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A mixed media canvas with old computer parts...


Mixed-media-canvas-with-old-computer-parts

So I was invited to be a guest designer over at this new Russian challenge site Evolution Scrap. I could create anything I want as long as it reflected my personal style....


Which is at this very moment, related to old computer parts because I just hit the goldmine of found stuff - my dad's "save-it-for-a-really day" computer stash! *High fives all around!*


Here's a look at the canvas with the "raw" parts glued down with gel medium...and some fiber paste applied with The Crafter's Workshop stencil.


After a layer of gesso, I went in with Izinks - pigment inks which play like watercolours but dry permanent like acrylics. Now, I must admit, at this point, I had no idea how the canvas would turn out.


So I "auditioned" some flowers on the canvas...then added more colours with Silks acrylic glaze to create the illusion of depth on the background.


Most mixed media artist tend to add the background colours to the embellishments to "blend" everything together.  I prefer to pull the colours of my blooms and other embellishments and extend them to the background for a cohesive look and letting the embellishments "pop".


I included a test-tube which I filled with pearls for a little dimensional interest. [Yes, the test-tube was in my "save-it-for-a-rainy-day" stash...*winks*].

P/s: Happy weekend friends! :)

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27 comments:

Tanvi Shah said...

Brilliant! Computer parts..........I don't see any. Super duper!

Pallavi Iyer said...

Fantastic!

Pawsitively Creative said...

Score for you on finding your Dads stash. Amazing job on this canvas!

TesaB said...

Fab canvas, amazing that it contains old computer parts. Sooooo creative!!!

Helen Tilbury said...

Gorgeous! Glad you are getting great use out of your Izinks!

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Fantastic..Can anyone guess its has a circuit with a chip on it ..No one !!Its Gorgeous loved the bright flowers on metallic bg :)

CREATIVE KHADIJA said...

Amazing..how pretty is this..so brilliant idea it is :) great

lavina agarwal said...

Gorgeous canvas dear..I just finished creating one..and almost browsed your entire blog..you embellish the canvas so effortlessly. .I was having a tough time in bringing that cohesive look. .will share soon..would love to know your opinion. .you being my inspiration. ..

Sharon Fritchman said...

WOW Yvonne! What an amazing card and I cannot even believe that you used old computer parts here. Your card is filled with such creativity and is absolutely beautiful!

Audrey Pettit said...

You make such amazing mixed media canvases, Yvonne! Love the texture and depth and all the unexpected bits you add to your designs. Who would ever think old computer parts could look this good? LOVE the metallic color here with the pop of more intense colors from your embellies. Beautiful!

Lizzy Hill said...

Well, that didn't take you long!!! It looks fabulous...& I'd never thought of it that way, but you're right - your embellies pop, whereas a lot of others all blend....hmmmnnn....interesting! I Would never have picked that up...yeah....a bit of a 'duh' at times, I am!!! And you would NEVER recognise the computer bits!!!

~amy~ said...

So awesome! What was your Dad going to do with that computer part?

dstandard said...

Wow Yvonne! This is just soo totally amazing! Wish I could have sat and watched you do this!

Lisa said...

My gosh, I have never seen computer parts look so beautiful!! Wow!! You are amazing!! This is stunning!! The colors, design, texture - fabulous!! Gorgeous, gorgeous canvas!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Cindy deRosier said...

Wow- amazing! I never would have thought that old computer parts would make such pretty art.

Laurel said...

So amazing!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is amazing!! I loveeeeeeeee the tube, the textures and loving the flowers!!! And loving that it came from an old computer!!!!!!

Annette Allen said...

what will you think of next.. old computer parts.. BRILLIANT.. and awesome background.. love it

Sindhu said...

Amazing creation...Love the blooms and test tube...

Shelly said...

Are you kidding me?!!...lol This is totally, amazing!!! Seriously girl, it's AWESOME! ;) Happy Friday!

Mitra Pratt said...

Ok, I am pretty sure this is true but computer parts contain precious metals so you REALLY hit the jack pot! Plus made a rock star art piece with them! I have been eye balling this canvas for what seems like days on facebook and finally got the minute I wanted to come over here for a really good oogle! Love it when you describe your process! Awesome job!

Suman Pandit said...

I too have some computer parts saved up but had no clue what to do with them :) ....love the way you have placed all and that test tube full of pearls is such a lovely contrast !!

Radhika said...

Amazing Mixed media with computer parts Yvonne.. loved it :)

Ashley Horton said...

So gorgeous Yvonne! Amazing use of the computer parts! Love it!!

Karon said...

Stunning - love how you find the most unusual items to re-use in your creations! TFS

Jaya Raghuvanshi said...

I am short of words to tell you how amazing this piece of art is! Incredibly stunning! Outstanding!

My Paper Epiphany said...

Amazing! I wish I had half of your creativity!

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