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Friday 5 April 2024

Creative Artiste #103 April 2024

 ....Welcome to a new challenge at

Creative Artiste is a monthly challenge blog for everyone who likes to mix their media. So, as long as you like to use various mediums on your creations, we'd love to see you enter the challenge.
A big Thank You to everyone who entered the challenge last month. Your projects were all wonderful and our winners have been announced on the blog.
Our theme is always
"Anything Mixed Media Goes"
We have opportunities to be a Guest Designer for all our winners.

Instead of making a sympathy card for some dear friends last Christmas I decided to make a small canvas instead.. I have made another, similar one, for my sister in honour of our much missed brother.

The canvas measures 7"x 5" (18 x 13 cm). I started by giving the canvas a coat of white gesso. I then splattered some watered down DecoArt Fluid Acrylics Cobalt Turquoise and Prussian Blue diagonally across the canvas.

I die-cut three feathers and lightly sprinkled them with Stampendous Frantage Shabby Blue Embossing Enamel. I heat embossed them by carefully heating the feathers from underneath until the powder started to melt before moving to heating from above.

I made a small resin heart and heat embossed it with the Shabby Blue enamel too. I then added a sprinkle of Stampendous Frantage Chunky Gold enamel to the heart and feathers and heat embossed them.

I sprinkled the canvas with the mix of Stampendous enamel powders and heat embossed it before tying the feathers together with a thin gold thread and adding them, along with the heart, to the canvas with soft matt gel.

Now it's your turn to have fun and create your mixed media projects. You can enter our challenge as many times as you like. A full list of the rules is on the challenge blog. For more inspiration please visit the Creative Artiste Challenge Blog to see the fabulous mixed media projects created by our multi talented team.
Remember to have fun crafting and enter your "Anything Mixed Media Goes" creations in our 
April challenge. 

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  1. Wow, what a beautiful canvas! The serenity and peace that you captured in your design is amazing and a lovely keepsake for your sister to remember your dear brother - perfect ❤️. Happy April! Hugs, Jo x

  2. Such a delicate work of art Andree, a beautiful way to keep a dear loved one awake in our hearts such a special gift and a treasured one indeed.
    Wishing you a happy crafty April Hugs Tracey x

  3. this looks beautiful Andree....gr karin

  4. Your canvas has such a calming aura, Andree! This, and its companion piece, seem like a wonderful way to cherish your brother's memory. Hope you have a lovely month ahead. xo

  5. Such a peaceful calming canvas Andree especially knowing the sentiment behind it. I love that flow of the ink behind those delicate feathers and the addition of the heart. A piece to treasure xx

  6. Beautiful canvas Andree. They will love it. Have a creative month. Judy DT

  7. Your canvas is so soft and pretty! I love the mix of splattering you've done and those feathers are perfect for your special gift! Thanks for sharing this with us at Mix It Up!

  8. this is so beautiful and a thoughtful keepsake too Michelle x


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