Let your dreams set sail

Hi everyone! I haven’t posted in a while, I’ve been on my holidays. So to mark my return to my much missed craft room I decided to do a holiday mixed media canvas. I spent some time at the sea so here it is!


So what did this extravaganza involve? Well everything from my seaside stash! A whole mixture of stuff from some of my favourite companies- Crafter’s companion (Sheena Douglass); Creative expressions; Imagination crafts and Tatteted lace.

Essentially on a 12 x 12 flat canvas I used texture pastes, stencils, stamps, inks and dies. I also embossed a scene background using frantage embossing powders.





To begin using stencils and pastes create the background texture.


Then colour with brusho and pixie powders. (See previous posts for techniques)


Once dry , dry brush with heavy gesso to dull down . A pity I know!


The elements where either die cut or mdf. They were inked and some gilded with the King gold Pebeo wax.


The rivets where later added with a pearl pen in bronze .

Stamping and stencilling with inks adds interest.


Glass beads were also added.


Once the elements were prepared they were assembled on to the canvas. Additional Texture was added using rope , threads hessian ribbon, lace and frayed bandage.




Glossy accents was used after the compass was stamped, inked and gilded. Sand embossing powder was used for the shells.


Hope you like it… Glad to be back!!!

14 thoughts on “Let your dreams set sail

  1. Your skill for detail is amazing, Lisa! I wonder how you manage to sleep at night with all of the ideas that must surely be running around in your head. xx

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