Oly*Fun Mixed Media Made Easy
Yes! Today I am showing you how easy it is to work with products and materials in a way different than they are intended. This is the first time I have worked with Fairfield and their wonderful Oly*fun material! The new metallics are gorgeous and I received very generous samples of gold, bronze, and silver. The non-metallic colours are beautiful and there are so many to choose from.
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I enjoyed working with the Oly*fun so much, I made two projects today.
Canvas #1. Isn’t this bright and fun!? The colours are so beautiful and I love how vibrant the blue and purple are against the bright yellow canvas.
I was able to use scraps from the flowers I made to ‘poke’ the fabric into the Styrofoam™ and NOT use ANY glue!
It was so easy to gently push the Oly*fun into the canvas. Notice how beautifully the metallic Oly*fun embosses.
I did use Fabri-tac to glue the fabric flowers and strips to the canvas.
Canvas #2. Gelli Print and Metallics.
My first idea was to create a very large canvas and this was my first planning session: I created a beautiful print using a gelli-plate and acrylic paints.
I was going to use a large canvas and use the quilted metallic Oly*fun as a mat. I played around with the placement of shapes. I decided I didn’t want to ‘waste’ the large piece of quilted fabric. It would make a pretty tea cosy or thermal coffee holder!
I used a fancy pair of scissors to create a border because it was uneven. I then used ETI (Environmental Technology, Inc) Ultra-Seal™ Multi-Purpose Sealer/Glue to seal and protect the print.
It looks so thick and goopy but WOW does it dry clear and shiny. The colours look so vibrant afterwards.
I applied one coat with my brush going vertically, and allowed it to dry. I then did another coat brushing horizontally, and allowed it to dry. Then I used the Ultra-Seal™ to adhere the print to the canvas, carefully sealing the edges. The metallic Oly*fun was cut into shapes, embossed with my Cuttlebug, and glued with the Ultra-Seal™ and then finished with another 2 coats over the entire project to seal it.
Wasn’t that fun and easy?
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