Friday, March 16, 2012

Off the Page with Erika!

Greetings all! 
Erika Taylor here as your featured guest artist hosting the blog today!  I have an off-the-page project to share with you featuring the Chipboard Die Cuts! 
When I received the amazing Tin Type collection from Quick Quotes, my jaw dropped. A collection that is the perfect match for me especially when I create mixed media canvas.
For this canvas, I wanted to create a Steampunk piece that really evoked the thoughts of aged gears with a softness in one element (the butterfly). The entire canvas has been dyed using the Powder Puff Chalk Inks from Quick Quotes. I used Amaretto, Bloody Mary, Maraschino Cherry, Mango Mai Tai, Mocha Mama, Biscotti and Baja Blue. The colors are perfect for that typical Steampunk color palette.
I used a combination of Molding Paste, Glass Bead Medium, Helmar Crackle Medium and Clear Gel to create dimension and layers on the 10 x 10 stretched canvas. The Balloon from the Balloon 8 x 10 chipboard pack was used to create the image on the right of the canvas using molding paste.
On the left side of the canvas, I first started with fussy cutting the gears from the Tin Type 300 paper and applying them directly to the canvas with Helmar adhesive. I also used the gears from the Balloon 8 x 10 chipboard pack and the Bag o Chips Gears.
Each of the gears was inked with Powder Puff inks then covered in Wow Embossing powders. Once they were all layered, I finished the piece with a beautiful butterfly from the Butterfly Bag o Chips. This butterfly was completely inked in Baja Blue then I added a little copper Wow embossing powder to give it a patina look.
Lastly I used the Adventure Color Vellum Quote and embedded it into the canvas with molding paste. Then a layer of Helmar Crackle Medium and the canvas is complete. I absolutely adore these new Tin Type products from Quick Quotes.
The options for creating with them are endless and I hope that I've given you a little inspiration on how to use them in mixed media projects.
~Until next time!
Erika Taylor
What a fantastic mixed media project Erika! 
Thank you so much for inspiring us with your amazing canvas today!!!
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Marcia Dehn-Nix said...

WOW! Absolutely gorgeous!!! I love how you used molding paste to add dimension.

Jan Hennings said...

Very nice Erika :) Congrats on Guest designing today :)

Adora Concepcion said...

wow, absolutely gorgeous!!! :)

Debbie Garcia said...

Much to advanced for me. Nice work
on this wall hanging...Beautiful mixed media
I love this paper line I don't think there is a project you can do wrong with it
The paper does all the work for you
Congrats on your Guest Design spot.

Unknown said...

So cool! I just adore your work! Thanks for sharing this.

Connie Mercer said...

looks fantastic!!!!

Jamie Lane Designs said...

So wonderful! Congrats on the Guest spot - well deserved!

Jennifer Matott (Sigmagirl) said...

GOrgeous Erika!! LOVE this canvas. The colors are so perfect for the Steampunk look! Just so cool!

Anniebee said...

I really LOVE this piece, Erika! Nice work!

Unknown said...

WoW! That is beautiful E! Love the texture and multiple finishes. So Cool! :)

TanishaRenee said...

I absolutely LOVE this!!