A few weeks ago I decided to stop watching the how to’s and finally start making Mixed Media projects. I have been longing for so long to play with paints and mediums but I was very intimidated by the process. So I kept watching videos and buying stuff. After all buying is the first step before committing… right?
To break the spell I decided to follow Vicky’s tutorials, of course adapting them with whatever I have at hand. This in fact is the third mixed media canvas I have made. For some reason since the moment Vicky made >>this tutorial<< it I was mesmerized by the colors, the quote and the dream catcher. I find the dream catchers fascinating and can’t wait to incorporate more of this little wonders into my projects.
But the problem was I don’t have any circular template or feather die… yet ;) Since right now I am in a tight hobby budget I was wondering what I could do to bring my dream catcher to life. I do have a digital cutter and the Make The Cut program … problem solved!! I was going to make my own template. I followed the principle Vicky used in >>this card<< to prepare my stencil and I was right in business!!
Here is a look at my template. The best part is that I can adapt it to any canvas size I decide to use.
The feathers are from a file of Desing on Cloud 9 named Feathers. I realized I didn't have any enamel dots in the colors I needed so I created some with chipboard circles and embossing powder. They are not perfect, but I believe their imperfection adds more interest to my project.
And here is a full view of this baby. The canvas size is 5X7. I find this size less intimidating than let’s say an 8.5 X 11 and if you are a beginner like me less intimidating is a great thing!!
As a special note, I want to give a huge Thank You to Vicky. I have learned so much from her and will keep following her tutorials. I love to sit, learn and create in my own space and thanks to her and many others that take their time to share their art I can enjoy that process. If you don't know her, visit her at Clips-And-Cuts. Thank you Vicky!!