Imagine (4"x12" Canvas)

“Imagine” created for the Mixed Media Place April (2019) Challenge!

I LOVED the colors of the mood board this month, and I’m not even the biggest fan of pinks! Besides the colors, the mushroom put me in a fantasy mindset, when for me equals fairies!!

I don’t have a lot of rhyme or reason with this canvas, and originally I had hoped to recreate the mushroom…somehow…but as it so often happens, the project took on a life of it’s own! The pink tree is actually a photo I took, ran through Photoshop, printed on regular paper, and transferred! It didn’t transfer quite how I had planned, so I had to get “creative” with the Shimmerz paste! šŸ˜‚

The fairy was black chipboard, but I used some white gesso before painting it with the Pink-Blue Opal Magic and adding a T-H-I-N coat of the Peacock Metallique Wax!


  • ReneaBouquets
  • Glass Beautiful Beads – Teal
  • Mulberry PaperĀ 
  • Leaves
  • Dark Pink Roses & Leaves
  • Creative Embellishments
    • Mega Pack Fairies In Black
  • Shimmerz
    • Dazzlerz
    • Foiled Again
  • Studio 71
    • 4 in x 12 in Canvas
  • Prima
    • Sunrise Sunset Collection
    • Item # 565190 (Silver Flowers)
  • Finnabair
    • Heavy Body Gel
    • Metallique Wax
    • Peacock
  • Metallique Paint
    • White Pearl
  • Opal Magic Paint
    • Aqua-Rose
    • Pink-Blue
  • Ranger
    • Big Emboss It
    • Embossing Powder
    • White
  • Ruby Rock It
    • Fynmark
    • Wood Veneers
  • JudiKins
    • Diamond Glaze

    Flight of Fancy Canvas

    My 8×10 canvas for the March More Than Words Main Challenge! Fantasy + Wings

    This month the main challenge over on the More Than Words Blog was to be inspired by “Fantasy & Wings.” For me, fantasy always makes me think of fairies. If it’s fantasy, there’s going to be some kind of fae involved! This month I also had pastes on my mind, and I happen to have a nice set of Finnabair’s Fantasy Rust Effect Paste…which goes with the fact that I also love using purple, teal (turquoise), and blue together…especially with fantasy!

    I may not have had a fairy that I could get to “fit” on this canvas, and I have a few different chipboard fairies, I did have a handy-dandy fairy door from Creative Embellishments! I also happened to have the Astral Pink Butterflies from ReneaBouquets, and the color on them is

    just beautiful…and perfect for my piece!

    More Than Words Main Challenge – March 2019

    I love the cells that the paint pour created along this edge!
    Baked Texture – Patina Oxide on the door & Ancient Amber on the leafy frame!
    I love, love, LOVE these butterflies … I think I may need to make a stockpile!

    **For the record – no, everything wasn’t dry yet, I was running out of month!!**


    • ReneaBouquets
    • Astrial Pink Premium Paper Glitter Glass Butterflies
    • Teal Shard Glitter Glass
    • Gold Glitter Glass
  • Creative Embellishments
    • Fairy Door (Set 1)
    • Leafy Vine Frame
  • Prima
    • Finnabair
    • 3D Gloss Gel
    • Rust Effect Paste
    • Purple
    • Turquoise
    • Powder Blue
  • Emerald Creek
    • Seth Apter Baked Texture
    • Ancient Amber
    • Patina Oxide
  • Ranger
    • Emboss It Dabber
  • Simply
    • Acrylic Paint
    • Mixing White
  • Master’s Touch
    • Acrylic Paint
    • Gold
  • Dina Wakley
    • Acrylic Paint
    • Eggplant
    • Peacock
  • Cell Creator
  • Liquitex Pouring Medium
  • Unknown/Unbranded
    • 8×10 Canvas
    • Texture Pebbles
    • Feather Moulds
    • Cheesecloth

    Fairly Purple Shadow Box!

    I received the January Mixed Media Kit from Tres Jolie and was just in love with the shadow box! (Yes, part of the kit! Kim puts EXCELLENT kits together!! Tres Jolie has a monthly scrapbooking, mixed media, and card, tags, & more kit. No, I’m not reimbursed in any way to promote the kits, I’m a regular customer who happens to love the kits!)

    Anyhow…the kit also came with purple paint & purple flowers…(and other items)…
    Then I saw the January Mood Board Challenge at Mixed Media PlaceĀ and I thought to myself, “Huh, that works!”

    Mixed Media Place January 2019 Mood Board

    After I primed the shadow box (Kilz spray primer because I didn’t want to use a paintbrush on chicken wire!) I put on a coat of DecoArt “Lavender” Acrylic Paint. After that was dry I applied a thin coat of Prima’s “Frozen Berries.” The chicken wire was sprayed with Ayeeda Mist “Patina Bronze”by 13 @rts. The doily is a Creative Embellishments doily that I used black gesso on then painted with Prima’s “Rustic Brown.”

