Tuesday 10 February 2015

Mixed media canvass

Morning everyone,  I hope it's a nice day in whatever part of the world you live and that you are feeling peaceful and rested. As you read this  I will be at work,  as many of you no doubt will be too, but Im determine to find a quiet 5 mins to focus my attention on my needs. I will tune inwards just to recognise and acknowledge what my body and mind need in that moment.

I invite you to make some time today to be still. Listen to your body as she whispers what she needs to heal her pain. Look to the sky and note your experience, is it cold, windy, sunny,  rain? What does it feel like on your skin? A good starting point for any creation!

I try to do this before I start making art. It helps me find inspiration and let go of anxieties and grounds me in the here and now. This is so useful for me, it allows me to let go of the day.

This small canvas I'm going to share was made with my downstairs loo in mind - it is the 3rd piece I have made and finishes the back wall off nicely. 

I'm entering this into these challenges 

the Country View Crafts challenge Drips and Drops 

Inspiration Emporium love is in the air   

Craft stamper stencilling

Artist Trading Post love is  in the air

I used a stencil with 3 hearts and applied crackle paste. Below you can see the hearts on the canvas which has been sprayed with Media Mist from DecoArt which I allowed to drip and once dry I dripped white Media Mist randomly over the canvas. You can also see some of the droplets of liquid glass which I was inspired to use by Donna my teamie at Speed Craft Challenge see her fantastic creations here 

While this was drying I prepared another heart by covering it in crackle paste and when dry I rubbed in Patina Antiquing Cream. I also added some stencilling of tiny hearts.

I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with the heart and so went with my go to technique at the moment wich is rusty.

To finish I added a simple sentiment. 

I hope you like it, take care for now and I'll you soon Debs xx



  1. Brilliant canvas Debs love your colour pallete and scrummy textures
    Amanda x

  2. Great MM project Debs :-) love the background colours and texture and the addition of the white adds great detail. Love the rusty heart and the simplicity of the word love.
    Great to have you join in with us at ATP Exchange this fortnight
    Hugs Annie x

  3. LOVING your gorgeous background Debs, such stunning colours. The heart is amazing bet it looks great on your wall:-) xxx

  4. Now this is extremely funky,Debs. Loving all the texture and colours,you'll have the funkiest loo in town now!
    Thank you for mentioning me too,that liquid glass stuff looks great ;)
    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

  5. Amazing textures and love the colouring! xx

  6. Love this Debs! Not heard of liquid glass, I must investigate! Great textures and colours . Thank you for joining us at the artist trading post exchange! Toni x

  7. I love the textures on this piece! Thanks for joining us at the Take It Make It Challenge.

  8. I am loving all the texture on your canvas! Wish I could touch it! wink. Thank you for sharing with us at Inspiration Emporium!

  9. Fab canvas with so much texture....... love it ! I have also become your latest blog follower.

  10. Wow! This looks amazing Deb! Beautiful colours and textures!
    Alison xxx

  11. What a fabulous canvas .... I love your colour combination and all the texture. Thanks for joining in with the TIMI challenge ..... good luck! Linda xx

  12. Gorgeous colours and textures - I LOVE this piece! so many details to look at and they all combine beautifully. Thanks so much for joining our challenge at ATP Exchange.
    Julia x

  13. Fabulous colour and texture! Thanks for playing along at Craft Stamper Take It Make It.

  14. Scrumptious - I love the rusty heart against the romantic sweeps of colour in the background - a fab canvas! Thanks so much for playing along with your Drips and Drops at Country View Challenges.
    Alison xx


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