Happy First Day of Spring everyone! Today I bring you a Springy project, I call it 'Beautiful Beginnings', which, I will be submitting to two challenges.
This month's Canvas Corps Brands (CCB) March theme challenge is "Rebirth" #ccbchallenge, celebrating Spring. Over at More than Words, the March Challenge is "Beautiful and Butterfly". Taking these two themes together, made me think more about spring as well as getting warm, being that's still cool out east. So Spring is the season of rebirth, which not only gives us beautiful flowers and plants, but also that feeling of hope, pureness and renewal.
I was looking through the products on the CCB site. The soil illustration on the Mixed Media Origins Bloom Mistable paper caught my eye. It prompted a surreal like imagery in my mind. I imagined flowers and plants coming out of its carefully arranged opening to the outside world. So, I decided to attempt to create my Spring project with a little sense of surrealism using a zipper.
How it's Made
For my project I made a collage using fussy cut images from the Tattered Angel Mixed Media Origins Mistable Paper - 'Blooms' and 'Harvest Moon' #tatteredangels and CCB Spring Showers Papers- 'Spring Garden', 'Spring Flowers Reverse on Ivory' and 'Butterflies on Ivory'. To color my piece I used Glimmer Mists; 'It's Yellow, 'English Ivy' and 'Capri Blue'. For the soil I used Chalkboard Mist 'Decandence'. Wanted to add more of a soil like texture; with a palette knife I spreaded Golden Matte Medium Gel on the soil image. Additionally, I used several layers of Golden glaze with Decadence and 'It's Yellow' mists and because the Gel medium and glaze are clear, it allowed the illustration's soil cracks to show through, providing depth, which I like. On the 'Blooms' paper, I cut the opening for the zipper, then glued the paper down to the canvas, excluding the zipper's opening. The zipper was glued next, then glued down the the opening. Hope you enjoyed my project.
Canvas Corp Brands Mood Board for March
More than Words Mood Board for March
My Beautiful Beginning Canvas