Aug 4, 2016

Mixed Media Butterfly Reverse Canvas

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What time is it?  It's time to get down!  With Stamps & Stencils that is.  Today we launch a new challenge and you are going to love it.  Our hostess, Sue says, "For this challenge I would like to see anything relating to flying, so this could be a bird or a butterfly or it could be an inspirational quote that includes words relating to flying ! As always, please remember we are a mixed media challenge and you must include either stamping or stenciling or both!"  What fun!

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I shared the tutorial on this rolled reverse canvas with you HERE, so do pop over if you'd like a refresher.  During the class I started this one and it has sat on my desk for weeks, waiting to be finished.  I had forgotten where I was going with it.  Does anyone else do things like that?  Well, I came across my initial sketch and was reminded.  I peeled my canvas back a tad too much, so I used texture paste on the wood frame and colored it with the same watercolors.  I sprayed the background images's edges with Glimmer Mist to help it blend in.

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This wooden chippie got a makeover with gold, copper, and Distress tea stain embossing powders.  I love the variegated look!  That beautiful scrunchy paper in the background looks like handmade paper, but is simply mop up paper.  I had some left over Lumiere paint on my table and mixed it with water so I could cover a scrap of manilla.  I scrunched it up over and over while it was wet and the shimmer went deeply into the cracks.  I will be intentionally making this again!

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The colors on this project are my favorite part.

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Some Prima flowers and string for embellies.  I added some embossing in white because I really wanted to stamp something, what with using all of those digital images.  :)

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The greenery die is by Verve stamps.
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You can find these butterflies on my Pinterest board, Printables.  I really had fun with this.  And I would love to feature your project on my blog if you've created a canvas from my tutorial.  Just leave me a comment.  <3

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49 comments:

  1. Autumn, you have just officially made my day with this lovely creation! I love all those mixed media details, and the digitally made butterflies provide the contrast. That stenciling around the frame is gorgeous with it's watery wash, and the chippie is scrumptious! Great background paper--sometime the simplest things give us the greatest pleasure! I would love to hang this beauty in my home! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it, and believe it's my new favorite! Big hugs, my friend!

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  2. This may be my new favorite of yours, Autumn!! Wow!! The canvas looks amazing!! I love the details and those stunning butterflies!! The texture and dimension are fabulous!! What a gorgeous canvas!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  3. So so beautiful Autumn!! I can almost see thses beauties start to flutter! Gorgeously fresh and vibrant! Nicola x

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  4. Chiming in with Sara here. I too, would happily hand this in my home. How absolutely stunning. A little touch of the great outdoors to brighten any day.

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  5. Wowwww... What a stunning project, love it!!! Thank you for being with us at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit with your beautiful creation!!!
    Hugs,
    Arlette DT

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  6. Beyond beautiful Autumn. For me it's eye candy - it's a canvas, it has orange, it has music, and it has yummy texture. And it is breathtaking - one of those projects that make me just suck in my breath in admiration. Thank you so much for making such a fabulous treat. Xj.

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  7. Oh this is gorgeous, love the colours and beautiful details.
    Lorraine

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  8. This is so clever and pretty Autumn! I adore the texture and those beautiful butterflies!
    Alison x

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  9. Wow..This is something really very interesting ..loved it !

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  10. Oh my, Autumn, this is absolutely gorgeous, and I LOVE the butterflies! Wow, what a beautiful piece of art, and I really love the reverse canvass. It's STUNNING! Hugs, sweet friend! Have a great rest of the week! You sure made me smile! xoxo

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  11. So much interest in your project. Love the reverse canvas idea. Loving your attention to detail and all the beautiful elements to make up this fabulous canvas...Thank you x

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  12. Wellllllll this is just geniusness at its finest. Who knew that the flip side of a canvas could be so stunning! Brilliant.

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  13. Heavenly design and details! I absolutely adore reverse canvases and this one takes the cake. It is something I would like to try as well. Your butterflies look like they happened upon an elegant perching post and are taking time to rest and enjoy the sun. Such beautiful colors and the details are gobsmackingly gorgeous! Fantabulous dearie! Hugz to you muffin! ~Niki

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  14. This is stunning! Love the modeling paste on the edges of the canvas and how you cut and curled back the canvas fabric. Just gorgeous!

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  15. This is fabulous Autumn! Simply gorgeous and I love everything about it! The idea of the reverse canvas is new for me, maybe I'll try it some day :)
    Hugs, Catherine xx

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  16. Oh, I just love that peeled back canvas! I so need to carve out a little time to try this. Gorgeous project, Autumn.

