Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Song of the Sea Canvas

Happy Tuesday!! I hope you are having a wonderful last week of July!! I have a canvas to share with you that I've been working on for a month - no kidding. I sadly don't have the time to devote to the mixed media projects which I love. But I have to find time each month to participate in my sweet friend Pamellia of My Little Craft Things' Anything But Cute Challenges. And when I saw the theme this month that my sweet friend Samra of Paper Talk With Samra picked - Summer Romance, I knew I had to play along...two of my favorite things!!


I'm not sure I can remember all I did with this, but I'll try...if I miss anything, and you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask :) I started out adhering crumpled tissue paper to a canvas with Mod Podge. I then added cheesecloth to represent the waves of the sea.


I wanted there to be some sunshine on my canvas, so I used Wendy Vecchi Crackle Paste through a Tim Holtz Rays stencil. Once it dried, I used Sea Glass acrylic paint over the entire canvas, along with Dylusions Sprays in London Blue and Calypso Teal. I let it dry for a bit then used a baby wipe to remove some of the color. Then I used a toothbrush to remove the paint from the cracks, and to remove the tissue paper from the canvas so that texture would show. Inka-Gold Metallic Rub in Gold was dry-brushed over the rays for a subtle shimmer.


For the underwater portion of the canvas, I used several Tim Holtz products, including Mixed Media Thinlets, Spring Greenery Strips, and the seahorse from TH's Mini Sea & Sand. It was covered with Distress Inks in Mowed Grass, Mermaid Lagoon and Salty Ocean, and then covered with TH Distress Crackle Paint in Rock Candy. The edges were inked with Walnut. Once it dried, white acrylic paint was brushed into the cracks.


For the land section, sand was made using the technique Tim Holtz described in his July Tag of 2014: basically glossy accents, Utee Clear Embossing Powder, Distress Embossing Powder and Distress Glitter. The couple is an Impression Obsession Couple Sitting die on a Spellbinders D-Lites Garden Bench die. The couple was covered with Liquitex Thick Gel with Glass Beads. The fence is a Memory Box Weathered Fence Die.


I used a Crafter's Workshop Palm Tree Stencil with Glass Beads over plastic, fussy cut it, and then colored the back with Distress Inks in Gathered Twigs and Mowed Grass.


The sentiment was stamped onto tissue paper and then adhered with Mod Podge to the canvas.



I am entering this in the following challenges:

1) Anything But Cute #3: Summer Romance


2) Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - No Ordinary Paper (Tissue Paper)
3) DL.ART - July Linky
4) Little Scrap Pieces - Show It Off Saturday

Thanks so much for stopping by :)

62 comments:

  1. I'm seriously in AWE of this!!! Lisa it's BEAUTIFUL!!! I did not see how big this is? is it big enough to go on a wall? If so... Do you have it hanging up??? This is amazingly Beautiful... Such attention to detail... I LOVE the sand... thanks for the link! :) The Palm tree looks so cool! I can see why it took you a month to create this.... I just can't get over the tiny little details... I mean.. I keep looking back up at the pictures & re-reading what you did and I just can't fathom how much time and energy you put into this GORGEOUS piece of Art Work! I simply LOVE it and I must close my mouth as it's still dropped open in awe... You always amaze & Inspire me.... LOVE your work!!! :) Have a wonderfully Crafty Day!!! :)

    Theresa
    Scrappers Anonymous

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    1. WOW! No wonder this took you a month to make Lisa! Seriously amazing! Your attention to detail is staggering, so much to look at. A veritable feast for the eyes! Have a lovely week! Hazel xx

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  2. How lovely you could join in the challenge, I really love your mm piece and would love to see more Lisa, this stunning.xx

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  3. Lisa, what a great canvas! I love working with mixed-media, but like you, don't have the time to enjoy it as much as I would like. I was inspired by the way you used the multiple dimension of under sea, land, and sky to show the different areas of the piece. Great job, my friend! Thanks for sharing with us.

    Mindy,

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  4. WOW!!! Lisa, not only that you have captured the true essence of the mood board with the theme but also have brought it to astronomical level of craft art! I adore this piece!!! I am so glad you have joined us this month as well!!! Your support for Pamellia's challenge blog is greatly appreciated!
    Thank you for joining our Summer Romance Challenge at Anything But Cute!

    Samra DT
    Paper Talk with Samra

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  5. Wow Lisa you really did a fabulous job on canvas - love the scenery and beautiful colors - another great job as always thanks for sharing and have a great week!!!

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  6. OMG! Lisa this is absolutely gorgeous! I love all the layers and textures you have on this canvas. You are such a talented artist!!

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  7. HOLY SMACKEROONIES!!! I almost fell out of my chair when I saw this beauty! Lisa, you have completely outdone yourself again, wow!! Your swirling water background is captivating and I can almost feel the sun coming off those rays! I really love how you built a little scene on the beach with your fence, bench and amazing palm tree, seems like a place I would like to visit, for sure! Your cheesecloth and shells tie everything together, land and sea, as it should be!!

