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Inspire Journey Flower Canvases

WELCOME TO THE SUMMER BLOG HOP + GIVEAWAY (See Messages Below For Instructions)

Summer Blog Hop & Giveaway
Inspire-Journey – Mixed Media Canvases

MESSAGE FROM LAURIE:

Hello and welcome to the Summer Blog Hop. I’m so happy to be able to share these cute little flower canvases with you.  One is called “Inspire” because that is my goal, to inspire you in some way to help you in your creativity and the other is called “Journey” because I, like many of you, am on a creative journey.  This is one journey that I don’t mind that it has no end in sight.

Below I am sharing photos of the flower canvases I will be showing you how to create step by step in a video which will also be posted below as well as the supplies list. I hope you enjoy the process and you will be inspired to create some flower canvases of your own.

Be sure to follow the links to each of the other wonderful creative ladies participating in the hop. I know you will love each of their projects too.  I’m going to be hopping along with you to see what each artist has come up with. I know I will be inspired and I hope you will be too.  And don’t forget to read the message below from Roben-Marie Smith. She will give you instructions on how to enter her giveaway.

Thank you for joining me today and I hope you have a wonderful time following the hop.

See you soon,

Laurie

MESSAGE FROM ROBEN-MARIE SMITH:

WELCOME TO THE SUMMER BLOG HOP WITH A TWIST!

Today kicks off the Summer Blog Hop with a Twist. We have the usual art inspiration and giveaways, but the twist is that there is also a SALE!

AND, there is another twist; Roben-Marie will be closing Paperbag Studios and her Art Shop at the end of July. Read more about it in this article here. NOTE: link “here” with this link: https://robenmarie.com/blog/taking-chances-and-making-changes

PRIZES
Grand Prize: One winner will receive a spot in Roben-Marie’s latest workshop: SALVAGED: a Layered Pieces Journal and a signed and dated original abstract collage by her.
Three Secondary Prizes: gift certificates for an additional 30% off in your choice of the Paperbag Studios or Art Shop.

Be sure to visit the other blogs in the hop and leave a comment to increase your chances of winning the discount!

HOW DO I ENTER?
All you have to do to enter is comment on this blog post and then keep on hopping across to all of the Design Team member’s posts, leave a comment on them and be entered with more chances to win. Giveaway closes on Sunday, July 15 @ 9:00PMEST. Prizes will be announced on Monday, July 16.

WHERE DO I GO?
Here are the links to all of the amazing Design Team Projects so be sure to visit all of them, leave a comment and increase your chances of winning!

Jenni Zmuda
https://artgirlcreations.wordpress.com/2018/07/12/summer-blog-hop-with-a-twist

Ashli Oliver
https://purplemailbox.blogspot.com/2018/07/weaving-and-hopping.html

Anna Friesen
https://artfulstories.blogspot.com/2018/07/roben-marie-smith-design-team-mini-blog.html

Kristi Nazzaro

http://www.soul-positive.com/roben-marie-smith-design-team-blog-hop

Torrie Gass
https://www.foxandhazel.com/mixed-media-envelope-art

Cindy Gilstrap
http://www.junqueart.com/blog/a-stitched-pocket-notebook

Kristin Petersen
https://alteredstatesstudio.com/blog/2018/7/12/altered-artpops

Sue Kemnitz
http://suekemnitz.com/http://suekemnitz.com/lovefirsttweet-tutorial

Laurie Haley
http://laurierichardsonhaley.com/wordpress/2018/06/inspire-journey-flower-canvases/

Laurie Haley For Roben-Marie Smith Design Team
Inspire-Journey – Mixed Media Canvases
Journey – Mixed Media Canvases
Inspire – Mixed Media Canvases

Add Video – https://youtu.be/gEWT0azswXk

Supplies List

Robin-Marie Smith Supplies:

Stamp Set “Garden Muse” by Paperbag Studios

Art Pop Card Collection – Wait For Me

Circle Sticker Collection – Wait For Me

Large Circle Sticker Collection – In The Garden

Small Circle Sticker Collection – In The Garden

Sticker Tape Collection – Wait For Me

Other Supplies:

Art Bites Canvases 4 x 8

Word Stamps

Staz-On Ink – Black

Sequin Waste aka Punchinello

Cosmetic sponge

Glue Stick

Pens – Black Posca Pen, White Shapie Paint Pen

Pencils – Regular #2, Peel & Sketch Charcoal pencil by General Pencil Co.

