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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Tic Tac Toe - Let's Have Some Fun Challenge
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I played more than once on this tic-tax-toe board!! 
Diagonal - Top Left: Metals, Stamps, Mediums
Center Horizontal: Paint, Stamps, Stencils
Diagonal - Top Right: Lace, Stamps, Embossing Powder



It's Time to Play Tic, Tac, Toe!

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.




Elaine aka Ellapu said...

Thank you for your lovely comment over at Altered Eclectics and also thanks for joining in with our challenge. Your work is beautifully eclectic so you fit right on in. I am to become your latest follower. Hope to see you in future challenges. Hugz Elaine aka Ellapu (Owner) x

Unknown said...

Wow - I am smiling - thank you. I didn't even know I had any followers - that is SUCH an honor for me! Happy Valentine's Day Elaine! j.

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

I am sure there will be many more followers to come sweetie - Happy Valentines to you also x

Annie said...

Hi Joi :-) so many amazing techniques and elements to your canvas. Sorry you had difficulty linking to the previous challenge. It's lovely to have you join in with our Tic Tac Toe challenge at AVJ

Annie x

Unknown said...

Thank you so much for looking and taking the time to comment Annie. Happy Valentine's weekend! j.

Judy McKay said...

Love all those details in your lovely project. Beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectics this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

Unknown said...

Thank you so much Judy. I enjoyed your Celestial Goddess earlier this morning! It so nice to have a site like Altered Eclectics that will take my mixed media items! Happy "Love" month!! j.

Redanne said...

Wow Joi, your mixed media project is beautiful, so much detail to look at in your wonderful photographs. Thanks so much for sharing your art with us at A Vintage Journey. Anne x

Unknown said...

Thank you Anne so much for taking the time to comment. j.

Sandra Wright. said...

An absolutely stunning entry for our challenge over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit.
Love that your project is so busy, the eyes will never tire looking at it...I love it.
Sandie x

Lys said...

It's a breathtaking creation! The other side of the canvas, the profusion of details, the wonderful photos... Sure you will get followers!! Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner.

Julia S-W said...

This is full of stunning colour, texture and charming little details which cannot all be taken in at once - I have spent quite a while looking through your pictures! Thanks so much for joining my tic tac toe challenge at Our Creative Corner and remember: as one door closes, so another will open! You are meant to create and I hope you continue to do so.

Unknown said...

Thank you very much Sandie - I am really glad to have found Rhedd's Creative Spirit. I hope I can find something creative for you every month!!! j.

Unknown said...

Ohhhh my Julia - you not only are a spectacular creator yourself but an encourager too. You can't imagine how much your comment pushed me towards my paints! Thank you so so much. Your tic tac toe challenge is a fun one!! j.

Unknown said...

Ahhh - you are so kind Lys. I had lots of fun doing it and learning from it too!!! I appreciate you taking the time to send me your thoughts. j.

Zoechaos said...

yes Yes YES! this is stunning. So sorry to hear about your experience with another challenge, unfortunately it does happen people fall out with each other or some truly sad family matter takes them away from craft land. Usually people will tell you what is going on but not always, their loss. I can so see how the board inspired you to make this sensational canvas. Thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectics XOXO Zoe

Tincan Crafter said...

Not only is this the most beautiful thing to look at but I am so impressed that you got every line on the Tic Tac Toe challenge over at Our Creative Corner down!!! This is so incredibly amazing. I cant even choose what I liked best because every single thing is awesome! Thanks for submitting I loved linking over here to see it in full detail.

Unknown said...

So sweet of you to visit me. You are the first to tell me that you can see how the board inspired the canvas - thank you! I am smiling! So glad to hear that! I think you are a great choice for this design team - YOU can do ANYTHING. I am amazed at your creativity - WOW. You are really an inspiration to the meaning of Altered Eclectics. So great! j.

Unknown said...

Heheheh - well, matching many of your tic tac toe lines was not intentional!!! I just kept finding things that seemed to match or need to be added! It was so much fun to do - creativity unleashed!! Thank you so so so much for taking time to comment. I absolutely love seeing all the things that you all create at Our Creative Corner. Your journal cover was so STUNNING... and I was so appreciative of the pictures giving us step by step insight to your finished beauty. All those layers just totally added up to PERFECTION. Even the colors were perfect together. Again - thank you. j.

Astrid Maclean said...

This is completely amazing! What a fantastic project, so much to see and take in, - just BEAUTIFUL!! So much creativity, I love it!! Thanks so much for adding it to Our Creative Corner and A Vintage Journey!!

Rupa Swaminathan said...

Such a beautiful altered canvas here! i so love all the textures you have created and also the colors. Great take on the mood what if you couldn't post there, we all got to see it right? Thanks for sharing this with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month. Good Luck, Rupa (DT) said...

Wow, I am bowled over! I love your canvas, the colours, the details, it is beautiful! I could look at it for ages. Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner. Jan x