Thursday, September 11, 2014

An Art Palette Canvas Video Tutorial {Flying Unicorn} & AWESOME Shimmerz News!!


Hello friends! I'm excited to share with you today an OTP (Off the page) using a really fun wooden art palette canvas I got in the September kit at Flying Unicorn Kit Club.  There were so many cool metal ornaments included in this kit so I went and used these and some of the flowers and Shimmerz mixed media elements included in this kit as well.  I also added other colors of Shimmerz paints as well. Here are the Shimmerz products I used in this project:

~Golden Wheat Shimmerz
~Grape Escape Vibez
~Caribbean Sunset Spritz
~Hot Fudge Vibez
~Beets Me Inklingz
~Pugnacious Purple Inklingz
~Me and Blue Inklingz
~ Giddy about Green Inklingz
~Gold Mine Inklingz
~Pink Inklingz
~Tarnished Treasure Inklingz
~ Brass Knuckles Inklingz


I recorded a video tutorial on how I made this canvas design, hope you enjoy!


I thought I would share a bunch of close-ups that you can enjoy at your leisure. Above is a close-up of the embellishment cluster, a combination of metal accents, blooms and gems.  I gave the whole thing a coat of gesso and then spritzed and painted with Grape Escape Vibez.  Last but not least, I dabbed on some Brass Knuckles Inklings to further the metalic look on my embellishment cluster.


I used a variety of stencils....Heidi Swapp Moroccan stencil, Crafter's Workshop 'Art Is' stencil and the Prima 'Sunrise Sunset' Checkerboard stencil to create a textural background on my palette.  I then layered on lots of Shimmerz colors to create an 'artsy' looking background.


I chose a quote that I thought would work nicely with the art palette design....'Art is not what you see but what you make others see' ....I used the Tim Holtz alphabet stickers (included in the Flying Unicorn kit mixed with some Webster's Pages alphabet stickers I had in my home stash).


Here is another shot of the embellishment cluster.....I finished the design with a few colorful adhesive gems.


Originally I had planned to use a bunch of large colorful gems as my 'paint colors' but couldn't find them in the size and colors I was looking for....then I came across these 'sugared' gems at a local dollar store and went with these.  I used a variety of coordinating colors of Inklingz as a background mosaic design behind the colored gems.


There are a bunch of paint brushes included in the palette set, so I took two of these brushes as accent pieces to my design and 'dirtied them up a bit, giving them a well used look, by smudging on some paint colors before I applied them to my canvas.

I hope you enjoyed today's project! If you would like to order some of the beautiful Shimmerz products used on this project you can find them HERE.....and remember if you would like to get a FREE/Bonus Shimmerz product, be sure to mention my name 'Gabrielle' in the INSTRUCTIONS TO MERCHANT part of your order, and Shimmerz will send you a bonus product in the color of your choice.



Before I leave today I want to share some exciting news!!  The lovely folks at Shimmerz Paints have been hard at work creating NEW and EXCITING paint colors!  I just had a peek and the NEW colors are up and ready to go!  I don't know about you but I'm super excited to give these new color palettes a go! xo


36 comments:

Rebecca " The miss Haven " said...

OOOOh, Gosh!!! The art creation is just so beautiful!!! LOVE IT :D
Wonderful!!!
Hugz Rebecca

Linda Bell said...

Gabrielle, This project is magnificent. Beautiful work!

Mariane C said...

This is so great and beautiful, Gabrielle - I wish I could buy some of the materials but it says only a wholesale is possible - and as a private person I don't have VAT numbers or anything... But I sure want to be able to make something similair to yours if I could... Thank you so much for sharing

Kind regards
Mariane
http://cordes.re/blg/wind/

BunnyD said...

Gorgeous! Now that's Glitz to the max!

Liz's creative corner said...

Gorgeous hun, loving the depth of colours and texture, so wish we could some of the stuff here in the uk,
hugs Liz xx

Martie Rollin said...

Lots of work went into this one! My work space would really be a mess after this one! Beautiful color choices...

Lynn said...

Gabi you simply amaze me with your projects. I love watching you create! Beautifully done!

Gabrielle Pollacco said...

Hi Mariane, I'm not sure which site you went to but both Shimmerz and Flying Unicorn sell retail and will sell in as large or small quantitites that you need. Actually, as of this week, even Dusty Attic opened their website to retail customers. If you are having problems just contact Stacey at Shimmerz, or Alda at Flying Unicorn, I know tgey would be happy to help you get your order through. No vat numbers etc. needed. xo

Carolyn said...

It is such a treat to view your blog and view all of your gorgeous projects. The paint pallet is stunning.

OLE LUKOE said...

OOOOOOO!!!!! Bravo master, standing ovation!!!

Romy said...

Oh my, you have truly outdone yourself on this beautiful altered project! This turned out absolutely A-MA-ZING!

Sandra said...

Oh I loved that video so much, I think its my fave Gaby. The project is stunning.

Janene said...

What an array of colors!!!

Laura Fernandez said...

