Wednesday, August 21, 2013

PaperHaus: Collaging on Canvas

Hi everyone :). Hope you are well, wherever you are. I'm winding down after a long, hot, busy day to share with you a canvas that I created for the PaperHaus magazine blog

"Love Art" Canvas
Now, I would definitely not call myself an artist- but I sure do love playing around with art :). As a child, I dreamed of becoming an artist; obviously that didn't happen, but it sure is nice to explore that early passion through this craft. 

I don't think the love of playing with colors ever leaves us from childhood ;)

I've been playing around with my "messier" me. If you remember my works from about a year ago, I was much more unorganized in my projects- and sometimes, that can be liberating. Finding the balance between messiness and cleanliness isn't easy...but it's coming along :).

Doing collage work is awesome because you can literally just grab some scraps and go! 

Would you like to see how I went about creating my background? If so, I've put together some steps for you...

**I personally love the catalog pages idea! Who doesn't have piles of that type of junkmail just laying around? I know I nice to do something with it, right??**

**I used gel medium, although you can use gesso too**

**You don't have to use a palette knife. A credit card, scrap of paper, or your fingers works great as well**

Products Used:

Printery Collection

*NEW* Delight Collection
Frost Snow Drop Roses
Purity Vine

*NEW* Ingvild Bolme Junkyard Findings: Bathtub Knobs
Ingvild Bolme Shabby Chic Resin Treasures:  Window Frame & Angel Wings
Sunrise Sunset Canvas Alpha

*NEW* Finnabair 12x12 Stencil: Orbs
Ingvild Bolme Chalk Edger: Shabby Tote

Hope you have a wonderful day :)


Miranda Edney said...

well first off Miss Erin, i most def do consider you an artist woman! Not to take anything away from those "real artists" but i get much more inspired by talented gals like you! I have been getting very "messy" with my last couple projects too! trying to be more artsy fartsy and just have fun with it! Thanks for the constant inspiration!

Romy said...

This turned out really gorgeous! I just love the collage that you made with papers and mixed media.

Elena Olinevich said...

Every week you share with us your tips and your awesome creation, you are a talented artist indeed

Elina said...

Fantastic!!! Thank you for the tutorial!!!

Lizzy Hill said...

I LOOOVE it & that balance thing is a movable feast, I think!!! I LOOOVE what you've done with this canvas & most of all, thank you SOOOO much for sharing the steps....clear, easy to follow....really, really neat....:):):)

Alina said...

Wonderful canvas! Thanks for the tips and tricks!

Lizzyc said...

Well I think you are an artist and a very creative and clever one too.. this is stunning, and I love the textures and colors on it.. well done!

pattyo said...

Awesome layout and details! I've been dying to try these techniques. Can you answer a question--what is the difference and when would you use gel medium, gesso, modeling paste, molding paste?

Tracey Sabella said...

Simply gorgeous!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

Garden of Grace

Adrienne said...

Erin- Loving this one so much! Love that you are getting your groove on with the art mediums! Beautiful and Lovely!

Michelle Hernandez said...

Girl you know my opinion about this matter! You are definitely an artist. You make beautiful things that serve to feed the mind and creative soul- that is the definition of artist- truth isnt pretention although many a lesser talent would claim so. I know women can be rough on each other but in your case I would say it's envy because your work is fabulous- original, inspiring and complicated. Love this by the way! Pinning. :)

Val Thorpe said...

Oh I would call you an artist... This is so stunning. I love all the layers and textures... and the colours are lovely. I need to let my hair down and get messy... OCD makes that very difficult :P

Ashley Horton said...

So pretty Erin!! Really love the way this came together!

Lynette said...

I love to see your steps in creating the background. makes me want to get my hands dirty.

Di Garling said...

Great tutorial Erin, thanks for sharing your process .Looks fab. Cheers Di

sandi said...

This is simply GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!

Laurie LaRiviere said...

this is just stunning Erin, and you ARE an artist, anything that you make with your hands is art, it doesn't have to be a painting or sculpture, you just have to create it :)

Elin Larsson said...

Wonderful tutorial Erin! Thanks for sharing :)

Helen Tilbury said...

This is fantastic! I am so digging the messier you!! There's nothing you can't do Erin and you are an artist!!!