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Flowers galore! (mixed media canvas tutorial)


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Flowers galore!
So I think I might have gone a teeny weeny bit overboard with the flowers on this 8x8 mixed media canvas. *LOL*


Can I claim that they were all part of a huge coverup? *winks*


Anyway, I was organizing my remnant lace and ribbon bits the other day and decided that I was going to use them all up on a canvas! 


Well, I was a bit ambitious about the using them all up on a canvas part because I had enough for THREE canvases [still working on the other two] Anyway, this was one of the canvases. I adhered the remnant lace and ribbon bits randomly with matte medium.


After that, I painted the canvas with gesso. I went over with 2 or 3 layers of gesso because I didn't want the underlying colours to show. Then I misted with shimmering mists from ColourArte. Check out the amazing texture from the remnant pieces of lace/ribbon! :)


The last (but most fun) step was to embellish!


I added more texture to the piece by mixing paper blooms with resin ones and incorporating feathers, beads and mica flakes for allover shimmer. :)




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23 comments:

Suman Pandit said...

bright and cheerful , love the flower clusters Yvonne !!

Dr Sonia S V said...

what an absolute beauty this is Yvonne....Thank you for sharing how you made such a gorgeous work of art
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Deb said...

Your canvas is gorgeous, Yvonne. The base you have created with the laces is just amazing. Thanks for joining in with us at ARTastic.

Lizzy Hill said...

Nice one! Some of us just enjoy using flowers, don't they, LOL!!! It looks AWESOME on that bg you've created. Really LOVELY...thanks for sharing with us at ARTastic, too, of course:):)

Jane said...

Oh this is stunning Yvonne, love everything about it - WOW !! Thanks for sharing with us on ARTastic.

Lizzyc said...

You can NEVER have too many flowers.. I love it!

Heather McMahon said...

This is so gorgeous! I love the texture created by the ribbon and lace!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wowwwwww! This is gorgeous! LOVING all those flowers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

~amy~ said...

wow! check out all those blooms!

Cindy deRosier said...

Very cool! I throw out ribbons and lace when they get that small. I should start keeping them and give this a try!

Lisa said...

You can never have too many flowers!! This is stunning!! I love the bits of lace you used, too!! Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Annette Allen said...

totally gorgeous... love all those flowers and lace and the perfect color combo.. awesome designing

Audrey Pettit said...

OMGosh, gorgeous! I love all those flowers, and love the color! And your background made from remnant trim and lace is absolutely amazing!

Pon Malar said...

This is so gorgeous!! Such lovely flowers & pretty arrangement, Thank you for the step by step photos too :)

Anna Uhras said...

OH!This is just beautiful!! Thanks for sharing with us at ARTastic this month! Anna :)

Dolly B said...

This is SO pretty. Love the blue background, the lace, the texture it gives and then the explosion of flowers. Love this
and thank you for sharing with us at ARTastic
Mary

Elaine said...

What a great way to use up scraps of ribbon and lace. I love how the flower ribbon turned out for the background. Lots of flowers, but so pretty☺︎. Thank you for joining in our challenge at ARTastic this month.

Wendy O'Keeffe said...

Love all the flowers and the texture Yvonne. Thanks for sharing your beautiful canvas with ARTastic.

Jo said...

Gorgeous use of flowers and mixed media. Beautiful colour combo too. Thanks for joining in at ARTastic :)

maria f. said...

Amazing BG you created!

Donna B. said...

Such a gorgeous canvas!! The texture and colors are amazing. Thanks so much for joining us at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

Helene Bogren said...

This is so beautiful! Fabolous work!! Thanks for plaing along with us at ARTastic!

Rachel said...

gorgeous, yvonne!!! but so is everything you do! Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

-Rachel
rwkrafts.com

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