TCW Design Team Member, Keri Sallee, here and I am SUPER excited to be sharing today’s project with you.
Once a year, I attend a “scrapbooking” retreat with my sister’s in law and some friends. We rent out a bed and breakfast and just spend 5 days together and scrap. This year, however, I was only able to make it for 1 day so I decided not to even take pictures…instead I took TONS of paints and my TCW Stencils.
I wanted to challenge myself to go BIGGER with my ideas and do a larger canvas in a style that wasn’t my “normal style.” I wanted to do it completely in paint and ink…without any paper (which is usually my style.)
Here is my finished canvas (it is 16×20)
I started with black acrylic paint and used a credit card technique to make my “birch trees.”
I decided to use my TCW530S 6×6 Stencil “Shadow Tree” to add “branches” to my trees before adding the base colors for my sky and grass.
To add depth to my sky and grass, I added a few spritzes of Bahama Blue Fireworks to my sky and Dandelion Fireworks to my grass (by Imagine Crafts.)
To fill in my “grass”, I used TCW502 12×12 Stencil “Impressions.” (Using the circular impression on the beginning of the second row.) I used green acrylic paint mixed with Golden Heavy Gloss Gel to add shine.
For fun, I used the end of my paintbrush to add squiggles and lines to connect my separate stencil impressions.
Once that was dry, I added some yellows and darker greens just with a paintbrush to add depth. I also added Neon Pink Golden High Flow acrylic as accent shadows on my trees and I added white clouds to my sky using a irRESISTable Texture Spray in Wedding Dress from Imagine Crafts
Using my finger and a variety of Liquitex Acrylic paints, I added abstract “flowers”, mixed fun colors and using various bottle lids to make my rings.
To finish it up, I added the word “DREAM” from Rebekah Meier’s “Word Association” 12×12 Stencil (TCW527) to my sky using black acrylic paint mixed with Liquitex Modeling Paste.
I hope was you enjoyed my project today and it challenges you to step outside your “style” and try something new!!
TCW Design Team Member
7 thoughts on “Going BIG with Mixed Media and The Crafter’s Workshop”
This is amazing…. Lovely. I am a little green about your retreat. Sounds like you had a lot of fun.
Could yu tell me what the “credit card technique” is?
Great job love it.
Love this canvas, so awesome! Love how you went big, so much room to play!~kim
I love this! Thank you for the inspiration!
Absolutely gorgeous, start to finish. Great tutorial!