Saturday, May 28, 2016

Mixed Media Altered 12x12 Canvas (DT Project for Reneabouquets)

For this project, I've taken a 12x12 blank canvas and turned it into a shabby chic/vintage type feel of art that can be displayed in your home! I've done quite a few mixed media techniques on this canvas with color sprays, a little stamping, some paint crackling and added tons of beautiful product from Reneabouquets! This is the first time that I ventured into such a large sized canvas and was surprised that it just sort of "created" itself! LOL! Click on the video and to hear how I achieved this piece from beginning to end! Below the video, you will find close up photos of the project to view the canvas in better detail and following the pictures you will find links to all the product I used from Reneabouquets Etsy store! Thanks for stopping by and I hope this inspired you to create your own mixed media piece of art!!

                                                            Youtube Video:


Supplies Used:
Reneabouquets Glitter Glass (Diamond):
Reneabouquets Glitter Glass (Sand):
Reneabouquets Trim (Butterfly White Lace):
Reneabouquets Tiny Treasures Butterflies (Ice):
Reneabouquets Tiny Treasures Butterflies (Sweet Nothings):
Reneabouquets Set/3 Chiffon Flowers (Ivory):
Reneabouquets Set/3 Chiffon Flowers (Khaki):
Reneabouquets Trim (Flower Girl Lace):
Prima Shabby Chic Treasures Resin Oval Frames (Set/3):
Prima Shabby Chic Treasures Resin Victorian Frames:
Prima Shabby Chic Treasures  Resin Baroque Frames:
Prima Shabby Chic Treasures Resin Swirls:
Prima French Riviera Flowers:
Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain (variety of colors to choose from):
Tim Holtz Ideaology Ornate Bookplate Frames:
Blue Fern Studios Laser Chipboard (Shabby Brick Bits):
Blue Fern Studios Laser Chipboard (Scalloped Border):
Blue Fern Studios 12x12 Collection Paper (Serendipity):

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Shabby Chic/Mixed Media Butterfly Trivet (DT Project for Reneabouquets)

Soooo, I found this metal butterfly trivet at a sale and knew immediately that I could turn it into a beautiful piece of home décor! I wanted a lot of texture on the trivet itself, so I started by mixing some Grey Chalk paint with a fine grain sand (you can purchase the sand in any craft store) and painted the trivet. Then to add more texture I used Prima 3D Matte gel for an adhesive and applied Reneabouquets Glitter Glass and Microbeads to that adhesive in various areas around the project! Complimenting all this texture, I mixed in tons of Reneabouquets products such as her beautiful chiffon flowers, tiny treasures butterflies and a new release... a 3 layer lace flower applique!! Here are some close-up pictures of my art followed by  my Youtube video which explains this project in further detail! Links to the products I used from Renea's Etsy shop are below as well!


                                                                  Youtube Video:

Products used:
RB Glitter Glass in Teal:
RB Glitter Glass in Light Grey:
RB Glass Microbeads (Silver):
RB Chiffon Floweers (White):
RB 3 Layer Lace Flower Applique (White):
RB Tiny Treasures Butterflies (Ice):
RB Tiny Treasures Butterflies (Snow White):
Blue Fern Studios Chipboard Circle Flourish:
Prima French Riviera Flowers (Marseille):
Prima Jodi Lee Butterfly collection Flowers (Chorion):
Prima Shabby Chic Treasures Resin Swirls:
Prima Color Bloom Sprays (Glistening Waves):
Prima Color Bloom Sprays (Soft Teal):
Petaloo Mixed Textures Blossoms (Teal):

Thanks for stopping by!
:) Linda

Monday, May 9, 2016

Prima DT Call for 2016-2017

I absolutely LOVE Prima...I love every little nook and cranny of every little product they create for me to use on my pieces!!  I have decided to feature altered items/home décor items, a layout, an "off the page" layout, and some cards. I dabble in a little bit of everything, but I mostly love doing anything altered and personalized home décor items that houses beautiful photos, cards and layouts.  I love doing all things mixed media, with a shabby chic or vintage feel and just a touch of romanticism. I don't often create art unless there is some sort of story behind each piece...I can't just wing needs to have an inspiration behind it. For example, maybe the piece is a sweet love between a Mom and her first born child ("A Sweet Love" below),  possibly an irrevocable bond between a man and woman ("Special Moments" below) ,  a special message of inspiration to a wonderful friend ("Just Breathe" below),  an inspirational way to journal about your "path" of life ("Change the World" below), or maybe just a sweet fairytale to brighten your day ("Shabby Chic Altered Pumpkin Shaped Carriage" below).

    Prima allows me to mix and match paper lines and embellishments, which I really love to do, because I cannot just stay within one collection. I love to take a little of this and put it with a little of that! And I love to create a piece that only uses embellishments, because, let's face it, sometimes, not a stitch of paper is even needed to make a project beautiful! Everything goes perfectly together...which works greatly for me when I alter products or do layouts. I simply pull out all my different Prima products and create my pièce de résistance!

  Since it's not fun to share my work with only myself,  I teach my crafting process through my Youtube videos, that I have been sharing for a few years with a large number of subscribers who support and follow my channel (the link is to the right on my sidebar) and this blog as well as sharing my completed works on Pinterest (the link is to the right on my sidebar) and FB. I love to share my zest for all things craft related! It's an obsession, I must admit! :)
Here are some pictures of my work over this past year. I've also chosen to add a few Youtube videos with the "start-to-finish" process of a few of my pieces. (If I am sharing a video of a certain piece, the link will be directly below the picture)

Thank you to Prima for taking a moment to consider my love of art for your DT! It certainly is my pleasure to share them with you!

"A Sweet Love"

                                                           "Special Moments" Layout

                          "Just Breathe" Home Décor


  "Change The World" Altered Journal
   YT Video Start to Finish for the journal:

                                          "Shabby Chic Altered Pumpkin Shaped Carriage"

"Together" (an off-the-page layout)
"You and Me" (altered canvas #1)
"Imagine" (altered canvas #2)
YT Video Start to Finish for the "Imagine" Canvas:

"Smile" (an altered wood plaque)
"Altered Storage"
"Altered Picture Frame"
YT Video Start to Finish for the Altered Picture Frame:
"Shabby Chic Cards"



YT Video Start to Finish for the Shabby Chic Cards:
...and for a more simple approach, here are some vintage type cards:

Thank you, Prima, for stopping by! Hugs!