This mixed media canvas was created for the Maya Road Design Team area at CHA. Caroline sends us all blank canvases with the deceptively simple requirements of using a photo of us, have the piece reflect our style, and use Maya Road products on it.
I started this piece with some gesso and an older Maya Road 12 x 12 butterfly sheer. Can you see all the wonderful textures & butterflies in the background? Next i layered on some old text paper. If you watched my Creative Jumpstart video yesterday you might notice some punched text paper that made it onto my layout. Once those dried, i started adding lots of colors using all Maya Road Mists. After finishing the background i let the piece sit for a while contemplating my next step. The tag i did the other day while just playing around with leftover mists. It struck me after a day or two of sitting on my table that it would look good on this canvas, after that is, i dipped it in some wax. I wish you all could feel the texture on both the canvas & tag. I finished off the piece with my photo, a tiny scrap of zipper trim, the bird, & my quote. Sidenote: If you want some wooden bird inspiration, go check out Lisa's fabulous creations!
In other news, there will be an announcement sometime today. I promise to follow up with some of my words & thoughts once the news is broken. I'll be traveling today so the post won't be until later today.