Welcome! I'm Melissa Gross, a dynamic and interactive teacher and speaker called to lead and encourage Christian women in their walk with the Lord through classes, workshops and retreats incorporating Bible study, devotionals, illustrated Bible journaling, paper crafting and mixed media projects that merge faith and art bringing God’s Word to life so you can find renewed excitement to dive into the Word, use your creative gifts, and apply the Truth as you draw closer to the Lord and serve Him in your everyday life. This site is where I share my everyday adventures, Bible Journaling pages, scrapbook layouts, handmade cards, and other crafty projects, as well as information on my upcoming workshops and events. I also post photos, ramble about books I'm reading, stuff I'm organizing, and other FUN bits & pieces of my wonderful life.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Faith Canvases

After completing my layout using Authentique's Faith collection, I used the leftover paper scraps, die cuts and stickers to create a mixed media canvas. I also included some Kaiser paper flowers and pearls.

I like the collage background and decided to try something similar with old book and hymnal pages as the background for another canvas that I created for my friend Amy who chose "freedom" as her word for the year. I used diluted yellow acrylic paint over the background, then stamped her word and added doilies, butterflies and other embellishments to complete this canvas.

When Amy first shared her word with me, I immediately thought of the words to a song that originated with a scripture in 2 Corinthians. I used a Sharpie to write that verse, which ends with the word freedom, onto the canvas.

Have you created any canvases lately? Do you collage items for the background?


Sandra said...

You're just such a creative person x

Cheri said...

Gorgeous! I'll bet Amy really appreciates that. I haven't done anything on canvas lately... but I have been collaging on my art journal pages!

Beverly said...

Beautiful! It seems most of what I do these days are canvases.

Sandy Trefger said...

Fabulous canvas creations!!

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