Sunday, July 5, 2015

May Arts Ribbon Memory Lane Mixed Media Canvases and Altered Clock

Hi there,

Today, I am happy to share my May Arts Design Team Finalist project.  I absolutely love ribbon, so the journey with my project using May Arts ribbon was so much fun.  I created 2 Mixed Media Canvases. The May Arts ribbon that I chose for this project were easy to work with and coordinated beautifully.  I used 2 shades of pink ribbon in 2 different textures (Pink (PV17), Pink/White (AW17). Take a peek at my tutorial below.
Memory Lane Mixed Media Canvases

May Arts Ribbon: Pink (PV17), Pink/White (AW17)
Canvas (2)
Foam Brush
Water Spray Bottle
Resin Embellishments
Xyron Adhesive Dots
Hot Glue
3D Tape


Step 1: Using foam or paint brush, apply gesso to canvases. Let dry.
Step 2: Apply gelatos directly to canvases. Spray water onto canvases and rub up and down to achieve desired gelato effect. Let dry. Note: I used colors: Guaya and Watermelon.

Step 3: Working with 1 canvas at a time, wrap ribbon around right side of canvas and adhere using hot glue. Note: I combined two layers of different textured ribbon. This adds more versatility and provides additional color variations to coordinate with embellishments.
Step 4: Adhere ribbon horizontally on canvas and secure on back. Note: This step helps frame the project and will enable easy embellishment alignment. Set aside.

Step 5: Trim photo down to fit resin frame. Turn Resin frame over and place thin strips of 3D tape on the sides and bottom of frame. Leave the top open and free of 3D tape.  Note: This will allow you to change the photo out as desired.
Step 6: Adhere frame and resin embellishments to the canvas.


Step 7: Adhere flowers and cheesecloth using adhesive dots.
Step 8: Adhere bows with hot glue. Note: This particular ribbon, Pink/White(AW17), is wired and extremely flexible for projects like this one. It has a wrinkled pattern that is very forgiving and so fun to work with.


Step 9: Continue adding embellishments and flowers.

Step 10: Place 2nd canvas next to the 1st completed canvas and wrap ribbon around left side of canvas and adhere using hot glue.  Adhere ribbon horizontally on canvas and secure on back. Note: Mirror the embellishments as shown in photos.
Step 11: Repeat steps 4-9. Finish as desired.

Memory Lane Mixed Media Canvases by Karen Jiles Supplies Ribbon: May Arts; Canvases: Artist Series; Resin Embellishments, Metal: Prima; Flowers: Petaloo; Gelatos: Faber Castell; Gesso: Liquitex; Adhesive: Xyron; Tools: Craft-Dee-BowZ; Other: Cheesecloth
I enjoyed the ribbons that I worked with so much, I made an additional project.  I created an altered clock using May Arts ivory and pink ribbon and the pink and white ribbon used in the canvases above. I’m including a few pics below:
Altered Clock

Altered Clock by Karen Jiles Supplies Ribbon: May Arts; Resin Embellishments, Metal, Bulbs: Prima; Flowers: Petaloo;  Crackle Paint: Ranger; Gesso: Liquitex; Adhesive: Xyron; Tools: Craft-Dee-BowZ; Other: Charms, Cheesecloth

Thanks so much for visiting today...:)



Susan D said...

Hi Karen! I so miss visiting your site. That altered clock is absolutely adorable. Great works of art as always!

Karen Jiles said...

Thanks so much, Sue!!

Bajalizzy said...

Love these double canvases - the combination of floral mix and the crinkle ribbon with the velvet pink ribbon really sets off the photos well. ... And a neat idea for the altered clock.

Karen Jiles said...

Thank you so much for the lovely comments. :)