Hello! I am back today with another mixed media canvas I created
using chipboard letters from my stash. This canvas features a selfie photo I 'stole' from my son's Facebook page. He's my youngest and this past fall went off to college to pursue his dream of becoming a graphic artist/character designer. Check out his artist page on facebook to follow his journey and to see some of his art - Daylen Chupik ~ Artist.
Here is my finished canvas ~
First I started with an 8x10 canvas and adhered my chipboard down with matte medium
then covering it the entire thing in 3 coats of gesso.
Once everything was dried, I started spraying my canvas with Dylusions Sprays ~
Fresh Lime, Dirty Martini, Polished Jade.
Once the sprays were dry I used my Black Marble Distress Paint & blending tool with a couple different layering stencils to add some random patterns & added some Peeled Paint & Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink. The copper splatters are irRESISTible Texture Spray from Imagine Crafts.
At this point, I realized that the letters of my son's name needed a little help to pop off the dark canvas background so I took a white fine point Sharpie Paint Pen and traced around them. I also used this pen to add some white splatters to help break up the darkness of the canvas.
To help 'frame' the canvas I added some more Black Marble Distress Paint with a blending tool
to the sides and edges of the canvas.
Now on to my focal point ~ the photo was a selfie I took off my son's Facebook page. I downloaded it and did some editing in PicMonkey before printing it off on linen cardstock.
I used the Lattice Framework Die from Sizzix with the new Leather Paper Sheets also from Sizzix.
I added some Burnt Copper Leaves & Hammered Metal Embossing Powder from Emerald Creek Craft Supplies to add a rusty metallic feel to the lattice.
The anchor piece for my photo was some cardboard that I roughly torn up to be a little bit larger that my photo & dry brushed some black gesso over.
These powders are so delicious! I love every single one I have ever tried. Be sure to check out
the Emerald Creek store for these and so much more!
Once again ~ the final project. I enjoyed making these much and using up so many chipboard letters that I am also making more! One for me, my husband, our dog, a family one.....so many ideas!