Thursday, August 15, 2013


Hi there friends!
~Scraps of Elegance~
Today I bring to you a mixed media canvas called "Believe".  I was inspired by many designers on this creation and inspired to "believe" in myself.  I wanted to do something just for me, by me that represents the visual things I love....... (filigree, intricate details, beading, lace, textures, purples, blues, and aqua's).
I started off by adding white tissue paper to the entire canvas adhering it with "Mod Podge".  I swirled the "Mod Podge" around with my fingers to create pleats and crevasses.
I then adhered the lace from "Tresors de Luxe". 
This video shows the beginning process of my canvas project.  I did not know exactly how it would turn out at this point.
(I'm new to video's - Please don't judge too harshly.)
I didn't add the "Viva" turquoise color until later.  The colors I started with was plums, purples, blues and touches of "Liquid Gold Leaf"
These were the elements I had to work with.  As you can see, I painted the chipboard butterfly aqua/turquoise.  I then later changed the color.  I wanted to differentiate the colors of the elements to the background of the canvas.  Most of the elements are purples and plums.  The background is blues, teals, aqua.
Close-up of tissue paper
Filigree Elements
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  1. Wow, Love all the amazing textures!

  2. Omg this is stunning! Love the colors and what this canvas represents for you. Great job.
    ~Deb Ochs-LaGrone~

  3. I love your canvas, Mandy! Beautiful colors and shine. Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

  4. Water runs into my mouth by looking at this, especially the shining closup from the tissuepaper. I so love the texture and color here! I just finished a 19 hours shift at work, but tomorrow , the first thing I do is looking your video!

  5. I"m a big fan of texture .. and of these colors! So pretty to look at!

  6. Wow, this is so impressive!!! The colours are so enchanting!! Perfect!

  7. Impresionanteee!!! Spanish kisses!!

  8. Great job on the video Mandy & this is absolutely amazing!!

  9. This is really gorgeous Mandy! Love how rich these colours and textures are!


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