Category Archives: Canvas art

turning 50

hello everyone

i am here today to share with you one of what i am sure to be many pieces i am sure to be creating from the beautiful photo’s from my wonderful ‘turning 50’ trip. it was a trip that i had imagined but never thought it would be possible.. seeing the sunset on my last night being in my 40’s and the sunrise on my first day of my 50’s in one of the most beautiful awe inspiring no words can describe place on earth.

for this my first project,  i started out by layering tissue paper and other bits onto a framed panel (https://www NULL.simonsaysstamp NULL.com/product/Tim-Holtz-Idea-ology-MINI-FRAMED-PANELS-Structures-TH93582-TH93582?currency=USD) using matte medium. i then used many different things from paint, to sprays, clear texture paste, crackle and vintage mediums. i coloured using my distress crayons, archival inks and some more paint until i was happy with the background.

i added some remnant rubs in both black and gold both on the background, the frame and the card to give it some added depth. the ’50’ is from a birthday card i received and were so perfect from me that i wanted to be able to keep them in a piece. so i embossed and debossed and inked and stained and rubbed and sanded until i got it to the place i wanted it to be.the wings represent the love of life both in the here and now as well as for those gone before me. i am a very blessed soul who does love life and never take for granted every breath i take. the three little pearls are there to represent those ladies in my life who went before me and who if it wasn’t for them i wouldn’t be who i am… my mom, my nanny and my aunt ruby.

i truly hope you all have a wonderfully blessed and happy week!

diana

the escape

hello everyone!

just dropping in quickly to show you a piece i created just to create.

i am in the middle of trying to make a decision on a couple of things and i find the best way to escape is just immerse myself into a piece of art…..that is what this is.

the-escapei share most of my everyday babbling on my instagram feed or my missusgmoments studio Facebook feed so i would love to have you drop by either of those places and follow along!!! i am however going to try harder to share my every day art work here on my site as well!

hope you have been creating lately. i will be back later this week with my take on Tim’s tag!

diana

flowers and butterflies oh my!

hello everyone!!

today I am here to show you a quick project that I have been working on using a few of my favourite sizzix dies and finally playing with my distress crayons (https://www NULL.simonsaysstamp NULL.com/product/Tim-Holtz-Distress-Crayons-SET-1-TDBK47902-TDBK47902RI)!

so basically I used a smaller canvas which I covered in paper, both text and scrapbook paper, a thin layer of  gesso to blend it together,  matte medium and lots of distress crayons and that is what I started with.

I then started the whole process of covering  a few pieces of mixed media cardstock (https://www NULL.simonsaysstamp NULL.com/product/Ranger-MIXED-MEDIA-CARDSTOCK-ISD44628-ISD44628RI)with the same matte medium and distress crayons along with some texture paste to create Eileen Hulls Heart and Soul (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/661108/sizzix-bigz-die-flower-heart-soul)and Pansy flowers (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/661109/sizzix-bigz-die-flower-pansy)and of course Tim Holtz butterfly frenzy (https://www NULL.simonsaysstamp NULL.com/product/Tim-Holtz-Sizzix-Die-BUTTERFLY-FRENZY-Decorative-Strip-Sizzlits-659575-64384). and here you have the whole thing!butterfly flurry

the back of the flowers and leaves were simply stamped using a background script stamp. I love how the texture paste added that little bit of extra to the flowers. for the Spring Leaves (https://www NULL.simonsaysstamp NULL.com/product/Sizzix-LEAVES-SPRING-Bigz-Die-661111--661111SZ?currency=USD), I used the two green distress crayons and blended them to give the variation in colour!

eileen hull flowers and leaves

when cutting out the flurry of butterflies I had cut a few out of the paper that had the texture paste… love how they turned out too!!tim holtz butterfly

by far the Limitations (https://www NULL.simonsaysstamp NULL.com/product/Tim-Holtz-Sizzix-Framelits-LIMITATIONS-Wafer-Thin-Die-And-Stamp-Set-660189-660189TH?currency=USD) stamp/die set is my  favourite combo yet. so much so a little funny story.. I have ‘lost’ mine a couple of time’s and reordered to have only found it again and ended up with 5 sets!! like is said.. my favourite!!

so here you have my newest little piece of art

nothing like a dream

it’s a smaller canvas so just the perfect size to hang in my studio or to set on my desk

if you have any questions please let me know!!

