Saturday, August 5, 2017

"Dream" Mixed Media Canvas with VIDEO TUTORIAL with Scraps of Elegance June Kit

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I just adore how I continue to be challenged with the mixed media products in the Scraps of Elegance Kits and Add Ons each month and am so glad to share my journey with you in my video tutorials. The Scraps of Elegance Creativity Add On for the Birds of a Feather kit includes a gorgeous Prima Princess Stamp and Sweet Pastels Prima Watercolor Pencil Set. Although I am not a watercolor artist, I have to tell you that they were a dream to work with. If you've been thinking about trying one of these Prima girls with watercolor pencils, but are not sure how to approach coloring them, I have some helpful tips to help get you started. Be sure to watch my technique video tutorial where I show my process for coloring this stamped image.  I also grabbed my Prima Spring and Fall Watercolor Pencils from a previous kit and share the numbers of the colors I use in the video.

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Scraps of Elegance Birds of a Feather Kit

Creativity Add On

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Tips and Techniqes
A close up of the watercolor detail.

I adhered the watercolor paper to an 8 x 10" Canvas, and used Prima Water Soluble Oil Pastel Crayons from a previous kit to color in a yellow wash across the background. I then stenciled paint from this month's Color Add On around some of the edges and used 49 and Market stamps from the Elements Add On and Store to create a grungy mixed media background. I also brushed on several colors of Distress Oxide Inks and edged the canvas with Pan Pastels.

The word "Dream" seen in the full project photo was created by placing sticker letters on the watercolor paper, then coloring and stamping over them. Heat them a little with your heat tool for easy removal. Once removed, I used a fine tip marker to doodle around the letters and brushed watered down paint across them to color.

I adore these flower die cuts in the Main Kit BoBunny Noteworthy set, paired with a single Prima dimensional flower from the Flower Add On. I started out with mostly dimensional flowers, but realized that it took the focus away from the beautiful princess, so these die cut flowers ended up being a perfect complement without drawing too much attention from our girl. I've also scattered a few of the sweet butterfly die cuts around the canvas.

I snipped the gorgeous Blue Fern Studio Curling Corner Chipboard from the Elements Add on in half and covered it in three layers of embossing powder, heated between each coat. I started with completely covering it with white embossing, then with glittered Cotton Candy embossing powder that mostly covers the piece, then light sprinkles of Raspberry Sherbet from my stash. By partially covering with the second and third layers, you can see hints of all three colors.

Supply List
June Scraps of Elegance Main Kit
BoBunny Serendipity Noteworthy Die Cuts

Creativity Add On
Prima Princess Stamp: Aubrey
Royal & Langnickel 9x12" Watercolor Artist Pad
Prima Sweet Pastels Watercolor Pencils

Blue Fern Studios laser cut chipboard: Curling Corner
49 and Market Gabrielle Pollacco Clear Stamp: Scripted Squared

Floral Add On
Prima Glenna Flowers

Color Add On
Prima Art Alchemy Soft Satin Metallique Acrylic Paint

Items from the SOE Store
Prima Art Alchemy Soft Satin Metallique Acrylic Paint
Not currently available, other paints can be found HERE:
Blue Fern Studios Embossing Powder: Snow
Not currently available, other embossing powder can be found HERE:

Previous Kits
January 2016: Winsor Newton 8x10" Canvas Board
May 2016: Prima Art Alchemy Metallique Vintage Rose Acrylic Paint
April 2016: Prima Artist Quality Water Soluble Oil Pastel Crayons set
October 2015: Prima - Watercolor Pencils - Spring & Fall Set

Other Products
Tim Holtz with ideology ~ Clippings Stickers
Fancy Pants ~ Babe - Alpha Stickers
Prima ~ Finnabair Art Basics - Soft Matte Gel
Ranger ~ Distress Oxide - Fossilized Amber; Wilted Violet; Worn Lipstick; Iced Spruce; Cracked Pistachio
Tsukineko ~ Versafine Ink - Black
Ranger ~ Perfect Medium
Sparkle N Sprinkle ~ Embossing Powder - Raspberry Sherbet
Sanford ~ Prismacolor - Watercolor Pencil, Lilac
Kuretake ~ Zig - Clean Color Real Brush Markers
Stabilo ~ All - Aquarellable, Black
PanPastel ~ Violet Tint, Magenta Shade
Sakura ~ Pigma Micron - 005 Black Pen
The Crafter’s Workshop ~ 6x6 Stencil - Mini Art Is
Stampendous ~ Cling Stack Art Stamps - Regal Bird
Helmar ~ Premium Craft Glue
Tombow ~ MONO Multi Liquid Glue
Tim Holtz with Ranger ~ Water Brush with Fine Detailer Nib
Bostitch ~ Quiet Sharp 6 - Pencil Sharpener
Claritystamp ~ Stencil Brushes

Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~


  1. This is so beautiful.. the lady is so pretty. and love the background details too..

  2. Beautful, as always, Tracey. The colors are so soft and feminine. I just love it.

  3. Wow, Tracey, this is stunning!! The colors are amazing!! The lady is so gorgeous!! I love the coloring!! All of the details are perfect!! Wow!! Off to watch the video!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. This is stunningly beautiful just like a Dream ! Its always a pleasure dropping in at your blog


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