Sunday, July 20, 2014

Mixed media canvas for Gina's Designs

Hi Everyone! This is my take on an inspirational  piece. You can find the inspiration piece here .  I started my project with a 10x10 canvas and used texture paste with Punchinella in different shapes for the background effect.
I used water soluble wax pastels in blues, pinks and yellows. Once that was dry I went
over the whole thing with some gesso. I used an old credit card to apply the gesso, and that allowed me to scrape some off and make thicker in other spots for more texture.

Then it was time to add stuff! I used the scissors from the Vintage Seamstress Shape Set and wings
from the Garden Fairies Set ( well...their wings :). They were painted with gesso and inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

I hope you like my take on this project, it was a lot of fun to make! Thanks for taking a look. :)
Other Items Used
Flowers and Bling from Craftsupplies1
Flowers from Prima
Water Soluble Wax Pastels
Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Book Paper from My Stash

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Artist Trading Blocks

Good morning, Deann here with a project for Gina's Designs. I had so much fun making the beach themed 
Artist Trading Blocks, I will definitely make more of these! The possibilities are endless.

You get 3 sizes of blocks in a pack, they are so easy to put together, I painted both sides of the blocks with gesso before putting them together. The Light house is from the Beach Shape Set

I made a base out of chipboard and covered it with burlap. I then painted 4 mini wood spools white and glued to the bottom of the block then attached the block to the base. 

I glued the medium and small blocks together, left the top block open and added mini spools to the bottom block. I then attached the blocks to the base. The sea horse is from the Sea Horse Shapes Set
 . I covered it with 3 shades of blue glitter. 

 The paper cut outs are from K&Company-Travel Die cuts.

I put a glob of hot glue on the base and covered the glue with seed beads. It kinda looks like sea glass.
Gina Designs Product used-
 Other products used-
Prima paper-Seashore
K&Company cardstock die cuts-Travel

Have an Awesome day!