - Art Ingredients - Glass Beads Turquoise 962678
Prima -Finnabair - Art Ingredients - Glass Beads Peacock Green - 962692
Prima -Finnabair - Art Ingredients - Glass Glitter Gold Rush - 961657
Prima -Finnabair - Art Extravagance - Glitter Caribbean Seas 961565
Prima Finnabair - Art Extravagance - Glitter Set -Luminous - 961596
Prima Memory Hardware - Glass Pearls 990398
Lindy's Stamp Gang -  Cattail Copper Brown - Lin-ss-016
Lindy's Stamp Gang  - Starburst Spray -  French Lilac Violet - Lin-ss-022
Lindy's Stamp Gang -Van Dyke Sepia Walnut lim-msm-24
Lindy's Stamp Gang  Tainted Love Teal lin-ss-084
Lindy's Stamp Gang - Moon Shadow Buccaneer Bay Blue
Lindy's Stamp Gang - Caribbean Blue
Lindy's Stamp Gang Magnolia Magenta Gold
Lindy's  Stamp Gang - Edelweiss Moss Green
Lindy's  Stamp Gang Aloha Avacado Green
Lindy's Stamp Gang -Starburst  Delphinium Turquoise lin-ss-020
Lindy's Stamp Gang Bayou Boogie Gold lin-ss-007
Prima Color Bloom Spray - Iris 573744
Prima Color Bloom Spray Mist - Lime Wedge 573850
Prima Color Bloom Mist - Glistening Waves
Prima Color Bloom Spray - Deep Teal - 580322
Prima Color Bloom Spray Mist - Cobalt 573898
Prima Color Bloom 2 Spray Mist - Dragonfly Blue 588830
Prima Finnabair Soft Matte Gel Medium 961428
Prima Finnabair 3D Matte Gel 961398
Prima - Say It In Crystals - St Tropez 992811
Shimmerz Spritz - Sea Foam
Shimmerz  Spritz - Momma Sings the Blues
Shimmerz Jeni B Blue
Shimmerz Hot Fudge
6x8 canvas boards

No comments:

Post a Comment