Let your dreams set sail

Hi everyone! I haven’t posted in a while, I’ve been on my holidays. So to mark my return to my much missed craft room I decided to do a holiday mixed media canvas. I spent some time at the sea so here it is!

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So what did this extravaganza involve? Well everything from my seaside stash! A whole mixture of stuff from some of my favourite companies- Crafter’s companion (Sheena Douglass); Creative expressions; Imagination crafts and Tatteted lace.

Essentially on a 12 x 12 flat canvas I used texture pastes, stencils, stamps, inks and dies. I also embossed a scene background using frantage embossing powders.

 

 

 

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To begin using stencils and pastes create the background texture.

 

Then colour with brusho and pixie powders. (See previous posts for techniques)

 

Once dry , dry brush with heavy gesso to dull down . A pity I know!

 

The elements where either die cut or mdf. They were inked and some gilded with the King gold Pebeo wax.

 

The rivets where later added with a pearl pen in bronze .

Stamping and stencilling with inks adds interest.

 

Glass beads were also added.

 

Once the elements were prepared they were assembled on to the canvas. Additional Texture was added using rope , threads hessian ribbon, lace and frayed bandage.

 

 

 

Glossy accents was used after the compass was stamped, inked and gilded. Sand embossing powder was used for the shells.

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Hope you like it… Glad to be back!!!

14 thoughts on “Let your dreams set sail

  1. Your skill for detail is amazing, Lisa! I wonder how you manage to sleep at night with all of the ideas that must surely be running around in your head. xx

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