Watercolor Pencils – Lt. Olive #769 by General, Brown #704 by General

Black Stabilo Pencil by Aquarellable

Liquitex Matte Medium

Sharpie Mean Streak Marker

Scissors

Paint Colors For Yellow Flower:

Americana by DecoArt – Cadmium Orange, Sea Breeze

Apple Barrel – Antique Gold

Craftsmart – Dark Yellow

Crafters Acrylic by Deco Art – Daffodil Yellow

White Paint (I used Liquitex Gesso)

Paint Colors For Blue Flower:

Americana by DecoArt – Spa Blue

Crafters Acrylic by DecoArt – Cool Blue

FolkArt – Light Periwinkle, Patina

Apple Barrel – Lilac Dust, Vineyard Green

White Paint (I used Liquitex Gesso)

Paint Brushes of your choice – I used a 1” Royal Crafters Grip, A tiny liner brush (I can no longer read the size on the brush) and a 4000 Round ( can no longer read the brand on the brush)

Piece of scrap paper for stem

Piece of paper to stamp words on

Mod Podge (optional)

Heat tool (optional)

Ranger Non Stick Mat (optional)

 

My 2 Cents – Mixed Media Bunny Canvas

My 2 Cents – Mixed Media Bunny Canvas

A few weeks ago I posted a few photos of some bunny canvases I made using a wood bunny garland that I took apart.  Today, I am sharing with you the last canvas I made and there is a video you can see to watch the process.  These are so cute, fun and easy to make. They are great for Easter or any other time of the year.  You can substitute the wood bunny for any other character you like and you don’t have to use wood.  You can use lightweight cardboard or chipboard.

See you again soon,

Laurie

My 2 Cents Mixed Media Bunny Video

Mixed Media Bunny Canvases Using Wood Garland

Burlap Bunny Canvas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With Easter right around the corner I have had bunnies on my mind.  Probably not a shock right? lol About two years ago I bought a bunny garland from Target (photo below) with the intention to take apart the garland and make something with it.  As with most of my good intentions the garland wound up in a drawer.  I decided this was going to be the year that I actually did something with that garland so, today, I took apart the garland and started playing.  I created two canvases which I think are super cute and I have three more bunnies I will make something with in the next few days.

They are super easy to make and you don’t have to have a garland to make one.  Just find an image of a bunny that you like, the size you like and print it out.  From the image you can make a cardboard or card-stock bunny, decorate it, then use it on your canvas.  One of my canvases is burlap and all I did was distress the edges with Walnut Stain by Ranger.  The other canvas I used a piece of drop paper and glued it to the canvas. Then I added paint, some stamping (stamps are from Roben-Marie Smith), markings and some rub-ons until I was happy.  Then I added my bunnies and some flowers and embellishments.  I really love how they turned out.

These would make cute gifts no mater what time of year it is.  I plan on hanging mine in my art studio year round and just enjoy looking at them. I hope you will give it a go.

See you soon,
Laurie

Bunny Canvases
Burlap Bunny Canvas
Bunny Canvases
Bunny Garland

Dried Flowers Canvas

Dried Flowers On Canvas

This is the last project where I was able to use some of the beautiful flowers I dried from a mother’s day bouquet from my family. I wanted to use the loose petals that fell from one of the flowers so I added them to the bottom of the canvas as if they came off the single flower on the side of the canvas.  I loved the scrapbook paper I had in my scrap bin so I made a flower-pot to use the other dried flower spray I had left.  I used old book text to make the leaves and I used  old music paper at the top and bottom just because I liked it.  There is a thin umber brown glaze coating on top of the canvas to give it a bit of an aged look.  There is a video showing the process of how I made the canvas. I hope you enjoy.

Laurie

Dried Flowers On Canvas
Dried Flowers On Canvas
Dried Flowers On Canvas