Friday, February 20, 2015

Mixed Media Canvas-Imagine If DT Project

I seem to be on a roll with canvases this month.  My project for Imagine If this week is a small mixed media canvas using some of Jo's chipboard pieces and paint products supplied by Imagine If.

Here is the finished project.

To begin I glued a sheet of Imagine If chipboard alphabet letters to a plain canvas.

  I then painted the whole thing with white gesso. 

 I then added pieces of Imagine If Chicken wire over the top of the letters.

I added three of the chipboard circle frames to the top of the canvas and then added bits and pieces and metal embellishments.

Once the glue had dried I painted everything with white gesso.

Once the gesso was dry I used various spray paints to add colour to the canvas.
Mr Hueys Desert spray and Mr Hueys Audrey spray and Dylusions Melted Chocolate spray

I then highlighted several areas with Perfect Pearls, painted the words and the butterfly with Viva Inka Gold Cobalt Blue and Viva Inka Gold Ice Blue.

I then coloured three hearts from the  Set of Hearts with perfect pearls and put them through an embossing folder,  I edge them with Vintage Photo Ink and drybrushed them with the Viva Inka Gold Ice Blue.  I then attached the hearts to the canvas to finish the project. 

I hope this project inspires you to use chipboard in different ways and I look forward to your comments and questions.

With the pink hearts on the project I have entered this project in the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge -Think Pink,


  1. Wow Ngaere!!! This is stunning!!!! I so love the colour pallet and how you've built it up from letters... You're inspirational

  2. Wow, this is an amazing creation! I love the colors and all the texture and layers. Thanks so much for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

  3. WOW!! I LOVE how you made this - starting with the first layer to the last! And I just LOVE how you gesso'ed the embellishments and colored them with sprays and paints! Adore! Thank you so much for playing with us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

  4. Gorgeous! Love all of the layering with the embellishments! Thanks for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

  5. What a beautiful make! I love how you put this together! Stunning elements, beautifully layered and such a great technique! A fantastic canvas!! Thanks so much for adding it to our challenge at Mixed Media Monthly!

  6. this is really really beautiful. thank you for sharing photos of your process. Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

  7. Wow I was looking for inspiration for my art Journal and I just got quite a few ideas from your beautiful art here I love it it's stunning