Sunday, 24 April 2016

Doctor Who inspired mixed media canvas

Hello, dear crafters!
It is Victoria on the blog today. This month theme is Spring, it is a great time for new beginning and discovery. And for me spring and especially April is always connected with International Day of Human Space Flight. I absolutely love space theme and this time I wanted to make a canvas inspired by the Doctor Who show.

1. I started with making galaxy background, working on a 20*20 cm piece of watercolor paper. I went wet-on-wet, using few shades of pink, blue, purple and black sprays and watercolor, starting from the lightest color. For better blending you should let it air-dry, thus the colors bleed into each other.
2. When the paper dried, I made lots of small splashes of white acrylic paint for the brightest stars and white pearl spray for more subtle, but shiny from another angle look.
3. I used snow stamp from Let It Snow (by Marion Emberson) - Clear Stamp Set, as it  reminds me of starry sky also. So I stamped it with Wow Clear Ultra Slow Drying Embossing Pad and used WE10 White Pearl powder and heat set it with WOW! Heat Tool - Euro.
4. Also I took a stencil with starry pattern, mixed some clear texture paste with pearlescent pigment and applied it through the stencil. When it dried, I've got a great semi- transparent shimmering look. You can see the background I created just below.

5. I prepared some embellishments. First of all I painted with watercolor few planets and die-cut them using circle dies. Then I covered them with Wow Clear Ultra Slow Drying Embossing Pad ink and two or three coats of WN01 Glo-in-the-Dark. I also embossed few chipboard stars with the same powder. I believe it's an amazing product, I absolutely adore it.
6. Then I covered die-cut gears with two coats of WC04 Metallic Gold Rich powder.
7. Chipboard heart is embossed with two layers WS115 Royal Crush powder.
8. Die-cut rings are covered with WS125 Under the Sea powder and cut into few details (I often stretch my dies this way.
9. Also I painted the TARDIS with watercolor and covered it with tree layers of ultra high WA01 Clear Gloss embossing powder and added just a few scoops of WS115 Royal Crush and  WS08R Clear Multi Sparkle  for glitter shine.
10. I cut a couple of clock faces  from a piece of scrapbooking paper, covered them with two layers of ultra high WA01 Clear Gloss embossing powder and bend them to create a look of cracked glass.
11. I also took few other embellishments like handmade flowers, die-cut leaves, details of a real clock, a brunch, crystals and a brad and assembled everything into a composition. I am pretty sure you can easily see, that I started from arranging the planets, using foam adhesive, then glued a brunch, TARDIS, flowers, leaves and after added all those little details.
12. As a finishing touch, I added some drops of blue glossy liquid and clear micro-bead topping.

Be inspired this spring and dream big! Have a fantastic day!

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  1. WOW!!!! This is super amazing mixed media! I love Doctor Who 😊

    LOVE IT ALL, from the GORGEOUS background to the WONDERFUL "everything else"!!!
    Your canvas is BEYOND BIGGER ON THE INSIDE Victoria :)

  3. Love this and looks so kewl when the lights go out great picture!!!

  4. Oh my word, this is totally amazing from start to finish, one of my favourite projects seen, well done on such brilliant work of art, all the time and effort was totally worth it x

  5. Oh my word, this is totally amazing from start to finish, one of my favourite projects seen, well done on such brilliant work of art, all the time and effort was totally worth it x


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