Eye of the Beholder Mixed Media Canvas using Pebeo Fantasy Paints

Good afternoon. This is another mixed media canvas that I have just completed. I am calling it ‘Eye of the Beholder’. I used texture pastes and Pebeo Fantasy paints to create the main panel. I used more texture paste through stencils and die cuts along with acrylic paints to create the background panel.

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I first spread the canvas with some left over coloured texture pastes (from another project – I hate wasting anything).

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I then started pouring on the Fantasy paints, finishing with lines of Relief Paste and little gems while the paints were still wet. I simply had a play.

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I felt it needed a decent background panel to show it off so I created the textured panel with acrylics, paste through stencils and a few die cuts. The sentiments were stamped and embossed with sparkly gold powder.

Materials:

12 X 12 and 8 X 8 inch canvas boards

Pebeo Fantasy paints (Moon and Prisme)

Pebeo Ceramic and Glass paints

Pebeo Relief Paste (gold)

Acrylic paints and Starlight paints (Imagination Crafts)

Versamark inkpad and sparkly gold embossing powder

Pebeo Gilding Wax (gold)

Sand and grass texture pastes

Acrylic gems

Text stamps (Sheena Douglass – Dream)

Die cuts (Sheena Douglass – Create A Flower – What a Mesh and Going in Spirals)

Stencils (with organic designs)

Mixed Media Canvas Dreaming Fossils

Good afternoon. These are my first play with Powertex – 12 X 12 inch fossil themed canvases.

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Powertex is a fabric hardening medium which can be used in mixed media and for creating 3D sculpture. I have got so many ideas and things to try. I had a lot of fun creating these and have many more experiments ‘on the go’ including some fossil jewellery and 3D vessels – will share soon.

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Materials:

Powertex Fabric Hardener (Ivory, Terracotta and Lead)

12 X 12 inch stretched canvas and 12 X 12 inch canvas board

Texture Media (3D Sand & Balls)

Pebeo Gilding Wax (gold)

Easy Varnish

Powercolor (white, ochre) and Colortricx (copper)

Bister (Black)

Fossil themed stencils (Powertex and DecoArt Andy Skinner)

Fossil themed silicone moulds

Glass seed beads (gold)

Potato sacking (hessian, burlap)

Paper kitchen towel

Special cards made with Enchanted Garden, Garden of Eden and Into the Woods Couture dies

I made these for a couple of friends with special birthdays recently. I love the Couture die sets from Create & Craft – they mix & match so well.

 

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Both cards were started off in the same way. I made a gatefold card base and glued the butterfly panel to the top edge. The metal effect was achieved by cutting out elements with black card and rubbing over with Pebeo Gilding Wax.

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The background papers were created with ink sprays with sparkly mica (Lindy’s Stamp Gang).

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I used a Tonic die set to create the inner sentiment panels.

 

Dies used:

Create & Craft Couture sets: Into The Woods, Enchanted Garden and Garden of Eden

Tonic: Peony Promenade

Robert Addams: small butterflies

Watercolour Painting of the Old Church Ruins at Ayot St Lawrence

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I really struggle with watercolour painting and it has been a few years since I tried a full painting. I tend to use strong pigment mixes so my style is probably more  like a gouache style, but unlike gouache watercolour is very unforgiving of mistakes. This one was really hard work and it almost went it in the bin several times – but I stuck with it. Reasonably happy with the results.

 

I do try to restrict my colour palette to a minimum and to mix colours from primaries where possible. I find the results tie together and stay fresher this way.

In this one I used: Ultramarine, Cerulean Blue, Cadmium Red, Lemon Yellow, Yellow Ochre and Paynes Grey.

Decorative Spring Blossom Painting using Pebeo Fantasy Paints

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Good morning. I have been playing with my Pebeo Fantasy paints a lot recently. I just love them. I have used them here to make a really bright and cheery decorative Spring blossom canvas.

 

I created the background with acrylic paints. I used Mixtion Relief Paste to draw the outlines and applied gold mirror effect leaf. Colouring was with Pebeo Prisme Fantasy Paint, applied with a cocktail stick.

 

Materials:

12 X 12 inch primed canvas board

Acrylic paints (yellow and orange)

Pebeo Mixtion Relief Paste

Pebeo Gede Mirror Effect Leaf (Gold)

Pebeo Prisme Fantasy paints (Cinnamon, Buttercup, Cherry Blossom and Icy Pink)

Katya Pendant created for Chocolate Baroque

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Good morning. Here is another of my TV show samples using the Katya stamp recently featured on Hochanda. I have used it in a different way to make a jewellery pendant. I hope that you like it.

Materials:

Katya stamp

Air dry clay*

Pebeo Gilding Wax (various ‘golds’)

Bronze Powertex

Recycled gold plated necklace chain

*I am currently evaluating various air dry clays and their suitability for jewellery making. Some are too brittle when rolled out to make thinner items, others too light to make pendants that hang nicely. I added a coat of Powertex to this to give it a base colour (dark brown) and with the hope of hardening the slightly porous clay. When I have finished my experiments I will blog more details of my finds.

Make a Wish card created for Chocolate Baroque

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Good morning. Here is another of my TV show samples using the Katya stamp recently featured on Hochanda. I have used in in a different way to make a decorative mandala. I hope that you like it.

Materials:

  • Katya and Words to Dazzle and Sparkle stamp sets
  • 8 X 8 inch card blank, stamping card (white), coloured card (blue with lighter blue core)
  • Multicoloured dye based inkpad (All Night Media – Berry Rainbow) and Distress Ink (Tumbled Glass)
  • WOW Embossing powder (Clear Gloss)
  • Spectrum Noir water based sparkle pens (blue, purple, yellow)
  • Dies (circle and decorative lattice circle – Tonic)
  • Decorative embossing folder (Embossalicious) and sanding block

How to make it:

  1. Emboss the blue card and lightly sand to enhance the texture. Glue to the card blank.
  2. Stamp Katya 4 times onto stamping card using rainbow ink. Heat emboss with the clear powder. Dye inks dry quickly so you need to add the powder immediately after stamping. Cut out the headdress to create a mandala. Colour with glitter pens adding some shading by dragging colour with a water brush. Glue to the card front.
  3. Cut the decorative circle from blue card and add additional colour with sparkle pens. Cut the plain circle from white card and stamp the sentiment. Edge with Distress ink and glue to the card with 3D foam.