Monday, December 09, 2013

Mixed Media with Butterflies

Hello everyone, I hope all is well.   Our snow melted two days ago and now it's back !  

I have a Mixed Media Collage (on canvas) to show you today. 


I started with a 10 x 10 inch stretched canvas.  I covered it with a sheet of Tim Holtz Tissue Wrap - Melange using Matt Gel Medium.   When dry, I added lots of greens & blues with Neocolor II (water colour) crayons, spritzed with water, let it run and then let it dry.   Next I added texture using TCW - Solace stencil with light molding paste and let it dry.   I added the diamond pattern with TCW Harlequin stencil and black acrylic paint.   Next I painted with Silks Acrylic Glazes.

I stamped the large Butterfly from Chocolate Baroque's Tangled Garden set with black on 140lb mixed media paper.   I cut it out & adhered with Glossy Gel Medium, added wires for the antennae and then painted with the Acrylic Glazes. I added lots of stickles to the body.  

I covered everything with clear Distress Crackle paint.   The final step was to add the metal centers to the 'flowers' and the 3 metal butterflies which I also painted a little and added liquid pearls to the center.

Here is a close up where you can see the 'crackle' in the finish.


Thanks for visiting and enjoy your day !
Shirley

41 comments:

Creations by Shirl said...

Wow Shirley~ You sure made this into one beautiful masterpiece....

maria's knutselplezier said...

Woooow, so beautifull, I really, really love this,what a great masterpiece!!!Its really to put on a very nice place in your livingroom!!What an amazing ART work!!!

Greetings
Maria

Valerie-Jael said...

What a beautiful canvas - love the colour, too. Valerie

aussie aNNie said...

You have excelled your self with this fantastic design...love it on canvas and my fav colours. I didn't like green much but now after your creations I just love this combo.xx

Ina said...

Wow Shirley you amaze me with your beautiful work. Gorgeous colours - everything is just so beautifully put together.

Shirley Chillman said...

This is spectacular Shirley I just adore all the techniques you have used to make it and the solace stencil looks amazing. Fabulous sweets.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

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Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Gorgeous ! love the texture with stencils, colors are fab, Shirley!

brenda said...

Totally awesome Shirley, colours texture stamping, all of it.

B x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

wonderful Shirley! Amazing Mixed Media !

Gerrina said...

Wow, this is a stunning canvas! Love the way that you let the tissuewrap shine true, the cirkles and butterflies are super and the crackle paint makes that I would love to see it in real... Have a great week, Gerrina

Lindeke said...

This is so beautiful! So many colors and details! I love the structure of the molding paste and how you colored it. Gr, Linda

Elaine said...

Super canvas Shirley, I love the way you have built up the layers. That solace mask is wonderful isn't it. I love the way you have used it here. The colours are lovely and the metal embellishments work perfectly with your colour scheme. Keep cosy in that snow! Elaine x

Annie said...

Very inspiring Shirley. Love the textured background and wonderful colour combination. TFS and best wishes

Annie x

chrissies said...

Wonderful canvas with the beautiful images and stunning textures

Chrissie x

Jeannette said...

WOW Shirley,Amaizing Texture and colors in your Georgus Canvas,looove this to much !!!

Have a great Day :-)

Greetings Jeannette

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

OH WOW this is stunning Shirley, I love the colours. The solace stecil looks like some kind of fantasy flower and I adore anything with Butterflies.

With snow on the ground what better way to spend the day,than Crafting.
Sue x
PS You can have as many favorites as you like, I have loads too.

Patricia said...

OMG what a BEAUTIFUL peace of ART!!!! Great work Shirley!!!!
Greetz Patricia

Paula (PEP) said...

There's such warmth in this creation - I wonder it doesn't melt your new snowfall!!
Anyhow - the metal butterflies helot to bring out the lovely oranges & the contrast with both greens & black is striking indeed.
Hope you are warm inside.
Paula (PEP)

kaybee said...

Absolute fabulous - love it!

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

WOW Shirlex, that design is fantastic, love the colors and texture and the butterflies are amazing too. Really a breathtaking art work!
Have a nice day,
xox Anja

Gery said...

Wow, Shirley, this realy is a great and beautiful piece of art work!!
Loved to read all the ins and outs of how you created this.
It looks gorgeous.
Groetjes Gery

Nan G said...

Oh my word, Shirley! This is absolutely gorgeous! Love love the texture and colors. And that butterfly...wow!

Crafting Queen said...

Wow this is wonderful. Love the colours and hte textures.

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

So bright, so interesting, so creative this canvas, Shirley!

LonettA said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Wonderful textures and colors. So many great details! I love it!

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

WOW WOW What beautiful Shirley. Love this so much. The colors but also the butterfly and the layout. Marvelous.
lovely greet and big hug
Marja

Sue said...

Stunning Shirely absolutely stunning canvas! huggles Sue xx

Wendy McCarthy said...

Wow Shirley! This is fabulous, so much gorgeous texture, I really want to try a canvas one day - they look like such fun!! xxx

sheila 77 said...

This is all so, so amazing, all your techniques and that wonderful result with the metal butterflies to finish. Just perfect.

Greta said...

You never cease to amaze me, Shirley! This is stunning!

Sandy said...

Very pretty Shirley - great colors and wonderful texture!
sandy

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Wowzer Shirley - you've done it again! Love the detail, the colours and texture - thank you for sharing the wonderful techniques. Absolutely fabulous!
Hope all is well with you and yours.
(Love your new snowy blog banner by the way)!
Hugs, Sylvia xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

Okay, what I said in that newer post, should be inserted for this canvas as well. This is truly the most vibrant work of art that I can remember you making. I love it, Shirley! In fact, vibrant seems too tame for it, and WOW too lame, but that's the best I can attempt.

You need to find some painting challenges to enter with these creations!! You are out of our card league with these and you deserve proper recognition for your work!!

Do I sound nagging to you? I don't mean to be, but sometimes I sound that way to me. I just have a thing about 'fairness' and it's only fair that you expand your audience. IMHO. Does IMHO make me sound less nagging?!! Hugs, Darnell

Shona said...

Hi Shirley ! I was going to leave a comment the first time I looked at this, but I was speechless !!What the heck can I say? This is CRAZY FREAKING AWESOME!!
Standing Ovation!

linda said...

beautiful!! i love all the dimension and how you seamlessly group everything in such a coordinated manner. that's my way of saying i'm so envious - i love looking at mixed media and collage, but i just can't seem to pull it off. :)
linda

Donna Ellis said...

ohhhhhhh! Shirley this is amazing beautiful wonderfully-colored and textured - makes me happy to see it with the color combos and music for the butterflies to dance to in this fantasy garden! wow! hugs, de

MaryH said...

Gorgeous canvas! Enjoyed reading the how-to, and you have so much texture & color & design on this piece. Love those butterflies and the awesome color you achieved with the w/coloring. Thought it was dylusions until I read the post. Love those flowers too. Hugs & TFS.

Karin said...

and this one is even more beautiful, wow!!!

Shirley said...

Thank goodness it's on canvas!! It is just so lovely, warm, vibrant, and so much more. Love the texture and can't wait to use my stencils too!