Tuesday, August 15, 2017

PRIMA Ballerina Canvas!

When I was growing up I so in LOVE with BALLERINAS, almost as much as I LOVE PRIMA FLOWERS!!!  What little girl doesn't dream of being a ballerina. Funny thing is I was never a ballerina, but you can bet this girl has plenty of PRIMA FLOWERS!!!  The images of beautiful ballerina poses are a great compliment to Prima flowers!

Today I have a free standing canvas for you!

Prima Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint:
  Metallique Soft Satin
  Sparks Dragon Eye

Prima Flowers
Altered Pages Collage - 1793 Vintage Ballerinas 
Gel Mediuum
Black Gesso
Chipboard Swirls
Tacky Glue

Wet around the edges of the image you would like to use and gently rip around the edges.

Paint Canvas with Black Gesso, let dry. 

Apply gel medium to the canvas, spritz the image with water and lay flat on the wet gel medium.  Smooth the image.  Apply a layer of gel medium over the image. Let dry.

Paint the chipboard swirls front and back with the Prima Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint: Sparks Dragon Eye.  Let dry.

Dap a bit of Prima Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint: Sparks Dragon Eye on the Prima Flower.

Dab Prima Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint: Metallique Soft Satin around the ballerina and on the canvas. Dry!

With Tacky Glue attach the chipboard swirls and flower.... who said you have to stay on the canvas?

What ballerina wouldn't want to display this sparkly gold and pink canvas on their mantle?

More inspiration photos!


Sunday, August 13, 2017

I won the Lost Coast Design Challenge Last Month!!!

My "bird on a bike" card
won the challenge at Lost Coast Designs last month!!!
The card is painted with Gelatos. I used the Lost Coast Designs Grunge Tree stamp for the background and the Lost Coast Designs Bird on Bike.  You will find the full how to tutorial HERE on my blog! 

Be sure to check out the new

Summer of Love - Challenge

WOW it was almost two months ago I watched the live feed on Facebook "RubberMoon and Sandra Evertson -Unveiling The Muse!"  I feel in love with the whole line of stamps right then and there! I wish I could bought the whole lot.
 Also around the same time the
was announced and I decided I would take part! 
For my challenge piece I used 5 stamps:
Love is Art
Fiesta Crown
Soul Sisters
Pictured are the stamps I have in my collection!
The stamps are high quality rubber.  I love the cards they are mounted on, making it easy to see what each stamp is without guessing.

My image is painted with Gellatos!
The green and orange mats remind me of the colors of the 60's!


Saturday, August 12, 2017

Altered Bottle With Prima!

If you are altering items or creating mixed media projects you will love the  Prima Art Alchemy Acrylic Paints.  So far this month I have used them on metal, canvas, chipboard and now glass.  I only used gesso on the canvas because it was white and wanted it to be black.  I have not had any issues with The  Prima Art Alchemy Acrylic Paints on any surfaces. 
Today I am sharing my altered bottle.  

Prima Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint:
  Metallique Dark Forest
  Metallique Soft Satin
  Sparks Dragon Eye

Prima Flowers
Altered Pages Collage - 1709 Marie Antoinette 
Bottle to alter
Manila Tag
Steampunk butterfly & Key- Chipboard
Tacky Glue
Glue Stick
Twine or Burlap

To start use Tacky Glue to adhere twine as it is wrapped around the bottle.  Let the glue dry overnight.  Paint the bottle with Prima Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint:  Metallique Dark Forest, let it dry
Paint chipboard butterfly with Prima Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint: Metallique Soft Satin, let it dry.  Then paint the key and gears with Sparks Dragon Eye, set aside to dry.
With a rag or paper towel gently rub Prima Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint: Sparks Dragon Eye over the Metallique Dark Forest on the bottle, leaving just a hint of gold on the surface. 

Once the Sparks Dragon Eye has dried on the chipboard pieces gently rub them with Metallique Dark Forest to distress them.

Distress the Manila Tag with assorted inks.  Fussy cut Marie image from the Altered Pages Collage - 1709 Marie Antoinette. Adhere to manila tag with glue stick.  

Adhere image of Marie to manila tag with glue stick.  With a rag add a touch of Metallique Soft Satin to the edges of the tag.
Use twine to attach the key and tag to the neck of the bottle.
Attach the flowers and butterfly to the bottle.   

What a beautiful centerpiece for any table.

Hope you were inspired to create with Prima and Altered Pages!!!

Thank you PRIMA for partnering with Altered Pages this month.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Mixed Media with Prima

The beauty of mixed media is - there aren't any rules.  You can alter what ever you like. In this project I transformed my Prima flower to its present state for a steampunk look!  I am love the effect I go with the Prima Art Alchemy Acrylic Paints. 

I love mixed media, layering, adding more, changing this and that.  Usually what I start with changes along the way, as it did with this project.  I was planning on using three Prima Flowers, used only one.  Was going to layer the three large hearts, used only one.  The stenciling was not in the original plan.  You get the idea.  The final mixed media project generally does not go as planned.

Prima Flower altered

 Prima Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint

Prima Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint:
  Metallique Dark Forest
  Metallique Soft Satin
  Sparks Dragon Eye
Prima Flowers
Altered Pages Collage - 2178 Feeling Mysterious
Canvas Art Board
Black Gesso
Steampunk Large Heart - Chipboard
Tacky Glue
Dixie Belle Swamp Mud
Stencil Diamonds/Harlequin
Gel Medium

Preparing for the project

Paint chipboard and canvas with black gesso.

For this project dark flowers were needed.  I took the beautiful white and cream Prima Flowers and colored them by adding black gesso to water and soaking the flowers in it.  Let them dry overnight.

I created an oversized image from the Altered Pages Collage sheet.  Rip the edges for effect.

Lightly spray paper image, apply gel medium to the canvas board and gently lay image.  Then apply gel medium over the image.  

With diamond stencil randomly apply Dixie Belle Swamp Mud. Set aside to dry.

Paint chip board gears with gesso.  Paint the centers of the flowers with Prima Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint Sparks Dragon Eye. 

Add a little of the Sparks Dragon Eye to the flower petals and the gears.  Paint the back heart with the Prima Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint Metallique Dark Forest, highlight with green. 

After the mud had dried, first paint with Prima Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint Metallique Soft Satin, repeat with Metallique Dark Forest.  Touch up with the black gesso until you have the desired effect.

Now it is time to assemble.  With tacky glue adhere the heart first,  then the Prima Flower, surround it with the gears and finally the key.

I am happy with the results... let me know what you think!

Hope you have been inspired to try your hand at a mixed media project!!