Friday, April 29, 2011

You've got a little somethin' Splotchy right there...

{{{Be sure to scroll down for my Bella-riffic Friday post- Thank you SOOOO much!}}}

Welcome back for our 2nd day of previews for The Greeting Farm's MAY Release!   No, that's not your eyes and you don't need to adjust your computer screen.  You are DEFINITELY seein' somethin' SPLOTCHY on the Farm!

We are trying something NEW this month...and it's the FIRST 'background' stamp that TGF has ever released.  If all goes well, we are hoping to coordinate this set with something SUPER FRESH and NEW coming this summer...so stay TUNED!   For now, I introduce you to our "SPLOTCHY BACKGROUND stamp set", which will be released on May 1st along with Hoo Loves You and the stamps we have yet to show you (wink wink ;)

I have been seeing Mixed media ALL over the place and I know it's not 'new' by any means but it's new to me and I'm SO NERVOUS about showing you my first canvas!   Here it is, using Splotchy Background and Flutter Anya:

What do you guys think???  I am ITCHING to know...then again, I'm skeered, haha.   I used White Gesso to prep my canvas, painted a sky/grass/sun with some acrylic paints, then added the splotchy Background.   Then I stamped the image and sentiments onto white tissue paper (stamped with StazOn) and then used Helmar Acid-Free Glue as a decoupage to paint it right onto the canvas.  Once it dried, I took a few different acrylic paints and stickles to fill her in and doodled some flowers with a Marvy pigmented Artist pen and some more paint :)   


Thanks for stopping by today-I am SO excited about this project and can't wait to do another one!  Any tips or suggestions would be fabulous to hear!   Make sure you stop by the TGF Blog to see some Splotch-tacular creations by the rest of the DT ;)
xoxo,

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20 comments:

Leanne said...

Aw, wonderful job being your first time with canvas. It's an impressionist painting yes? :) I would be scared to do that as I have no painting skills whatsoever. I applaud you on getting out of the box Jess! Kudos! :)

Kim Y. said...

Oh this is is so cool! You sure did a fantastic job with your first canva! I gotta try it one of these days! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Sammi said...

Oh wow!!! This is awesome!! Guess what I have something funny to tell you.. I coloured Flutterby Anya "ON CANVAS" this past week too... only mine is a really think canvas board and I couldn't work out what to put behind her! LOL! I just LOVE this!!!
Oh and that sentiment is GREAT!! I do want to be a butterfly when I grow up too! hahaha!
(hugs) Hope you are going well Sweet Jess!!
Sammi
xxx

Kelly Booth said...

Love this Jess....canvas is so much fun! Love yours with your FAVE TGF girl!

Ebru Vatansever said...

LOVE IT !!!! Look at you miss arteest :o)
The colors are so welcoming and that image is totally adorable. Mwah !!!

Jennifer Shults said...

SHUT UP!!!! And you totally STOLE my idea. DUDE. This is gorgeous!!!! I'm so gonna make Evey a TON of these for her bedroom. GAH!! I LOVE this!!!!

Eva said...

Girlie, don't be shy, this is FABULUOSLY FABULOUS!!!!! I love it and the new splothcy background stamp looks yummo!!! Keep making more canvas, it's look great on you...LOL....Hugs..

Carisa said...

I absolutely DIG this jess!!! Can't wait to get my hands on the splotchy stamp and hopefully many more new background stamps from TGF! Also, cool tip about stamping on tissue and then decoupaging on the canvas - I'm gonna have to give that a whirl next time!

margie c said...

Squeee-ing! I adore your canvas art, Jess! Oh how I wish I had a lil girl right now, lol! This is such a precious work of art to hang and cherish forever!
Those splotches rock! Especially since they're the kind that I don't have to clean up ;)
TGIF!!!
hugs, margie

Danni said...

When I grow up I want to be as creative as you!! This is amazing!

Angie Blom said...

Holy Macaroni girl!! this is amazing.. you are a pro!! I just love it !! Now I just have to break out my GF stamps.. oh you have me all excited!! keep doing these Jess.. Your ROCK!!

Elena said...

Oh, wow! Jessica, this is a REAL ART! Absolutely amazing canvas!!! I am very excited for you and can't wait to see more projects like this!

Caroline said...

This is awesome - I've been hunting for a splotchy stamp!! Sooo looking forward to it!!

1CardCreator said...

Love your splotches!

Toni said...

Super cute. Love mixed media.

1LuvnMama said...

Wow Jess! Luv this canvas that you created! I wouldn't know where to start . . . awesome! :) Have a great weekend.

Tasha said...

Oh my goodness this is fantastic! I love it.
love tasha xx

Jessie/knightrone said...

You did an AMAZING job, sweetie, seriously!! I love it!!

Cathy -Mercieschild said...

I love this and I have some canvas I haven't used~ I want to try this. It looks so awesome Thank you for the idea. Hugs Cathy

Emma said...

What a fabulous Canvas Jess, I so would have never thought to use the stamps like this! You have totally blown me away with this, it is STUNNING Chickie!