Monday, 24 March 2014

My umbrella

I was a naughty DT member last week and didn't get around to doing my post for Clare Curd Crafts . With a big inspection coming up at work I was working long hours and the week flew by, but today is my much needed day off, and what better way to de-stress than a few hours crafting.

When I want to totally relax crafting I go to my paints and  a canvas, todays is 7x5 inches in size. 

I have to apologise as there are some photos missing to the process of creating a mixed media canvas, but when I get going I forget to take pictures....oooops sorry :-/

I started with a good few layers of my chosen paint colours and when I was happy with the blending and the paint had dried I moved onto stamping.

I built the stamps up in layers (the secret to depth on a piece is lots of layers) I also used some spray paint.

I then added some texture using texture paste through some sequin waste and when it was dry dry rubbed some paint over it.

Now this is where I got carried away and forgot to take photos. I drew a template for the umbrella and then transferred the pieces onto my patterned paper, cut them out and stuck them to my canvas using ModPodge.

 Once the umbrella was stuck down I stamped and added my quote. 
The next step is optional but I like the effect it gives. Using either a black maker or black paint, whatever you are comfortable with, draw around the pieces of teh umbrella and blend the colour in. This will make the pieces pop and give some dimension to your canvas.

My final step was to apply some white rub ons for extra interest.

The items I used from Clares shop are as follows

My Mind's Eye Kate and Co. OXFORD LANE 6 x 6 paper pad


My Mind's Eye Kate and Co. OXFORD LANE Stamp Set

I've also used the Raindrop set of stamps from Designs by Ryn.


  1. Loving this canvas, beautiful colours and loving the umbrella.
    Linda xxx

    1. Hi Linda, thanks for your lovely comment x

  2. Fun and colourful, I love it!


  3. Beautiful colourful canvas - that umbrella is fabulous!!

  4. Beautiful! Love the colors and fabulous job on the umbrella. So creative.

  5. I love this canvas! colours are fab and of course I love Ryn's raindrops! :) xxx

  6. Hey Deb, thanks for posting to my page :) Love the colours. Love the umbrella. Love the quote. AND the tutorial!

  7. Wow this is fabulous love the gorgeous colours you`ve used & the raindrops are fantastic xxxx

  8. What a fabulous canvas - thanks for sharing how you did it x

  9. Very beautiful design, love the colours and texture. I saw this over at Ryn's blog and I had to come for closer look:) xx