May 7, 2017

April Showers Bring May Flowers

Hard to believe it's already May and it's such a pretty time of year. Everywhere you look gardens are bursting with greenery and color so my project today I decided to create something also bursting with color. For my design team project with Art Anthology I wanted to utilize a tutorial I watched quite awhile back from Holly Young on YOUTUBE showing a DIY video on how to make some wonderful flowery fluff simply out of crushed styrofoam.... so thank you Holly.

I started with a 8x10 canvas and used the inside of the canvas to provide dimension to my project. 
The background was first stenciled with texture paste using a brick stencil. 
The chipboard pieces were prepped with gesso and then painted silver and smudged with black soot DI to give it a pewter look. Flat side pearls were added to the gate to provide rivet appearance. 
Reindeer moss was added as the greenery then to make this cute flowers out of the crushed styrofoan and then all the cute little blooms were added to the moss. These blooms were quite easy to make. Don't let them intimidate you. Just put on some cool music and grab yourself something to drink and sit back and create. 
Ideaology pieces were added to the piece for interest, as well as mini art stone here and there for more texture. 
Be inspired by natures art, go outside and take a walk, get some sun, breath some fresh air, then come back inside and get messy with your products. Creatively yours, Toni
Entering this piece in the following challenges: 
Country View Challenge- Flower Power 
Frilly and Funky - Put on your Inking Cap
City Crafter Challenge-You Can Do It #360
Simon Says - The Great Outdoors 
Eclectic Ellapu - Anything Goes 
Mixed Media World - Anything Goes with a Twist-Watercolors

For your pleasure here is a Snapguide tutorial to share my process for this project. 


Macarena said...

This is beautiful. I love the colorful flowers against the calm wall. The fence is amazing. Thank you for joining Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge this week!

Stella said...

This is jawdropping gorgeous; my jaw hit the floor! Your canvas is a piece of art. The layered design is perfect and I love how this turned out. Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB!

Anandhi Rajan said...

fabulous creation.Really awestruck by your creation!

Team Clark said...

What a cool project! Loved the stepout - thanks! Hugs, Autumn

Irena Stefanova said...

Wow Toni, what an absolute showstopper, your bricks and gates are amazing, your moss effect. I just adore everything truly fantastic. Thank you for sharing at Mixed Media World's 24 Challenge and good luck!

Susan Hogan said...

Lots to learn in this post -thanks. Great art piece. Thanks for sharing with us at Eclectic Ellapu!

rachel said...

Wonderful wonderful piece - the flowers look amazing - I absolutely adore what you have done - so much to feast my eyes upon - beautiful!Thanks for joining us at Countryview challenges and good luck! Hugs Rachel x

Nancy Dynes said...

This is a lovely piece. I adore the garden gate and plethora of flowers. Thank you so much for sharing your art with us at The Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog!

art (ärt) noun - supplement, alter, or counteract the work of nature. The conscious production or arrangement of sounds, colors, forms, movements, or other elements in a manner that affects the sense of beauty.