Thursday, February 12, 2015

Vintage Shabby Chic Mixed Media Canvas

Hello Creative Friends!

This was such a fun project because there was no end to choosing another little item for the creation.

On the other hand, to be honest, this project is a little bitter sweet for me.  I did this project for a mood board that was published for a challenge that ended the last day of January 2015.  I was not able to finish it until the last day of January but I was proud of the accomplishment.  Why?  Because I specifically designed it to go with that mood board. For the first time ever... I didn't just choose a color or an object... I tried to incorporate almost everything on the board.

Long story short... the sight on which I uploaded my project - is gone.  I got a notice that I was no longer part of the group and when I went to the sight - it said that the site was closed. It says:
The page you requested cannot be displayed right now. It may be temporarily unavailable, the link you clicked on may have expired, or you may not have permission to view this page.

I have never heard a word from any one regarding the challenge or the sight.  I tried to contact people that were associated with the challenge but no response.

Now admittedly, I am new to these things.  I have only had a blog since October 2014.  So perhaps this happens, it's ok - everyone has things that interfere with plans.  However, it was very discouraging for me.

I am going to show you the mood board but please know that it is just so you can understand why my canvas was created....not for any other reason.

I made some amendments/additions and I am listing it again because it will fit with another challenge so I hope that is ok with everyone too!!!  I am an up beat and happy gal almost always but this was sad for me.  

Thanks bunches for listening and understanding too!!! j

Here is the board and my creation. :)

Usually when using a mood board...  I just choose colors and a few items but for the fun of it... I tried to include all the objects that I could find to represent this mood board!!!  It is eclectic - vintage shabby chic meets steampunk!!!

This is 14 x 20 canvas turned upside down - rather like a shadow box.   I painted 7 strips of canvas in the various shades of the mood board and added them, layer by layer, to the canvas. 

Then I started adding all the little objects I found to match the mood board.  I decided that everything seemed so timeless to me. Thus the word TIMELESS in the center.  

Time goes so fast these days - it is nearly timeless sometimes.   Flowers, butterflies, wood, feathers, lace, music, writing inside books, pearls, love, numbers... all timeless in some way!  And of course, the watch faces, gears, springs, and chains - are timeless when they are not inside the watch - aren't they!!!???  

And of course, there had to be some rusty metal - like the old spring my hubby found out in the pasture one day!  As always - many items came from the ranch... the old copper colored hinges hubby found in the barn and shined them up for me.  My nephews left me the feathers from their duck - after hunting. Ohhhh, was I happy!!  Of course, the wood pieces all come from nature walks. 

I love working with "tags" so I used some paste and stencils to make leaves on the teal colored tags.  The pink ones have some acrylic skin pieces on them.  Both the tags in the center have some wood from the ranch, some charms, metal, pieces of canvas and some bling! 

Sure wish my pictures were better so you could see how gorgeous it really is sitting here beside me!  It has lots of shimmer and shine as well as a mix of elegance and grunge. All in all, it's even a bit romantic in the flavor of the Valentine's Day holiday this month! It's one of those pieces the you could look at over and over noticing something new!!!  

My creatively unleashed! But isn't that what art is all about - going beyond - jumping out of the box!!??  

Thanks bunches for stopping by.  joi

This was my layout when I started!!!  

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Diagonal - Top Left: Metals, Stamps, Mediums
Center Horizontal: Paint, Stamps, Stencils
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Project Tic Tac Toe Choice:
Idea-ology, Ephemera, Stains
Also used ribbon, sprays, paint and a die cut.  

Products Used: 
Idea-ology: Tissue Paper - Melange
Idea-ology: Heart Charms
Idea-ology: Crinkle Ribbon
Ranger: Texture Paste
Ranger: Glitter - Rusty Hinge
Ranger: Crackle Paint - Rock Candy
Ranger: Glossy Accents
Ranger: Archival Ink - Black, Library Green
Ranger: Distress Sprays - 
cracked pistachio, tattered rose, tea stain, scattered straw, antique linen, iced spruce
Ranger: Distress Stains
old paper, iced spruce, tea die, victorian velvet
Stampers Anonymous: Schoolhouse Stencil
Prima: Flowers and Leaves

When I think of vintage techniques - it's Tim all the way!
I still don't have enough products but using what I 
have for the techniques works for now. 

The very first thing I learned from Tim was making tags!
This year - it's all 12 tags for me. Jan done. Feb. almost :)
So it was fun to incorporate 6 tags into this project. 
I used texture paste on 3 of them for the leaves and the other 3 have tissue paper for the background. All are sprayed with distress spray and accented with distress ink.

I used crackle paint on the schoolhouse stencil letters.

Paper flowers/leaves - sprayed to match - at the bottom. 

The canvas strips that make up the background is distress sprays.

The distresses look of the frame is all ranger products too.

Of course, the hinges, the watch/clock parts - all the metal ideas are directly from watching Tim and his designers put together projects.

Thank you for the opportunity to play tic, tac toe! j.



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