Jan 15, 2016

Tim Holtz Style Reverse Mixed Media Wood Canvas

 A very dear friend lost her husband recently.  She is kind, encouraging, and most creative.  Just a card wouldn't do, so I decided to make her something to display as a constant encouragement.  I do hope that in some small way she will find encouragement in this.
canvas 2
 I started with a wood canvas and decided to reverse it and create a shadow box.  I thought she would love the vintage floral images in this Tim Holtz paper pad.  Her favorite color is green, so I tried to play up the greenery and fussy cut some additional flowers.
canvas 3
 I used some of my DIY Paper Flowers made with the Sizzix Tattered Florals die.  I put some green string in to resemble moss and added some Tattered Leaves and this cool little sprig punch by McCalls.
canvas 4
 Around the frame of the canvas I gessoed lightly, then blobbed ink puddles, then stamped a crackle stamp, dots, and a new Stampers Anonymouse corner stamp, hidden under the metal accents.
canvas 5
 I really wanted my new Ornate Frame die to be the focal point.  I inked it brown them embossed it loosely in gold.  Behind that I added another Sizzix die by Tim, which I pooled ink over to make it look aged.  I hand stamped every letter for the sentiment from scrap inky paper.
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 I painted the inside rim of the canvas brown to accentuate the depth, then added some pools of vintage glitter in the corners, a sparkle of hope I pray.
canvas 7
 Remember to cherish the ones you love and make new memories as often as you can.
canvas 9


brenda said...

Lovely canvas, colours and textures Autumn.

Have a good weekend.

B x

Paper Profusion said...

Wow Autumn, you have me blown away with such a fantastic make and beautiful thoughtfulness. Its perfect for this sad occasion and will certainly bring your friend cheer and heart. You are a really kind friend. The more sombre browns and blues are balanced with just the right amount of yellow and green for warmth and energy. Stunning make - all the more so given its purpose. Enjoy your weekend. Nicola x

Lisa said...

Oh wow, Autumn, this is absolutely stunning!! I am so sorry you needed to make it...prayers for your friend. You did such an amazing job!! She will treasure it!! The flowers are gorgeous and I love the ornate frame!! What a beautiful project this is!! Thanks so much for playing along at Scrapy Land!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

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wannabcre8tive said...

A very gorgeous card. I love the beautiful blooms. Sorry for your need for this type of card. I am sorry for your friends loss.

MaryH said...

It's a wonderful thing to do for your dear friend, and I think she will feel comforted each time she sees is. The sentiment is perfect. I liked all the techniques you've done - the flowers, the string moss, the embossed frame...it's just so very pretty & thoughtful. A clever idea as well. TFS & have a good wkend with this dreary weather. Hugs.

Diane said...

Really lovely mixed media and love all the details.

Hugs diane

Unknown said...

Oh I REALLY love this.

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous reversed canvas love the stamping and fabulous mixed media,beautiful flowers much more thoughtful and lasting than a card
carol x

Unknown said...

So I'm back because I loved yours so much and want to use some of these ideas on a tribute piece to my grandma. This is just so gorgeous.

experiments in paper said...

Autumn, this is a wonderfully empathetic gift for your friend in her time of loss....and absolutely beautiful! Love your flowers and the sunflower theme. xxx Lynn

Julia Aston said...

What a gorgeous gift for your friend Autumn - I'm sure she will appreciate the love put into this - what a great design using the back of the canvas - beautiful flowers and layers on this! Julia xx

Greta said...

Love that sentiment & what a wonderful project for your friend! I know she'll treasure it at this difficult time.

Pawsitively Creative said...

This is breathtakingly gorgeous and so very sweet of you to make for your friend. She is going to cherish this for years to come. Marvelous design and details abound in this spectacular reversed canvas. Fantabulous! Hugz. ~Niki

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful work of art Autumn! Your friend is going to treasure this masterpiece! Love the fancy flowers and all the details!

kiwimeskreations said...

What a wonderful canvas Autumn - I am sure it will be appreciated for years to come.

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

This is stunning, Autumn! I especially love how you distressed the frame and the cluster of flowers. I'm sure your friend will cherish it for years to come.

Mimi said...

Touching. Your friend will definitely appreciate this piece-- coming from you, she'll know it came from the heart and will appreciate the sentiment. What a great idea for a sympathy... I need to remember this when I have a need-- so hard to create a sympathy card on demand. This is lovely. Idk why, but I LOVE the glitter in the corners! Makes a huge difference!

