Saturday, October 5, 2013

Nirvana Pumpkin Canvas by Tonya Gibbs

Hi everyone, today I wanted to share with you a 10x10 mixed media canvas that I created using Marion's Nirvana line.

I used the b-side of Up And Away to cut out my pumpkins and sunflowers. The paper had a Gothic feel with the typography and lace accent, making it perfect for a Halloween decor.
For the pumpkin I cut a simple pumpkin shape out 3 times and used an oval die to separate the sections of the pumpkin.  I used really thick fun foam as my pop up dots to keep them dimensional.   To color the pumpkin, I used Tim Holtz' Orange Marmalade Distress Stain, combined with the Metallic Bronze Distress paint.  Then  I used Vintage Photo Distress ink to darken the shadowed edges to accent the 3D curves. 
For the spray at the bottom,  I used scraps of Nirvana paper I had left over from the pumpkins to cut out the daisy shapes with the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Die. For contrast against the pumpkin, I decided to leave them their natural color adding a small amount of vintage photo distress ink for depth.  For the daisy centers I used a clear rhinestone that I painted with my Copic E29. To finish it off, I added some metal pieces for sparkle, burlap for texture, and a few sprays of berries for depth.
I love that this canvas fits the Halloween / Harvest theme and can hang in my home during the entire fall season.
Thanks for stopping in today,
Tonya Gibbs


  1. This is so beautiful Tonya !!! I love this pumpkin :)

  2. Gorgeous!! Tonya. Could you elaborate on the techniques used for the background on the canvas please.

    1. I have a video with more details on my youtube channel. psychomoms is my channel name

  3. I love how you used the black printed part as the accent on the pumpkin! genius!! It's very pretty

  4. love love love this home decor item, truly a work of much loved art

  5. This is stunning! The colors are sooo gorgeous!!!