Good Morning, Starshine! A Julianna Hudgins’ Design Team Project

Last month, I told my peeps on Facebook that I was thrilled to have been asked to join Julianna Hudgins’ Design Team! So, today, I’m kicking off my first project using a piece from her Collection to create this fun little 8 x 10, mixed-media canvas project!

Mixed Media Canvas Final Project Image

I started this project with an 8×10 Blank Canvas.  Michaels sells these blank canvases in a 10-Canvas Value Pack for an AWESOME price, so bear with me as you’ll be seeing…um… approximately 9 more canvas projects coming down the pike.

To start, I cut all my pieces of scrap paper using a Hobby Knife, a metal ruler and the angle guides on my Westcott Cutting Mat.  We always have plenty of scraps around, so I think projects like these are a fun way to pull together a collection of scraps to give them a new life.

Paper Pieces for Mixed Media Canvas

Next, using AmarettoMidnight ConfessionsBaja Blue, and Green with Envy Quick Quotes Powder Puff Chalking Inks and an Emery Board, I distressed all of the pieces of the starburst.

Distressing Paper for the Mixed Media Canvas

Then, I used Americana Acrylic 2oz Indian Turquoise Craft Paint and a 1″ Brush to paint my Canvas (front, sides and the wrapped portion on the back).

Canvas Painting

Then, I used  Amaretto and Midnight Confessions Quick Quotes Powder Puff Chalking Inks and an Emery Board to age and distress the canvas.

Canvas Distressing

Next, using the same, 1″ Paint Brush, I started painting sections of the canvas and decoupaging my sunburst pieces on using DecoArt’s Decoupage.  Then, I wrapped the canvas using Hemp Twine to add some dimension and another texture to the project.  I used my emery board once the Decoupage was dry to smooth the edges of my papers and give a nice handmade, grunge look.

Decoupage Mixed Media Canvas

To make the charm, I cut out two of the “Peace” words from Julianna Hudgins’ Jewel Keys Die Collection from Spellbinders using their Precious Metals Premium Craft Foils.  Then, I used a Black, Utrecht Design Marker with a Cotton Swab doused in Rubbing Alcohol to age and distress the metal.

Spellbinders Peace Charm

Using good ol’ Aleene’s Tacky Glue, I sandwiched the two together to give the Peace Charm some weight and stability, hole-punched them using a tiny punch, and then hung it from the Hemp Twine using some copper jewelry findings.

Metal Foil Peace Charm

Here’s a List of Products I used in this Project:

1, 8×10 Blank Canvas
Westcott Cutting Mat
Westcott Craft Hobby Knife
Metal Ruler
Quick Quotes PowderPuff Amaretto Chalking Ink
Quick Quotes PowderPuff Midnight Confessions Chalking Ink
Quick Quotes PowderPuff Baja Blue Chalking Ink
Quick Quotes PowderPuff Green with Envy Chalking Ink
Emery Board
Americana Acrylic 2oz Indian Turquoise Craft Paint
1″ Paint Brush
DecoArt’s Decoupage
Hemp Twine
Julianna Hudgins’ Jewel Keys Die Collection from Spellbinders
Precious Metals Premium Craft Foils
Black, Utrecht Design Marker
Cotton Swab
Rubbing Alcohol
Aleene’s Tacky Glue
Mini Hole Punch
Copper Jewelry Findings

I love this because there really is a lot of detail in this project with all the little pieces.  But all in all, it’s a fairly simple design. I love that kind of contrast!  And what’s cool, is Julianna Hudgins’ Jewel Keys Die Collection from Spellbinders comes with 5 different words and 5 different complementary keys.  So, you could add more word charms, mix in some keys, or do a complete series of these canvases to really make a statement!  I love Julianna’s message of empowerment with this cool set of Spellbinders Dies!

Julianna Hudgins' Jewel Keys Die Collection from Spellbinders

Thanks so much for checking out my project today!  Check out Holly Simoni’s Design Team Project from last week or follow Julianna’s Blog to see all of the projects!  Check back with me on June 28th when I’ll have another awesome project from Julianna’s Spellbinders Collection!  Enjoy!

Make heads turn…everyday!

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12 Responses to Good Morning, Starshine! A Julianna Hudgins’ Design Team Project

  1. Joe Rotella says:

    LOVE this! Beautiful!! The twine is a really nice way to pull it all together!

    • Thanks so much, Joe! I happened to stumble across that twine at a weird little shop in an artsy part of town and I think it was a one-shot deal. I haven’t been able to find it anywhere since….so when I use it, you better believe it better be a special project! I’m so glad someone I admire so much, picked up on the usage of it! Whew! It went to good use!!!! :-)

      • Eliska Adema - artist says:

        I’m thinking maybe kitchen twine would be a good replacement when you run out of your special twine. And baker’s twine comes in colors

  2. Veronica (Ronnie) Goff says:

    Love the project!
    The colors blend in so well……..and of course you are using my favorite colors! :-)
    Bravo Jeremy!

    • Oh cool! Thanks so much, Veronica! I love how the colors came together as well! Sometimes, you have the best projects just waiting to happen in your scrap bins! Thanks again!!

  3. Stacey caron says:

    Jeremy… So beautiful… Wow! LOVE it my friend! Congratulations on being on Julianna’s DT!! well deserved!

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  5. Morena says:

    This is stunning! When I saw it at DecoArt’s blog I thought it was glass. Can’t wait to try this!

  6. Neethu says:

    This work is beautiful I’v hoarded canvas boards in the hope of trying some mixed media but always found it difficult to get all the supplies many are using this is simple, and beautiful Thank you for sharing this. Would love to see the forthcoming 9 pieces

  7. Tina Hanks says:

    What a wonderful project. Thank you so much for sharing all of the information of how you created it!! I am so inspired to create some really fun pieces. All the information on distressing and painting the canvas answered a lot of my questions about how to get started. Peace to you <3

  8. Win Dinn says:

    Terrific way to use your scraps, and luscious colour!

  9. Joyce says:

    I love what you have done to that canvas. I look forward to seeing the rest of them. Just today I went to Michael’s and purchased 10 of their 8×10 canvas’s for 8.88. I didn’t have a clue what I was going to do with them until now. Thanks for your inspiration.

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