Friday, 5 June 2015

Inspired by the sea - Mixed Media Canvas

Hello friends,

Kripa here with my take on this months challenge

For a while, Ive been wanting to create something about my favorite affirmations. One of them is the subject of my canvas today. Its very easy to get frustrated and run down by a sea of emotions resulting from the challenges life throws our way. But, if one takes a different perspective, from the same set of events/ challenges will arise inspiration, balance and inner peace. Happiness is a choice, not a result.

Ive interpreted Summer theme with the waves of the mighty sea and a ship in a bottle! Cant imagine making a project without my Silhouette Cameo. All the shapes - anchor, seahorse, sea weed, ship in a bottle, birds, sand dollar and a few other random shapes have all been cut with the Silhouette machine.

The background has lots of texture paste, sand texture, gesso - black and white, crackle paste and a variety of fabric, mesh, tissue paper. There were a dozen techniques used to create interesting texture, here is one : apply a fairly thick layer of texture paste. Stamp into it when semi dry. Remember to wash your stamp immediately. Ive stamped Kaisercraft texture stamps and Tim Holtz embossing folder to create patterns in the texture paste. Scroll down to read all the supplies from the Lulupu store used for this project.

Our theme this month can be interpreted in many different ways. Click here to read all the details. I hope to have inspired you in someway today, look forward to seeing your take on this challenge.

List of supplies from the Lulupu store


  1. So totally agree with you Kripa............happiness is a choice! Loved the textures you have created by combining various elements!

  2. OMG, I totally love the textures in here Kripa!! and those sea waves??? intimidated by them!! I'm so in love with this masterpiece of yours! :)

    1. Thanks Manu. The waves were the easiest part. Scrunched up tissue paper and gesso + paints.

    2. Ohh my, just tissue paper and gesso?? I could never had guessed! Maybe you ought to give a tutorial on this one!! This mixed media is the most amazing one I found to be!


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