Thursday, February 11, 2016

All Because I Love You

Hello my friends,
I am taking a break after trying to do my taxes with Quickbooks online, that way I won't loose it in a fire, hahaha.  One year ago was our fire and looking back I think we did pretty well.  I always think a tragedy big or small changes people and it is our choice to make it a positive change.

 For a while now I have been yearning to make home decor pieces instead of purchasing them, because I had all this Prima stuff that was calling my name I made this canvas.

This is a 12x12 artists canvas from Micheals and after gesso I used Finnabairs honeycomb stencil and  3D Gloss Gel by Finnabair to make the background texture.  After it dried I painted on Dusty Attics paints in Mountain Meadow and Chocolate.  Then I mixed Soft Gloss Gel with Mica powders and Artisian Powder from Prima, copper, deep water, pale silver,  and LaChapeleier, (which is on pre-order) and to top it all off I swirled Dusty Attics Crackle medium all over the top of the canvas.  Quickly I dropped Prima Copper Microbeads and Turquoise Glass Beads onto the wet background and let it all dry.

I chose 3 Dusty Attic Chipboard pieces, a thin wood board with a floral pattern in it from a friend and gessoed them all.  Then I lightly coated them with the Prima Mica powders until I was happy and then lightly brushed on Golden Cadium Red Medium Hue mixed with Copper Mica powder to created a rustic red color.
The heart is a clear acrylic piece with gold writing that someone had given me so I cut around it and super glue gelled it on and then put the pale silver Mica powder around it.

The chipboard arrow is glued to a rustic metal piece that I have had a while. Also are some new  metal products I purchased from Prima Finnabair Mechanicals that are all around the canvas. They had a store at Prima so I was able to get most of the new CHA 2016 things I wanted there.  Once in a lifetime indulgence. lol

Here it is sitting on my metal easel in my kitchen. My hubby just installed this metallic coppery backsplash and so of course I had to make something to compliment it. 

Thank you for stopping in and I hope all those links help you find products.  I am not affiliated with any store but these are the ones that carried all the products I used for my canvas.


  1. Love Love Love! You did amazing job. I love the colors. Beautifully done.


  2. Oh my goodness this is totally gorgeous! Love the different shades and the rust. A very nice canvas to compliment your new kitchen. You did an outstanding job and I love it. Want you to know that the 4 canvas that you sent to me are hanging in my craftroom. Of course I love them!!!! hugs, Cathy

  3. What an amazing canvas, Kelly - reminding me how much I love your mixed media work... I love the colour tones, and fantastic use of all those Prima bits and bobs, beautifully altered and distressed. I love that scribbly heart!

    What a long way you've come in that year - well done for seeing it all through with such grace and strength.
    Alison x


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