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  17. This is just so pretty. Love the images and the colour combo, gorgeous. Happy crafting, Angela x

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  18. Oh, Autumn, I can't find the right words to describe how much I love this brilliant reverse canvas! It's definitely my new favourite of yours! Your butterflies look do real and awesome! I love everything about this exquisite piece of art! Big hugs! Branka xx

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  19. Love! The layers are fantastically done! Gorgeous art piece!

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  20. this is absolutely stunning - the butterflies look real - I'm lost for words - gorgeous xx

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  21. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this!!!! Is it for sale?

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  22. Oh what a fabulous project Autumn - love the background sheet - what a wonderful result from your mopping up!! Love your quote too.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  23. Have to say those digital butterflies are stunning, it's a fantastic creation, every time I look, the butterflies are visually erupting from the canvas...beautiful! Lovely colours and techniques and sometimes our best work are things we go back to. Gorgeous Autumn. Ruth xx

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  24. What could be more beautiful than a kaleidoscope of beautiful butterflies, the central one is particularly stunning. I love how you do these reverse canvases, the colours on this one are so beautiful - they lift the spirits!! Love this. Hugs, Anne xx

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  25. This is a truly delightful canvas. I love how you layered and then layered some more. This made the niche deep and such a stunning focal point. Thanks for linking to Rhedd's Creative Spirit this August.

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  26. Thanks for the reminder of your reverse rolled canvas technique, Autumn! Wow! I especially love these earthy colors that just make me feel Life all around! And the musical sheet shown in the "reverse" is a perfect blending of communication with Nature. Every small creature contributes to the music and Praise of Life Himself! Thank you for sharing your incredible masterpiece! hugs, de

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  27. Oh Autumn I just adore this beautiful creation with the stunning butterflies and wonderful effects and yes I have a tub of started but not finished projects, one day ...... Xxx

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  28. I so love working with reversed canvas - so much dimension and yours is stunning hun - Thank you for sharing with us over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month and hope to see you again in future challenges.

    Handcrafted by Ellapu
    Mother Hen for Altered Eclectics
    Mother Hen for Eclectic Ellapu
    DT Rhedd's Creative Spirit


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  29. Such a stunning canvas! Adore all the butterflies and lovely colors. Thanks so much for playing at Things to Alter!~kim

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  30. Wowzers!! What a stunner :) xx

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  31. Gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at Words and Paintery

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  32. I love your reverse canvas, Autumn! Your chipboard piece showcasing that huge butterfly is amazing! Love the texture and colors - wow! I do love all of your flowers and the smaller butterflies - you are so creative with digital images and it's very inspiring! I did watch your tutorial previously on the reverse canvas and hope to try that out - it gave me ideas for a duo or trio I want to do for my daughter's trip to Europe last year. I will definitely share...if I ever get around to it :-)

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  33. What an adorable piece of work - so creative, those butterflies are stunning and I love the colour palette.

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  34. I just thought: "Break on through to the other side!" What a pretty piece showcasing a pristine buterfly-- I'm thinking renaissance...

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  35. http://welove2create.blogspot.nl/
    Beautifull thank you so much for your fabulous project and joining into the We Love To Create Challenge Blog hugs Terry xxx

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  36. Stunning project, so much intricate detail. Amazing.
    Thanks for joining in at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.
    Big hugs,
    Caryn xxx

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  37. Wow Autumn, your canvas is stunning ! I love the butterfluies, they look so real, and the peeled back canvas is inspirational ! Sue C x

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  38. Nice job! Love the fabulous amount of textural elements and graphic detail in this design! Thanks for sharing with us at Altered Eclectics!
    Hugz,
    Chana, DT

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  39. This is fantastic and so lovely! Thank you for sharing with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month, Nan. DT

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  40. WOW stunning canvas love the torn back edges and beautiful butterflies fabulous embossed chipboard embellishment-off to check out the tutorial
    Carol x

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  41. So much textures and beauty in this! Thanks for playing with us at Words&Paintery challenge

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  42. What a fabulous project! This is so beautiful!!
    Thank you for joining us at Words & Paintery

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  43. Marvelous project! Thank you for joining us at Words and Paintery!!!

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  44. Congratulations on your win at Words and Paintery! Yippee!

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  45. So gorgeous, Autumn - the rusty flourish chipboard looks fabulous behind the butterfly, and I love the texture on the frame with those butterflies just perched ready to take off again.
    Alison x

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  46. A stunning canvas Autumn! It's filled with such gorgeous detail, so glad you posted the close up shots. Really beautiful ! Toni x

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  47. This is absolutely beautiful. I have been saving a lot of wall paper art projects to start soon. Have been making cards for so long moving to the wall.lol.
    Yours is a keeper for beauty, depth, color, everything. Thanks for sharing.

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