Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Lindy's Stamp Gang November Challenge

Well it's been a long time since I've written about anything that I've done.  With all the social media out there the blog has kind of fallen by the wayside for a bit.  But I'm back and ready to go with a new project for a monthly challenge.

This month's, November, challenge is put on by Lindy's Stamp Gang.  They make these awesome sprays in both micas and flats. Every month they put together a pallet of spray/embossing powder colors inspired by a picture. The challenge to create something using these sprays/powders.  

I saw this months picture and color pallet and was immediately inspired.  How could you not be, I mean it's a lovely picture with a gorgeous pallet.

I could just picture the way that I wanted to use these colors on a mixed media canvas...And so it began...

I started with a 9 x 12 gallery wrapped canvas.  I like the gallery wrapped that have some depth to them so that I can have more room to work on the sides of the canvas.  I knew that this pallet set was going to go fan-spanking-tastic with the Graphic 45 paper, Voyage Beneath the Sea Collection, that I had recently picked up.  So I started fussy cutting...

I figured out where I was going to add my fussy cut out things.  Then I added some texture paste, cut up doilies, sand paste and then gessoed it.

I added some found items, and cameo cuts.  I even molded some bits from paper clay using a IOD and Martha Stewart mold. 

After gluing everything down it all got coated with 3 layers of gesso. Once dry I sprayed it with an array of Lindy's sprays.

 Then I had to add my fussy cut out paper and lots more embellishments.

I went back in around the mermaid with some of the sprays and a paint brush to give it the look of the water being darker and to add some color to her hair and fins. 

Some of the supplies used in this project include:

Graphic 45 - Voyage Beneath the Sea #4501320

IOD Prima Marketing - Paper Clay #841991, Mould Baroque 6 #814823

Martha Stewart Mold - Nautical Collection

Prima Marketing Flowers - #553302 Coventry Rose Romantique, #562472 Perles-Zephyr, #562519 Zephyr Bosque, #556358 Velvet Rainbow Spring Mix, #552237 Powder Puffs Marie, #701307 Petal Palette Tube Brown, #553012 Gillian Coffee

Plus lots of other found and misc items. :)