Sunday, 5 July 2015

"Canvas" - the New Challenge at The Mirror Crack'd

Servus and welcome to the start of the new challenge over at The Mirror Crack'd mixed media challenge blog!

The theme for this month's challenge is "Canvas" and this time I created a little series of three mini canvasses for your inspiration.

 I started with creating a masterboard on some heavy card using old book pages, washi tape, stencils, DecoArt white modeling paste, white scraped on Gesso and Shimmer Misters and some rubber stamping.

The canvasses have about ATC size and I used matte DecoArt Decou-page to glue the cut to size pieces on. Then I smudged some DecoArt Traditions Carbon black acrylic paint around the edges using an old bristle brush to create the scratchy patterns and create a kind of "frame".

Next I glued all my chit chat stickers in place and shaded them in using my black soot distress marker on the still slightly wet Decou-page, smudging it with my finger.

For a finishing touch I sprinkled on some drops of gold spray paint.

The stencil I used is from Red Lead, the flowers stamp is an Indigo Blu design. The chevron pattern was stamped using a Carabelle Studio stamp. The small dots stencil is from memory box.

This month - instead of a physical prize - TMC offer the winner a guest designer spot for a future challenge. And I really would love to see your canvasses (as I am a curious girl and always love seeing art created by others)! So I hope to see you and your gorgeous projects over at The Mirror Crack'd soon!

Hugs and happy crafting,
Claudia xxx 


  1. Gorgeous pieces Claudia!! I love how they all match but yet each is an individual dreamy work of art! The quotes you used are wonderful and I love how you did the big lettering to create texture as well as interest. So beautiful! hugs :)

  2. Hi Claudia this is brilliant love the lettering and the vintage shabby feel (in a very good way) to all three canvases. x

  3. Gorgeous Claudia, love the colour scheme, the textures and the lettering, it just all works so well.
    Hope you are having a good day and happy crafting, Angela xXx

  4. What a masterful creation of three stupendous makes! Wonderful canvas work and all look cohesive yet different in design. Wowzers Claudia! ~Niki

  5. These are great - and great inspiration as well. I love your description how you made them, it makes them come to life.

  6. I love the detail on these. I keep meaning to make a masterboard project - love ATCs - but haven't tried it yet. Great inspiration.

  7. THREE canvases.... you went above and beyond Claudia! And all three are FABULOUS. The colors and textures - just soooo WONDERFUL. They look so nice like you have them in a cluster - just so inspiring. j.

  8. Your set of three canvases is stunning Claudia! Admire all the texture and colours matching so perfectly! Could watch for hours!

  9. Hi Claudia, I love the canvasses, the colours capture dreams beautifully. I love the scratchy black painted frame, it really make the canvas pop. Hugs Jan x

  10. gorgeous textures and layers x

  11. Oh, Claudia! I'm giggling and oohing & aaahing at how wonderful these mini canvases are!! Talk about "Creating to Inspire"...that's exactly what you've done here!! (I'm missing challenges because of some bts stuff going on)...But, you're inspiring me in what I'm doing and creating!! (I'll share later) :) :) And I Thank You for that!! :) :) These are fabulous inspiration pieces for The Mirror Crack'd, Claudia!! XOXO-Shari

  12. Gorgeous Canvas collection - love the contrast of the black painty frames against the other layers...esther xx

  13. Wow, echt
    toll! Wieder einmal ganz, ganz großartig!


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