Guest Designer | Novita Ferris, Tresure From The Sea Canvas

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Hi again!

 Novita Ferris here, I'm back with another project for my last Guest DT post for the Couture Creations blog for this month and I hope you have all been well. 
Today I would like to share my mixed media canvas I have been working on with the Anna Griffin Mixed Media Collection and the Sea Breeze Collection. What can I say, I really had a lots fun playing with these wonderful products. 

Treasure From The Sea

Okay! Let's get started! 
With a 8x10" canvas I coated the canvas area with some white gesso.

Once the canvas was dried, I used a palette knife to added some matte texture paste with the stencil to add some texture on the canvas. 

 I used a heat gun to dry the canvas before colouring.
I have chosen blue, pink and brown pigment powders to paint the canvas. Using the tip of brush I pick up some gloss paste  and the colours and then  painted it on the canvas. 

First I painted all over the canvas with blue colour to make background and then I painted with pink and brown colours randomly  to give a more aged effect on the canvas. 

 While the paint dried, I chose some patterned papers from the Sea Breeze Collection Pack (CO724664, CO724669, CO724652) which I will use for creating my canvas. 

I started off by trimming the patterned paper "The Sea Breeze" to 7.5 x 5.5"  and then glue it  on the canvas to make a background.

Next up I fussy cut out the shells and light house from the paper in collection pack called "Navigating At Sea" and "A Day Fishing" then distressed all the edges of the pieces.  Ink them afterwards with dark brown and you will already start having lovely embellishments.  

Now comes some die-cutting, I chose the "Figure 8 Knot" in dark brown and the "Oil Paint" in light blue cardstock.

One of  my favourite things to do and I can't stop making them! 
Yes, I made my own pearls from hot glue using the glue gun. Hold the glue gun and squeeze slowly on the non stick craft mat to make a little water drop and while the glue is still wet I sprinkle blue fine glitter on top. 
You can make your own pearls with any colours that you want with the "Fine glitter set".

Finally it is all about layering of the background canvas, once you have put the netting across the corner of the canvas. Add your matted photo and then add dies cuts, shells, charms, fussy cut seashells and light house, metal trinkets and title from the Sea Breeze sticker sheet. 

Use the photo as a guide for embellishment placement.

 As a finishing touch, with my finger I applied white gesso in all of the edges of the  embellishments to give a softer effect. 

Here are some close up photos 

I really hope you enjoyed this canvas tutorial.

Products Used: 

CO724871 Anna Griffin Mixed Media Collection | Acrylic Gesso - White Finish
CO724867 Anna Griffin Mixed Media Collection | Texture Paste - Matte Finish
CO724868 Anna Griffin Mixed Media Collection | Texture Paste - Gloss Finish
CO724886 Anna Griffin Mixed Media Collection | Arabesque Stencil - Creeping Fine
CO74864 Anna Griffin Mixed Media Collection | Fine Glitter Collection
CO724866 Anna Griffin Mixed Media Collection | Mix and Match Pigment

CO724905 Sea Breeze Collection Pack
CO724678 Sea Breeze Collection | Metal Trinkets
CO724733 Sea Breeze Collection | White Netting
CO724732 Sea Breeze Collection | Metal Charms Set
CO724693 Sea Breeze Collection | Decorative Cutting Dies - Figure 8 Knot
ULT157548 The Background 2 Collection | Background Gallery Dies - Oil Paint

 CO723828 - Non-Stick Craft Mat
CO721957 - Self Healing Cutting Mats
CO724037 - Turbo Precision Glue Pen

 Thank you so much for looking and happy crafting x

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