Monday, June 13, 2011

Long Weekend...Getaway Project!

I was really having too much fun with this Mixed Media Canvas project that I extended my weekend until this morning. Now, most people think that altered art is only dark and grungy looking but I think it can be bright and cute, see...

I took my blank canvas and splashed on some bright blue acrylic paint for the sky with no thoughts on the strokes going any which my hand went. Then, I used  two different green core'dinations papers and tore them into strips and layered them on for the grass.The little flowers are from a Paper Blossoms punch.

My tree is brown kraft paper, the kind for mailing. I have a half toilet paper roll for a base then scrunched up paper for the trunk. The branches are twisted up kraft paper. Some of the branches, I have a chenille stem in the center so I could shape them.

The leaves! I took three shades of green Bo Bunny's Back to Basics dot paper and just went crazy hand cutting leaves. This is where I had a hard time stopping! I just kept cutting more and more.

Every thing is glued together with that amazing 3-in-1 Glue! I just love the way I can just stick the leaves here and there at all kinds of angles and it holds!

I wanted to have some fun, so I took a Hello Kitty key chain, removed the key chain part and stuck her on my little craft stick swing.

And I'm glad I waited until this morning because the store just put out the new Dress It Up buttons and I found these cute owls to nestle in the tree.

Actually, there's more stuff I want to add, so I must say this is still a work in progress. I think it'll be fun to add stuff on as I find them, too.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you all have a great week!


  1. Holy cow! :) Luv your canvas and with HK? Now that's super cute especially having her swinging from the tree branch! How's the owls? More cute! :)

  2. This is waaay cool! Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. This is A-mazing Joy! Fabulous creation!!!

  4. Okay, now you're just making this Hello Kitty fan go nuts! What a super-duper project! Your creativity is awesome. Your brain must be working 24/7. Thanks for all the hard work and fabulous ideas!

  5. WOW oh WOW!!! Joy this is so FABULOUS!!! that's a keeper, absolutely awesome!!! unless you wanna sell it to me! hehe!

  6. That's so awesome looking! I love it!!


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