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Iris Canvas

Hi everyone and welcome. It’s Jenny here with my floral project for this month; you will have noticed by now that the Design Team are focusing on using the new Floral Vignettes Mixed Media Paper stacks. Created especially for IndigoBlu, they are designed to take all sorts of abuse from paint, paste, inks and water, and they have a distinctly vintage feel to them.


Quite often in demonstrations I’ll use book pages when creating projects, and to avoid any embarrassing words have come to rely on a gardening encyclopaedia! There are lots of wonderful diagrams showing garden plants and equipment throughout this book and I decided to include one of these on a canvas alongside the new Floral Vignettes, and here’s the result…


Iris Canvas 1a


Having painted the canvas in Frosty Sky Paint I used White Gee-Sso Good! to transfer the encyclopaedia paper and Slap It On! to transfer a sheet of A6 Floral Vignettes paper over the top. This second sheet included irises on it, and worked perfectly as a base on which to layer further copies of this image.


Iris Canvas 2


Iris Canvas 3


You’ll maybe spot that I used the new Texture and Laurel Leaves stencils (one with a blend of Peppermint Tea and Grandma’s Teacup Paint, another with Fine Modelling Paste) to add detail under the floral ‘decoupage’. There are also splatters of Hot Cocoa and Pantry White Paint and a subtle spritz of Lindy’s Stamp Gang ‘Golden Doubloons’ Moon Shadow Mist to finish it off. The word ‘Freedom’ came from the Limor Webber A5 ‘Plume’ stamp set (stamped with StazOn ‘Ganache’ Ink)  and I used some watered down Distress Ink to outline both this and the flowers.


Iris Canvas 4


Iris Canvas 5


I hope you’ve got a few ideas from seeing this layout that you can use on your own projects and would love to hear about them/see them.

For now, until the next time take care of yourselves, Jenny xxx


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8 Comments on Iris Canvas

  1. This is so beautifull Jenny! I love the vintage style.

    Monika Januszewska | September 11, 2015 at 10:45 am () ()
  2. so very beautiful Jenny – I adore this xx

    rachel fisher | September 11, 2015 at 11:07 pm () ()
  3. Wow Jenny, this is amazing! Love the background and the stunning flowers. So pretty! Hugs, Sandra

    Sandra | September 12, 2015 at 10:08 am () ()
  4. Those irises really are stunning, and I love how you’ve incorporated them into your mixed media creation – lovely textures underneath and the dictionary diagram is a wonderful accompaniment. Beautiful work.
    Alison x

    butterfly | September 12, 2015 at 4:43 pm () ()
  5. Beautiful project Jenny ! What a great idea to use a gardening book ! Sue C x

    Sue C | September 12, 2015 at 5:24 pm () ()
  6. Wow…this is stunning. Love all the techniques, the colours, the layout and the feel of the piece of art. Clever and creative!

    Mac | September 13, 2015 at 3:37 pm () ()
  7. Amazing layers Jenny, so much depth and interest! Thanks for sharing it with us. Deb xo

    Deb ~ Paxton Valley Folk Art | September 14, 2015 at 2:50 am () ()
  8. Gorgeous Canvas! Jenny Love the tones . You have done a fab job of showcasing some of the Floral Vignettes Mixed Media Papers x

    Amanda Pink | September 22, 2015 at 11:24 am () ()