Wednesday, May 13, 2015

A Latte For You!! Finished!!!

Well I finished my canvases.  The first part of the video has been posted to You Tube, unfortunately, my dear MacPro decided to have a hissy fit and is at the computer doctor as I write,  awaiting the verdict as to whether the condition is terminal or nearly needing a fix.  I sure do hope it  is not terminal.  Photoshop was my demise last night.  I swear that thing is a memory hog and froze my beloved computer, all decked out in Vera Bradly to a grinding halt.  They no longer make a 17" MacPro and Vera no longer makes skins!!  Well there is no hope moaning, it is what it is, all things reduced to silence by techno seizure.  Well at least I have a camera and I would love to share my photographs of my finished canvases.  These have not been photo shopped, or enhanced in any way, since my Mac contains my only copy of Photoshop and I am too lazy to try and learn another program on a PC.

In the process of creating the videos, I made 2 full canvases and part of a third.  The second one is clearly better as I had the opportunity to correct what I thought could be improved upon, but both are worthy of becoming decorations.  My next task is to use the same idea and create a card, so stay tuned.!

The top canvas is the last one and the second canvas was created first.  They have the same layout, same colors, but slightly different sizing of the cups and coffee bean and a different sign.

I am quite proud of the coffee bag on the second canvas, looks like it is going to have the beans spilling out.  The First one is more true to the actual stamp

Here are close up of the signs.  These were created by applying foil over a chip board label that had chip board letters glued onto itl.  The letters were embossed, and then the item was textured using various tools..  Finally there was  layering of alcohol inks, Inca Gold and Rub and Buff   Looks like metal or maybe a distressed wooden sign.  

Also in these photos, there is a good close up of the "whip cream".  This was created by adding layers of different medium applied onto velum.  The first step was coloring the shadows with  water colored pencils and then the medium applied over. This is more apparent in the first photo (Latte).   The white Foam is created by using irIsisible Texture spray, not sprayed, but dabbed on allowing it to pool in the folds created when the vellum is wet.  There was a second medium applied, after the watercoloring that helped "fix" the folds and convolutions into place.  
I love Mixed Media Art and will making more of these whimsical canvases over the next few months..  Any suggestions as to theme? 
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 I am not sure how to link the You Tube video in this blog, but will post as a separate posting following this one.  Let me know what you think about the video.

Supplies Used
Prima Flowers for color theme: Bedtime Story
Acrylic Paint: White, light blue and turquoise, blended to match the Prima teal flower.
Ranger textrue Paste
Tim Holtz Stencil: Lace TH5034
Heidi Swapp Stencil: Stars and dots
Distress Stain Worn lipstick Peacock Feather
Distress Paint: Barn Door Spiced Marmalade Mustard Seed Wild Honey, left this out of the narration
Stamps: Stamper's Anonymous: Freshed Brewed Blue print Circle stamp for label on cup
Paper Kaiser Craft Hello Today 6 x 6 Vellum, cream or vanilla colored Scrap of Kelly Green Cardstock for straw
Plastic lid from Starbucks
Stickybacked canvas: Ranger
Ranger Black Archival Ink or Staz-on
Faber Castell Pitt Pens Assorted browns and greys, plus black
Prima: 3D Gloss Gel
Art Anthology: Sorbet Dimensional Paint (for first layer of whipped cream.
Ranger glossy Accents
Chipboard label or cut a label from chipboard
Chipboard alphabet
Ranger: Foil Sheets
Prima Water Color Pencils
Liquid Pearls: White Opal
Ranger Alcohol Inks, various colors
Inca Gold Gold, Silver, Copper and Black
Heidi Swapp: Gold color shine
IrResistTible: Texture Spray, Wedding Dress
Until next time, Happy Crafting!!

1 comment:

  1. So sorry about your MacPro! It's hard to have to take them in and wait! Love your canvas and I see in your other post that you figured out how to add a video into your blog posts. :)

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