Monday, September 4, 2017

Scrap Matrix 'Timeless Love' - Mixed Media Canvas

Hi Everyone,

Today I am happy to bring to you a mixed media canvas which I call 'Timeless Love'. Now I understand there is a fair bit going on here and that is ok. Sometimes you just need to let your hands and mind take complete control and see where you are led, often it can be in wacky and unexpected directions. 

This canvas started with me wanting to recycle a few bits and pieces which were laying on my desk. As you can see below anything really can make a great textured background, here we have corrugated cardboard, scrap wool and lacey ribbon (I am sure there is a more technical name for this stuff?). All of these items adhered to my canvas using a little 3D Gloss Gel.  Never be afraid to experiment with your backgrounds and texture, so many items can be used to create great depth.

Here are a couple more photos taken from different angles for you.

List of products used - Available for purchase from Scrap Matrix

Finnabair Texture Paste - Graphite 

Thank you for taking the time to look at my project,  I wish you all a happy and creative day.

~ Rebecca ~

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Most Exciting News - Scrap Matrix Design Team Annoucement

Hi Everyone,

Today I am just so excited to announce I will be joining the inaugural Scrap Matrix Design Team. Receiving the e-mail from Scrap Matrix owner Vicki inviting me to the team, wow, you read your e-mail and think, me? ME? you have chosen ME?. It really is such an honour to be chosen in a position like this along side such talented artists. 

Joining this team is the perfect little kick start I need to awake my slightly dormant creative spirit. I have to admit I have been a little bad at finding 'me' time this year OR when I have found this time I have sat in my studio either tidying or shuffling papers. This team announcement has made me block a day, a day when my daughter is at school, an entire day (well school hours) dedicated to create. Tuesday is now officially creative day, no exceptions.

I am really excited to receive my DT box of goodies, it should be here any day now. It is going to be like Christmas in August, how wonderful. Cannot wait to share a few sneaky photos on social media.

Looking forward to bringing you inspirational projects with some seriously amazing product!!

I wish you all a happy and creative day.

~ Rebecca ~ 

Monday, May 29, 2017

Mixed Media Upcyled Canvas Project

Hi Everyone,

Today I would like to bring to you a small mixed media canvas which has been created with a lot of upcyled components. The things I find at my local op shop (that would be thrift story for anyone in the US), always amazes me. One day I found all these items on the same visit, below you will see someones half finished semi stitched craft felt project, an old spoon, a screw, a broken necklace and press studs. I set myself a little internal challenge to include all these items into one project. 

And the results was this......I understand this is a little wacky and may not be to everyones liking, but that is ok, art is subjective. I create for  myself and myself only, I think as long as I finish it and say 'I like it' that is all that matters. 

Many thanks for stopping by to my blog. I wish you all a very happy and creative day.

~ Rebecca ~ 

Saturday, May 13, 2017

The Journey - Mixed Media Canvas

Hello my creative friends...

Today I bring to you a canvas I have entitled 'The Journey'. This week I have to admit has been a rather tough one for me emotionally, there has been more lows than highs this week. This canvas was created with some sadness in my heart, however with sadness eventually comes some light and sunshine. Sometimes our journeys can be tough, but each step makes us a little bit stronger and teaches us something. 

I created this canvas solely to enter into 'The Designer's Faves Challenge' Glitter, Metal, Contrast from the Finnabair Creative Team. This challenge is closing on the 15th of this month, I am bringing this canvas in just in the knick of time. I find working to a deadline works well for me, makes me move, inspires me to get into my studio and create. Can I also just say positive feedback from you all lately has been overwhelming on social media, THANK YOU, I feel the love, seriously. 

This challenge required glitter, not something I usually work a lot with to be honest, but boy oh boy did I enjoy getting my sparkle on (glitter on my face for days!). You will see dazzling gold raised dots, a glitter vial and glitter throughout the feathered part of her head piece. The metal part of the challenge, oh metal, how I love thee, I don't think I need to point out the metal for you. 

Products Used 
Art Alchemy Antique Brilliance - Mystique Turquoise
Art Alchemy Opal Magic Wax - Turquoise Satin
Art Alchemy Metallique Wax - Rose Gold
Art Alchemy Métallique Wax - Vintage Gold 
Art Basics 3D Gloss Gel
Art Extravagance Glitter Set - Luminous
Art Ingredients Glass Glitter - Gold Rush 
Wool, found objects, bronze embellishments, broken jewellery

Many thanks for stopping by and taking a look, I really appreciate it. As always if you have any questions at all please feel free to ask.

I wish you a happy and creative week.

~ Rebecca ~

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Time to Dream - Mixed Media Canvas

It is often so easy to get caught up in life and not take time for yourself, not take time to sit, relax and create. Recently I have begun to make small adjustments to my life, I will not bore you with all the details here, however I would like to share with you that I do plan to create more and share more with you. It is time. I am pleased to see I still have followers here, thank you, this means a lot to me, you loyal crew!!. 

I must be the last person to get hold of some of the Art Alchemy waxes!! they arrived this week and it was time to play. This is my third under water scene and instead of my usual green and blue theme I went with a whole range of colours which I dabbed on with a paint brush. The Art Alchemy waxes by Finnabair are a dream to work with over black gesso - LOVE. I think I will now need to go back and buy the missing colours to complete my collection. 

Snap 1 - work in progress.....

Snap 2 - completion 

Thank you for taking the time to take a look, any question please do not hesitate to get in touch with me. 

Take time to create today (if not create, take time to relax). 

~ Rebecca ~ 

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Take Flight - Mixed Media Shadow Box

Happy New Year to one and all...

Day one of the new year and I thought I would kick things off with a new project. This one was literally months in the making. The background sat on my desk created and dormant for ages as I was unsure what to do with it once I had made it, it suddenly had become a UFO floating in my studio mess. One day at the op shop I picked up a zip, old spoon and and a light bulb and suddenly it all came together. A creation was formed!! yes!!. This project does tell a story, but it is personal so I will be keeping it to myself ;-). Sorry about the light reflection in the main picture, once it is in a box it becomes very tricky to photograph because of the glass.

Created using mainly Finnabair products, paints, mica, beads, stamps, crackle paint. All always such BRILLIANT products to work with. 

Thank you for visiting and taking the time to stop and look at my work.

Wishing you all a happy and creative day.

~ Rebecca ~

Friday, December 30, 2016

Raise Me Up - Gift Tag

Hello Everyone (is there anyone actually out there anymore?)...

*sigh* I look at my last blog post date and it was over a year ago, disgusting!!!, what a disgrace. I really really need to lift my game, this poor little blog is so neglected and unloved. I have decided 2017 is the year of change, more craft, more art, more mixed media, more time in my studio - MORE blogging!. I can no longer continue to collect art supplies and not use them. All these ideas continue to run through my head and I never make the time to create, it is so important to free these creations from my head. There are just way too many ideas rattling around in there. 

So in saying that, I would like to introduce you to a newly created tag which I decided to call Raise Me Up. This tag was created for a good friend of mine for her 40th Birthday. If you look closely you will see quite a few different products, what do you see?

Background - Finnabair Copper Crackle Paste, Finnabair Micro Beads, gold thread, Tim Holtz Film Roll, bronze embellishments. Finnabair Paints.

Foreground - Image, bronze embellishments, watch parts, Finnabair Gold Mica Flakes, Kaisercraft Clocks, Finnabair Micro Beads. 

If anyone has actually taken the time to read this, I thank you from the bottom of my heart!. I have quite a few followers here, I thank you for still following me after all this time. 

Love to you all and best wishes for the new year. 

Stay creative and happy.

~ Rebecca ~