Friday, November 21, 2014

Tombow DT Finalist - Xtreme Adhesive Watercolor Canvas

Hello friends! I am SO excited for my post today. I was selected as a Tombow Design Team Finalist and this is my project. We were each sent the Tombow Xtreme Permanent Adhesive and were challenge to use it to create something OTHER than a card or scrapbook layout! Something OUTSIDE the box! What a fabulous challenge, right?!

After some thought, I decided I wanted to create a watercolor mixed media canvas using the Tombow Xtreme Adhesive to add the embellishments to my canvas. I started by stamping the Free Spirit Prima Bloom Girl stamp on the canvas - my tip for these stamps being they are so large and I don't have a block big enough was to lay the stamp flat on my desk, ink it up and then place my canvas carefully on top pressing down with my hands to create the impression. Next, I colored it up using my Tombow Dual Brush Pens - the flesh tone set for the skin and hair. Then I used a variety of other watercolor mediums to paint the background of my canvas with bold and bright color - using my brush to flick some color on as well.

Next, came the fun part of adding my embellishments. I used the Tombow Xtreme Permanent Adhesive to adhere all my elements except for the small wood veneer stars and sequins because they were so small so I used my Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue for those.

I love the texture and depth I am able to get with the Tombow Dual Brush markers - I use them with water to move the color and get the look I want.

I am especially impressed with the hold of this metal flower cluster using the Tombow Xtreme Permanent Adhesive. It has such a strong hold and staying power - I have no worry at all that it will move or fall off!!

I also added some Wink of Stella Clear glitter on the feathers which you can kinda see here.

This is my finished 8x10 canvas and I am just in LOVE with the way it came out!! I love all the embellishments and it was super easy to put together with the Tombow Xtreme Permanent Adheseive. I never would have though to use a tape runner before to add wood and metal to my canvas but I will definitely be using it more often! I have also been using it to adhere my watercolor panels to my card bases because it has such a strong hold it takes out any of the warping that occurred as I was watercoloring.

I want to thank Tombow USA for this awesome opportunity to join their Design Team. I am a huge fan and love all of the products they make. Please take a look at the original post with all the talented artists that have moved on to this 2nd round with me and be sure to check out their projects, too! It will be a hard decision, I'm sure as there are so many beautiful projects that everyone has created using the Tombow Xtreme Permanent Adhesive!

Thank you for stopping by today and wish me luck!!

Tombow Dual Brush Pens Portrait Palette
Tombow Xtreme Permanent Adhesive
Studio Calico Wood Veneers
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Foliage
Feckled Fawn Cork Frame & Sequin Star
Grumbacher Watercolor: Payne's Gray, Violet, Alizarin Crimson, Sap Green
Winsor & Newton Watercolor Quinacridone Gold
Koi Watercolors
Imagine Crafts IrRESISTible Pico Embellisher in Tuxedo Black & Wedding Dress
Prima Flower
May Arts Natural and Gold/White Twine


Tina McDonald said...

Yay!! You got it finished!! It is SOO beautiful!! Wow you really have a way with color!!! i need to take a class from you. :) Good luck girl!! Dec feels like a long ways away. :)

Unknown said...

WOW!!!! This is absolutely STUNNING!!!! Good luck with the DT entry. Your watercoloring is just AMAZING! :)

Jamie Dougherty (jaylynn) said...

This is absolutely stunning!

Daniella said...

Such a beautiful piece! Your coloring is amazing! Good luck to you!!

Anonymous said...

Wow, this is awesome! You are very talented! I love your colouring and all the details, but I love the sentiment, how inspiring!! Great job, good luck in the final round. :)