Monday, April 15, 2019

Arnold Grummer - Stampendous Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Arnold Grummer & Stampendous Blog Hop! Get yourself comfortable and be prepared to be "WOW"ed with these beautiful projects. 

This "Earth" mixed-media collage uses many different types and colors of hand made papers. I made four different colored batches and mixed thicknesses, mica powders and plain.


AG Paper-making kit 
AG Cotton Linter
AG Iridescent Flakes
Scraps of colored cardstock - shredded
Butterfly Dies: Stampendous!
 11X14 Canvas, Acrylic paints, water-based inks in spritzers (blue, green, yellow green), Cricuit font (Plantin School), black sharpie, alcohol ink markers and blender, vintage sheet music, craft glue, clear sealant, and your imagination!


1. Brush the top right and bottom left of the canvas with white craft glue, adhere sheet music in each corner. Brush over both pages with craft glue or other decoupage medium.

2. Dry-brush over the music and entire canvas background with acrylic paints: white, yellow, let blue, lt apple green.

3. Spritz background with water-based ink or dye, spritz with water to soften and blend. Let dry completely.

4. Cut out the quote. Glue to the background. This light blue paper was made very thin so it could be cut in my Cricuit. "Paint" over the letters with craft glue.  The water-based ink will move around a little, USE THIS to muddy your letters a little. Spritz with water, add more ink if necessary. This photo below shows just how wet this project was to achieve this effect.

5. Mix white acrylic paint and water in a spritzer bottle, spray where needed to get the desired white wash effect on your background.

6. Cut out 6 flower petals and 3 leaves. Use alcohol ink markers to add highlighting and dimension.  Arrange the leaves and petals as shown and glue into place. The stamens were made with faux flower stems, that left over plastic piece when you pull off the bloom, dipped into yellow acrylic paint.

7. Cut out the butterfly shapes. (Stamps were not available, the black detailing was done by hand with a black sharpie marker.) Glue butterflies into place.  Let dry completely and spray with seal-coating.

This was the most fun I've had in a long time! You just might get your hands dirty on this one :o) I hope you are inspired to create your own mixed media canvas.  If you have any questions at all, please leave a commend or share your projects too. Happy Earth Day!

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  1. The sentiment is so gentle and lovely!

  2. So pretty! Loving the butterflies!

  3. I love all the colors and dimension! Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

  4. Thanks for sharing your beautiful art.

  5. Beautiful piece. Love the butterflies and how they pop.

  6. Wonderful project, so gorgeous!
    Thanks for sharing...

  7. The colors are so bright and beautiful. Inspiring!

  8. Getting your hands dirty is part of the fun, right?

    The earth really does have music if you listen. [Bunny]``

  9. the colors are so vibrant and
    beautiful. A good way to use
    up those scraps of paper I hate
    to throw away and a new fun
    craft to try. thanks for sharing

  10. Love the colors of your papers! FUN! <3

  11. I like the colors you chose for your awesome card.

  12. The colors are just beautiful and so is the layout...very nice project.....well done and tfs

  13. Beautiful project! love the colors, texture of the papers and the wonderful saying!

  14. Love your pretty papers you made. The mica powders are so shimmery and the vibrant colors are just fabulous!! Your project is gorgeous.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  15. Beautiful colors Very pretty papers.

  16. Beautiful canvas you created.

  17. It's fabulous, Becky! Your butterflies are so beautiful! :o)

  18. Wow, the butterflies look wonderful. Nice job!!

  19. Beautiful papers! Love your project!

  20. Stunning card! The butterflies look amazing on your gorgeous card! They look like they are dancing to the music! Happy Earth Day!

  21. Love the vibrant colors and textures

  22. This is gorgeous! Your colors are amazing!