Mixed-media paper Daffodil mini canvas
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
I've a mixed-media canvas on the Core'dinations blog today but I thought I'd share it here too, just in case you missed it! This piece kinda just evolved, I knew I wanted to make a mini-canvas with a spring theme using Core'dinations ColorCore Cardstock but I wasn't really sure how to, so this was very much an experiment! Any excuse to play with paper!
The entire canvas is actually covered in a sheet of Core'dinations ColorCore Cardstock that I distressed and crumpled with a water and glycerin mix (16:1), it makes the cardstock really malleable, so that made it much easier to cover the canvas with it. Along with some help from some Mod Podge! Once that was dry I painted over it with some acrylic paint. I just love the texture the cardstock added! I painted a few little daffodils in the distance using acrylic paint.
The daffodils are made from more distressed Core'dinations ColorCore Cardstock. I cut loads of foliage from more Core and layered it all up. I used some blending chalks in the centres of the daffodils for a touch of extra color. Of course it wouldn't be a spring themed canvas without a touch of gingham! I had this gorgeous green gingham ribbon in my stash.
This really was a breath of fresh air to make. I loved making something completely different for a change and it was fun to experiment with all that Core! The possibilities are endless! I'll be back on Thursday with some more creations! See you then! : )