    It is just an absolute pleasure to have you join us at Anything But Cute for our 'Summer Romance' challenge, you nailed our mood board! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

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  8. AWESOME..I loved the various textures you have created on the canvas..fab take on beach /ocean Theme !

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  9. This is gorgeous Lisa, I love all the different techniques and texture! I just made my first canvas but it is so basic next to this beauty! I love the sun rays and the beach...just stunning!

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  10. This is gorgeous Lisa, I love all the different techniques and texture! I just made my first canvas but it is so basic next to this beauty! I love the sun rays and the beach...just stunning!

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  11. Wow Lisa!! I can see why this took you a month to do, the details are amazing! I love how the sun rays look and that palm tree is absolutely impressive!!

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  12. How lovely, Kristylee - such wonderful textures and colors!

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  13. This is beautiful Lisa! I love all of the textures, the pretty colors, and the embellishments.
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  14. oh WOW! you are so very talented, Lisa! so amazing, so gorgeous! i love this!

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  15. Oh my goodness, Lisa, this is fabulous. So many interesting techniques and such wonderful color choices. Such a wonderful work of art.
    Hugs,
    Larelyn

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  16. You created an awesome scene. I can feel the romance, the waves and the subtle rays from the sun. This masterpiece will cheer up any wall. Have a great day

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  17. I agree with Larelyn, pure goodness is exactly what I thought when I first saw your beautiful project Lisa and then all the details, the texture...fantastic!
    Thank You~

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  18. Oh wow oh wow!!!!! I have lost the words!!!! Incredible piece of art!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE all of it!!!
    How many work you have made!!! A with a stunning marvellous result!!! The cheesecloth represents the waves of the sea perfectly!!! And the beach with fence, bench and the palm tree is wondeful!! Such a great mix of textures in your canvas, with these crackling! Amazing colours full of light! The underwater part catches my eyes, it's just adorable with the seashells, the seahorse and the cheesecloth!! I'm in love with your piece of art!

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  19. As always, your design is filled with so much texture and dimension and detail. Just when you think you have seen it all something else catches your eye. I love how you added the couple on the bench because it makes my mind try to see it from their perspective and try to imagine what they are thinking or if they are thinking at all and just enjoying the moment.

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  20. My sweetest friend, to say this is spectacular certainly does not do it justice! You know how I long for mixed media... if you need a month to do this, I would need at least three! I need you to come help me so I can be fabulous like you. :o) The texture and colors are stunning. I LOVE that you incorporated sun rays into the design and they are truly fabulous. The underwater portion is mesmerizing. The land portion leaves me speechless. The sand and tree are perfection! Stunning creation as always, my dearest Lisa! Thank you for inspiring us so beautifully today. :o)

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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  21. Lisa, I came back- absolutely love the sun's rays and sentiments combined with every single shape and color, xo

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  22. What wonderful canvas, Lisa! I love how you've created this beautiful scene and all fabulous details on it and especially the palm tree. The background is fantastic with a great technique. Mar xx

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  23. Such a stunning project, love the mixed media design with all of the beautiful textures and details you added! The background is gorgeous and the sand looks amazing! Wonderful scene you created, love everything about it!

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  24. Your creativity know no bounds! I love all the techniques and textures you have used...just beautiful! Hugs, Robin

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  25. Wow! This is so beautiful! Lots of neat details here!

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  26. Fabulous canvas Lisa! WOW, talk about a masterpiece! I love the colors, textures and dimension! The layout design is remarkable and incredibly gorgeous! It has such a peaceful feel to it and how amazing this will look displayed! Beautiful job my friend!

    Ofta, it has been hot and humid here! I can handle the heat just not lovin' the humidity, ugh! Heading into a very busy month of several weddings! We have 7 and most of them out of town, yikes! It will be fun but a lot of traveling~ Have a great week my friend! Hope your staying cool!
    Sherrie K

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  27. Wow, definitely a work of art! I hope you have a special place in mind to hang this beauty!

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  28. oh my word, too fabulous for words. love all the details and all the texture you got in the canvas.

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  29. What a beautiful scene you've created. I love it.

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  30. Oh my goodness Lisa, this is a beautiful work of art and worth every moment you spent on it. Wow, really gorgeous my friend :)

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  31. Wow, Wow, Wow! I've read how you made this and I'm sitting here in awe. Your attention to detail is amazing. I wouldn't even know where to begin to create something like this. It's beautiful, Lisa, and well worth the time and effort you put into it. This is a piece of art that should be on your wall on display for all to see. Bravo, my friend!

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  32. This is just mind boggling beautiful - what a gorgeous underwater scene you've created here, Lisa! So lifelike and true to the beautiful ocean I'm blessed to live next to - its like looking out to the ocean! So much detail and texture - bravo!

