Thursday, September 1, 2016

Coastal Wall Decor Mixed Media

Summer is never over for me, at least in my heart. I'm winding down as school starts up by making this coastal themed wall canvas.

The theme for September's Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Blog is "Rustic".

Our sponsor this month is Canvas Corp.  Since my scrapbooking days, I have loved Canvas Corp's products. (Tattered Angels, 7Gypsies, etc).

In addition to scrapbook products, they have canvases, totes, fabrics, etc! They send me a generous supply of products that are just up my alley. One of them was a 12" x 24" burlap covered canvas and some heavy weight paper that looked like worn wood. I used some of the coastal themed patterned papers, glimmer mists and paints and created this fun coastal themed wall canvas.

I loved using the glimmer mist products. I "dyed" the "paradise" tag turquoise with it so it would coordinate with my color scheme. I even used it to "paint" the sides of the canvas. So much fun. I went through my stash of "summer 2016 seashells" and found some with natural holes in them and strung them up and attached them to my canvas twine. I glued another shell on one of the tags. So many endless possibilities!!

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  1. So much fun - I love the nautical take on the rustic theme.

  2. It's not only a fun coastal themed creation but it's LOVELY Melanie. The navy with the teal is so amazing - wow. Your background of rustic wood is just fabulous - love the color blend. I was smiling big when I saw the chicken wire look too. Your entire project is just delightful. j.

  3. That's really nice, love the layering burlap over the canvas, very nautical indeed!

  4. Fabulous Canvas! Looks like something I would purchase as home decor. Love it❤️

  5. Great textures for this canvas, I love the theme.

  6. LOVE this, all the layers and texture are perfect for you theme.

  7. Your project is very interesting; I love the colors too.

  8. Oh, wow. this is amazing. Such great texture. Every time I look, I see a new detail!

  9. Cool beachy feel - thanks for the inspiration for the Rustic Challenge.

  10. When I saw your wall hanging, I just had to come over for a closer look! Love the colors and your design!

  11. Brilliant Melanie. I love how this has come together - clever design beautifully executed and balanced xx