Am sure you are wondering what my title is all about...what do you think is the relevance to a Pizza and mixed media layout????
Firstly, since I din't have a canvas...I converted a Pizza box into my canvas! It's a nice 10X 10 box and the side panels gave me more space to work around. After 2 coats of gesso, it was as good as a stretched canvas to start my LO!
And just like the different layers and ingredients in a pizza my mixed media LO took shape with a lot of textures, colors and other elements !! Have a look...
There is a pictorial of the different stages and for the textures I have used a looooots of stuff from my stash. This was such a nice way of using scraps....
Stencils, texture paste, buttons, die cuts, chicken mesh, corrugated cardboard, lace, fabric tape, washi tape, and last but not the least, a plaited jute rope for the frame...gives the box...oops! the canvas, the different textures!
I have used photo inks, water and the mini mister to create the vibrant colors for the back ground and after misting I have water washed a few places again with gesso. Once I was satisfied with the coloring, I randomly stamped some music notes and butterflies.
Spring, being the theme...my garden has a loot of handmade blooms to show off...again in a riot of colors. I have used Tim Holtz, Joy crafts and Cheery Lynn flower dies and they have been colored with distress inks.
These blooms just brought instant life to garden and a few butterflies hovering around, makes it so real! the butterflies are stamped and colored with distress inks and laced with glitter.
The plaited rope frame, actually looks like a pond without a photograph...making the garden scene even more aesthetic.
Lastly, the sentiment...I just love this one from Inkadinkado...and is so apt for the springy, colorful theme! I have torn the sentiment and inked the edges just to give a rustic look and fits well into the otherwise colorful layout.
So, what do you think of my garden in a Pizza Box????
A new lease of life again to another box...otherwise useless nut now its a PIECE OF ART !!!
I can either hang it as a canvas or chose to have it as a box to keep my mini albums...isn't that a full meal now?
So, when are YOU having your next Pizza???
Thank you so much for stopping by and do take time to relax in my garden and leave a note too.
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(pizza box, Up cycling, texture paste, chicken mesh, CC, PP, pond, plaited rope, pink, pastels, lace,LO,peach,)
Happy Crafting and Re Cycling,