    After all that it was just a matter of playing with placement until I thought it “looked right.” (All the products I used are listed at the bottom of this post.)

    All lit up!

    Ā Here are some close ups:

    This darling little fairy, “Tessie B Darling,” can be found over at, as well as the butterflies and the (light) purple flowers.

    [From the]Ā Tres Jolie Mixed Media Kit (January 2019)
    -DecoArt “Lavender” Acrylic Paint
    -Creative Embellishments “Doily”
    -Prima Flowers (Most of the White flowers)
    -Darice Flowers (Dark Purple)
    -Shadow Box

    -Printed Beautiful Board Fairy – “Tessie B Darling”
    -“Salted Caramel” Premium Paper Glitter Glass, Tiny Treasures Premium Paper Glitter Glass, and Magical Miniatures Double Side Printed Butterflies
    -Purple & White Roses & Leaves Mulberry Flowers
    -Mulberry Paper Leaves

    Prima Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint
    -Rustic Brown
    -Frozen Berries

    Prima Heavy Bodied Gel

    Judi-Kins Diamond Glaze

    13 @rts
    -Ayeeda Mist: Patina Bronze

    Liquitex Black Gesso
    Kilz Spray Primer … because I didn’t want to try use a paintbrush on chicken wire! LOL
    Cinnamon Sticks (“generic” – from the grocery store)
    Unbranded light string

    Midnight Fae!

    Midnight Fae! Created for the ReneaBouquet’s Fall In Love With Fairies October Swap!

    Over on the ReneaBouquet Facebook page, DT Member, Donna, posted the ReneaBouquet’s Fall In Love With Fairies October Swap! This is the tag I did for that swap to send to my swap partner!

    I had a lot of frustrated fun putting this together! There were quite a few things that were a learning experiance! Sometimes I think my swap partners end up becoming guinea pigs for my experiments!

    This tag is a #12 tag, but I cut it out of some corrugated cardboard from an old box. I like to reuse/recycle/repurpose when I can, so all those products I order get their boxes saved to be turned into craft projects or to be used to ship swap items out!

    My first order of busines was to coat the tag with some black acrylic paint so the Prima Opal Magic Waxes would show the best, plus, I was making a “nighttime” themed tag!

    A close up of bottome corner that has the Beautiful Board Fairy Kisses, Plum Glass Microbeads, and Silver Glass Microbeads, all found at ReneaBouquet. The fairy was coated in Wilted Violet & Seedless Preserves Distress Oxides, the “mulberry type” roses were sprayed with a couple of different sprays, Heidi Swapp’s “Tinsel” Color Shine, & some Tim Holtz “Hickory Smoke” watered down and mixed with some “Pewter” Perfect Pearls!
    A closer look at the Beautiful Board Moon Fairy from ReneaBouqet with more Silver Glass Microbeads to accent! The moon was coated in a lot of different products until I got what I wanted! Some of those porducts no longer show up, but I guess they helped add to the texture. However, the final coat was Prima’s “Old Silver” Metallique Wax.

    In both of the above photos, and the three below, you can see where I added some Black Shard Glitter Glass from ReneaBouquet! The texture paste used with Tim Holtz’s Honeycomb stencil is “Foiled Again,” by Shimmerz. (At the time of this writing, the Shimmerz website was not loading for me, sorry I couldn’t add links directly to the products.)

    Ā Product List:

  • Shimmerz Paints
    • Paint: Coal
    • Dazzlerz: Foiled Again
  • Tim HoltzĀ 
    • Distress Oxides: Wilted Violet & Seedless Preserves
    • Distress Spray Stain: Hickory Smoke
    • Honeycomb Stencil
  • Ranger
    • Texture Paste
    • Black Archival Ink
    • Perfect Pearls: Pewter
    • Mini MisterĀ 
    • Glossy Accents
  • Wendi Vecci
    • Watering Can Embossing Powder
  • Prima
    • 3D Gloss Gel
    • Wood Embellishments: “Leaves & Mushrooms”
    • Decadent Pies Watercolor Set
    • Opal Magic Wax: Royal Robes & Turquoise Satin
    • Metallique Wax: Old Silver & Brushed Iron
  • Carta Bella “Lattice” Stencil
  • Echo Park “Mini Leaves” Stencil
  • Heidi Swapp Color Shine: Tinsel
  • Silver wire
  • Black Acrylic Paint
  • “Mulberry” roses
  • We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile
  • WOW Embossing Powder: Cloud 9
  • Even though they don’t exactly stand out, the “flat” flowers are composed of:
    • Penny Black: tiger-lilly
    • Designs By Ryn – “Flowers”
    • Tim Holtz “Flower Garden”