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Magic Canvas on Architextures Artboard

As part of the new Architextures line, 7gypsies Artboards are thick pressed boards covered with a slightly textured white paper to create the perfect mixed media surface. So it’s like working on paper but… with the sturdiness of a board… cool, right?

Our Crew member, Gina B Ahrens, used the 8×10 Artboard to design a powerful piece called ‘Magic Canvas’ with the illusion of depth and great colour contrasts. The ‘ripped’ grey board reveals a dramatic, blue-ish face… is it magic?!

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Materials used:
7gypsies Architextures Mixed Media Paper Artboard 8x10inches
Tattered Angels Mist – Stone, Dragonfly, Ivory, Cardboard and Boardwalk
Tatter Angels High Impact Paint – Turquoise
Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze – Sweet Pea
Tim Holtz Distressing tool

Elmers xtreme school glue
DecoArt Media Crackle Paste
Indigoblu Super Thick Slap It On
Matte medium
Goop Glue
Kids Wood Blocks
Relics And Artifacts Visage Face
Cardboard and random embellishments

‘When I received the Mixed Media Paper Art Board along with the Relics And Artifacts Visage Face, well I will be honest, I looked at them and thought….hmm I have no ideas. I was intrigued by the art board.’ – says Gina.

‘I was not sure why you would cover a board with paper, but soon wondered what would happen if we had something emerging from the background, revealing itself from the covering to emerge into the light. I knew as soon as I had the thought that the face had to be a part of the emergence. Like the bright light of dawn the artist emerges from the bland chaos to reveal their true bright self.’ – explains her inspiration Gina.

What a great idea! You could use our square Artboards and make a set of matching projects to display together in a series. You could even get the kids involved in designing their own magical creatures emerging from inside the canvas – what a fun project for the Easter weekend!

For more inspiration from Gina, visit her Instagram



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