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  33. WOW HOLY BATMAN! This is freaking amazing! You have created a true state of the art masterpiece! This type of art would go crazy in selling top dollar at a museum. This is gorgeous Lisa! I would definitely preserve this and possibly make another to sell. I guarantee this will sell for big bucks. I'm a huge gallery fan and love the arts and I have seen stuff "LESS" then this sell for mad money... you have a creative side to you and a talent that you need to discover in its entirety my friend. LOVE THIS!
    Hugs,
    Jo
    xox

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  34. OMGosh, Lisa, this is awesome! The texture, sunshine, romance--beautiful!

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  35. Just awesome! I thoroughly enjoyed _seeing_ this, but enjoyed reading about the creation too. You've got so many imaginative textures and features on this one...it's hard to know just where to start. Loved the treatment of the couple on the wicker bench sitting on the 'sand'..how realistic it looked. The gauzy netting, the sea glass color (gotta find that! it's lovely), the sun rays, oh so many things. I can see why this one took a while, waiting for drying times. But oh was it worth it! TFS & Hugs (and yes, I did especially love the sentiment too. Perfect on this one with the couple).

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  36. Wow, wow, wow!! What an amazing mixed media canvas project Lisa! I'm amazed at the whole scene! I love the sun and sky, the sun just shines! I love the texture the cheesecloth gives the water, the underwater scene is awesome and the beach scene, so romantic! I love the sentiment too, it is just perfect for this beach scene! Hugs, Brenda

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  37. Looks like a dream vacation on a canvas. Lovely elements dear...

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  38. You certainly created a romantic scene here. Your card is gorgeous I love the colors, but I especially love the netting and the seahorse. Great colors I love it.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes July Linky Party. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com
    http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com

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  39. Wow Lisa......such a beautiful work of art! The detail is amazing, I think you have captured the theme perfectly. Have a wonderful week!

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  40. Wow, Lisa! I really am speechless! This is one beautiful canvas! I love your background and all the detailed elements you have added. I'm a little short on time, but if I had more, I would go on and on about this amazing creation! Thank you for joining our Summer Romance challenge at Anything But Cute! Hugs Sara Emily DT

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  41. Wow, Lisa! I really am speechless! This is one beautiful canvas! I love your background and all the detailed elements you have added. I'm a little short on time, but if I had more, I would go on and on about this amazing creation! Thank you for joining our Summer Romance challenge at Anything But Cute! Hugs Sara Emily DT

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  42. What a wonderful array of mixed media techniques and bits! So many different zones to take in and digest. My favorite is the sun and the waves. The use of the cheesecloth and tissue paper is genius and then to take part of the tissue away=brilliant! Wonderful sea scene you have created and I can see why it did take a month. Awesome sauce!

    Thanks for joining in our Summer Romance challenge at Anything Bute Cute. Hugz ~Niki DT

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  43. Gorgeous project Lisa! Love all the texture and detail! Makes me want to hop back on that plane and head to Maui :) Thanks for the inspiration!

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  44. Such a beautiful piece !!!!
    I love all of the texture and elements you added, so beautiful.

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  45. This piece of artwork is lovely. All the details! I've been eyeing that bench. I think you just pushed me to purchase it. I'm a sucker for anything ocean related - this is so cool.
    April

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  46. I'm blown away by the beauty of this amazing canvas, Lisa!! What amazing textures and colors combined with the sea scene and ADDED romance. Perfection. You are over loaded with talent. Thank you for sharing your talents with us time and time again! xx Donna K

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  47. Beautiful Lisa! The techniques you use are always intriguing and show how much work is truly involved. I can see why it takes precious time. The details are amazing and the canvas really turned out so pretty.
    Happy crafting!
    Dee B

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  48. Sooooooooooooo much stunning texture! I just want to feel this card and rub my fingers all over it. This is beyond incredible. You are so beyond talented!

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  49. Oh my goodness - this is amazing! Fabulous details, texture and design! Love it! TFS and have a wonderful weekend.

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  50. Great colors and nice textures.. lovely beach scene.. :)

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  51. WOW how amazing Lisa. Love the design, textures and attention to details. Absolutely fabulous my friend. Love it.
    Have a creative day.
    Hugs Nana
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  52. WOW! this is fantastic and I love how detailed the scene is love it my friend.
    Hugs,
    Norma

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  53. What a fabulous canvas and I love all the texture and the embellishments you've used, it's just packed full of wonderful detail! Thank you so much for sharing your project and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog... :)

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  54. Hi Lisa,
    Just catching up....WOW!! This is truly a beautiful MASTERPIECE!! I love the fun texture, designs and all of the embellishments!!! I love the beautiful seahorse!! Absolutely Amazing!!!
    A GORGEOUS creation my friend!
    Bless your talent!!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Millie
    Crafting With Creative M

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  55. You are truly amazing! The colors and the texture...wow! Hope all is well in Indiana.
    Hugs, Debbie

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  56. Wow! Wow! Wow! This one gets a triple wow!! This creation is truly beyond words amazing!! I absolutely adore this!! Triple wow and triple love!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!

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  57. This scene is sooo refreshing , beautiful and filled with gorgeous details ! I love the colors !
    Hugs,
    Mayra

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