Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Clarity Challenge - Anything But A Card

Hello lovely people. Today I have something a bit different. It's a small canvas that I have decided to enter into the Clarity - Anything But A Card challenge.

  • I started by covering the canvas with yellow acrylic paint and then I sponged Vintage Photo and Barn Door Distress ink through the Ocean Swirl stencil. 
  • Moulding Paste was then applied to the canvas through the Double Bubble stencil and then red, green and pale brown embossing powders were sprinkled over the wet paste.
  • I stamped the Diamond strip using white and then red acrylic paint, followed by the Shard border which I inked up with black Versafine and coloured with alcohol pens.
  • The butterfly was stamped into white Sculpey clay and baked. I then coloured with alcohol pens and added crystal stickles glue.
  • When the moulding paste was dry I heated the embossing powder with a heat gun and then brushed over white acrylic paint with a dry brush and added some green stickles glue.
  • The canvas was finished off by dabbing around the edges with black ink.
Many thanks for stopping by and if you feel like popping back you would be very welcome.


  1. Julie - a fabulous brightly-coloured mixed media canvas incorporating a variety of techniques; I love it! A great tutorial too. Thank you for taking part in the challenge and good luck! ;~}

  2. Wow this is stunning a lovely piece of art work. Good luck and thank you for entering the challenge. Xx

  3. Lovely canvas Julie, such vibrant colours. Thanks for entering the Clarity challenge. Good luck! x

  4. Wonderful mixed media paste, so much details and the colours are super. Thanks for entering the Clarity Challenge Julie and good luck,

  5. Great wonderful mixture like the three D effect good luck in Clarity challenge x

  6. What a fabulous vibrant canvas Julie. I especially like the effect of the mixed embossing powders on the embossing paste. Thanks for sharing how you did it, and for entering the Clarity challenge. Good luck. Xxx

  7. Great blog Julie, and a great piece of artwork too! Some brilliant techniques used.
    Good luck in the challenge,
    Amanda xx

  8. A bright interesting canvas, Julie. Lots of different techniques used to good effect. Good luck in the challenge x