Vine a verlo acá y ya en grande este trabajo es realmente espectacular, es una gran idea trabajar stencil sobre stencil, nunca se me habría ocurrido, y por supuesto que lo tengo que intentar, tu trabbajo es realmente inspirador...Gracias por mostrarnos tu arte!
Espero me leas, este viernes, o sea mañana, nuestro grupo de facebook que se llama yo scraplifteao, realizará un scraplift de uno de tus trabajos, la rutina es hacer varias propuestas y esta quincena fué uno de tus LO el que recibió mas votaciones. Y es que son hermosos todos...esto comprueba lo inspiradora que eres!
Saludos desde México!

Lizzyc said...

Well I got myself a coffee and have just been in a trance watching you create this masterpiece.. absolutely beautiful.. and I reckon the shine in real life would be stunning.. Thanks for sharing the video, it is one thing to see the creation, but to watch what you do to create it is where I learn.. really love this.. thank you..

Francine Perri said...

Hi Gabrielle beautiful piece of work can you tell me where do we order the Flying Unicorn kits from? Is it directly from them? Thanks so much

Gabrielle Pollacco said...

Hi Francine, I believe you order diectly from them, here is a link to ghe September kits http://www.flyingunicornstore.com/category_s/1402.htm

Francine Perri said...

Thanks so much Gabrielle! keep up the gorgeous work!

Lisa Landry said...

Stunning. I love purple, so this really caught my eye! I especially love the double stenciling work.

Chary Deiling said...

Completely stunning! Love the color combinations you have a wonderful eye.

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

So beautiful, I've never seen anything like this! Gorgeous colours and textures.
Rebecca.

luv46kdz said...

Oooo you stinker! You are chock full of talent!! I love the colors and those sugared gems are darling, they look like jelly fruit slices ;)

Paula xoxo

Magdalena Małecka said...

When i saw this project i just can`t speak. Only word i can find is masterpiece!

Betsye Rose said...

This is amazing!!! You make it look easy.

Liselott Tärning said...

Wounderful!!! I love the colors and those sugared gems. Where did you buy them?

Liselott
liselott.tarning@gmail.com

Angie Cortes said...

Can you share more information on the gems. I have checked 2 dollar stores with no luck. Did you find them recently? What section of the store did you find them? Any help will greatly be appreciated.

Gabrielle Pollacco said...

Hi Angie,
I found them at a Dollar Store in Cambridge, Ontario, not sure of the name, I think it might be Dollar Tree. It was well over a month ago, so I'm not sure if tgey would still be there. I can have a look. Actually my intention was to use large, color gems (not sugared), but I couldn't find them in enough variety of colors at the time...then I came across these sugared gems and went with that. But if you can find the clear colored gems, I think the effect might even be nicer, ...more dramatic.

Gabrielle Pollacco said...

Hi Liselott,
Do you live in or around Cambridge area in Ontario? Its a Dollar Store on the main street, in the corner of the outdoor plaza where the Winners is. Its been a while since I got them so I'm not sure they still have, they have a fairly quick turnover. But a great substitute would be to use large colored gems, the transparent type...I think that would give a nice deep rich color design ;)

Gabrielle Pollacco said...

Hi Liselott,
Do you live in or around Cambridge area in Ontario? Its a Dollar Store on the main street, in the corner of the outdoor plaza where the Winners is. Its been a while since I got them so I'm not sure they still have, they have a fairly quick turnover. But a great substitute would be to use large colored gems, the transparent type...I think that would give a nice deep rich color design ;)

Gabrielle Pollacco said...

Hi Liselott,
Do you live in or around Cambridge area in Ontario? Its a Dollar Store on the main street, in the corner of the outdoor plaza where the Winners is. Its been a while since I got them so I'm not sure they still have, they have a fairly quick turnover. But a great substitute would be to use large colored gems, the transparent type...I think that would give a nice deep rich color design ;)

Gabrielle Pollacco said...

Hi Liselott,
Do you live in or around Cambridge area in Ontario? Its a Dollar Store on the main street, in the corner of the outdoor plaza where the Winners is. Its been a while since I got them so I'm not sure they still have, they have a fairly quick turnover. But a great substitute would be to use large colored gems, the transparent type...I think that would give a nice deep rich color design ;)

Angie Cortes said...

Thanks Gabrielle, like you the big gems don't come in enough colors. I bought and returned 2 packages to my local craft store. I found a multi pack and thought I hit the jackpot but the shape I wanted to use were all the SAME color. Urrggg. So I decided to use gesso and cover them and then I used fine glitter in 11 different colors to match the ones you used. Hope this helps others.

Gabrielle Pollacco said...

Angie, too funny, just before I found the sugared gems I was thinking that I would paint all my blue large gems with Gesso and use my shimmer paints on them! Great minds think alike right? Please send me a pic when you are done, I'd love to see!

Gabrielle Pollacco said...

Angie, too funny, just before I found the sugared gems I was thinking that I would paint all my blue large gems with Gesso and use my shimmer paints on them! Great minds think alike right? Please send me a pic when you are done, I'd love to see!

Gabrielle Pollacco said...

Angie, too funny, just before I found the sugared gems I was thinking that I would paint all my blue large gems with Gesso and use my shimmer paints on them! Great minds think alike right? Please send me a pic when you are done, I'd love to see!

Liselott Tärning said...

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