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Frilly and Funkie all lined up  (http://frillyandfunkie NULL.blogspot NULL.ca/2016/07/all-lined-up NULL.html)

Creative Carte Blanche blossoms and bookpages  (http://www NULL.creativecarteblanche NULL.com/2016/07/blossoms-bookpages-july-2016-theme NULL.html)

Simon Says Stamp  Monday Challenge- add some texture (http://www NULL.simonsaysstampblog NULL.com/mondaychallenge/?p=5803)

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – things with wings (http://www NULL.simonsaysstampblog NULL.com/wednesdaychallenge/)

I sure hope you have taken some time to create lately!

diana

 

color burst project

hello everyone!!

today i am here to share with you my final piece in my yoga series. this one features me!

so i decided this time that i wanted my background to be a more subtle colour with the focus being on the actual chakras. so let’s get started with the show and tell!

so i started with a  few of the ‘warm’ color burst colours onto my canvas color burst

I then made my picture I wanted to use for this piece and placed the chakras in spot. I traced the spots onto my canvas and using color burst and a paint brush painted them in place

chakras beginning

to seal these so I could put my figure and not in I used some liquid glass (http://decoart NULL.com/mixedmedia/liquid-glass) to protect them

but then I had another idea….why not make the whole background my chakra colours and so the adding of layers began!!

change of plans

i love layering my color burst and heat blasting it with my gun!!

color burst richnessnow it was time to paint on my figure using some black gesso (http://decoart NULL.com/mixedmedia/gesso)

painting in me

now here is my piece set aside waiting to dry

chakra and mei then inked the edges of my piece using the black gesso and once again set it aside to dry..

the final step was to add that layer of Ice Resin to my piece. here it s finished

chakra yogi

and here they are, all hung up in my room!!

trio

thanks for following along with me the last few months! it has meant a lot to have you come and view and play with me. don’t forget you can also find me on facebook (https://www NULL.facebook NULL.com/missusgmoments/), instagram (https://www NULL.instagram NULL.com/dianahetherington/) and twitter (https://twitter NULL.com/missusgmoments)!!

diana

 

color burst canvas

hello everyone!!

words can not describe just how much fun the new color burst colors and liquid metals are!!!!

i had started a project for a floral challenge that Ken put out there for his design team but as soon as those new colours arrived in my mail slot…well let’s just say one of my treasured wooden canvas’ came out and i started playing!

this is a second in a 3 part series that i am creating for my ‘quiet’ room. you can see the first one here.

so i started out using the newest colours on a wooden 12×12 wooden panelcolor burst

i did  a bit of sprinkling

color burst sprinklesi added a bit (or a lot of water depending)  then heat blast it to set it heat blast to setthis is my first ever drip of liquid metals….Ken Oliver Liquid metalholy moly i fell in love… seriously how stunning is this one little section

the galaxy of metal

then i just kept adding, ,heating, dripping until i was happy with the background

layering of color burst

i then wanted to add the lotus flower to my piece but didn’t have a stencil large enough so out came a mask and my cutting knife and i created my own!!

tim holtz mask blanksso i cut it out and then placed it on my background and using my blending tool and some black gesso created the centre piece of my project

lotus flower stencil

i absolutely love my first ever homemade stencil and will for sure be using it again and again!!

and here is my final piece after it has had one coat of Ice Resin.

Ken Oliver floral

totally and completely in love with it!!!! let me know what you think!!

diana