Today I wanted to share with you all a fun mixed-media piece with a shabby chic flavour. I made one for my daughter and one for my neice (Soph’s daughter). The picture was from last summer, when we had made our annual trip to Ottawa, and were visiting Upper Canada Village – an old pioneer village. It’s a trip we make every summer and the kids all love it.
I created this piece of wall art by altering a mini clipboard which I purchased at a dollar store. I removed the clip (well actually my friend April removed the clip since I couldn’t do it LOL) and then turned it into a wall hanging by inserting eyelets into the holes that were already there and then twisting wire to create a handle from which to hang it.
Here is a list of the supplies I used:
Mediums & Adhesives: Gesso (Golden – but any brand can be used); Soft or Regular Gel Medium (Golden – you can also use Claudine Hellmuth Multi-Medium Matte by Ranger); Matte Accents (by Ranger – or any dimensional glue like Crystal Effects from Stampin’ Up! or Diamond Glaze by JudiKins); Paper Podge (or Mod Podge)
Ink & Paints: Tempting Turquoise Classic ink refill, Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink Refill; Wild Wasabi Craft ink, Tangerine Tango Craft ink, Cajun Craze Craft ink (Stampin’ Up!); white acrylic paint (any brand); Iridescent Bright Gold Professional Acrylic ink (Liquitex – can use any gold paint or shimmer paint); Black fineliner Pitt Artist Pen (Faber-Castell –you can use a fine tip sharpie marker as well – you just want something that is permanent)
Paper & Chipboard: Newsprint DP, On Board Mix and Match Chipboard (Stampin’ Up! – Or you can use pages from old books); sewing pattern tissue (purchased at thrift store – you could also simply use plain white or kraft colored tissue paper)
Accessories: Tangerine Tango embossing powder, Wild Wasabi embossing powder, clear embossing powder (Stampin’ Up! – you could also just use clear embossing powder for all pieces); antique brass jumbo eyelets (Stampin’ Up!); Florentine Gold Microbeads (for center of flower – you could use another color of microbead or even seed beads); 14 or 16 gauge wire, wire cutter (craft store); paint brushes, hammer or mallet, water spritzer, (other); small clipboard – dollar store
Because it’s such an intensive project to make and there are so many steps, it’s kind of hard to explain. I did film a series of videos for Paper Crafter’s Library members (it’s over an hour long and divided into segments) and it will be accessible on the site today.
I also wanted to share with you all another mixed media canvas I created. You can see the whole thing HERE.