Friday, 21 August 2015

Create Moments

Happy creative Friday, Friends!
Remember when I told you that I had a chance to meet Linda from my Creative Team in person? It was such a treat and I'm so proud our meeting inspired her to create one of the most stunning collages ever... See for yourselves!


Hello all my creative friends! It’s my honor to be with you again on the Finnabair Blog.
After taking Ania’s fabulous classes last month, it opened up a whole new door for creating without over-thinking. I needed a push or a shove to play this way and loved every minute of it.
The use of all the wonderful products was made so much clearer to me, and I gained more confidence in using them. So without further ado, I will lead you through my latest canvas adventure.


1. I start with a 9 x 14 inch canvas board, Clear Gesso and the Grungy Grid stencil.


2. When it was dry, I painted on Heavy Black Gesso and removed some of the paint with a baby wipe. Then I sprayed with various Mica Powder sprays.


3. I wanted some distinct contrast so I thinned down the Heavy White Gesso with a bit of water so I could let it splatter and run in areas of the canvas.


4. I added some canvas Resist Canvas Elementals along the side and bottom with 3D Gloss Gel.


5. Since I started out as a watercolor Artist, I wanted to use an old paint brush and some dried up tubes of watercolor paint in the piece.
I wanted the wings to say how I've flown to different levels and mediums in my Art, the glasses to denote that I keep my vision open to all things, the arrow ever pointing upward for my goals, and the ART and Journey plates that give the work a title. It kind of hurts your eyes right now, doesn’t it?


6. After gluing a majority of the pieces down, I covered sections of it with Clear Gesso.


7. I mixed several colors of Mica Powders with water in spray bottles and sprayed. I dried it in between and sprayed again.


8. This is how it begins to get all of its colors and layers. Many more colors and sprays are added for depth and color.


9. Then I bring out the Micro Beads and Glass Glitter!!! Now it’s time for some filler and shine.


10. Sprays and Beads and Glass Glitter all make this piece come to life. They add more color and contrast.


11. I found that my heat tool kind of melted the bristles of the brush that only made it take color and waxes even better. See all the little beads and glitter added with Soft Gloss Gel?


12. I used Guilder's Wax and Inka Golds to create more color on the tops of certain elements.


13. I LOVE the contrast that you get with different paints and pastes here.


14. I decided the vintage ruler had to have something more... so a couple of Words were added to really make a statement.


That's what it's all about here... Creating Moments on an Artful Journey through life. I love the learning process of my journey. It's an honor to be with Finn's Creative Team.
Let us hear from you and show us what you can do on Finnabair and Friends – Open Studio on Facebook .

Your Friend in ART,
Linda

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29 comments:

Sharon Y said...

Oh my gosh Linda this is stunning! I love the meaning behind it. The colors you achieved really bring this piece to life. Thanks for sharing.

Lisa S. said...

I love how you explained the meaning behind the collage items Linda. This is stunning!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous piece. Wonderful depth of colour, texture and dimension. The colours are so rich and I love the paintbrush and tube. Tracy xc

Cat Kerr said...

Stunning!

Marianne/skorpionen said...

Absolutely stunning!! And love how you have used certain elements to mirror your creative journey!!

Anjuli Johnson said...

What an incredible piece! I love all the elements you used... I've started changing my mindset to start collecting more pieces like bottlecaps, that normally I would just throw away, but could now use in something like this. Thanks so much!!

Nirvana said...

WOOW!!!!! It's stunning!!!

Nancy said...

I love this Linda!! Your use of certain items for the collage is awesome and I enjoyed your explanation and the finished canvas is beautiful!!!!

Linda DesGroseilliers said...

Linda, this is why you continue to be one of my favorite artists on the web! Absolutely wonderful!

Nolwenn said...

WOW ! that looks just... wow :) thank you for sharing. And for the inspiration.

Debs Smith said...

Wow!! Absolutely stunning Linda, this piece is amazing and makes me realise that despite crafting for over 10 years and drawing and painting for years I still have so much to learn. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration

LaChelle Shown said...

Linda this piece is Incredible! I also love how you explained the meaning behind some of the elements.

crazy4atc said...

Wow, amazing!! Thanks for the wonderful tutorial!!

Helen said...

What a fantastic canvas! So much to look at; so many textures and pieces of interest. I dream of being able to get to one of Ania's classes one day - lucky you!!

Francine Perri said...

AWESOME Linda!!!

Kathy Bradley said...

Linda - your canvas is totally beautiful and amazing. I love each element on the piece and thank you for sharing the steps.

Cindy Brown said...

wow wow wow I'm in love again Linda . Stunning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

suzieq23 said...

WOW WOW WOW. Enough said!!! WOW!

Elen ArtCrafts said...

I love it!This is so wonderful project! Well done my dear!

Linda O'Connor said...

Another beautiful piece of art, Linda

kksb said...

Awesome!

Toni said...

Love love love .... and enjoyed reading about the meaning behind so many of the items on the canvas... beautiful job. I didn't realize the micas would take so well on the products without gesso... I'm going to have to give it a try. Thank you !

Sanderijn de Bruin said...

Stunning work! i can't describe how much I love this! You've put so many different elements and it still works beautifully together! Amazing work, just amazing...

Lynne Forsythe said...

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!!!!! Thank you Linda for sharing your step outs!!!

Linda M. Cain said...

Toni, just a note, I covered most of the composition with Clear Gesso before spraying. Some were left as is, but had Inka Golds applied as well. Hope this helps.

smokeysmom said...

Linda, this is just incredible! What an amazing piece of mixed media madness!

Krista said...

Wow! Thank you for sharing your beautiful art canvas. Looks easy enough for me to try!

Barbara Rankin said...

This is so pretty, Linda, I could not stop looking at all the bits and pieces and how the colors move and change about the piece. I really love this!!!

Lee-Anne said...

So amazing, Linda! You've combined some of the most interesting elements! Oh and did the mention the color...wow...love it!