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Family Life – Canvas/Mixed Media Project


I created this mixed media project to hang in my family/playroom.  Created on a 15 x 20 canvas panel, all of the paper used on this was from one or another Scraps of Darkness kit.  To see this amazing monthly scrapbook kit club, be sure to visit www.scrapsofdarkness.com – it is unique, it is different, it is AMAZING.  Be sure and join the forum….talk about an inspirational, family-like atmosphere! and all new-comers are welcomed with open arms!!!

I used a ton of stamps and rub-ons from my entire stash to use for detailed texture throughout this piece.  Here are some up-close photos:

I used ModPodge throughout this piece…but on the end of the tree, I left the ends of the branches/twigs in order to be able to add a little more dimension….I am ALL ABOUT dimension!

I used Prima bling for the smoke!

I used Tim Holtz hole reinforcers for the centers of my little flowers above.


TFL my friends! I hope something here has inspired you to CREATE!

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11 Comments to

“Family Life – Canvas/Mixed Media Project”

  1. Avatar September 24th, 2011 at 8:37 pm misty Says:

    this is fantastic…my favorite part is the chimney and piano keys!!!

  2. Avatar September 24th, 2011 at 8:37 pm Christine Says:

    Hi Nancy! Love how you used the bling for chimney smoke. Great idea. Beautiful creation.

  3. Avatar September 24th, 2011 at 9:05 pm Cindy Gay Says:

    Sweet. I especially like the piano keys!

  4. Avatar September 24th, 2011 at 10:02 pm Amy baldwin Says:

    Nancy, this is freaking fantastic! I want to make one just like it! You are really onto something here. You could sell the heck out of these! I can’t wait to see it in person. I am going crazy over the way you did the clouds and the swirly smoke from the chimney! This is the coolest thing EVER!!!

  5. Avatar September 25th, 2011 at 4:40 am irini Says:

    I love the texture and the details…fabulous fabulous creation!

  6. Avatar September 25th, 2011 at 7:48 am Alissa Says:

    I love this project!

  7. Avatar September 25th, 2011 at 8:18 am Jessica Marshall Says:

    This looks amazing! I love your collage look. I think I try to do a collage and I can’t ever get it to look this great. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  8. Avatar September 27th, 2011 at 2:09 am Patty Rogers Says:

    Love your happy little home, Nancy…..your talent shines through on everything you touch!

  9. Avatar September 30th, 2011 at 9:22 am Carol W. Says:

    Nancy – this piece of art is FREAKIN’ FANTASTIC! Very inspiration and creative! I would love love to try my hand at something like this but yikes! Just amazing! TFS

  10. Avatar October 16th, 2011 at 8:51 am Jenni Says:

    Oh wow!!! I am in love with this piece! It is absolutely fabulous, I love everything about it and am very anxious to see it in person!

  11. Avatar October 26th, 2011 at 11:52 am Lee-Anne Thornton Says:

    This is fabulous! Love it!

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