Thursday, August 2, 2012

Mixed Media

After taking the class with Tim Holtz a month or so ago, I decided to do some more canvas and mixed media projects.

This is one of the two that I did in one week. I covered the canvas with stamped tissue then coloured it with distress stain and distress ink. I used one of Tim's background stamps with barn door DI on the background after distressing, then added the various items to fit the sewing theme.

This large cotton reel is actually made from card, using a file from the SVGCuts Sew Crafty kit. I added distress ink to the edges of the 'cotton reel' - top and bottom then wound it with wool to simulate the cotton on the reel. I added lots of buttons, some large pins, a ribbon bow and some flowers to finish it off.

The cotton reel is actually a box - the top lifts off to reveal a container to store little bits and pieces in! It actually stands about 5" tall and would be great for keeping all thos offcuts of ribbons that I seem to accumulate!

I am going to enter both of these into the Craft Room Challenge this week as the theme there is buttons and bows.


Debi said...

Janet- I love that big cotton reel ! love all the prettiness of both pieces, thanks for sharing at craft room challenge, Debi x

Zoe Sanderson said...

Good morning Janet, great to see you getting inky and messy again these two pieces are fabulous, especially the box how clever is that? Lovely to have you joining our little challenge at Craft-Room, thank you XOXO Zoe

Lynden Blossom said...

Lovely Altered Canvas and 'cotton reel' ( an Aussie term?...) I see you like svgcuts, too!! LOVE them! ;-}

Jenni's Jems said...

Two really great projects and how clever is that 'cotton reel'! x

craft-roomjulia said...

Two fab pieces of art, both are just so pretty and right up my street. Thanks for joining us at Craft Room Challenge and good luck. Julia xx

Nikki Byrne said...

Stunning set of projects :o) Thank you for sharing it with us at Craft-room challenge and good luck. hugs

Nikki DT

Maria said...

These are stunning creations! The canvas is fabulous, I love the sewing theme and all the elements you've added, and the cotton reel is really cool! Thanks for joining in with our Buttons & Bows theme over at the Craft-Room Challenge, and good luck in the draw.

Maria x

hazel said...

Two fabulous creations, I love them. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
xxx Hazel.