Im on the Lulupu blog today with a mixed media canvas for their current challenge
(interpreted by me as related to beach..... sea..... anchor, ship)
For a while, Ive been wanting to create something about my favorite affirmations. One of them is the subject of my canvas today. Its very easy to get frustrated and run down by a sea of emotions resulting from the challenges life throws our way. But, if one takes a different perspective, from the same set of events/ challenges will arise inspiration, balance and inner peace. Happiness is a choice, not a result.
The final push needed came from this moodboard at Scrap Around The World which includes a similar quote.
Cant imagine making a project without my Silhouette Cameo. All the shapes - anchor, seahorse, sea weed, ship in a bottle, birds, sand dollar and a few other random shapes have all been cut with the Silhouette machine.
The background has lots of texture paste, gesso - black and white, Prima sand texture, gel medium, crackle paste and a variety of fabric, mesh, tissue paper.
Inspired by the different background techniques shared here, Ive started building my background with paper and mesh, followed by texture paste like Rebecca. There were a dozen techniques used to create interesting texture, here is one : apply a fairly thick layer of texture paste. Stamp into it when semi dry. Remember to wash your stamp immediately. Ive stamped Kaiser craft texture stamps and Tim Holtz embossing folder to create patterns in the texture paste.