Friday, September 13, 2013

Sunshine Found Mixed Media Canvas by GDT Laura C

Hey everyone!  I'm Laura Cox and so honored and excited to be a Guest
Designerat Linnie Blooms this month!!

Mixed Media is such a creative rules, just go for it!  So that's what
 I did with this canvas project (my first!):

I started with a canvas base painted with gesso, added spray inks directly on
thecanvas and also through an UmWow Studio stencil.  I also added modeling
pastethrough one of these stencils. The sequins and chipboard were added
while  it was still wet, then allowed dry time overnight.

Playing with different textures and mediums is the best part of mixed media,
and in this piece, front and center for the texture I wanted, were the
 Linnie Blooms  canvas shapes.  The sunshine and the arrow shapes were
colored in with gelatos and water, and then frayed up at the edges. 

A paper circle with distressed edges and brushed with gelatos and then
 a button with twine completed my sunshine, here's a closer look:

I just love that these pieces are limited only by your imagination and creativity!

I also added the mesh from Linnie Blooms as well.....this is a great stencil, or
used for additional texture as I did here (it reminded me of the beach!).  Some of
 it was dyed with spray ink, some I left plain.  I coated it with Faber-Castell/
Design Memory Craft gel medium, then played with it until I liked the look
and left it to dry.

Here is a closer look:

A little more gesso, sticker letters and a pic, finish it off.  It's a special
memento  of our beach trip this year.  Love that I can have this memory
on display! 

Thanks for stopping by today and finding a little crafting sunshine with me!
Hope you are inspired to create some of your many options
with Linnie Blooms goodies!


  1. Love the modeling paste texture and the bright yellow sun, they definitely make me think of the beach!! Lovely!

  2. This is just awesome. I love the flow of the heart rays.

  3. Laura! I love you your background feels like the sandy shore when the waves wash away!! Fantastic!!

  4. This is just great, Laura! I love the watery look of the hearts and how sunny the little sun looks on the page!

  5. I am diggin' the textures, the mask, confetti and the soft sunny colors. Nice work.

  6. Good job Laura!! Especially love the hearts and their effect.

  7. If this is your first time using these mediums together WOW!!! This is wonderful! I love all the textures.

  8. Beautiful! Wow, so fantastic especially for a first time project <3

  9. Great job Laura, can't believe it's the first time project.