Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Purple Haze

     Welcome to another challenge at The Male Room, this time we are looking for anything masculine inspired by a Song Title.
        The canvas is six inches square, this is a trial run for a bigger version at a later date. I have learnt a few things with this one, like the paper the image of Jimi is printed on should have a torn edge rather than cut, then it won't show up so much. I've been experimenting with thin papers as I'm a little worried about putting tissue through my printer, this is printed on Chinese calligraphy paper.
     I painted the canvas purple first, then added the texture using a quick drying flexible filler and a Memory Box stencil. The whole canvas was then spritzed with a Cosmic Shimmer mister Purple Violet and sprinkled with rock salt, then left to dry naturally.
     Once dry I tapped all the salt off the canvas which left me with a speckled effect that unfortunately doesn't show very well in the photo, taking photos of sparkly things can be very tricky sometimes.
     I have stamped in silver using a swirl stamp on the top right corner, I've also taken this stamping over the edge on to the sides of the canvas. I have stamped a music note using Archival Ink black, it didn't come out as dark as I wanted so I have gone over it with a Stardust Black gel pen.
    It really is very purple (Chris, you'd love it!) but it comes out a little more blue in the pictures and it's quite sparkly too. I need to collect a few more musical embellishments for the bigger one I think, as well as play around with different papers to print on. If you have any suggestions I would love to hear them, after all carfting is sharing and we're always learning.
    Please come and join us at The Male Room with your Song Title inspiration, anything you like as long as it's masculine.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Anything But A Card - Anything Goes
Mixed Media World - Masculine / Father's Day
Love To Create - Anything Goes Mixed Media
That Craft Place - Anything Goes Mixed Media


  1. Love your purple haze! Very down and rock star dirty and I love that it's a mini canvas - so creative!

  2. Wow!! This is just fantastic. I love the purple, the texture and that great image of Jimi Hendrix - you've rocked this challenge. Can't wait to see the bigger version xx

  3. oh wow this is just brilliant love love the effect bless you for playing at TCP this week,have you tried printing onto tissue paper,just carefully stick,your tissue paper onto a sheet of A4 paper and place it in your printer,and it,will print onto the tissue. hugs Cherylxxxx

  4. GREAT mixed media canvas! What a great tribute to Jimi Hendrix. Love the color, textures, layers. Thanks for explaining how you achieved it. I wanted to share the [url=] Purple Rain [/url] card I made a while ago. It's simplistic compared to your canvas but it celebrates another great artist, Prince, and the color purple as well. :)

  5. The canvas turned out awesome! thanks for playing Anything but a card!

  6. amazing work love this now following

  7. I love your mixed media song inspiration! Way cool!!

  8. Amazing work of art! Love your canvas! Thank you for sharing it with us at Mixed Media World! Ingrid x

  9. What a great take on Purple Haze. Thanks so much for sharing with us at ABAC Anything Goes!

  10. Fantastic canvas, love the focal image and the colour works so perfectly. Fantastic take on Purple Haze. Gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining us in the We Love To Create Mixed Media Challenge. Tracy x