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Saturday, 6 August 2016

FIRST EVER MIXED MEDIA CANVAS :-D

Hi Peeps,
I hope you are having a fabulous crafting weekend. 
I have popped in to show you my first ever Mixed Media canvas. 
It is 10 " x 12 ".
I have been working on this for the last week.
My DD has just turned 30 today and will be coming out to see me in 10 days time, and I have made this as part of her Birthday present stack :-D
The little photo is of her and her Dad ( now deceased) when she was about 1 year old.

I was totally inspired by a piece made by GABRIELLE POLLACCO that I saw on You Tube.
I didn't have half the stuff that she used but I had great fun with what I had.
The frame at the bottom left is made by cutting the same design 8 times from card and sticking all the pieces together, since I don't have any of those chipboard pieces :-)
I made the octopus tentacles with air dry clay. Assorted beads and stuff from my stash and the starfish + shells are from my local beach.
The central shell part was made with rolled out clay and squashing it in an embossing folder.
The background is a mixture of acrylics + paints.

I printed out a vintage picture of a sailing ship (very tiny) and inserted it into a dinky little glass bottle :-)

I am pretty sure my DD doesn't look at my Blog so I should be safe showing this one here :-)




Thank you very much for stopping by. xxxxxxxxxxxx


DecoArt Americana multi surface satin: Coastal Waters, Blue Bird, Gold Metallic Lustre
Lumier Metallic Acrylics: Pearl Violet, Pearl Magenta, Pearl Emerald, Pearl Turquoise, Halo Blue Gold
White Gesso
Das Air Dry Clay



Challenges I am entering:

Broken Fairy Challenges #8 - AG Twist - use your stash
Creative Artiste Challenge #17 - AG Mixed Media   29/8
Creative Corner Challenges - Anything But A Card
Frilly & Funky Challenges - By The Sea    **** TOP 3 ****



25 comments:

  1. WOW WOW WOW! This is completely gorgeous Ike!!! So does this mean that is a REAL octi??? YIKES is yes and also COOOOL! I am totally impressed that this is your first one and THIS is what you end up with???? Gabrielle is amazing - I get her posts (assumable you do too) and this is JUST as amazing!!!) I hope you really really really know this to be true. The colors - omg! And that you improvised for much of it, you said? I am floored. WOW a thousand times. I am SOOO glad I saw this!!! xoxox ps. your daughter will be sooo lucky!

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    1. Thank you Samara :-) I enjoyed myself but found it a little stressful.... I ended up trying to add too much and then taking it off again and stopping myself from getting too contrived !!! LoL Still not really being 'free' with things :-D x

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  2. Wow, Ike, this is amazing! I wouldn't even know where to start to make something like this - I am in awe! It's hard to believe that this is your first such project because it looks expertly crafted! The octopus looks very realistic! There is so much texture all over the place! I know your daughter is going to love this! I think this is the first of many more because you definitely have the talent and creativity to continue with mixed media! Well done!

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    1. Thank you very much Kitty - I might have another go but I am going to have to get another canvas this size.... the other ones I have are muuuuuch bigger and far too scary Hahahaha xxx

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  3. This is awesome you can see the love that has gone into this it is defiantly a BIG WOW
    Ginny x
    My Blog As I do Rodos

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  4. WOW Ike . . . you have surpassed yourself here. FANTASTIC first canvas (you would never know it was your first) and I completely agree with everyone else's comments above.

    I sure hope this is the first of many, because it's amazing. I hope the stress reduces with each one you do and that you can enjoy being more free each time. The PROCESS is as much a part of the fun as the final result.

    Big hugs,
    Sarn xxx

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  5. wow! this is amazing!
    love it!
    very nice color and pretty details!
    lots of hugs
    Fiki

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  6. Superb!!! I especially LOVE the octopus tentacles and gold fish against that amazing background. Thanks for joining us for the "By the Sea" challenge at Frilly and Funkie.

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  7. What an amazing creation...totally loved every inch of it!!
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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  8. Goodness me, if this is your first mixed media canvas ever, how will number 2 and 3 and .... look like ?
    Awesome, wow I absolutely LOVE it. Congrats on this master piece.
    Thank you so much for entering our challenge.
    Greetings, Veerle DT - Creative Corner

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  9. Wow Ike What a wonderful creation for your first ever canvas... It turned out amazing...
    Thank you so much for entering our challenge over at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge Blog, we hope to see you join in again...

    Hugs Rhonda DT & Owner
    http://creativeartistemixedmedia.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. Very beautiful creation! Thanks for playing with us at Crafting with an Attitude :) xx Mari

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  11. This is far out wickedly coolio! First ever? ? Wow

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  12. ENCHANTINGLY EXCEPTIONAL Ike. Absolutely STUNNING and truly AMAZING for your first mixed media canvas. Sure hope you will do another one day because this one is a definite SUCCESS. What a treat to see. Thanks bunches for joining our DecoArt Media UNDER THE SEA challenge. joi

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  13. Phenomenal. You have created a stunning mixed media canvas that screams the sea. Your octopus is wonderful and all the texture you have added is fantastic. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  15. You are kidding right? Your first mixed media canvas?!!! It had better not be your last as this is SUPERB! I saw Gabrielle's project and recognise the clever octopus tentacles - you've done the original proud with so much more texture (including the ammonite) and gorgeous colours. Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie x

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  16. Woohoo brilliant job on your first mixed media canvas!Thank you so much for joining us for the DecoArt Media Under the sea Challenge. Tracy xoxox

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  17. Wow, I love this canvas. I am and was also inspired by Gabrielle when I made my inspiration piece. You did a fabulous job. Thanks for joining us in the DecoArt Media Under the Sea Challenge.

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  18. what an awesome canvas. Love this ocean scene the texture and colour are to die for.

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  19. Beautiful colors and textures! gorgeous work!

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  20. WOW what an amazing creation. Just cant believe this is your first attempt at mixed media on canvas. Its absolutely a work of art.
    This will also be perfect for one entry as an anything goes creation for our challenge below.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {ATG with a CREATE WITH TLC Element}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  21. This canvas is just BRILLIANT! A wonderful piece!
    oxo Susi

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  22. Brilliant work I really love it, can't believe it's your first canvas. So glad you joined in at Creative Artiste challenge Janet DT X

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  23. Wow, this is so amazing, can stop watching and everitime find something new!!
    Love it!
    ♥Hugs Valentina♥

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