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A lazy person's mixed media canvas....*winks*


Adventure-mixed-media-canvas

Meet the lazy person's [aka me] mixed media canvas....*LOL* Sometimes when I don't really want to work on an entire background on my canvas, I just use a sheet of patterned paper. :)


The colours on this patterned paper were pretty muted so after a layer of clear gesso [gesso provides the tooth for colorants to stay on the substrate], I added a tea stain wash [yes, I was enjoying a cup of tea!] and then intensified the colours on the patterned paper with Faber Castell Gelatos.


I added some stamping on the edges to create some depth, then embellished with mica flakes, bloom, leaves and bling. The chipboard bird was covered with Liquitex sand resin, coloured with Gelatos and finished with a sprinkling of mica flakes. The "adventure" sticker is from 7 Dots Studio.




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32 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I thought my way of doing a canvas was the lazy way! LOL!! I loveeeeeeeee this! LOVING the hummingbird!!!!!

Michelle said...

That bird is gorgeous. Beautiful canvas!

Cindy deRosier said...

This doesn't seem very lazy to me!

Annette Allen said...

gorgeous and that bird is amazing.. fabulous canvas..

Ashley Horton said...

Hey, nothing wrong with short cuts, especially when you create gorgeous projects like this, Yvonne!!

Tanvi Shah said...

The bird is awesome & love the texture of the mica flakes.

Lizzyc said...

Well this looks pretty amazing to me! Love it!

Radhika said...

Its cute love the bird and embellishments..

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Its Gorgeous Yvonne !!I loved the colors n the textured bird !

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Lizzy Hill said...

Huh! Just imagine...pp, eh? Neat idea/trick....thanks for sharing - it looks perfect...I'm loving the bird too - lovely blingy look & the dimension is just right:):)

CREATIVE KHADIJA said...

This is so pretty! love it dear..

Audrey Pettit said...

I think the patterned paper makes a great background! And love the stamped edges and tea stained wash. This is so pretty, Yvonne! I adore that bird!

dstandard said...

What a beautiful canvas - just beautiful!

Creations by Shirl said...

Awesome job with all your canvas work Yvonne. You rock with those projects~

Lisa said...

Wow, this is absolutely gorgeous!! The hummingbird looks amazing!! Love the pretty background!! Fabulous as always my friend!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Miae said...

Your blog title totally caught my eye but I have to say, there is nothing "lazy" looking about your canvas...so so pretty! Yes clear gesso is a wonderful thing!

lavina agarwal said...

Beautiful canvas dear. .love the color and texture

Tone-Lill said...

Just awesome Yvonne... Dosn't look like a lazy project too me... Love the bird and fab bg!

Pallavi Iyer said...

Okay.This is probably one of my favourite canvases of yours.I love the soft colours and how you have left plenty of white space.I always overdo colours in my mixed media projects and my aim is to make one with lots of white space,just like yours.The humming bird is soooooo adorable.Instant love.:-)

Caz said...

Ah this is lovely! I'm yet to try a mixed media canvas!! Maybe one day!!

Cindy C. said...

Whichever way you achieved it, it looks great!!

Helen Tilbury said...

This is too gorgeous Yvonne & quite mixed media enough. YOu know what they say about less is more :)

Shelly said...

Lazy or not, this is GORGEOUS!!! ;)Love it!

alexandra s.m. said...

Don't think for one second it is "lazy" Yvonne!
Your canvas is gorgeous and I love the fact that you left some "empty" space!

Pascale B. said...

Gorgeous canvas!! love all the texture!!! Thank you for joining the 7 Dots Studio challenge

Anna Rogalska said...

So beautiful canvas!!! Thank you for playing with us at 7 Dots Studio challenge!

Татьяна said...

Wonderful project! Thank you for playing with us at 7 Dots Studio challenge!

Riikka Kovasin said...

Charming and stylish! Thank you for joining the 7 Dots Studio challenge!

DeeDee Catron said...

Very pretty! Thanks for joining us @ 7 Dots Studio♥

Keren Tamir said...

gorgeous project Yvonne!! thanks for joining us at the 7 Dots challenge this month!

Tusia Lech said...

Such a beautiful canvas!! I adore colors and the humming bird!! Thank you for playing along with us at 7 Dots Studio.

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