Friday, July 31, 2015

Shine - Mixed Media Canvas

Trying out some new techniques using Tim Holtz's Compendium of Curiosities III. I followed the technique for altered surfaces on page 45 in creating this canvas for Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge #33 over at Studio L3. This month's generous prize sponsor is Inspiration Emporium.





Supplies: Tim Holtz burlap canvas, Framed, Random and Newsprint Alpha Parts, Alpha Tiles, Corners, Trinket Pins, Paper String, and Patterned Paper (Advantus), Tim Holtz Distress inks, Distress paints, Glue' n Seal (Ranger), Tim Holtz Harlequin stencil (Stamper's Anonymous), gesso (Golden), antique mother of pearl buttons (Misc.)


My theme was inspired by the Creative Gym Exercise #10 - One Important Word over at Mixed Media Place. I love stars and what they represent. The one word that resonates with me in regards to a star is "Shine".





So many layers and textures on this.






I love how this one turned out and it has found a place proudly displayed on my mantel.

TTFN,


9 comments:

Carole Dion said...

Wow! Beautiful Cassandra love it !

Anita Houston said...

WOW!!! What an awesome idea to add the Alpha Parts to the star, and they all fit perfectly! SO SO SO COOL! Great project! Thanks so much for joining us at CC3C!!!

Cheryl Grigsby said...

Gosh, those Alpha Parts look GREAT on your star. Beautifully collaged canvas, nice work!! Thanks for sharing this on CC3C!

Yvonne said...

Ummm....wowZA! I had to stop everything and take this all in! It is GORGEOUS! Love your message to 'shine'. Your alpha parts on the star are over the top fabulousness!!! hehehe. I am totally taken with this canvas! WOW.....just wow! Thank you for sharing your CC3C entry with us!

Annette Green said...

Incredible! Totally love how you worked all those alpha parts onto the star and blended the colors to unify everything. Clean and simple and yet so impressive and beautiful!

Gio said...

Wow, this is really shine!!

Candy C said...

Cassandra....how did this beauty get past me? I'm so sorry that I didn't see this earlier to leave a comment. What a lovely piece of art! I totally love how you've added the torn edges and distressed paper to your burlap canvas base. Your star with all of the Alpha Parts is so totally cool! LOVE the color! Love the brown twine with the safety pinned buttons. So cute! And "shine" in the alpha tiles is adorable. I also love your metal corners. They just finish everything off so perfectly. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful art with all of us at CC3C. <3 Candy

Pascale B. said...

I love all the textures and bits you've put it to create that! Thank you for joining the Mixed Media Place challenge!

Riikka Kovasin said...

Fantastic! Great composition! Thank you for joining in the fun at Mixed Media Place this month!