Friday, November 9, 2012

Melissa Frances Altered Canvas

I have an exciting project share today featuring Melissa Frances Resin Wings.  I have wanted to incorporate my scrapbooking embellishments with my mixed media paintings but I wasn't sure how to approach to the idea.  I got my wings out of hiding and used them as the focal point to this painting.

The background has many layers of paint, masking tape, 
tissue papers and gel mediums to create textures and depth.

As you can see the resin wings take acrylic paint nicely.

I used chipboard letters to create my sentiment.  I painted over them many times (I couldn't make up my mind on the color) but finally ended up with blue.  I did lots of dry brushing with white on top of the letters to help them blend a bit into the background.

I had fun mixing in different colors and splattering paint everywhere.

I used stencils and tissue tape within my layers.

I hope you enjoyed this project!

I plan to create a tutorial soon!  
Please visit the Melissa Frances Blog as this project will be featured there!
If you have any questions please ask.


  1. I am a huge fan of Melissa Frances...also a huge fan of angel wings and I love your project. Thanks for showing it to us!

  2. Lovely ethereal quality to the background - and the vivid blue of the lettering is great!
    Alison x

  3. I love this piece! Beautiful-
    Can you please tell me the actual size of this?
    Thanks so much-

    1. Hi Julia! The canvas is 4'x12' and I got it from Michael's in a pack of three. Thanks for stopping by!