Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Lotus Trio!

I'm quite taken with SCACD's new Blank Lotus Pair from the new Eclectic Collection #2 and decided to do an experiment with them.

I stamped the Blank Lotus Large once and the Blank Lotus Small twice onto map-printed vellum using Jet Black StazOn ink. The vellum was flipped over and the lotuses were colored with pink, violet, and blue colored pencils (Polychromos). When I was done, all three were fussy-cut and set aside.

A flat canvas was layered with torn printed tissue paper (Idea-ology) that was adhered with Matte Multi-Medium (Ranger). When it was dry, Texture Sand Paste (DecoArt) was spread along the bottom of the canvas and two Buddha charms and a coin were pressed into it and allowed to dry.

Meanwhile white cardstock was die-cut with SCACD's Contempo Compass Statement Corner diePeace (Impression Obsession), love (Little B), Believe, Create, Hope, Dream, and Wish dies (Elizabeth Craft Design). These die-cuts were adhered to the canvas with Matte Multi-Medium. More Matte Multi-Medium was brushed over the canvas and allowed to dry.
Burnt Sienna Media Fluid Acrylic (MFA) paint (DecoArt) was dry brushed over the Texture Sand Paste and allowed to dry. Watered down Pthalo Green-Blue and Pthalo Blue MFA paints were brushed over the bottom part of the canvas, then watered down Cobalt Blue Hue and Cobalt Turquoise Hue MFA paints were stippled over them to deepen the color.

Titanium White and Cobalt Blue Hue MFA paints were mixed, watered down, then brushed across the top portion of the canvas. Streaks of watered down Titanium White were added.

When the MFA paints were very dry, several layers of Matte Multi-Medium were brushed over the entire canvas. While the MMM was wet, the three colored lotuses were adhered to the canvas, then more MMM was sponged over top. Whereas there was a bit of puckering, the vellum stayed down, though the colors of the flowers seemed to change a bit. The pink became redder, the blue became greener, and the violet darkened. 

The Texture Sand Paste was sanded back a bit to reveal some of the sandy colors and the metal charms were also sanded back to show more texture. 

The wings of three dragonfly charms were painted with Blue Green Light and Interference Green. A black Sharpie pen was used to color the dragonflies' bodies. The dragonflies were adhered to the canvas.

The last step was to add a bit of silvery rub stuff (whose name escapes me) to the raised corner and words.

Thanks for visiting today!

I shall enter this canvas into the following challenges:
• Craft Your Passion Challenges: Anything Goes 
Not Just Cards Challenges: Anything Goes 
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenges: B is for (Buddhas, Blue) 
613 Avenue Create Challenges: Anything Goes/Aquamarine 
Scrapy Land Challenge #13: Anything Goes 


  1. Love this. Thanks for joining us at NJC xx Jan

  2. Very pretty! I like the way the coloring on the reverse side of the vellum looks! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #13!

  3. great card!
    Thanks for playing along in the 613 Avenue Create Challenge.

  4. Wonderful artistic canvas, Kathi! Love the design, the pretty flowers, the background, and all the added details! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  5. Very pretty canvas! Thanks for sharing at Craft Your Passion.

  6. Love, love, love your mixed media canvas, Kathi! Rich colors and textures-I want to just sink into it! LOL Thanks for sharing at Craft Your Passion challenge blog.

  7. So lovely! Thanks for sharing your work with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)