Monday, January 4, 2016

Dream with Made With Love

Hello friends, and happy Monday!

I'm looking through my Facebook feed and seeing so many lovely pictures of young ones and their first day of school. My own boys have also progressed; A is in his last year of pre-school and I is entering a new phase where he will have to start taking his homework more seriously. Not looking forward to that as he is such a free-spirited boy!

And to spruce up this Monday, I have a lovely mixed media canvas to share with you and to give you some idea of how you can add details to scrapping those FDoS photos.

The canvas itself is already a piece of art and from TIm Holtz's District Market series. I added several layers of mediums on it, but deliberately cleaned off some parts to show the grungy clock designs on it. The first layer was priming with gesso, followed by Distress Paint in Sage - again I allowed some parts of the burlap to show through. Then it was Distress Paint in Mustard Seed and painting over with Tattered Angel's chalk mist in Cornflower Blue and Glimmer Mist in Terra Cotta. To create texture, I spread texture paste over a stencil and also used some dry-wall tape and various types of laces.

Some close-ups:

A huge bouquet of flowers which I brushed with gesso and painted with Terra Cotta glimmer mist. The wooden flourish was heat embossed with Antique Linen distress powder.

A wooden bird, resin frame and resist canvas for painting from Prima Marketing which I brushed with Glimmer Glam Golden Goddess.

My title, which unfortunately is not too obvious here - "dream" on a resist canvas butterfly piece from Prima Marketing. The metal key is from Maya Road and I re-purposed a bottle cap from one of the soft drinks we had.

Some additional details - I cut out the pocket from my favourite pair of jeans which I can't fit into anymore. It's a Levis which I bought for $14 from San Francisco - kids size when I was 28! Layering laces and some punched border, as well as mistable frame from Pink Paislee. 

More gorgeous details here of a metal keyhole (G45), a wooden floral stem (Kaisercraft) and manila tags which I had stamped and glazed over.

That's all I have for today. Thanks for dropping by!

Supplies list (available from Made With Love):

Tattered Angels - Glimmer mist (Terra Cotta), chalk mist (Cornflower Blue), gaze (Golden Goddess)
textured paste
Rangers' Distress Paints - Sage, Mustard Seed

Flowers, resist canvas, buttons, resin frame:
Prima Marketing

Wooden Flourish:



  1. Beautiful canvas! I love the colors you selected and especially loving how you added the pocket from your jeans. Funny thing is I have kept my sons Levis from when he was 7 or 8 years old in the hopes of using pockets, tags and zippers on some boy layouts. Now you have truly inspired me to pull them out and start scrapping them. Thank you.

  2. Such a beautiful piece. Love the colour & texture.


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