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Vintage lace over a mixed media background


Create-mixed-media-canvas

Sometimes one can get stuck in a rut when working with the same surface. Not sure if you've noticed, but I tend to start my canvases with scrunched up wrapping tissue...like 90% of the time. *LOL*


I love the look of canvas but it's a little too "flat" for my liking. The scrunched up wrapping tissue adds that bit of texture and you can still see the canvas texture underneath. 


Here I coloured the scrunched up wrapping tissue + gessoed base with metallic Faber Castell gelatos, then layered come vintage lace over. I love the dreamy result of the background which shimmers when you look at the canvas at an angle. :)


After that, I just went a little crazy with the embellishments from my "save-it-for-a-rainy-day" stash. :)

Playing along with the background challenge at 13 Arts.



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30 comments:

Cindy deRosier said...

Beautiful! What does the back look like? How do you attach your lace?

Dr Sonia S V said...

Those flowers look absolutely gorgeous .And you are the queen of texture!!! Are you going to frame it Yvonne?
PS: Have you had trouble following blogs with Google friend connect recently?

Annette Allen said...

wow the lace is perfect and love all the pink.. totally fabulous..

Jasleen said...

Splendid work!! I was just going through your tutorials and I think they are superb. Thanks so much for sharing!

lavina agarwal said...

fabuluos! jut love it! the lace gives such a nice texture to the cnvas..gorgeous flowers too!

Lizzy Hill said...

This is really lovely...very dreamy! Loving the texture you're getting through the lace ,too:):)

CREATIVE MIND said...

How Lovely is this.. so beautiful :)Nice colors..

Lynn said...

You really have a talent for beautiful textured pieces. I really admire the lace and tissue background. Now I really want to get some of that gelato medium to play with.

Radhika said...

Amazing bg and love the lace and blooms.. :)

Hussena said...

What a gorgeous canvas, Yvonne. Beautifully embellished and the textures beneath look awesome! This one just stole my heart :D

On another note, I can see that Dr.Sonia is facing the same problem as me about the google friend connect. It's been so irritating not being able to follow any blogs through the friend connect :-/
Are you too facing the same problem, Yvonne ?

Audrey Pettit said...

Oooo, really beautiful, Yvonne! I absolutely adore the pretty spray of flowers and all the random bits you've added here. You are so good at compiling elements that is so uniquely you! LOVE your background, too. That vintage lace is stunning!

~amy~ said...

super gorgeous Yvonne!!!

Sherry Eckblad said...

Love it! I think we need to see a photo of your house where you have all these amazing pieces of art displayed.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwww! This is gorgeous!! I loveeeeeeee that lace and the flowers!!!!!

sandi said...

Wow!!!!!!!!!!!! This is just beautiful! Love what you've created here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Such a pretty mix!

Lisa said...

Oh wow, this is absolutely stunning!! The texture is amazing!! It's a garden of beauty on canvas!! Love, love this!! Seeing this is a wonderful way to start the day!! Have a great one :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Linda R said...

I Love the look of the lace over your canvas!! This is such a beautiful canvas you've created!

Hugs~

Charlene said...

VERY COOL CARD!!!!! I love the lace and all the embellies!

Reusing with Quilling said...

Its Gorgeous ..Yvonne !! I love the tissue texture you create and you have inspired me to try it out too :D ! Floral arrangement is quite different than you usual ones..n it pretty !!

Kim said...
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Kim said...

Beautiful canvas!

Thanks for letting me know. I didn't know word verification was on. I don't like it either. When I checked it out it didn't ask me so when I went to settings I saw that I did have it on. EEK.. What a pain it is:)

~Kim
http://kimsscrapbookaddiction.blogspot.com/

Miae said...

Absolutely lovely! It's like having a vase full of flowers everyday in your room :)

dstandard said...

Totally gorgeous love the spray of flowers !!

Karon said...

WOW - this is gorgeous. Love the lace and then your fabulous composition! TFS

Ashley Horton said...

Stunning Yvonne! I love the soft look of the lace over the canvas!

yyam said...

I use Feedly for my blog feeds. Not Google Friend Connect.

Matilde said...

Brilliant idea for self-made background! Thank you for sharing and playing along with 13@rts :)

Helen Tilbury said...

Love the lacy background. No need to change if something you do is your signature style & works for you!!

yyam said...

There's nothing at the back, just carried the designs down the sides. I used gel medium.

yyam said...

Nope. I use Feedly for my blog feeds.

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