Today I am sharing my Contributing Project, a mixed-media layout on canvas, for Claudine Hellmuth’s Technique Toolbox class through Big Picture Classes. Drum roll please….(just kidding)!
I used the “aged peeled paper” technique to create a background that would give the feel of layers of earth and grasses. I used a double-sided patterned paper, from My Mind’s Eye, knowing that the reverse print would show through and create the depth I was looking for. Layering a wash of Claudine Hellmuth Studio acrylic paint over top really enhanced this technique.
Here is a detail of the technique. You can see the polka dotted paper from the reverse side showing through.
I altered these Kitten Thickers with Claudine Hellmuth Studio’s acrylic paints in landscape green and dab of yellow. I created more detail by going back in with a white Gelly Roll pen. Also, you can see I got down to the canvas with the paper peeling technique.
Maybe this sweet bird left a few of the items behind. He is from Claudine’s Spring Garden clear stamps and stamped with smidge of blue paint on to sticky-back canvas in natural.
I really loved being a part of Claudine’s class this summer. I also enjoyed waking up to a new technique video each morning. If you ever get a chance to take one of Claudine’s classes I highly recommend it…they are a daily dose of inspiration!!
Supplies: Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye, Echo Park Paper Company, Jenni Bowlin Studio, Modern Mercantile for Jenni Bowlin Studio; Chipboard alphas: Thickers by American Crafts; Vellum: Studio Calico; Wood venner bubbles: Studio Calico; Chipboard banner flags and button: My Mind’s Eye; Rubber stamps: Claudine Hellmuth Studio, Cocoa Daisy, Creatiate; Sticky-back canvas, multi-medium, acrylic paint: Claudine Hellmuth Studio; Twine and punch: Martha Stewart Crafts; Pens: Marvy UCHIDA, Sakura; Thread: Coats and Clark; Other: 12×12 canvas, vintage payroll sheet, sequins, buttons, safety pin.
Thanks for stopping by today, for this little vacation from my vacation in Paris!
See ya soon! xo, Evie