Mixed Media Canvases

Hello Fellow Alchemists,

Today I am sharing with you four canvases that I made a couple of months ago. There is an elephant, a butterfly one, a mermaid one and a steam punk cogs and gears one. The elephant was super quick but the others to ages as my indecisiveness got in the way, lol.

For the butterfly MDF circle I used a Kaisercraft butterfly stencil with Liquetex modelling paste. I gessoed with Aldi Primer and then misted various pink and purple Distress Sprays and Dylusions. I used a Kaisercraft stamp in the background with archival ink. Then I cut letters with a Kaisercraft alphabet and layered them up 3 or 4 times and rubbed over them with Hydrangea Inka Gold. Finishing up with a few pearls. The big butterfly is from a Tim Holtz die set.

Butterfly Canvas

The next canvas is 5″ x 7″ and was nice and quick to do. I used a Kmart Stencil in the background and some Jo Sonja Black Gesso to cover the canvas. The elephant chipboard is from Scrapbookingncraft. In the background and on the elephant is Prima Antique Brilliance. I then added a couple of black rhinestones to add dimension to the eyes.

Elephant Canvas

The next two canvases have multiple layers and are more complicated. The Mermaid again uses chipboard from Scrapbookingncraft, the mermaid and the bubbles. Distress and Dylusions sprays have been used over a spotty stencil and the chipboard was painted with Prima Opal Magic. The little bubbly balls are Prima art stones coated in distress spray then coated with Inka Gold in colours as closely matching as possible to give them a little shine. I used some random bits I had in my stash to decorate, a metal turtle charm, a starfish, a real shell and a piece of coral from a Kaisercraft wood embellishments pack and they have been gessoed and painted with opal magic.

The ones that took the longest!

And finally the most ambitious one. A steampunk industrial fiesta lol. Again I used various cogs and pipes chipboard pieces from Scarpbookingncraft. I also used the Tim Holtz bigz cogs die, Ideaology metal cogs and Kaisercraft Wooden Flourishes cogs. To this I also added an Ideaology key, sentiment banner and accoutrement button. The large circle pieces are repurposed earrings and everything has been coated with white gesso then misted with Dylusions and Distress sprays. Both the pipes and cogs background stencils are from Kaisercraft.

Industrial Steampunk Canvas

Sorry for the really long post lol, it was a lot to fit in! I can’t pick a favourite between the Mermaid and the Industrial Steampunk Canvas. Let me know in the comments which of the four you like best. If I’ve missed an item or you have a question comment bellow. Hope you’re doing some arty crafty alchemy yourself, thanks for stopping by.

The Arty Crafty Alchemist

An Awesome RAK from Kylie

Hello fellow Alchemists,

Today I am sharing with you a Random Act of Kindness from a lovely lady called Kylie. Her generosity totally blows me away! There are so many wonderful things in here, some that lead me to want to make a canvas with them.

My favourite though is the Whiff of Joy Puff Heart Dragon. Can’t wait to colour him! There were flourishes and butterflies and pretty Prima flowers 🙂 I am a super lucky woman! Also in the package was bling, twine, stamps and lace. Lot’s of things from Stamps of Life too.

I hope you enjoyed this look at the awesome present I received. Best of all it arrived on my birthday 😀 Thanks Kylie! Bye for now.

The Arty Crafty Alchemist

 

 

Ebay Haul With My Assistant and Swatches of Jane Davenport, Tombow and Prismacolor

Hello fellow Alchemists,

It’s another haul video! This haul is from my favourite eBay seller from Canada. Prices have gone up since I purchased from her (I think I got lucky with the Jane Davenport Paints) but I got some super bargains. In fact I am in the process of doing a new order… The other two paint tins and some Happy Planner sticker which are super expensive over here.

Almost everything was swatched by my lovely assistant, she was defeated by the Mermaid Markers though. To be honest I do think there is a learning curve with them. The Brights watercolor set exceeded my expectations when it came to pigment load. They are so vibrant and pretty. Jane’s website does list the pigment information too. The sparkle pens are gorgeous both light and dark papers and I can’t wait to try out the face stamps and decorate my butterfly effect cover .

The Prima Art Alchemy Rose Gold was gorgeous. More research is needed on how to use the two Antique brilliance waxes as I am unsure how to use them or why my Amethyst is weird. The antiquing medium and the amethyst colour seems to have separated and everything is just brown. Although the Opal Magic is very light it is super pretty over dark surfaces to give a hint of shine.

As for the Prismacolor Premier and the Tombow Galaxy Markers the Jury is out. I wanted to try the pencils for the blending capabilities but I have no idea how to get the nice smooth blends. Due to my arthritis a lot of intensive colouring can become a problem so we will see how it goes. Unless I can get the hand letting aspect down the Tombows may be pointless. I have many other mediums that can do the same thing with colouring.

Ok I have been wordy enough for today. Hope you are creating some arty crafty alchemists yourselves. See you next time.

The Arty Crafty Alchemist