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Monday, May 7, 2012

Ooh La La Canvas

Today I have a fun project from Purple Cows using several tools to make a mixed media project.

Oh yea this is one fun design! It is a vintage distressed canvas with a corset image.

Encaustic Wax Color Sets-Metallic #5061

 Encaustic Wax Kit #5060

Gem Setting Kit #5071

Stamp Tip 6-Pack #5011


Melt Dual Temperature Craft Iron with 6 Tips #5050

Sizzle Dual Temperature Craft Iron and 6 Tips #5000

 I started this project as a play time, just wanted to try out all the tools above and see what they did.
Let me tell you I had so much fun playing. I printed this freebie image from FREE Vintage Digital Stamps
on Kraft card stock. Then I used a shaped tip to accent the eyelets on the corset with Gold wax.
 I changed the tips several times, and you can see a close up of a couple of them.
 I used a smaller paddle and red wax to burn and stain all the edges-I love how it aged all the edges.
I also used a fine tip to clean up the edges on Grunge board hinges. Afterwards I inked with Tim Holtz vintage photo.
I then used the red wax to accent the top area of the corset and down the lacing.

 The next steps I did were to add a glue and crackle medium to my canvas. Then I used a baby wipe and mixed a couple different acrylic paints and applied all over the canvas.
I decided to add vintage sewing patterns torn in pieces and held down with the glue and once again I used the heat tool to add a few clear wax areas.
 Next I used the gem setter to accent the hinges-was the perfect size and embellishment to attach . Then I decided to add the star gems and a gem on top of all of them- they just took a slight touch of the heat tool and they were attached...aren't they beautiful and perfect as accents on my canvas?
 All I had to do was add some flowers and leaves, metal accent for the corners ,and a fun printed ribbon to finish off my design.

So this is my first mixed media project and I am pretty pleased with how it came out-it was fun to play with the two heat tools and try out several of the tips to do various techniques...I know there will be more projects using these great tools.
These are the extra supplies I used to create with.
Free Vintage images
Tim Holtz -vintage photo
Kraft card stock
Tim Holtz -Grunge Board
Prima floral spray
Prima mixed flowers
Graphic 45 mixed print ribbon
Epiphany Bubble accent embellishment  banner maker
7 Gypsies metal corner pieces

I am entering the following challenges:
The Corrosive Challenge- The Man, the Myth, the legend Tim Holtz
Order of The Opus Gluei- Beyond the Garden Gate
Recycle,Re-Purpose & Re-Invent- I used old, old sewing patterns
Dilly Beans Designers & Fridays Challenges- Texture
Polka Doodles - De-Stress

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  1. Wow, this is a fantastic project. I love all the work you put into it and it pays off with so many perfect touches! Looks like you were having fun with all of the elements. I've never used these tools and wax, I have to look into this! The effect is fantastic and yep, I see pretty flowers setting this off, it works for our Opus Gluei theme! (perfectly)

    Please return for more challenges with us, I'd love to see your take on our future themes!

  2. What a fun project. That corset is beautiful!

  3. Beautiful! I feel like my 'fun time' isn't nearly ambitious enough. It is very cool when you discover new tools. And I love how you put things together that we wouldn't normally think of--corset and music? Very cool.

  4. Dawn - this is fantastic!!! {This is my most very popular image with the MOST pageviews ever!} I pinned your tutorial on Pinterest...xo

    Love your creation!

    -pamela ;)

  5. Wow! I can't believe this is your first mixed media project - it's stunning, so many techniques. Thanx for joining us at the Polkadoodles challenge. Jan xx

  6. OH Dawn, that is just gorgeous. I was thinking about you today, I got my Mom's mothers day present and forgot to get a card....I thought I will make one....How....I thought about you and knew you could just whip one up! I think I will modify the one you just did, as you know I am no paper or card crafter, but I do have sheet music and I could download the image, thank you for the idea!!


  7. how very cool, looks like some awesome artillery hehehe, love it!!!!

  8. Hi Dawn this looks amazing, I love your step by step detail, the finished article is breathtaking.
    Lorraine x

  9. Amazing, Dawn! I adore this!

  10. Oooh la la!... that one is just too beautiful Dawn!... xoxo Julie Marie

  11. Love-love-love your mixed media project! Looks like you had fun, and it turned out fabulous! That corset is to die for, my friend!!!

  12. Wow wow WOWWWWWWWWWW! This is GORGEOUS! I loveeeeeeeee the colors and love love love that dress form!

  13. A lovely first mixed media piece, with more to come, I'm sure!

  14. A beautiful project which looks stunning. Thanks for sharing with us at Corrosive challenges and good luck.

  15. This is such a beautiful project you made! Thanks for sharing all the details.
    Thanks for joining us at Recycle, Re-purpose and Re-Invent!

  16. The vintage sewing patterns look really great on this creation - great recycling! Thanks for linking us to our REcycle, Re-Invent & Re-Purpose Challenge Blog this month - hope to see you again!

  17. Stunning!!!
    I love the corset, and thank you so much for the "step by step"

  18. Hi Dawn saw this piece on RRRChallenge blog and decided to take a closer look. I have to say this is stunning and I love it all. Thanks for the tutorial. Good luck in all your challenges.......Annie : )

  19. Dawn, Absolutely Beautiful. I also enjoyed your tutorial, very well done. Thank you for sharing this with us on Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent.
    :) Chris / CS Designs


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