Saturday, October 13, 2012

"Your grace is enough" mixed media canvas

"Your Grace is Enough" Mixed Media Canvas

It's time for my FIRST ever video!!!!!

Just a warning, who knew that I would have a problem talking? LOL.

The following is my first ever video tutorial. It will show you my thought process behind making one of my canvases. I had no plan prior to one minute before I hit record. It was very scary. I have no idea how I would ever do this LIVE like, my dear friend, Tracy Weinzapfel does on a weekly basis. It has taken much editing by "The Cute IT Guy" that I live with to get it to this. Even with his expert assistance, the video is poor. I am not loud enough and I often was "in the zone" and forgot to talk. Plus, The Cute IT Guy had to become creative to cover up the heat tool I use to dry throughout the video.

It has been a learning experience for us both, and actually fun. I will be doing more in the future and hopefully each video will improve. Enjoy, stretch your comfort zone, and create!!!!

Video streaming by Ustream

The supplies used in this video:
6x6 Stapled Canvas
Tim Holtz Symphony Tissue Tape
Liquitex Matte Gel Medium
Drywall Mes
Golden Heavy Body Acrylics
* Permanent Violet Dark
* Medium Violet
*  Interference Violet (Fine)
* Iridescent Gold (Coarse)
Golden Liquid Acrylic
* Titan White
* Yellow Ochre
Stamper Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection Artful Artifacts CMS080 (Used flourish stamp)
Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi Dots and Stripes Borders Stencils For Art
Washi tape -black and white stripe
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Dusty Concord
Stazon Jet Black
Faber-Castell PITT artist pen big brush
uni-ball Signo broad pigment ink white UM-153
Clear gloss acrylic fixative
Ranger "Heat It" heat tool

If you are interested in purchasing the canvas painted in this video, please check out the etsy listing at:

"Your grace is enough" 6x6 mixed media canvas


Maureen Hayes said...


You did a fantastic job with your first ever video!! You would never know you hadn't been doing this forever, and I am not just saying that. The only problem I had was with Ustream playing it back. It kept stopping, it took me over an hour to watch it and the video was no where near that long!

I enjoyed seeing your process and the canvas came out beautifully. I thought you talked enough, not too much but not too little either. GREAT job and I look forward to more from you. I am so proud of you for stepping outside of your comfort zone and doing this. I would have no idea where to start.

Best of luck with all of this, the Etsy shop, the videos, all of it!

Anonymous said...

Lori, you've done a fantastic job on your very first video debut!! Love the canvas......sooooo pretty!! And I SO enjoyed watching you through your creative process. Freest techniques learned and I thought you did amazing!!! I had NO doubt you'd do great!!

MicheleC said...

Excellent job for your first videos and kudos to both you and your cute IT guy! Video and tutorial were great. I will definitely find you on Ustream and subscribe. Loved the project!

J-Lin said...

To Lori and the Cute IT Guy
This is a great calaboration. Beautiful use of your colors and textures.I WANT MORE. I WANT MORE>(well you get the point.
Thanks for sharing your maiden voyage here.

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quilt4fun2 said...

Nice job on your canvas Lori. That purple and gold look wonderful and I love the dry wall tape texture! Great to have a Cute IT Guy to encourage you and help out with the video. Great job you two :D We miss the alien sound when the heat tool was running...maybe he can figure out how to get that sound?? The music was good and happy!
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