Do you know who you are?
Today I’m participating in another blog hop! This time it is with the girls from the X-Press Graph-X design team. We’ve all been working hard to create some really fun projects using some of our favourite products and the best part is that you have OVER TEN opportunities to win!
My project is a canvas created with a variety of techniques and using lots of yummy X-Press Graph-X products – Triple Tac, Canvas, Copics, Atelier Interactive acrylic paints, Hazel & Ruby Stencil Mask and Chromacryl mediums. Our theme was to create a canvas that represents us – it gave me a bit to ponder. At 47 I’m still working out ‘who’ I am! Wife, mother, sister, daughter, friend, volunteer, MSer, scientist, artist are all words that come to mind but my life is so multilayered that it was hard to pin down something simple. Hence, this colourful, multi-layered canvas!
I started with a lovely layer of dictionary paper stuck down with X-Press It Triple Tac Glue and then added a bunch of paint layers using my Gelli plate, Atelier Interactive acrylic paints (awesome with the Gelli plate!), stenciling and doodling.
I used a tracing of a girl in my art journal for the main image, added a freehand flower, then it was time to set the wording out using Hazel & Ruby Stencil Mask letters. A wash of blue tones finished her off.
- X-Press It 12 x 12 canvas
- X-Press It Triple Tac Glue
- Chromacryl Gesso
- Chromacryl Texture Paste
- Aterlier Interactive acrylic paint
- Copic Multiliner, brush tip
- Copic Markers
- Hazel & Ruby Stencil Mask, Central Park Alpha
- Gelli plate & various stencils
- Tim Holtz Dot Fade stencil
I decided that as I had a bunch of photos and the steps are a little complicated that I would make a YouTube video as well. Enjoy!
Did you know there are prizes in this blog hop??
As part of this blog hop, we would love to know what inspires you! Leave a comment on this post and you could win an awesome bundle of goodies like the one above.
Make sure you hop over to the other blogs and the Inspiration Lane Facebook page where you could win more prizes, valued at over $500!!
The next stop is Teresa Abajo!
The hop is open from 9am AEST July 9 until 11:59PM Monday July 14, 2014. Sorry, Australian and New Zealand residents only.
If you happen to get lost along the way, hop back to the start at the Inspiration Lane blog.