Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Webster's Pages Mixed Media!

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Good morning, sweet friends!! I've got a post up at the Webster's Pages blog for the first time, and let me tell you- THAT is exciting!! I got to work with their beautiful new Park Drive collection, and decided to go in a different direction with it, using an 8x10 canvas. I've also put together a little tutorial for you to give a little insight into how I achieved my background.

Let's take a look...

"The Eyes Have It"
I really had a lot of fun putting this one together. Sometimes it's just liberating to let yourself go and do whatever...and truly, Webster's Pages products are PERFECT for a mixed media project like this one. Here's some step-by-step instructions for you if you're interested:

Step 1: Mix red and pink gelatos together, applying color to the edge of the canvas. Spritz the canvas with water and use your finger to blend colors together.
Step 2: Apply gesso. I simply scooped some up with a folded scrap of photo paper and scraped it across the canvas. Some punched bits of paper got mixed in with the gesso, but the smattering of confetti was okay by me :).

Step 3: Lay a mask across the top of your canvas and spritz brown mist, then pink mist over it. Do this at the top left and bottom right corners. This gives your canvas a bit more depth and dimension. (And any mask will work well!)
Step 4: Add papers! I hand-cut a section of this paper:

Websters_parkdrive_classic2Then I crumpled the paper and then added it to the canvas. Next, I cut the hot air balloon from the B-side of th paper along with some of the flowers on THIS SHEET, our Margaret paper. A few banners, a touch-up of gesso and the canvas is photo ready.

I loved this little quote from Air Supply - sometimes I just like to sit and peruse the internet for quotes and poetry related to kids...just to get me thinking, and to remind myself of how fortunate I am to have three little ones to call my own :).

Step Five: Add some texture paste to the upper right and lower left areas of the canvas, giving the canvas that last bit of detail to make it even more interesting.

Just add some bling and pearls and you're set!


Webster's Pages Products Used:
"Park Drive" ~ Margaret Paper
"Park Drive" ~ In the Paper Paper
"Park Drive" ~ Trails Paper
"Girl Land" ~ Storyteller Alpha Stickers
"Girl Land" ~ Bling Srip
"In Love" ~ Bling Strip

Other Products Used:
Tattered Angels "Coffee Shop" & "Cotton Candy" Glimmer Mist
Martha Stewart White Texture Effect
Authentique Word Stickers

So glad you stopped by! Take care and we'll be seeing you soon :),


Perform said...

Erin, this is such a wonderful project! All that yummy texture and WP goodness makes an a awesome combination. Love the tutorial, too!

Anski said...

Oh, this is really beautiful!

Romy said...

Your first project for Webster's Pages is already a stunner! I love your canvas! The different textures on the background look so beautiful and I also like your journaling.

Unknown said...

So pretty, Erin!

Laurie said...

wow, Erin, this is just beautiful, I know that Aspen will love it someday and cherish it forever, how lucky she is to have such a talented've got mixed media down to a science I would say, Websters is so lucky to have you :) I might just play around later and get messy, you've inspired me...

Moongirl said...

This is just gorgeous! What a lovely thing to have on your wall!

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Valerie S said...

Beautiful background you created with the Gelatos! You are off to a wonderful start with Webster's Pages.

Lizzy Hill said...

I love how you just incorporated what was there when you did the looks great & you HAVE to love all that WP fussy cut goodness:):):)

Billie-Jean Beveridge said...

I love it! So bright and pretty and cute all in one. You have definately inspired me to go and finish off my 12x12 canvas i started a month ago and just lost momentum along the way :)As always love your work and i can't wait to see your name pop up in my reading list again xoxo

Patty O'Malley said...

This is so pretty!

Lizzyc said...

Oh thank you for the step by step, I always enjoy watching the process, and seeing the creation come together.. this is really beautiful.. and the quote is so lovely too!!

Ella Swan said...

Lovely canvas Erin! Looks like a lot of work putting together that step-by-step - Good for you :) Saw you @ WP!!

Nadia Cannizzo said...

this is so stunninG! LOVE the colours you have used and the way you created the background. said...

Stunning canvas, Erin. Thanks for sharing your process!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

zenevak said...

Beautiful! Thankyou also for sharing your 'how-to' process. Greatly inspiring.

Sharon said...

Stunning Erin! I love that you gave us step by step guide. Thanks for all your inspiration!

Georgia Heald said...

Gorgeous Erin and it's awesome to see how you create too!! ♥♥♥

Стокли said...

I love mixed media projects, thank you for sharing the process!

Eila Sandberg said...

LOVE checking out how other scrappers create their projects, thanks so much for sharing your process! Haven't tried gelatos yet, looks absolutely yummo! This is such a beautiful canvas, wonderful colours! xoxox