Monday, September 21, 2015

Flutter-by Floral Mixed Media Wall Decor by Gail Green

Mixed Media fun with Linnie Blooms and Faber-Castell!

Linne Blooms has teamed up with Faber Castell for an off-the-charts creative blog hop! Faber Castell’s Gelatos and Mixed Media products are a natural for Linnie Blooms pre-sewn and pre-cut canvas surfaces. Together they combine for some serious fun.  

All the designers on the Linnie Blooms Design team were given different Faber Castell products and/or color sets to use. I was inspired by the soft pastel Gelato palette and how it combined with the stencils. Plus…it is still full blown summer outside so floral inspiration was also all around me!  

Project Level: Intermediate 


Linnie Blooms: Pre-sewn Square Canvas Blank
                         Small Blossom Canvas Shape
                         Sunflower Canvas Shape
                         Leaf Canvas Shape
                         Shabby Trim (Green)
                         Natural Wood Clothes Pin Clips

Faber Castell: 
  Gelatos® Pastel Set (Colors used: Earl Grey, Coconut, Caramel, Watermelon, Guava, Peach, Buttercream, Kiwi) 
  Stampers Big Brush Pens Yellow Set (Colors used: Light Yellow, Cadmium Yellow)
  Whipped Spackle
  Mixed Media Stencils (Stencils used Butterfly and Bricks stencils)

Beacon Adhesives: Gem-tac® Permanent Adhesive

Toner Plastics: 2” length of Fun Wire (Icy Gold)

Miscellaneous: Heat tool or hair dryer
                         Masking tape
                         Printed text scraps from books, newspaper or other uncoated paper source
                         Large pearl, button or gem of your choice.
                         Spray bottle with mister setting


 Place brick stencil over canvas square. Tape in place. Outline brick shapes with Light Yellow pen.  Remove Stencil. Color group areas with Cadmium Yellow.

Lightly mist canvas. Using wet brush, apply Coconut, Caramel, Buttercream and Earl Grey Gelatos to each brick section and blend as desired.  Mist lightly with water as needed. Dry with a heat tool or hair dryer. 

Lightly mist the flowers.  Apply Guava, Peach and Watermelon as desired and blend with brush. Dry completely.

 Cut between petals as shown, 

Glue flower layers together, pinching to shape.

Lightly mist and color leaf with Kiwi and Buttercream; dry. Fold and shape as shown, adding a dab of glue on the reverse side to hold the folds in pace. Dab Earl Grey along edges and central vein.

Your flower and leaf should look like this:

Place Butterfly stencil in corner of canvas square.  Tape in place with masking tape.  Using a trowel or knife, apply Whipped Spackle inside of butterfly shape.

Carefully lift and remove stencil; dry overnight.  

When completely dry, mist lightly, apply Watermelon Gelato and wipe off excess with sponge. Dry

Add Earl Grey Gelato on canvas square to create a shadow around the butterfly.

Hand tear strips of printed text.  Loosely apply Coconut and Caramel Gelato. Add Earl Grey Gelato in the corners where the text will be placed.  Glue the torn text strips in place; dry.

Attach flower and leaf on the canvas, as shown.  Glue pear to center of flower. Shape butterfly antenna and glue in place. Dry completely. Clip clothes pins and Shabby trim in the corners to hang….and enjoy!

Now...go hopping and see all the awesome projects made by the Linnie Blooms and Faber-Castell design team members!  Begin the hop here..... 



Robyn Olszowy said...

Lovely little hanging. Thank you for sharing.

Rochelle Spears said...

Beautiful! Love the flower!! :)

Tanya said...

Really beautiful! Thank you for sharing it :)

Unknown said...

very pretty

Jean Bullock said...

Very cute. Thanks for sharing your techniques.

Nicole Brown said...

Love the Faber-Castell products! Thanks for the project idea!

Unknown said...

gorgeous manipulation of the flowesflower!

D.Ann C said...

Love that fabulous flower!

Annmakes said...

I love it, it is just gorgeous! Wow, what a great tutorial too!

Jean said...

Amazing flower!

Karen said...

Good tutorial! Love how you altered the flower!

Suman Pandit said...

very very pretty project Gail !! I loved how you added the shadows in your project , brings life to the canvas !!

Unknown said...

Great tutorial!! Love your flower! Hugs xxx ...Noe

Susie Bentz: My Time to Play said...

Love the step by step! Very cute wall hanging with so many techniques!

m1ch3113lee said...

Beautiful project. Love the steps you listed in making your project so easy to follow.

cghundley said...

Wow, how pretty
and neat looking!
Love all the layers
on it.
Carla from Utah

JPScraps said...

I LOVE this little canvas. The colors, the flower..... Beautiful!

Pilar Maria torres said...

So cute! !! Thanks for the chance ! !!!

Pilar Maria torres said...

So cute! !! Thanks for the chance ! !!!

Unknown said...

Thank you for such a great tutorial!! Love your work!!

Gail Green said...

Thank you all for your comment! Much appreciated! And...glad you enjoyed the project and the blog hop with Linnie Blooms and Faber-Castell. Don't hesitate to visit my blog again.....

Gina H said...

Very cute little banner. I love all of the layering!