Friday, February 24, 2012

BLOG HOP-Mixing Creativity with Crystal Lacquer

Welcome to Mixing Creativity with Crystal Lacquer Blog Hop!

Sakura Candy!!! 
 and a bottle of Crystal Lacquer! 
To have a chance to win the blog candy visit all the blogs in the hop.  Please leave a comment at each stop so we know you were there. When you are finished with the hop you must  GO TO the SAKURA BLOG and leave a comment telling Sakura which was your favorite project!!!  Not only do you have a chance to win blog candy the project with the most votes wins also!!!! 

If you are going in order you of the blogs listed you came from Barbara’s blog.  What do you think so far... AWESOME projects, RIGHT!!!  Now for my project... blank canvas transformed with paper napkins!  
Prepare a blank canvas (10 x14) with white gesso and let it dry.  I picked up this unused canvas at a thrift store for @2.50! 
Separate the tissue layers of the  napkin.  There are usually three layers of tissue. The first is easy to separate. Getting the second and third apart can be tricky.  Be sure to separate. If left in tack the extra layer of tissue could cause problems when adhering. 
Press folds out of the napkins. For the background I used a full size dinner napkin with a  rose pattern. 
Paint the canvas with USArt Quest PPA Matte Adhesive. Carefully lay your tissue on the surface.  Once the tissue makes contact with the glue it is in place, trying to move the tissue will rip it. Make nice crisp corners, you may need additional adhesive. Let it set until tacky to touch. Carefully paint PPA Matte over the surface of the tissue add the sheet music. As you add each layer be sure to carefully remove any air pockets that may form under the tissue or paper.  
Gently add more  USArt Quest PPA Matte adhesive, add the final napkin (Eiffel Tower), then set aside to dry.
While the adhesive is setting stamp images on tissue paper. I used stamps from Viva Las Vegastamps! the Balloon Airship, Man in Flying Machine and Steampunk Couple. Be sure to stamp on a craft mat as the ink will bleed through the tissue. 

Heat emboss with VLVS! Ultra High Gloss Embossing Powder.  Remove the extra tissue around images by carefully ripping away. Color images with COPICs again on your craft mat.  Adhere tissue pieces carefully with USArt Quest PPA Matte adhesive. Add lace to the bottom of the canvas. 
Ahead of time prepare Creative Paperclay® pieces.  Using the Articus Frozen Charlotte Art Doll mold make a sheet of Frozen Charlottes. Only one will be used for this project.
Roll Creative Paperclay® and cut varying sizes of heart. Make several birds in a paper casting mold. With Amazing Mold Putty make a mold of an old pocket watch and mold a Creative Paperclay® pocket watch. Be sure to allow plenty of time for all pieces to dry completely.
Prepare the Creative Paperclay® pieces for for painting, use sand paper, emery boards or fine files to smooth the rough edges and then paint.  Coat each piece with Terri Sproul Mixer Citrine Pearl mixed with Sakura Crystal Lacquer to seal.
Now the fun begins.... with the gesso distress the the canvas. Paint around the images. Use bubble wrap to add texture.  
Using the Terri Sproul Mixer Citrine Pearl mixed with Sakura Crystal Lacquer paint over the whole canvas, sides and lace. This not only distresses, it seals the canvas. 
Then with Terri Sproul Mixer Aquamarine Pearl cover the canvas  to give it a light blue sky hue. 
Note... I mix my Crystal  Lacquer and Terri Sproul Mixers in small containers that have air tight lids. I have been able to store it for a few weeks this way. I used this from the jar during the week while creating my project.

Adhere the finished embellishments! 
Hearts, birds, pocket watch and Frozen Charlotte

Thanks for stopping by.... 

Next visit the AMAZING GLORIA... look for the picture of the MASK in tutorials. 

When you have been to all of the blogs 
 PLEASE take time to go to the Sakura Blog 
and leave a comment and let them know which project you liked!
You must leave a comment on the Sakura Blog 
to be eligible for the blog candy.
You will find the links to all of the blogs below or at the top of my side bar. 

Terri Sproul Mixers by Sakura Citrine Pearl and Aquamarine Pearl
Gesso - White
Cavallini - PARIS stamp
Stewart Superior Memories - Black Ink
USArt Quest PPA Matte Adhesive
Amazing Mold Putty
Articus Frozen Charlotte Art Doll Mold
Craft Paints - gold, burgundy, sandy brown
Old Sheet Music
Bubble wrap
Heart Shaped Cutters
Heat Gun
Mini Iron
Craft sheet
Paint Brushes
Small containers with lids - save extra mixed colors of lacquer with Terri Sproul Mixers


Debbie Buckland said...

very cool. I love this altered canvas. so many awesome layers and elements

Decorables said...

Hi Lyneen. You put in so much work and effort into your project and it really shows. I like your style and I am voting for you as my favourite. It is the best:)

Morninglass said...

This is a beautiful piece.

Ratty Hugs said...

What a super project, love the colors & the details. Thank you so much for creating and sharing it.
alsmouse ~C8> Ratty Hugs

kristi said...

this is right up my ally! LOVE this project. Amazing

KathyJo said...

You are a true mixed media artist. Just amazing!

Edie said...

This is delicious!!!! The texture is sooooo good :)

Vidette said...

You did a great job on the canvas. Love the texture & colors.

Kelly Donovan said...


pooky said...

This is super! I'm lovin' all the texture and colors! Wow, really going to have to get those stamps.

n8tvtexan said...

ok this is just plain FANTABULOUS!!!!

Barbara Rankin said...

I love your canvas piece. Great color combo, too.

Jocelyn said...

This is an awesome project. I love all the elements. And the pictorial directions were easy to follow. Thanks! Jocelyn

Jessica said...

This is right up my Alley of Taste. Gorgeous.

Molossus said...

This is absolutely wonderful! I can't wait to try out some of the ideas!

BevinUSA said...

this is beautiful

Thank You for sharing this

BevinUSA said...

This is beautiful thank you so much for sharing


Marjie Kemper said...

Gorgeous! Love the way you've layered in all the pieces and that cool texture on the base.

Barbara Moore said...

Wow Fantastic job! It's just beautiful1

Hugs XX

Molly Smith said...

This is a gorgeous piece of art. The paper napkins you chose are perfect. The entire canvas is beautiful.

Cindy said...

Love your use of the napkins and tissue paper. Nice molded items as well.

Lisa Fulmer said...

fabulous collage!

Kitty G said...

Man I wish I had an ounce of the creativity you ladies participating in this hop have. The is awesome.

CindiB said...

Great collage piece - I absolutely love the idea of molding the pocket watch and the coloring makes it look so real!

Aimee said...

This is so cool!!!


Amanda said...

Great collage piece - I love the layers and all the embellishments you used.

silvia said...

Fabulous altered canvas!I love the use of napkins!!

Fabrizio said...

Great mixed media creation ! X fab

Susan M. Brown {sbartist} said...

One word - fabulous!!!

Stampin D Amour said...

Love it! Fabulous tutorial! Sometimes, I need fantastic inspiration like this for mixed media projects! xo

-pamela :)