For my Cheery Lynn Designs project today, I stepped way out of my comfort zone and tried a mixed media piece. Now anyone that knows me well, knows how anal I am and how hard it is for me to do artsy stuff. I began with an 8x10 canvas sealing it with a coat of Gesso. Using lightweight chipboard I cut out a huge amount of dies and then mixed and matched until I found something I liked.
I began with the word "create" die cut with my Lace Scrip Lower Case dies. Below that I added a Burlap border and further down a Gears Mesh Border. Along the left edge I added a Tiny Bubbles Mesh Border. I added another coat of Gesso.
Next I added some chain pieces cut from a Chain Mesh Border, a Clock and a Shuttered Window. And, yes another coat of Gesso.
I continued to add dies, Quills above the window, a Gear above that. I cut a Dreamcatcher in half and put it along the top and on the right side. I used a Sentiment frame behind the bottle cap and another on the upper right behind the metal snap. Below "create" I added Anastasia border (this I cut from card stock as it is such an intricate die) The last piece was half of the center of a Rum Punch Doily. I added some beads to the bottle cap and then coated everything with Gesso.
Using Dylusions spray inks, I added color. I also added some Glimmer Mist so it has a lovely shine. This was hard for me as the anal side really wants to control where the color goes, lol. But I tried to be brave and let the color do it's thing. The last step was my flowers and leaves.
I decided to try cutting the flowers out of metal. I have some soft aluminum, .005 thick 36 gauge. They cut beautifully. And I am loving these flowers. They were so easy to mold and stack. I decided not to color them, I liked the look of the silver. I just added a bit of color to the tips of the petals with my Copic markers. You can see the flower dies I used below. I am happy with the way my canvas turned out and I had fun making it. It took me about 7 hours to complete this project.
Cheery Lynn Designs dies used: