Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Mixed Media Mini Canvas

Heather here and I am super excited to share with you my first project for 
Art Glitter, a tiny canvas!
Supply List
Step One
I cut out 12 pieces of  Spring Morning Fantasy Film.  I layered three sheets of fantasy film and topped it with some of my Shimmering Pink Fantasy Fiber.  I then ironed them (following package directions) for three seconds between two sheets of parchment paper.  I ended up with 4 pieces to play with.
Step Two
I used the tattered rose die and cut out multiple flower sizes.  You can see how the fantasy film catches the light, and looks different depending on how the light is hitting it.  It is beautiful in real life.
Step Three
I used a heating tool to heat up each petal, and mold them to the shape I wanted.  Then I placed them inside of each other (I used two med and one little one for my flower).  In order to get my flowers to stay together, I placed two layers together, then used my hot glue gun (no glue) in the center of the flower to melt the two pieces together.  I did the same for the additional layer.
Step Four
I opened up my large bottle of Art Glitter designer glue, and used a brush to apply a layer to my canvas (notice the shimmer on my canvas), and I will adhere a piece of patterned paper.
Step Five
I inked the edges of my piece with Worn Lipstick distress ink and then applied some more designer dries clear glue with a brush across the center. I then used a brayer to adhere my champagne netting. Make sure to trim off the excess.
Step Six
I used the same brush, and applied designer glue to all four edges of my canvas and then covered with the Coral Reef glitter!  It is Sparkly gorgeousness!!  I also used a piece of orange swirls ribbon to wrap around my canvas and tied a bow on the left!
Step Seven
I took my skeleton leaf and outlined the veins with the designer dries clear glue using the fine tip metal applicator.  I then sprinkled on the olde gold glitter.  You will see in the photo above, how I used the glue, and then the glitter.
Step Eight
I used the fine tip metal applicator to apply glue to the swirls on the ribbon, then applied the pumpkin glitter, and the moss green may arts leaves.  You can see that I used it again to adhere the skeleton leaf.
Step Nine
I cut out my collage pieces, used the fine tip metal applicator to apply DDCA around the edges of my text boxes, center of butterfly and used the brush to cover the butterfly wings.  The Martha's yard glitter on the text boxes, and Just Peachy on the wings.  I used dimensional dots on all of these pieces.
 Step 10
I used the fine tip metal applicator and added some DDCA to the center of my flower and and added the Orange Crush glitter.  I also outlined the edges of the flower petals, and applied the Coral Reef glitter.  I let it dry, then added it to my canvas.  I then arranged my text boxes and butterfly and used the dimensional dots to adhere them to my canvas.  The butterfly was outline with DDCA with the fine tip metal applicator and used Coral Reef glitter.    I used the Leafing Adhesive and fine tip metal applicator to apply a line around the edge of my canvas (see photo above).
Step 11
Step 12
I let the leafing adhesive dry as per directions, then added the gold leafing paper.
I used a paintbrush to lightly burnish the leafing to the leafing adhesive. 
Step 13
I used the fine tip metal applicator and DDCA to add some little dots of glue to the center of my flower and through out my canvas (refer to photo for placement).  I then applied my glass seed beads. 
Step 14
Close ups.
One last look at the whole piece
Heather A. Hudson lives in Pinckney, Michigan with her two teenage sons, hubby and two kitties.  She is a Registered Nurse, working with ventilator dependent teens.  Heather currently works full time, and designs for Gecko Galz, Really Reasonable Ribbon and Sugar Creek Hollow.  In the past she has designed for Bella Creations (closed now) and Pro 31 Designs.  Heather also was on the Design Team at her local scrapbook store Scraptales.  That is where she met Linda Neff (Art Glitter Design Team Member 2012-13) , and Art Glitter Team Member Laura Drahozal. Heather has been interested in paper crafting since 2010. She enjoys painting, pottery and of course digital images and paper!  Her ambition is to work with more mixed media!


  1. That thud you just heard was me falling out of my chair. WOW, this is FABULOUS! Sooo many delicious details and soooo much lovely, glittery, sparkly inspiration! I already have many colors of the glitter and the DDC glue, but I can see I'll now need more, more, MORE. As usual, you are perfect advertisement for a product and I'll be placing an order soon. Heather, this is out of the park GORGEOUS! WOW!!!

  2. Sparklicious! Those fantasy film flowers are great..I don't know if I've ever seen that before! Never used gold leafing either...kinda scary! LOL Very pretty canvas..great tutorial!
    BOLB Hugs!

  3. Gorgeous Heather! I love the Art glitter glue, only glue I use, but I only have 1 of their glitters but they are gorgeous! Really stunning piece to showcase them and make us drool! ~Diane

  4. As always I love your work! I do crafts but not mixed media, I just love to look at yours! Other people do a great job but you really have "skills"! I always look forward to your e-mails, thanks for creating such pretty pieces for me to look at and smile!