Like this 10 x 14 mixed media canvas for my LSS Made With Love.
I love to mix things up in my embellishment clusters by incorporating a variety of elements in various textures. Include soft and hard embellishment to titillate the senses. And make you want to reach out and touch them.
Like the light white feathers. The lace and pearl blooms. The leftover thread. The woodchip vintage-inspired clock. A little lightbulb. Handmade stickpins. Fabric buttons. Cute plastic strawberry. Bling.
2. White/clear mica flakes and something from my "save-it-for-a-rainy-day" box
Mica flakes add sophisticated and subtle glimmer to your project without being "loud". Perfect for romantic and classy projects. Yum.
I feel a sense of accomplishment when I incorporate something from my "save-it-for-a-rainy-day" box. As a kid, I was called a "rubbish collector" because I needed to "save" all the little mementos from friends and trips. Everything had a value to me. The stuffed pig was from an old scrunchie...:)
3. Resist canvas and chalk edgers
I recently discovered Prima resist canvas and chalk edgers. Totally smitten.
The resist canvas does the "heavy-lifting" for you. Choose a pattern you like and just sweep a chalk edger over it. More if you want an intense colour. Used too much? Take a waterbrush to the canvas to create a watercolour effect.
I love dressing up my chipboard. In paint. And especially in see-through lace.
Yes, I can't wear see-through lace without getting arrested for indecent exposure but my dressform sure can...*winks*
5. Photoshopped photos and playing dress-up
If you have been following my journey through the years as a overzealous aunt to 3 nephews, you would know that I'm really enjoying playing dress-up with my niece. Finally, an excuse to buy all the pretty and girly things I wanted as a child...*LOL*
Saturdays are fun days with lots of hysterical laughing [read: me] and imperfect photo taking [Have you tried laughing hysterically without moving? *winks*]. So it's Photoshop to the rescue! :)
There you have it. 5 of my fave things on a 10x14 canvas. What are your fave things right now?
P/s: If you are local to me, you can get these supplies from Made With Love. :)