Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Candle Scents - Mixed Media Canvas

Hey there, did you have a smooth Monday?!  I did and I'm so happy because I had the time to finish up a custom order for the lovely Michaela of Candle Scents.  She wanted a canvas with her business name that she could use at trade and craft shows.  So this is what I came up with for her:

This is a 12x16 canvas and I'm so happy with the way it turned out.  I hope Michaela loves it too.

I started out with layers of soft body acrylics and gesso.

To build up some texture, I transferred vintage sheet music and then randomly stamped a PWP script background stamp to the entire canvas.

I really liked the way the vintage sheet music rolled up after I transferred it to the canvas so I decided to use it to create a frame.  I also tucked in a strip of burlap and added lots of flourishes with 3-D Enamels.  Since there was adhesive on the canvas, I sprinkled some fairy dust all over for a little shimmer.
While my flourishes dried, I turned my attention to the focal image.  Since Michaela specializes in mason jar candles, I thought it would be nice to include one in the composition.  I found a mason jar on the Doodlecharms cartridge and cut two.  One in white cardstock and another one in chipboard.  I used watercolors and gouache to paint the mason jar.  For the lid, I used metallic pewter embossing powder by Zing.  To give it the look of glass, I covered the entire jar with Glossy Accents.

I cut "Candle Scents" with the Stone Script cartridge.  I cut three sets in white cardstock then layered them together for strength.  Next I used Dylusions and ART-C mists to color the letters.  Once everything was dry, I started playing with placement until I was happy with my design.

I inked all of the edges with Tim Holtz distress ink in Walnut Stain.

I used a Spellbinders Rose and a rose that I hand cut for the vintage sheet music.  I also used some flowers from my stash.

These flowers are a mixture of K&Company, Colorbok, my stash and some buttons.

I added a heart charm to the jar to mimic Michaela's logo and I thought the sentiment "shine so brilliant" went nice with candle.  I think this is gonna look beautiful in a nice frame sitting on an easel at her craft shows.

Michaela, thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to make this canvas for you!

Well, now it's time to turn my attention to the upcoming Have An Owlsome Fall Y'All Blog Hop this weekend.  I also have a Craft Show that I need to get ready for.  It'll be my very first one so wish me luck.  It's on Oct. 6th so it's creeping up really fast.   I'm participating in Jenn's Blogaversary that weekend too so I probably won't be doing to much blog reading over the next couple of weeks while I get ready for everything.  I'll get back to reading all of your blogs as soon as I can.  Thank you all so much for taking the time to visit me and leaving me such kind comments.  I really appreciate all of you!!

Have a Beautiful and Creative Day!!!


  1. This is another gorgeous piece!!! LOVE it!


  3. this is gorgeous... I love everything about it... thanks for sharing.

  4. So beautiful! Love this. Thanks for showing the steps. It's fun to see how all the layers develop. :)

  5. Wow, this is absolutely stunning!! You did such a fabulous job!! She will LOVE it!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  6. This is fantastic! I love all of your techniques and details! Just stunning!! I love the treatment of the sheet music, the lovely inked flowers, the charm. I love the way you did your jar... all the way to the wick!

    She has to be thrilled with this canvas!

    I am a new follower!

  7. SOOO gorgeous! What a fabulous piece for her!


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