Friday, October 19, 2012

a punkin' canvas with my buddy

hello all!

hooray for friday - it means hubby is coming home for a couple days!  and boy could i use that!  i do not like when he is out of town anyway and for health reasons this has been a rough week on my own! 

yesterday i had a little crafty get together with my buddy suzanne - we have been friends for over 5 years now and she is one of my FEW crafty friends around here.  not only that but we get along well with each other and have lots of fun whenever we are together.  she has been wanting me to show her how to do more mixed media stuff so we decided we would get together now that the kids are back in school.  we will probably spend most of our get together working our art journals but this time she wanted to do a fall canvas so i told her NO PROBLEM!  i have 3 very large pieces in progress at the moment but we did small 8" x 8" canvases for this project.

 here is mine and you can see suzanne's on her blog today too! it's funny we did basically the same thing with basically the same supplies but they turned out completely different!  we began with yellow orange canvases which we covered with torn fall papers and old music sheets.  Then we sponged on acrylic paint and Luminarte Silks for some subtle shimmer.

then we mixed some Luminarte Primary Elements into ceramic stucco medium and put it on in a few spots using a stencil.

i cut my pumpkin out using my black cat and then i inked the edges.  the stem is canvas painted with Silks.  to "ground" my pumpkin i mixed Primary Elements with glass bead medium and scraped it on.  i finished the piece off with doodles around the edges of the canvas.  super fun and it was nice having someone to work on it with too!  look for more posts of our joint creative endeavors in the future!

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