Sunday, May 11, 2008

Beauty - Mixed Media

Happy Mother's Day! Hope you moms had a wonderful day!

I have been doing lots of scrapbooking and my love for mixed media keeps pulling me to try new things. Just finished up my DT work projects for Scrapmuse & felt like working with something new. So here it is:

I started by using a new glimmer screen (which is like a detailed stencil) with glimmer mists sprayed over canvas & then removed the screen & lightly misted with a tea dye stain that I made from distress inks.

Then I stamped my image & colored in with chalks. I tore the edges & layered with a black torn layer with a gold leafed edge. I love this stamp by Christine Adolph.

I then began layering to quilt the front together with the following layers - bottom - cotton quilt batting, fabric, crumpled paper and the dyed canvas. I machine quilted the layers together aroung the edge of the canvas & then on the outside, too.

Then I mounted it on a foam core board and mitered the edges. The back has paper on it now & looks a lot neater.

I finished by adding some lace and of course flowers & some bling! The charm is a shrink art piece I had done useing the same stamp. I took this picture at night so you can't see it so well.

I think I will add some closeups tomorrow.


  1. What a piece of art Lucy! Gorgeous! Can't decide what element I like the best...I love them all! Came out very cool. Happy Moms Day to you, hope your day was special!

  2. Very pretty....your fabric techniques add such a pretty touch.
    Love it!

  3. Lucy this is absolutely gorgeous! Where did you get that incredible butterfly stamp?? hope you had a Happy Mothers Day!

  4. this is so amazing- loving the stamping!!!

  5. Wow!! REALLY beautiful!

  6. is fabulous. So glad that you showed some close-ups as you know i wanted to see the little shrinky piece. It is too that little added touch.

  7. the close up shots are great! Glad you added those!

  8. You are welcome! I had to wait until morning for better light. Thanks for all the encouragement!


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