Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Spring Means Getting COLORFUL with Mixed Media


I LOVE Spring! The birds singing, the fresh air and the wonderful bright new colors popping up everywhere! So, to celebrate I couldn’t resist but to make a canvas that was filled with LAYERS and different colors.


I started my canvas by using acrylic paint to create my background.


I then worked on my tree. I had so much fun building this up. I first used acrylic paint and then I put a layer od Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint over it. When the crack was not quite dry I worked in pearlescent teal and orange based acrylic paint to create  bark like texture. I then melted on coat of bee wax mixed with a little of Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Ink and rub some tea stained Mica fragments from Stampendous into the edge of the canvas.



I tore out a ‘birdie’ shaped image from a old book page and used Helmar’s decoupage and paste to put it on the canvas. Using Shimmerz paints I colored in my little guy. Isn’t he cute!



I LOVE my little hearts!!! I resined them with Susan Lenart Kazmer’s Ice Resin. I used my Susan K. Weckesser  Inc. co-branded Unity Stamp company : a little grunge love - hearts and stamped onto some old paper. I really like how Ice Resin effect the appearance of the paper.

A Little Grunge Love 1


I also stamped my Susan K. Weckesser Inc. stamp: SMILE, from the set Insta-cute onto some tissue paper and then decoupaged it onto the canvas.

Insta-Cute 1

Now I am already for spring… long as we don’t have anymore surprise snow storms! *grin*

Paint yourself some spring today, it will put a smile on your face for sure!

I am loving all the entries for February’s Create to Live Challenge! You have to take a look if you haven’t. Some really beautiful work there!!! AMAZING!!!!

If you haven’t entered yet you have a couple more days…. Read more about the Create to Live Challenge HERE! photo (46)




Susan xo


  1. beautiful Susan! You are always inspiring me.

  2. Oh my giddy aunt...loooove your canvas and it's making me smile for sure....adore all things heart related,that little birdie is adoreable tweeting love songs and psssst that background is my favourite color!!!


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