Wednesday, April 23, 2014

IF YOU CAN DREAM IT...



Hello!!


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!!



4 comments:

Yani said...

Hermosoooooooo!!! Me mataste con este proyecto. Te quedo de show!

Silvia said...

Esta bello!!! me encanta esos colores tan frescos...

Vicky said...

You totally rocked this!!!! So happy I inspired you to create it, it looks gorgeous!!! And I am sure you had fun plusyou know have an amazing handmade stencil to reuse in one of your future projects!

Tammy J said...

I too love Vicky's work. Just not brave enough to try it. But your rendition of her page is awesome. I am so glad you tired and made it work. You done a good job. Thanks for sharing.