Thursday, 1 September 2016

Flower Canvas

     Welcome to this months project for Altered Eclectics, a month long mixed media and altered art challenge blog with an anything goes theme.

     This was made using some of the new products available from Woodware and Stix2. It started life as a blank white canvas, it was them painted with one coat of white gesso.
     The paint splatter is from the new collection of fabric spray paints by Colour Factory, here I've used blue, green and yellow. Spayed from around three feet above the canvas I got smaller droplets.
     While the paint was drying I dabbed around the edges with transfer foils in gold and blue, the tacky paint picked up on the foil giving it a little sparkle.
     The flower was stamped on to white tissue paper then added to an area on the canvas painted with PVA glue, it was then sealed with another layer of PVA over the top and left to dry.
      The petals and leaves are coloured with Fabric inks taken from the ink pad with cotton buds and blended on the canvas.
     The 'bubbles' on the flower are filled with a mix of mediums to add texture and interest. The small dots at the base are made using the new glue pen, apply the glue, allow to go clear and then apply transfer foils. The large pearl dots are hot glue dots made on a craft sheet and dusted with pearl mica powder. PVA glue topped with micro beads make the next sparkly row of dots, these are followed with gold holographic peel off dots and to top the whole flower head there are some gold dots made with the new fabric pearl paints from Dutch Doobadoo.
      The sentiment comes with the flower stamp, this is stamped in black on to white tissue and added to the canvas in the same way as the flower was. The tissue goes a little translucent when painted on so the speckles of colour still show through, this is the benefit of using tissue, it almost disappears ans saves you having to try and stamp direct on to the canvas which can be problematic.
     Don't forget any mixed media or altered art project can be added to our challenge blog at Altered Eclectics, the only thing we don't accept is cards and ATC's.

Materials list - available from your local craft shop
Woodware Craft Collection - JSG480 Bubble Bloom - Lilly
                                          Dutch Doobadoo Pearl Pens
                                          Fabricadabra Sprays
                                          Artcreations Canvas
                                          Crafter's Fabric Ink Pads
                                          24173001 White Gesso
                                          98091H Holographic Dot Peel Offs
                                          DWFX04  Dreamweaver Mica Powder - Moonstone
Stix2 Anything -   S57238 White Tissue
                           S57048 PVA Glue 100ml
                           S57075 Micro Beads (green bead pack)
                           Transfer Foils
                           S57366  Glue Pen
                           S57234 Hot Glue Gun  &  S57235 Hot Melt Glue Sticks

I would like to enter this canvas in the following challenges:
More Mixed Media - Anything Goes (optional - bright colours)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes


  1. What a fascinating piece Rocky! From the sentiment to the background to the bling - beautifully done! Thank you so much for sharing your project and creativity at 613 Ave C!
    ~ginny, DT for 613 Ave C: [ATG/ NO Twist]
    Owner: RubberMAD (

  2. Your canvas is absolutely beautiful and so tempting for me to go buy fabric paint - you naughty temptress, my purse is screaming at you lol xx

  3. Gorgeous think I might be stealing! X

  4. Interesting canvas! Love the use of the pearls and the background is fabulous! Thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  5. Love the colours of your flower and great textures! Jane :) X

  6. Hi, Rocky!
    Love the treatment of this canvas! The creative use of the pearls is just awesome! Very nicely done!
    Chana, DT
    Altered Eclectics


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