Friday, January 02, 2015

Mixed Media Canvas with Fluttering Hearts

Hello everyone and welcome to 2015!

I have a canvas to show today featuring stamps from Chocolate Baroque's gorgeous new Fluttering Hearts set.

I took the following steps:
  • Adhered Tim Holtz tissue on canvas with gel medium
  • Covered with Gesso
  • Added texture with Tim Holtz hearts stencil using light molding paste
  • Painted with Distress Paints and Silks Acrylic Glaze
  • Added texture with acrylic paints using bubble wrap and a Memory Box dotted stencil
  • Stamped images from Fluttering Hearts on tissue paper with cobalt Archival Ink
  • Adhered tissue with gel medium
  • Painted images with acrylic paints and highlighted with white Gelly roll pen

Here is a look at both of the new stamps sets Fluttering Hearts and Punky Hearts that are new this month:

I don't play with mixed media as much as I would like, something I hope to change in 2015.  Below is the entire 10 x 10 canvas.  I wasn't happy with how the photographs were turning out so I cropped it (above).

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day,


  1. Love this Shirley! Great colours. Hugs, Valerie

  2. WOW Shirley your canvas turned out beautifully.
    I was thinking I would like to do more canvas type work myself as so much of last year was all about playing in books/journals for me.
    It is no surprise that you are a brilliant mixed media artist too!
    Hope you get to explore that further this year.

  3. Your canvas is so beautiful, Shirley!

    Greetings, Annemie.

  4. A stunning canvas Shirley, I love the new stamps (got mine ordered). I love the colours and texture you've used. I enjoyed the canvas I made last year and had already brought several more to try and do this year.
    Have a great weekend.

    Sue xx

  5. Wonderful stamps have you used for this lovely coloured card, Shirley!
    Great result!
    Greetings, Alie :-)

  6. Fabulous texture and colours in your beautiful canvas Shirley! Xxx

  7. Great work of art dear Shirley, I love it, great colours , great image and great structure!!! Gorious project!!!


  8. This is a gorgeous MM project Shirley, and full of lovely techniques. The new CB stamps are great for this and the colours you have used are so pretty. I really adore that beautiful purple. Have a great weekend! x

  9. Absolutely gorgeous canvas! Wonderful texture, colours and details! I do love it!!
    Happy new year to you and yours!
    Hugs, Annette

  10. Beautiful work as always Shirley, wishing you and yours a Happy New Year.

    B x

  11. Beautiful work. Great texture . Lovely Colors and stamping.
    Hoop to see more of your work on canvas this year.
    Happy New Year and wish you all the best. Anneke.

  12. Absolutely wonderful Shirley, a brilliant mixed media canvas! Love the colours you chose, and your fantastic brief, but very clear description of how you put it together! Love that, when there are so many blogs to visit, t's great to get such a quick outline that still describes the steps to the finished result so clearly. You have a wonderful talent for mixed medi just like you do for your other work and I really look forward to seeing more!!

  13. This is GORGEOUS!!! You definitely should do more mixed media! I want to try it, have been meaning to, but.... Happy New Year!!!

  14. WOW Shirley,
    that's a wonderful composition, beautiful brilliant colors and texture!
    Have a nice week :-)
    xox Anja

  15. Wow he is beautiful, love the colors. Greetings Janny

  16. Shirley, this is beautiful. I love the texture and just everything about it. On a side note I was the winner two weeks ago as one of the three to receive a gift package and was just the winner for leaving a comment in Dec. I'm on a roll and can't wait to get my hands on some CB stamps.

  17. Wow, Shirley, your canvas is just gorgeous, beautiful colours and images.

    A happy and healthy New Year for you and yours

  18. What a beautiful wealth of medias on this pretty card. Am so loving the glistening purple hearts and I'm guessing that was the Silk painting to get that sparkle on the raised hearts. Love the heart stamps and whoa- stamped on tissue. A fantastic effect to be sure. This card just glows. There's a great challenge that may be perfect for this wonderful look - I'm betting you have something "New" on it! (that's the in some way & mixed media). This one seems to me to fit the bill of fare. It's lovely. TFS & Hope your New Year was great. Hugs

  19. Wow,your canvas its stunning,love the colors and texture,love to much.

    a happy new year and healhty for you and your yours.

    xxx Jeannette

  20. It's wonderful to see your beautiful works of art on canvas, Shirley! They are going to show so well in that museum that will feature your art some day!! You are certainly a natural with mixed media!! Hugs, Darnell

  21. Dear Shirley, first of all, a very Happy New Year to you.
    Your painting is a dream of lovely colours and the new stamps are looking so good to me. I love it so much.
    Dear Greetings

  22. oh oh OH! how beautiful your canvas is, Shirley! I am looking forward to seeing more of your mixed media in 2015 - what a perfect promise to yourself for the year! Love the pretty colors. Greens and Lavenders are so beautiful together. hugs, de

  23. Shirley, Hope you'll find time to enter in the Mixed Media as you do that so marvelously. I've not had a chance to play lately, but hope I can find a time (and Darnell as a NBUS going on too! Just FYI). We're still regrouping from 2 wks away, and doing new year's beginning things paperwork wise. So it will take me a bit to get back in the groove of trying to enter challenges. Hope your Sunday is going well. Hugs

  24. Oooo Shirley that background looks fantastic! I can just feel the texture looking at it! Love the colours too :)

  25. Wahnsinn, Shirley, wie wunderschön du die Stempel einsetzt.
    Das ist wieder eine fantastische Szene mit herrlichen Farben.

  26. SO love the hearts - they're always a favourite of mine. And of course, your colours are right up my alley!

  27. What an amazing canvas, Shirley! You've inspired me to use my Tim Holtz hearts stencil!

  28. Definitely more, more and more of your mixed media for 2015 Shirley. Love the vibrancy of this piece to bits x x x

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  29. What wonderful canvas, Shirley! I love the texture and colours. The stamps are really fabulous.
    Hugs, Mar

  30. A FANTASTIC piece of art, I love every detail.

  31. Oh Shirley, what a very fine piece. Your arrangement of the birds and hearts is just brilliant and your use of textures shows up even on the flat screen. I love it.


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