Dream and Create Mixed Media Art

 Dream. Imagine. Design. Create.  These are 4 of our favorite words and Crew Member Ewelina Gryglak brings them to life in this purple and black work of art.  The variety of tones really shows us the texture and detail that is used to create this mixed media piece.  Choosing one color and accenting it with black makes a very strong statement.  We love art that is made for spaces in the home and Ewelina made this special piece for her kitchen.  If you make wonderful pieces and keep them locked away in your craft space, consider letting them out or making items in colors that match the spaces in your home and show them off.  
 Purple mixed media
I wanted to make something to put up in my kitchen, which is a mix of dark purple, lime green and black. I decided to make a purple-ish ‘motto’ board and put it on one of the smaller green walls.  As we are quite creative family, the tags with Dream – Imagine – Design – Create seemed like a perfect heads-up for us. I wanted to make it homey (for some reason cross-stitch hoops make me think about my mum and nan) and, at the same, time kitchen-friendly (hence the use of paper straws in the project). Once finished, everyone loved the outcome and my mother-in-law claimed it for her living room – now, I need something new for the kitchen so watch the space. – Ewelina
Materials Used:
Canvas Corp 12×12 Natural Burlap Sheet
Canvas Corp Black on Ivory Tags
Tattered Angels Chalkboard – Chalk
Tattered Angels Chalkboard – Black Orchid
Tattered Angels Baseboard – Ivory
Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze
13arts modelling paste
13arts doily chipboard
13arts acrylic inks (black and white)
13arts mulberry flowers
Scrapberry’s mulberry flowers
Finnabair clear gesso
Finnabair art pebbles
7Dots Studio rays stencil
Ranger black Archival ink pad

Tools Used:  palette knife, hot glue gun, distressing tool, painting brush, scissors, heat gun
Ewelina created this video to show you how she created this piece and help you walk through the steps to make your own mixed media embroidery hoop art.  
 Layer different colors of purple together to give a trendy fun look.
dream imagine design create
Modern fonts and simple words make a great statement for art displayed in the home.
Be free with paint splotches, drips and dots to give a very artistic look that is actually pretty simple to do.  
purple flowers
To see more of Ewelina’s work, visit her Blog, Instagram, and YouTube
Purple is one of the colors for 2017 – we think Ewelina does it just right.
Happy Creating!!!





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'Dream and Create Mixed Media Art' have 5 comments

  1. January 4, 2017 @ 12:57 pm jean marmo

    Just delightful! I love watching the process!!


  2. January 4, 2017 @ 1:10 pm Linda Simpson

    WOWSERS! This is stunning, loving the textures and wonderful colours too. Purple is my favourite colour.
    Linda xxx


  3. January 4, 2017 @ 1:30 pm Dream and Create | Canvas Corp Brands CC – ewelinkag

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  4. January 4, 2017 @ 5:36 pm Heather

    Just a beautiful creation. stunning!


  5. January 12, 2017 @ 3:01 pm Iris

    Wow! I really like this piece. Adding the hoop, no only gives that homey feel, but add the imagery of create. I think that we all have favorite colors we like to work with…mine is teal. Now I know what I can with all my tons of teal flowers, ribbons, accent with black and white. Luckily, teal goes with burlap. Thank for sharing this wonderful piece.


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