Thursday, June 21, 2012

Mixed Media Canvas (With a Video Tutorial!!)

I've really enjoyed dabbling with mixed media designs lately and although I've done some mixed media designs on my scrap pages I thought it was time to try out a mixed media canvas! And I'm so excited to share with you the step by step video I prepared to share with you how I put this project together!!  I've been reading books on mixed media, exploring different techniques and one that I just have to give a try was this couture figure mixed media design.  I was at Chapters over the weekend and had picked up a book called Collage Couture by Julie Nutting, so I would say this is where I drew much of my inspiration for this canvas design I made up here.  For this mixed media piece I used a whole lotta Websters Pages In Love collection papers and some Dusty Attic Chipboard as well.
I first began by sketching out a figure on some paper and then sketched out a dress design.  Below is a picture of the sketch I made... 
I then layed a piece of white paper over my sketch and began drawing out the individual pieces that would make up my couture figure.  Below is my template for the figure..... 
I know that sketching doesn't come easy to everyone so if you are not up for drawing out your own figure, you are welcome to print off the above template to make up your own couture figure.  If you right click on the picture above and 'Save Picture As' to your computer, you can print out the template and cut out the shapes to make your own couture canvas.  Just print it out on an 8.5 x 11 inch piece of paper, cut out and then trace the pieces on the patterned paper of your choice.  ....Here are some close-up photos of my finished layout (You can watch a video below and see how I put the whole canvas together).... 


The quote I used for this one I thought was fitting because of the playful movement of the figure I drew up, I found the quote on Pinterest.....it says....
"There was something in her movements that made you think
that she never walked but....
Always danced"
So, grab yourself a cup of coffee and enjoy a little video I put together showing a step by step on how I put this mixed media canvas together, I hope you enjoy it!


Mixed Media Canvas with Gabrielle Pollacco from Gabrielle Pollacco on Vimeo.
I'd like to take a moment to thank all the kind people who leave their sweet comments here at my blog, I read them all and really appreciate them....sometimes the comments are annonymous or they don't link back to your blogs so I can't always respond,  but I'd like to say how much your comments mean to me, thank-you!

I'm making a  series of these canvas's as wall decor for my scraproom (I've got another one to share with you all tomorrow!)  Hope you'll come back for a peek! xx

64 comments:

Κατερινα said...

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lizzyc said...

Oh my! This is stunning!

Sandi Smith said...

Oh my goodness...that was amazing to watch!! You are so creative and now I want to make one!!Can't wait to see tomorrows!!

Scrappy Pink Corner said...

Your work is amazing. I have been following your work for about a year now and love it all. Your layouts stand out anywhere. The butterflies and the torn paper are your signature. Thank you for sharing your work with us.
ANA

Jane said...

Holy moly Gabrielle! I have said it before and will say it again and again you are just AmZingly talented!!!

tatiana_osipova said...

Such a fantastic work!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you for sharing!!!!!

angel said...

Cudowne! Dziękuję za inspirację:)
I zapraszam : http://tworczelapkiangel.blogspot.com/2012/05/fly.html

Maya Ariffin said...

Gorgeous!! I'm speechless! Thanks for the tutorial :)

Robbie said...

It's official! You rock!! I love how elegant your girl is and how you managed to give her movement!! She's just gorgeous!! adding the chipboard... just another wow!! I'm going to have to try that! Terrific!

Astrid Maclean said...

OMG, this is so amazingly cool, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!!! Thanks for the video tut too, so many amazing details, that veil behind the tree branches for instance, inspired!!!

Nanne said...

Oh my word.. I'm absolutely in aaaaaw over your canvas, plus I was so inspired after watching the video..thank you for sharing how you made this Gorgeous piece of art..
Hugs
Nanné

zandra said...

Wow, You leave me speechless! Absolutely stunning. Love your girl.
Hugz, Z

SusanLotus said...

This is very beautiful! :)

Jennie Atkinson said...

WOW WOW WOW!!!! that is absolutely stunning Gabrille. And thanks for a FABULOUS video tutorial - so many ideas and techniques. I can't wait for your next one!

Maria said...

WOW!! I love it!! It's sooooooo beautiful!

Linda Pekrul said...

Oh MY! What a wonderful way to start my morning! Such a BEAUTIFUL canvas and so fun to watch you put it together. Thank you SO MUCH for allowing us to use your template. I LOVE your girl with her flowing dress! Can't wait for the next one!

LISA said...

Your video was amazing!! TYFS....I did a She Art Canvas, never have taken the class, but was inspired after purchasing Collage Couture last year. Love the book!!!It sits on my Side Board table in my scrap studio as inspiration...But...Your canvas has relit that creative fire in me to do another canvas!! Thank you!! Your canvas is just Gorgeous Gabrielle.

Bonnie said...

I think both of your mixed media canvas projects are simply adorable! You are a gifted artist. Thank you for always sharing :-)

Thorunn said...

simply fantastic!

Caroleanne Wright said...

wow Gabby this is amazing and will look beautiful in your craft room. Now I need to give this a go!!! Fab fun - great video. BFN

Romy said...

