December 13, 2014

Angels Watching Over Us

This month at Anything But A Card challenge blog it's all about "Celestial" . When I think celestial I immediately think angels, so I decided to do a Christmas mixed media canvas.
This project took many different turns along the way as many of my projects do, but I am real happy of the end result. Lots of layers and textures used to accomplish this creation.  
Using a 8 x 10 canvas I collaged vintage music papers down and than started layering stencils using molding paste. Splashes of Heidii Swapp Gold Lemme Spray here and there and using Distress Ink for the high points on the canvas as well as the flowers and assorted embellishments. 
To achieve the cracked glass, I created the wings from chipboard then covered them with Christmas wrapping paper and then applied 3 coats of UTEE then placed in the freezer for a bit. When removed from freezer just bend here and there and the UTEE cracks beautifully. 

Different embellishments were created like this bauble cluster hanging from my door knob and the rolled parchment. Cheese cloth always provides a beautiful texture for your mixed media or scrapbook layouts. This was also sprayed with the gold spray. 

I hope you enjoyed my take on "Celestial". Please join us at Anything But A Card and show us your take on "Celestial" Have a blessed Christmas season. xoxo Toni

This project will be entered in the following challenges: 

Please feel free to sit back and check out my step by step tutorial below. And for more creative tutorials visit my SNAPGUIDE webpage. 
Check out How to Create Broken Glass Effect Using Freezer Method. by Toni Burks-Grijalva on Snapguide.


Donna said...

Gorgeous canvas! Celestial makes me think of angels as well and you've done such a lovely job here! Thanks for sharing and playing along with us at Shopping Our Stash for our "Favourite Technique" challenge!!

Rupa Swaminathan said...

Beautiful that flower and the cracked glass effect there!Have a great week ahead.

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

I love mixed media canvas and I adore what you done here especially the angel wings - stunning x

Leslie Hanna said...

This is stunning! I love all the different elements and how they work together. Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Chana Malkah said...

Beautiful work! Nice design decision to use Canvas and to ake it a mixed media project. Very effectively conveys your design point of view.

Thansk for accepting the challenge this week at Shopping Our Stash!
Chana, DT

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Lovely canvas, full of Christmas detail. Thanks for sharing it with us at The Mirror Crack'd. Happy crafting, Angela R. x

Pamellia said...

Wow Toni, this is just stunning! I love your wings and all those fabulous embellishments! This is such a vintage shabby work of art!

Thank you so much for joining us at Try It On Tuesday for our 'Winter Whites' challenge! Holiday Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

Lula said...

Just stunning!Fabulous design on your canvas. So glad you joined in the fun at The Mirror Crack'd challenge.

Meggymay said...

A stunning Christmas canvas, thank you for sharing it with us at TioT's this time.

Donna Ellis said...

Be still my heart! Toni, your canvas creation is incredible! LOVE THIS, and want to try it myself! Thanks for the step by step directions, too. Simply breathtaking! I am your newest google follower! hugs, de {Creative Smiles}

Valerie-Jael said...

Stunning card, thanks for joining us at TIOT! Valerie

Unknown said...

Such a beautiful canvas. I love the layering and textures you have used. Thanks for sharing this with us eclectic girlies :)

Mrs.B said...

This is such a beautiful Christmas canvas, love all the layers and textures. The angel wings look stunning.
Thanks for sharing with us at TioT
Avril x

Anonymous said...

Hello, wow love this canvas so beautiful, love the wings and the papers. Thank you for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu this month. We hope to see you again soon.

Teighan DT

Rachael said...

wow this is so gorgeous - I love the crackle effect! Thanks for sharing this with us at Sentimental Sundays! x

Mrs Beez said...

WoW Toni, this is stunning and I absolutely love it. Thanks for showing how it was done too. Merry Christmas x

Unknown said...

Hi Toni! I'm in love with your make! It is stunning! Love the cracked wings and the beautiful flowers! It is heavenly indeed! Thank you for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu!
p.s.: I am your new follower now and look forward to seeing more of your crafty goodness ;) Ingrid x

Vickie Y said...

Gorgeous vintage project. Thank you for sharing with us at Eclectic Ellapu monthly challenge

Lin said...

OMG Toni, so much gorgeous detail. What a completely stunner

Thanks for sharing this beauty with us

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