Thursday, February 01, 2018

CAS Mix Up February Challenge

Hi everyone.  Today is the start of the CAS Mix Up February Challenge.  This month's challenge is being hosted by our very talented and creative Design Team member, Joanna.


Lots of scope as you are welcome to use Felt, Cork, OR Canvas along with stamping and one item from the *Your Choice list on the challenge blog sidebar.

I started off the challenge using a piece of canvas that was gifted to me by Bonnie.  Thanks Bonnie!  The only canvas I have worked on before was framed. :)  To see my dirty pour canvases from last year, click HERE and HERE.  I was inspired to make a small version for a card after seeing a card made with leftovers from a dirty pour done by Cathy (Cathy's Card Spot).

I created a mini canvas with a 2" x 2 1/4" piece of canvas.  First I coated the canvas with gesso and let it dry thoroughly.  I thinned out four colours of acrylic paint with water, poured them randomly into a small cup and poured it over the canvas piece (dirty pour).  The canvas was tilted so the paint flowed to cover it completely, with the excess paint pouring over the sides.  Once dry, this is what I ended up with.  LOVE IT! :)  I wouldn't mind having a large one like this to hang on the wall. :)

I finished by stamping a sentiment from STAMPlorations in black ink.  Just perfect for my card.

Here's a close-up of just the painting.  You can see the texture of the canvas.


We are excited to have Marianne (Marianne's cards 'n stuff) as our Guest Designer this month.  Welcome Marianne!!

Check out the challenge blog to see Marianne's card, along with the amazing cards from our talented design team.  And then come play along!







Stamps:  Art Builders (STAMPlorations)
Paper:  Canvas; White (Neenah 110 lb. card stock)
Ink:  Black (Memento)
Accessories & Tools:  Gesso, sponge brush, Acrylic Paints in Crimson Red, Violet, and Titanium White (Liquitex), Dark Turquoise Acrylic paint (DecoArts), water, small plastic mixing cups

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up February Challenge - Felt, Cork, or Canvas

26 comments:

nancy littrell said...

Wow..Stunning Canvas Dirty Pour mini "Work of Art", Loll. I LOVE your colors and framing. You have really inspired me to try a mini canvas, my friend. Thank you so much for sharing. Hugs..

Mac Mable said...

Such a wonderful mini work of art. Love the texture from the canvas and love the colours of your dirty pour. Just goes to show that this technique can go on small amounts on a CAS card, whilst mixing the medias.....Amazing and eye catching Loll x The most perfect sentiment too x

Cathy said...

Wow! This looks fantastic Loll! Love the colours, had a peek at your canvases too - gorgeous. So much fun playing with paints isn't it! Cathy x

Julia Aston said...

I'm so intrigued by your dirty pour Loll - I saw a you tube video on this but with tons of ingredients you needed to add - Love this done with acrylic paints and I'm going to try it! The colors you used are just beautiful! Julia xx

Jo Manna said...

Such a magical card, love the potion mixture, ...which is so well dosed. The world, is definitely YOUR canvas. Such an eye catcher for a card, great idea.
Beautiful!! xx

Liz said...

This is just stunning, Loll! The colours on the panel are beautiful. xx

Brenda said...

I didn't even know you could get canvas off the board! lol My gosh Loll, I learn so much from you! I love, love, love this piece of canvas you did. It is gorgeous and you can bet your bottom it wouldn't have turned out like that if I had done it! Love, love, love this card. Need to go see what the other have done after I've done my commenting. Hugs, Brenda

Nancy Stislow said...

This looks like a piece of an exquisite modern art painting! LOVE this and would love having a full version of it. Doing this small piece was brilliant to use on a card- and something that looks So fun to try. Thanks again for the inspiration! That card is just gorgeous!

Susan said...

Wonderful mix of colours and amazing patterning on such a tiny canvas - I'd have been worried I'd get just one big blob of muddy colour. It's perfect with that great sentiment and nothing else.

Bonnie said...

I love the wonderful patterns of the "drips" and the fantastic colors, Loll! A wonderful artsy card, my friend!

Marcia HIll said...

LOVE this card Loll! Your colors are so perfect together and just love the look on the canvas! And what a cool technique to use...funny name but cool technique! Think I need to get some canvas and gesso and try this out!! Love your sentiment too...how PERFECT!! FABULOUS card my friend!! :0)

Barb Ghig said...

Your canvas is gorgeous, Loll! I had no idea that a 'dirty pour' could look so beautiful, but now I'm convinced! The color combo is so pretty, too...I'll bet this would look amazing enlarged on a wall :)

Christine Alexander said...

Loll, I can't believe you did a dirty pour on a piece this small and it's a work of art. the colours are amazing. you should frame the card :)

Linda said...

WOW! Amazing results ..... the colours look fab and I love the texture. The Dirty Pour technique is one of things I'm looking forward to trying xx

Julie B said...

A mini work of art Loll, the sentiment is the perfect match! :)

Jeanne said...

That looks amazing, Loll! Wow! The texture is fabulous. Thanks for sharing!

Happy Dance said...

The perfect sentiment for the perfect little canvas! That 'dirty pour' is amazing!! And those colors...rich, vibrant, and how they pop against the white. You've created a sweet, mini masterpiece!! What a cool card! Love it! Bev

Darnell said...

People would pay a lot of money for art like that on their wall, Lolly! The vibrant bold colors look alive and your card design with it is perfection!! Hugs, Dolly

Maxine D said...

Loll this canvas is so stunning and dramatic - love the colours and how they have flowed. It is a stunning centrepiece to your card
Blessings
Maxine

Papercraft Boutique said...

Marvelous mini canvas, Loll! I love the gorgeous mix of the colors and the beautiful flows of the paints - so artsy! You make me want to try the dirty pour technique!! The sentiment stamp looks as if it was made for this card. Hideko

Susanne Vargas said...

Love your mini canvas on a card! It looks spectacular! If you would like it in large to hang on your wall, all you have to do is make one, *wink*!

Bobby said...

I've never heard of 'dirty pour', Loll, and my fear is that it would really be dirty/muddy. Yours turned out so well I may give it a try. I found some canvas when I cleaned out a drawer the other day.

Anita in France said...

So cool, Loll ... rich, vibrant and so deliciously artistic! Hugs, Anita :)

Trina P. said...

So artsy, vibrant and unique. Love it. I’ve never worked with canvas... this is completely outside of my wheelhouse.

MaryH said...

Just completely awesome! Love the deep jewel colors of your dirty pour. I saw Cathy's card with this technique, so watched a bunch of videos. Got plenty of paint, and this weekend purchased some of the pouring medium (and a couple of small canvases too!) I hope to give this fun technique a try. Thanks for showing the closeup with the texture of the canvas showing. Also thanks for saying to gesso the canvas first. Hugs & TFS

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

WOW!! That little canvas is just stunning Loll! Would look great on a wall! LOVE it! Luv & Hugs. Hazel xx
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