Thursday, August 15, 2013

BELIEVE

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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11 comments:

  1. Wow, Love all the amazing textures!

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

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

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  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!

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

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

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  7. Impresionanteee!!! Spanish kisses!!

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

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

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Mandy