Thursday, May 28, 2015

A Linnie Blooms Collaboration


At Linnie Blooms you're going to find oodles of fun projects to really take your mixed media in a new direction. We met this new company at CHA in January, and we immediately had heaps of ideas for using her clever products. What a new dimension to journals, canvases, books, scrapbook pages! We know you're going to love seeing the inspiration from this week's hop!
Plus there are prizes!! Three lucky winners will each win a set of Linnie Blooms Fabric Mini File Folders just like they provide for our team. Plus, you'll receive a Dreamweaver Stencil background, and our Vintage Press Perfectly Clear Stamps™ Set. You'll be creating Mixed Media fabric accents in no time! These winners have to have a U.S. mailing address (official rules here), but Aussie Fans - good news! The Stencil Specialists are sponsoring one Australian prize for this collaboration! You could win a Stampendous stamp, an LL sized Dreamweaver Stencil of your choice, a silicone buttons mould, and a Stampendous Embossing Powder (your color choice)... Wow!! Be sure to let us know you're from Australia in your comments!!

Honestly, while I truly appreciate canvas mixed media projects, I have never really made anything like this myself.  I had no idea where to begin.  Finally, I decided that I had to think along the lines of what I loved--scrapbooking.  I created these projects and the ones for tomorrow to eventually insert under titles in my scrapbook.  And what do I like to scrapbook the most?  Disney.

Today, I offer you three of six mini canvases (actually the opened folders) based on lands in the Magic Kingdom.  I created all of the canvases by starting with a layer of gesso, and then adding a background of acrylic paints and stencilling over the top with acrylic paints and a stencil brush.  I added in details with an ordinary ball point pen.  I will list the stencils under each page.

 The first page represents Main Street.  The LL 3017 Cameo stencil represents the silhouettes that I used to get on Main Street as a keepsake.  I also used LG 684 Wrought Iron, LL 431 Sundae,  LG 698 Corner Flourishes, LM 149 Music, and, an apparently discontinued LG 632 Columns (sorry, when I used it, I thought it was still current.)  I pasted the LJ 886 Fireworks stencil with Translucent paste, which I covered in Stampendous glitters.   It took a long time to dry, even after I heated it with a heat gun.  Ultimately, I did not particularly like the look when I  was done, so I did not paste any others.

 The second piece represents Frontierland.  I used the LL 394 Feathers stencil, LL 430 Buck, LL 598 Grizzly, LG 715 Moose, LG 611 Stone Wall, LL 570 Pine Trees, and LG 675 Pine Cones.

And on my final project for today, I feature a Fantasyland themed project.  I used LL 493 Teacups Vertical, LS 6 Scallop, LM 186 Chameleon, LR 502 Sun, LJ 806 Hexagons, LJ 838 Waves and LJ 848 Fish Background.

Tomorrow, check back for the other sides of these pieces!  In the meantime, take a look at the fun inspiration our design teams have for you today! Be sure to leave your comments for a chance to win!
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  1. I really like Frontierland. You used so many awesome stencils. Great pages.

  2. Very creative approach to playing with the mini file folders! Love it! Thank you for playing with Linnie Blooms products!

  3. So much work and it is all so beautiful. Lovely to be on this hop with you.
    Ann (Linnie Blooms DT)

  4. Love the mix of all the colors and stencils! Fabulous job, Laura!

  5. Your project is really original!! Great idea! Thanks for hopping with us! Hugs xxx Noe (Linnie Blooms DT).

  6. My god how did you fit o many cute stencils on thatori little folder.
    Loved it.
    (Mayoori LB )

  7. Wonderful way to use the
    folders. Great coloring on
    Carla from Utah

  8. What a cute idea! Love how it's turned out so far!!

  9. what fun pages. Love the frontierland one the best. The cameo on the first page is pretty.
    The last page is happy and bubbly.
    Great pages.
    thanks for sharing.

  10. What cool themes for these canvases--my fave is Frontierland.
    Sue in Ohio

  11. This is so cool! I can't wait to see the rest of it!

  12. WOW! These are all absolutely amazing!! LOVE the coloring and how each page represents a new thing!! Can't wait to see it all! TFS!

  13. Great mixed media, and I can definitely see the Disneyland in this!

  14. Each page is so vibrant and textured! Love them.

  15. Wow Laura! These truly are canvas works! You've pulled out a ton of stencils. Can't wait to see the reverse sides.

  16. So pretty! Love all of the textures. Every time you look at them you find something new.

  17. Such fun! Loving the texture and all the stencil work!