Monday, July 14, 2014

Shabby-Chic Mixed Media Canvas & Tutorial {Shimmerz Paints, Maja Design, Dusty Attic}


Hi everyone! I have another fun mixed media canvas to share with you today, another 8x10 canvas I made using a variety of Shimmerz products, Dusty Attic Chipboard and Maja Design papers!  This time around I thought I would go for a Shabby-chic design. 

For this project I used the following  Shimmerz products:


I used the following Dusty Attic Products:
~ Baroque Corners
~ White Mini Roses
~ Divine Divas (winged dress form)
~ Ornate Frame #3
I used the following Maja Design Collections:
~ Coffee In the Arbour
~ Crea Diem


  


As always I thought it would be best to show you all my process by making a video tutorial that shows all the steps in creating this canvas.  I did make the actual corset embellishment that is the centerpiece of the project with some Martha Stewart air dry clay, it's easily made so I figured that you didn't need a tutorial on making the embellishment.  (BTW, I know that many of you asked for a video tutorial on how I made the Mermaids Tail in the last video I made for Shimmerz so I got that done over the weekend, you can find the video tutorial for the Mermaids Tail HERE.  So if you needed that extra little bit of help to make your own mermaid project just click on the link and you've got it :)   So here you go, enjoy! xo



I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and will give some of these techniques a try....here are a few close-ups that you can view at your own pace...


I love the deep bronze shimmer the Shimmerz Brass Knuckles Inklingz, it really got me the look of a vintage mirror frame (Dusty Attic's Ornate Frame #3) that I was going for.


The soft pearly look of the Tutti-Frutti dazzlers gives the corset a lovely feminine shabby-chic look.


It's hard to see it in this photo but there are these beautiful shimmery bits of mica in the Sugar Plum Shimmerz paint that adds a subtle amount of glitter to the background design (you can see it better in the video). I feel like the plums and pinks from Shimmerz are a really good match for the colors in the Maja Design papers!


I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and hope that you will give these wonderful products and fun techniques a try in your mixed media projects!  And don't forget to get your BONUS/Free Shimmerz product in your next order, just put my name "Gabrielle' into the INSTRUCTIONS FOR MERCHANT part of your order and your will receive a FREE Bottle of Shimmerz or Dimensionz or a sample size jar of Dazzlerz or Texturez in the color of your choice!  xo


20 comments:

Bonnie Irvine said...

This is incredible, Gabrielle.You combine these products in the most creative and beautiful ways. Your eye for composition and detail never ceases to inspire me. Thanks for the video, too. Off to watch it now.

Anneke said...

Love your design. This is so pretty. Just kept on looking. Thanks for your inspiration Anneke.
www.annekescardart.blogspot.com

Chris x said...

Absolutely stunning.
chris x

Romy said...

Gosh, this is so so so beautiful! That clay dress form looks amazing!

Karen Conner said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!!

smokeysmom said...

Gabrielle, your "Paris" mixed media canvas is simply divine! I so much appreciate the tutorial videos you create. You have given me so much inspiration. Everything you create is superb:)

Rachelle Olaridge said...

Stunning Gabi!!!! Love the colors and tutorial. Thanks for sharing!!!!
Huggies
xxx

Anja v K@@rten said...

Wauw wauw, what beautiful!!!! Love the colors!
Creatieve groetjes, Anja

Patty O'Malley said...

Once again, another one of your masterpieces took my breath away! Love it!

Janene said...

Great color combo! Beautiful!

mamablitger said...

Gabrielle your canvas is just awesome ! I cant tell you how much I do admire your creations and your talent !! This PARIS canvas is no exception. Just as beautiful as the Mermaid and all the other fab collages, journal pages and what else you have shared. LOVE your tutorials !!
Only one small issue : i wish I would have better options to get my hands of some Dusty Atticks chipboard cuts. They seem rather complicated to buy and/or find... Sigh...
Thanks again. You keep on to inspire !! Love your art and your style !!!
Hugs from SPAIN

luv46kdz said...

Just gorgoeus. Love these papers, woo, that corset rocks! You've inspired me to pick up some sculpy on my next Mike's or JoAnn's run. Beautiful.

Paula xoxo

Letty Aguilar said...

Wow!!! This is absolutely Gorgeous!!! I LOVE it! Thanks for sharing your beautiful talent with us :)
Hugs
Letty

Paper Profusion said...

Sublime! Truly love your incredible style. Will pop back later for video. Nicola x

Tone-Lill said...

Another fantastic piece of art. I love your canvas and how you make your own modeling paste creation like the murmaid tail and body/corset piece on the canvas. Thanks for making and sharing your tutorials I really enjoy watching them :)

Lizzyc said...

This is so gorgeous! Love the dusty pinks, the stenciling and of course the centre piece corset and wings. and thank you too for sharing the video of the creating process.. I am inspired by your attention to detail and the end result is superb!

Teresa said...

Another fabulous tutorial Gabrielle, it's a real treat watching you put these works of art together, you are such an inspiration. I will try your techniques but I know they won't match your fabulous work.
Teresa x

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

A stunning creation! A brilliant tutorial video too - thanks for sharing!
Rebecca.

Tindaloo said...

such a gorgeous creation! ♥

Margaret Mifsud said...

A stunning canvas Gabrielle. Your video is fabulous, you make it all look so easy!! Love the colour and love the techniques! ox

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