“To soar with eagles all you need to do is
believe that you can fly.”
I made a 40 cm x 30 cm (15.748″ x 11.811″) Mixed Media canvas.
Close-up of canvas, spirograph gears, title, etc.
The title is attached to a painted coaster.
The plastic gears starting melting when I melted the UTEE 😉
The distressed Puzzle pieces were attached with hot glue.
A distressed pen nib, brads, chipboard shape (Fancy Pants Designs – Biggest Board Chipboard – Book ) , etc.
The Chipboard letters were covered with paint and embossing powder, which has been heated with a heat gun.
Distressed snap on a chipboard circle.
The texture was created with a Stencil and Lepage Poly Filla Instant Fast Drying Filler.
Polyfilla, a texture paste alternative.
Planning my Layout.
I cut the gears from a green pool noodle, but I didn’t use them in the end as I felt they were too big, Press studs/snaps, puzzle pieces, stencils, chipboard shapes, spirograph gears, a pen nib, etc.
I made the hot air balloon with hot glue and a glue gun.
See Making Hot Glue Embellishments for more information.
Some of the supplies I used:
Sand, Melt Art Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel (UTEE) by Ranger in Gold and Bronze, acrylic paint (Gold, Orange Black and other colors), Memories™ Mists (orange juice, Marguerita, etc., Canvas, Fancy Pants Designs – Biggest Board Chipboard – Book It, Stencils, Lepage Poly Filla Instant Fast Drying Filler (You can also use Texture Paste), palette knife, puzzle pieces, chipboard scroll 2 by Maya Road, chipboard alphabet, wooden numbers, Brads, tooth lock washers, paintbrushes, painter’s masking tape, tab from a can, ink-pads, eye shadow applicators, bead funnel tray, teaspoon, etc.
Paint Technique used on the hot air-balloon: Altered Halloween Books Tutorial, new and improved! by Better After.
Other techniques used were:
Faux Rust Painting -Quick, Easy and Cheap!