Friday, May 5, 2017

GUI Day 5 2017

Growing in Unity
Day 5

Well, Today is the last day for my week as a Growing in Unity Girl.
It flies by way to quick.
I cant believe we are already on the last day.

Well, cant slow it down or stop it, so we might as well get on with it.  What do you think?

My favorite project and creation so far and I get to showcase it for GUI!!!

Here is my day 5 creation for you all.

I absolutely love it!!
I am such a Native American Indian lover...
Probably because it is apart of my history, But I love dream catchers and arrow head's and just learning about the history.

I actually will be hopefully going to a pow wow later on this month.  And I am super excited.
It is going to be fun.

now back to my Project.
I love this dream catcher stamp,  It was already chosen to be the centerpiece of this canvas.
I just had to build around it.
I used black gesso to seal my canvas, Then painted it black.
After it dried, I painted some dark blue on it.  I did not cover all the black, but most of it.

I then started adding my pieces. I had these feathers from Creative Embellishments that I have been holding on to forever.  I mean forever.  I knew a project would come up that they would be perfect with.  And it did.
I also painted them with blue and white to make them stand out.
I chose a few pieces of scrap paper from my stash, distressed them a little too.  I had these cool papers, I actually received a while back from a Unity order.  They were apart of my free gift.
I cut them in the shape of a tag and stamped my image twice. Once in White and once in black.  I wasn't aiming for the images to be lined up completely as to give it a different look.
After a while of adding and moving pieces around, my boyfriend was really strong about it needing some real feathers.
I took his advice and really glad I did.
Tthe best advice I can give someone who wants to try a 3D type canvas, is to keep moving and adding and taking away pieces until you get the look you want.
It takes some time, but in the end. It really helps everything come together.
 I added peices of string, and the little extra things I found in my stash.  My final thing to do was give it a splash of white paint right on top. It really made the whole canvas pop.

This was so fun!! I love Mixed Media.  It is messy but who doesn't like the feeling of finishing an amazing project and looking down at your arms, hands and possibly your clothes and really knowing you worked hard to achieve this.  
(sometimes my furbabies like to get a little paint dropped on them too. Its all apart of the fun).

here is a few more pics of my canvas

I hope you enjoyed this project as much as I did.
I had so much fun this week, Creating and being able to share and inspire everyone.  I hope I helped you think about stepping outside the box to try something new.

Don't forget to head over to Sharon's blog and check out what she has created for you all.
Leave a comment Here and on Sharon's blog for your chance to win.  There will be 2 winners from each blog.
So comment away.

Thanks for stopping by...


Products used: 
Unity Stamp company: Without Fear, without limits (Dream catcher, sentiment)
Creative Embellishments: feather chip board
Petaloo: flowers
Ken Oliver: color burst for flowers
Deco Art: Black Gesso, Black paint,titanium white acrylics.