Petra Swart said...

WOW, what a fantastic idea to make this stunning work of art for your friend, Autumn!!!! It is simply beautiful and clearly a lot of planning and hard work were put into it!!! She is going to appreciate it so much and she will surely love it as much as I do!!! A wonderful mixed media project!!!! So beautiful and special!!!!
Have a great weekend!!!

nwilliams6 said...

Oh my gosh - this is gorgeous!!!! I love that you made this for your friend - what a touching gift. Love everything you did on this!!! Hugz

Becca Cruger said...

You seriously have to be one of my favorite bloggers out there. You are SO talented, girl! This is a beautiful project and SO heartfelt. I'm sure your friend will treasure it always.

sarascloset said...

Wow, Autumn! What a beautiful reverse canvas and a touching post. May your friend find some comfort in this; I'm sure she will, knowing her good friend is there to support her through this terrible time in her life. You have made great use of all those new goodies; you know that Ornate Frame is a favorite of mine! Thank you for joining our Ring Out the Old, Bring in the New Challenge at Anything But Cute. Hugs! And a special hug to your friend in need. Sara Emily DT

craftytrog said...

Wonderful words and beautiful art Autumn!

Words and Pictures said...

This is so beautiful, Autumn - from the love and thoughtfulness which generated it to the inking, papers and lovely flowers, the gentle natural colour palette and the warm words - this is a wonderful gift for your friend. It's completely enchanting, and I'm sure will bring her some comfort in this difficult time.
Alison xx

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Autumn this is stunning, the beauty if it just shines out, the texture, the embellishments and sentiment it is awesome, your love and kindness for your friend reflects in this truly wonderful work of art, I am sure it will be treasured for years to come.
lorraine x

Gio said...

It is a really beautiful and touching gift. The layers, the quote, the black flowers, the overall design it came from your heart, and you can see it.

genie said...

What a special gift. All that you did to make it so beautiful was well worth the effort. How very creative you are! You are so talented. Thank you for sharing all of the close ups for us. It really brought the lovely piece to life.

Vintagehandmade said...

Oh, Autumn, this is absolutely beautiful canvas with such awesome layers, amazing colours and fabulous design! Love all the details and especially your wonderful flower arrangement! It's a perfect gift for your friend!
Thank you so much for joining in our Ring out the Old, Bring in the New challenge at Anything But Cute!
Hugs! Branka DT xxx

Samra said...

Beautiful work!
Thank you so much for joining our Ring Out the Old, Bring in the New challenge at Anything But Cute!

Samra DT
Paper Talk with Samra

Redanne said...

Such a lovely thought to make this special piece of art for your friend Autumn! I think she will be very touched. The background you created is stunning and I love how the frame tones in beautifully with it. The flowers are gorgeous too. This really is a most beautiful piece of art!

Thank you so much for joining in our Ring out the Old, Bring in the New challenge at Anything But Cute. Hugs, Anne DT xx

Donna Ellis said...

Such an incredible project! I love all the details and colors! Thanks for playing in the {Scrapy Land Challenge}! Hope to see your pretty projects again soon!
crafty hugs,
{Creative Smiles}

Unknown said...

This is an amazing gift for your friend. I love the flowers and the touch of green. I love it!
Thank you for sharing it at Emerald Creek Dares.
{julia} Emerald Creek DT

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful project, very special indeed, thanks for joining us at TIOT, Valerie

Pamellia said...

What a very thoughtful gift Autumn. The frame has such a wonderful design on it, I love the way the colours are blended together. The rich tones of your accents create a beautiful contrast against the softness of the background. Just stunning!

Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute for our 'Bring in the New' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

Mrs.B said...

This is a beautiful make Autumn and I'm sure your friend will appreciate it and your thoughtfulness.
Love the colours of the frame and how they tone with the background. The flowers look gorgeous too.
Thanks for sharing with us at TioT
Avril xx

Lula said...

This canvas is fabulous! Fantastic image and details. I love the combination of colors too.
Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday.


Juliz Design Post said...

Another absolute beauty Autumn. Your creativity is fantastic.
Julie x

Pawsitively Creative said...

Congrats on your top 3 spot at Emerald Creek! I sure know why they picked this design-because it is deliscious and so good! Hugz! ~Niki

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

So, I was just researching the Tattered Florals on Google and bumped into this and thought "hmm, this looks familiar" - now I see I even commented on it almost a year ago! Just as gorgeous as it was back then! I'm so gonna get that die! Hope to bump into you again soon! xx

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