Mad Scientist

Happy May long weekend!!!

I know some people are out opening cottages, or even braving the camp grounds…well not this girl, still too cold for me!  Instead I’m enjoying a relaxing weekend at home :)

As promised in my last post it was time to take a little break from the ‘girly’ themed projects and get my grunge on!

What a better way to create something grungy than using some Tim  Holtz stamps and dies, mixed with Seth Apter Baked Textures embossing powders!

Oh not sure what Baked Textures are…well just wait these are soon to be in the store!  They are amazing texture, with great colour and endless possibilities.

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Taking center stage on my canvas is ‘The Chemist’ stamp by Tim Holtz, along with the apothecary dies.  I used Distress ink to colour in my favourite mad scientist.

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I cut the apothecary bottles from some chipboard and coloured them with Distress Ink…then the magic happened!  The largest and smallest bottle I used Baked Texture in Vintage Beeswax, this embossing powder is translucent with a yellowish tinge to it.  The photos really don’t do this justice, the bottles look so glassy in real life.  The mid sized bottle (on the right) was covered with Baked Texture in Ancient Amber which is more opaque with a goldy kind of finish!  Ooohh I fell in love instantly with these!

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This cage light from 7gypsies was the perfect addition, I can see his lab now full of odd and curious things!

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Another new to me product I tried with this canvas is Tim Holtz Grit Paste…oooh such amazing texture, and it dries fast too!

I hope you’ve enjoyed my mad scientist…maybe you’ll even let your imagination explore the possibilities of art this weekend too!

Posted under Design Team Inspiration

Mixed Media Fun

Trish, from Lasered Edge, arrived at the store one day not too long ago with a new piece of chipboard she cut.  I was quite excited when I saw it, and I knew instantly that I wanted to make a mixed media canvas with it.  I must say, it was the perfect thing to get those creative juices flowing.

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When you first look at the canvas, the silhouette is the first thing you notice, but I love how subtle, yet effective, the Prima doll stamp is on the side.  I colored in the stamped image by using the Tim Holtz distress markers as watercolors.  The chicken wire pieces I cut from the big piece of chipboard chicken wire available on the shopping page here.  The sun at the top (which you can see better in the last picture), was cut from one of the large chipboard doilies which you can find on the shopping page right here.

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The Prima flowers were white, but I had fun inking them with Tim Holtz distress inks and then adding a touch of white gesso.  I love the typo bulb and how it captures the color of the canvas underneath.

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The completed canvas (11″x14″) was a blast to create.  I used many different techniques on this canvas, and love how the final result has turned out.  Painting, misting, stamping, inking, and watercolor brushing together with the dimension of the chipboard silhouette, chipboard chicken wire, chipboard doily, Prima flowers and typo bulb = fun and creativity.  This new Lasered Edge piece can be found on the shopping page right here.

Posted under Just me (Lori)


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