Repurposed Clock Mixed Media Project

It is the beginning of May and we are so excited to announce a Canvas Corp Brands Challenge that is presented by the Crew and open to everyone.  You can see all the details on the “Family” Challenge post.  They have inspired you with the colors and the theme – Family and now the creativity is up to you.  To kick off the challenge a few crew members created works of their own across many different creative channels from layouts and tags to mixed media and art pieces.  You can represent “family” in so many ways.  As you are creatively thinking about your project to submit, here is one of the featured projects by Mandy Leever-Koel.  
“3 Generations, 1 Passion” is the name of this beautiful project created of the blog “Less is Bore.” It features three generations of her family with a special meaning for each. This is a great way to preserve the wonderful moments of our past. Each clicking second, minute and hour paying homage to our loved ones. With just a few simple supplies from several of our Canvas Corp Brands and you can create one of your own….So let’s get started…
mady clock 2
My grandfather, mom and I share the same passion: photography. My grandfather, who passed away when I was 1 1/2 years old, was a detective and photographed crime scenes and accidents for his job and he also loved to take pictures of his family in his spare time. My mother is holding his camera in the picture, she loved to photograph her family as well. And I have always loved taking pictures, browsing through old pictures and scrapping them. I’m proud to follow in both their footsteps and happy to own my grandpa’s camera still.
The clock seemed fit for this project featuring 3 Generations, Passions Survive Time and Generations.
Materials Used
Step 1:  Cut a circle from the black and kraft reverse sonnet paper to fit the center. Cover the transitions and clock edges with a mixture of crackle paste, black gesso and the blackest glimmer mist you’ve got.
many clock step 1
Step 2:  Fussy cut the cameras from the Heirloom Cameras on ivory paper and adjust the life story cards to fit underneath the pictures. Make slots to push the pictures partially in.
mandy clock step 2
Step 3:  Coat the word ‘Generations’ with Decor & DIY paint rose, then white glue, then some Tanzanite glimmer glam, glimmer mists and a bit more of the Decor & DIY paint. Until you get this leather like look, by heating it with your heat gun.
mandy clock step 3
Step 4;  Color flowers with Glimmer mist to achieve the color you desire. Splatter the Decor & DIY paint all over the project once finished.
mandy clock step 4
Step 5:  Give the clock hands and light bulb fittings with ‘Rusty paper’!
mandy clock step 5
Step 6:  Attach translucent baubles on the cameras in the pictures to emphasize them.
mandy clock step 6
Step 7:  Attach everything, tuck the old negatives here and there.
Mixed media can be done on just about any surface and this clock is such a great example.  Be inspired to show off your family, your family passion or something that reminds you of family and submit a project today for the May Challenge – all submissions due June 3, 2016.
This is such a timeless piece, perfect for a Mothers or Father’s Day gift. To see more of Mandy’s creativity visit her blog; Less is Bore or her Instagram page!
We are so excited to introduce the Canvas Corp Brands Collective Facebook Group, this group is open to anyone in the craft community and a great place to be inspired, learn about our challenges, see the latest products and interact with an amazing bunch of creatives.  – visit here and request to join today – Canvas Corp Brands Crew Collective.

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'Repurposed Clock Mixed Media Project' has 1 comment

  1. May 3, 2016 @ 4:56 pm Jean Marmo

    This is just spectacular! Love all the details!!


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