Stencil Sunday and Mixed Media Challenge Floral Canvas

Sunday, March 6, 2016


Hello!  I'm so happy to be back with another Stencil Sunday project and mixed media challenge.

Would love to have you join us for the mixed media challenge this month.  As always, it's an anything goes challenge that must be a mixed media piece...tags, art journal pages, home decor, etc....anything but a card.  The winner will receive a $15 STAMPlorations gift certificate or 2 ARTplorations stencils. And the top picks receive an ARTplorations stencil of their choice. 



Just playing and getting inky and messy here with a canvas today.  I really enjoy making canvases! This has a lot of shimmer...my camera picked up a bit here and there, but there's much more :)



I started off adding some stenciling in the background with some Archival inks and both the ARTplorations Botanical Lush and Leaf Bliss stencils. Next came some layers of Silks Acrylics, gesso and spray mists.  I mixed up some soft matte gel and some LuminArte Primary Elements powder and then added it to the canvas through the Flower Burst Large stencil.  I also added a bit more randomly with my palette knife.  There's a bit of  Stabilo pencil to add some shading here and there also.




Cannot wait to see what you make!  Just a gentle reminder...this is not a card challenge...it's anything BUT a card.  To ensure that you're eligible for the prizes each month, simply create a mixed media project, add a link to the challenge and show the challenge graphic...it's as easy as that!

Here are the ARTplorations stencils I've used:
Botanical Lush                                        Leaf Bliss
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Back soon with more my sweet friends...



8 comments

  1. I love your canvas! It's super fresh with the blues. So many interesting texture to explore. xx Susanne.

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  2. Wow, this is super gorgeous Lee-Anne! Those shimmery flowers just grabbed my attention right away, wowzers! Love the colours and your shading around the petals creates the most amazing sense of depth! LOVE LOVE LOVE PINNED! hugs :)

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  3. Gorgeous canvas Lee-Anne. The colours are so beautiful and I love all the shimmer. I have added pearl-ex powder to clear gel and it works great ... very similar to what you've used here. Oh my gosh, my wish list just got three things adds (all three of the stencils). You are so good at enabling me, my friend! :) xx

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  4. Gorgeous canvas! Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  5. Super cool canvas, loving the colors and the dimension you created with the stencils!

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  6. Seriously, you have your hands on the best products! How cool are these stencils and your gorgeous canvas!!!

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  7. love your canvas - the metallic shine on the flowers looks fabulous and such pretty colors

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