All I can say is WOW!! Whatever you make, it always looks fab! And you definitely have a talent for drawing too:) Thank you so much for making this video for us, so we can get a peek behind the scenes.

Papeluxo Scrapbooking said...

the video is lovely. Congratulations.
Hugs, Nidia-Brazil

pattyo said...

Bravo! Love this! So many interesting techniques--I love what you did with bubble wrap!

Edna said...

Wao, is amazing!! Love it!!

JOAN said...

Great tutorial!! Thanks a lot for the template, I really love it ;)

Anonymous said...

awesome awesome awesome....as I said you inspire me, thanks for sharing your gift and allowing it to be scrap lifted, you are one amazing lady. Joy Chambers

Vicky Alberto said...

Thank you for taking the time to do a video - so creative Gabi!

Nyoka said...

Oh my goodness! This is totally Gorgeous!! Thanks so much for the visual of the video!! It looks so easy when you do it!!!
God bless

LindaChad said...

What a beautiful piece of art! You taught me a lot. I have recently started creating mixed media on canvas and really love it. Looking forward to tomorrow's post! Thanks.

Scrapbookpassion said...

Comme toujours un excellent travail et quel imagination et créativité !je suis vraiment fan de ce que vous faites Bravo !

Tina Levron said...

Oh my gosh. I love it. Thanks for sharing your time and talents with us. You are so inspirational!!!!!!!

ARTful Wings said...

Absolutely stunning!! I absolutely love it TFS Polly

MaineOkie said...

so beautiful just wow its so beautiful i love it you did such a great job!!!! thanks for sharing

Angel said...

Oh My so Pretty I love your work.. I still wish you lived near me. lol
I can't draw for the life of me but watching you piece that together makes miss playing with paper dolls..lol Thanks for sharing,,

CathyMc said...

I definitely feel inspired to have a go Gabrielle. Thanks for the inspiration. Your work is truly amazing!

Keren Tamir said...

OMG Gabi!! these are fantastic, amazing!! I just saw this one and I'm just in awe you've rocked this mixed media art and your style is phenomenal in this too!!!!!

elainec said...

Just loved your video & creation . x

Ann-Kay said...

WOW! That is amazing!!! I have been a follower of your blog for quite some time now, always love your creations but have never left a comment. But this video just blew me away! Thank you so much for posting this and the template; i'll definitely include the figure in my wedding scrapbook album and try to make her look like me as a bride. Gabrielle, you are such an incredible inspiration! Wow, wow, wow!!

Theresa said...

Love this video too! So glad I found you a couple of years ago. Wouldn't want to miss a thing. Thanks as always for sharing.

jacirascrap said...

Impressionante suas telas...que trabalho mais maravilhoso e completo...

Hilde said...

This is just amazing!! I love it!!
You inspire me alot!!!!

fairy454 said...

Thank you so much.This has really inspired me to have a go.Brilliant

Myrto said...

Amazing!

Anonymous said...

WOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Linda Langes said...

WOW! Why has it taken me so long to find your beautiful blog?? I have spent hours looking at your stunning creations tonight and these 2 canvases inspire me no end. Thank you so much Gabrielle for sharing :-))

stacy morrison said...

Absolutely gorgeous, one of my favorite things I would love to create this, thanks for sharing that tutorial, i would love to see on my home wall, really beautiful canvas you made.

read more on canvas art prints

heavenly_72 said...

All I can say is WOW!!!! This is just so creative I wish I new how to draw lol

heavenly_72 said...

All I can say is WOW!!!! This is just so creative I wish I new how to draw lol

Barb said...

I ran across your site simply by accident. I was amazed at the work you do. Your sharing of this and other art on your site is just wonderful for us who love to learn through great tutorials by a great artist.
Thank you so much for sharing.

pcrusberg said...

I saw this on Pinterest. I loved your raw sketch. You're very talented. Thanks for the video.

SusanLotus said...

Thanks for sharing these absolutely gorgeous templates! I want to try it! :D

Your paintings are breathtakingly beautiful!

Susan

Lisa said...

I am so glad I found your blog...your work is amazing!! I am in love with this canvas!! Thank you so much for generously sharing your fabulous drawings!!

Sue Lelli said...

I too just found your blog! What a talented artist you are and so unselfish to share your sketches! This is just Breath taking!

Inspiring Imagery said...

Love what you've done...great work!

Evy Raven said...

Love it! Inspiring.....

sisla said...

OMG, I love it.

Anonymous said...

Wow, this canvas is so beautiful, nice work Gabriella !!

M!R said...

it's more than beautiful.... this blog is a dream...
thank you so much for your videos.

xxx
mir

☼Carolina ArteScrap y ArteSanía☼ said...

ESPECTACUALAR
lindo!
thanks
hugs from Chile
c@

louise said...

i adore your work gabrielle so glad i found your blog via pintrest will be dropping in to admire often

Meli Isen said...

do you have an etsy shop..love your stuff

Andrew austin said...

Perfect canvases is rotate photos and add text anyplace.

Debby Towers said...

This is fantastic! I made my own version of it using your fabulous template. I am really pleased with the result Thank you so much for your generosity in sharing your talent.

titancia said...

I love the lady you drew! I thought it was a new Julie Nutting stamp I hadn't seen.

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