Thursday, March 31, 2011

Mixed Media Canvas

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I have been in a canvas sort of mood lately. And this first one is featured on Canvas Corp. Today!!! I have been waiting days to show you all :)

Wind in my hair and the sun on my face.

I used a 10 x10 raw stretched canvas and turned it around to create a more dimensional effect. The background started with two Fabric appliqué butterflies, that I adhered to the canvas with Gel medium. I took the gel medium and sporadically painted in other places on the canvas. I then sprayed the background with Coffee Shop Glimmer Mist. The Gel Medium acted as a resist, not allowing the mist to fully absorb. Then I used Golden Liquid Acrylic paint to create the swirls and accents on the background....

The girls hair is layers of course Molding Paste by Golden and Liquid Acrylics. Her dress was made out of a burlap tag by Canvas Corp. The flowers were made from a Canvas piece and altered with Candy Apple Red Glimmer Mist. To make them I cut out a circle then cut a slit half way into the circle, then coned the circle slightly and secured the two cut ends overlapping together. The centers are Push pen by Canvas Corp. altered with paint. I took the loose canvas around the frame and painted it with Paprika Glimmer Glam and pulled and formed it back to cover the staples, holding the canvas in place.

This next canvas I made a few weeks ago. On this canvas I started with a gessoed canvas. The background it Glimmer Mist and Glimmer Glam heat set. The girl is painted with Liquid acrylics and her hair is Clear Tar Gel and Liquid Acrylics by Golden.(Raw Umber and Titan Buff) I added a little more dimension with stamps by Prima Donna Downey and Studio Calico. Her dress was made from an old dress pattern and scrap leather.

The hearts are textured felt that were dipped in Beeswax. I also used the beeswax around the frame to add more texture. Prima flowers altered with Glimmer Mist add the perfect pops of color to the page.

And the finishing touch is a resin Flower I made from my mold and painted it with Flirty Glimmer Glaze.

A small way I can express myself. :) Wishing you a creative day.



  1. OMGoodness!!!!! Absolutely stunning! To be able to create like!

  2. Oh, Jamie!! They're both fab, I can't even pick a favorite!

  3. What an incredible artist you are!!! you have become a true master with the mists and all the acrylic products - paints, mediums, etc. I really love your canvases - so inspiring and beautiful!

  4. EEEEEEEEEEEEEKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!! You ARE JUST AMAZING my DEAREST!! WOW WOW WOW!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  5. ONCE have TOTALLY blown me away!!!

  6. Oh Jamie....I am your biggest Fan!!! Everything that you touch turns to gold!!!

    This is stunning...I just purchased some things from this company and now I have no idea what to do with them....How about I send them to you and you make a work of art for me!!! :-)

    These are stunning...I just keep looking at every single detail!!!

    Thanks for sharing and inspiring us!!! I think my canvas will stay in the box for awhile!!! :-)

  7. words fail me! Okay, let me try that again----beautiful, fabulous, a feast for the eyes!

  8. Jamie, you never disappoint! This is just absolutely fantabulous! So much amazing detail. I am in love.

  9. wow..i am speechless.This is amazing..It really

  10. wow...every inch of this is just so wonderful. I love all of the texture and the rich color!s

  11. Gorgeous! I love the burlap dress! Cute!

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