She… – or the anatomy of a layout *Prima Educators*


…happily transformed into an artist

I created this canvas a couple days after I quit my job as a paralegal to become an artist and workshop teacher full time and realizing how good I feel about this. I wanted to use some of the Prima supplies that I hoarded for a while cause I was too afraid using up some of my favorite supplies. But sometimes you just have to use your supplies :)

I first painted the Canvas on the edges and the frame with acrylic paint.

I ripped some of the paper and glued it down. Then I used a Prima mask with gesso over the mask to give this some dimension and texture and sprayed it afterwards with Glimmer Mist.


As you can see I used some left over Rub Ons and rubbed it partly over the textured areas – especiall when I had the feeling that some parts would have to be connected, as not having floading elements. I added some Glossy Accents on top of the butterfly to give them some dimension too. The butterflies are also great to symbolize the Transformation I’m talking about in my little journaling.


One of my favorite supplies the last months is Glass Beads by Golden, I just love how it gives texture and lets everything shine through. I also love that it is not taken off the Glimmer Mist even when you sprayed before and even though it is a wet medium.

So why not gather some of your left over supplies and make a fun Mixed Media Collage?

Prima Supplies:

# 880712 Pebbles – time gone by

Straw Berry Kisses Cupcake Paper

# 842574 Arabesque Melody Collection Paper

# 843045 Pink Parfait – Sweet Fairy Collection Paper

# 840365 Rub-Ons Value Pack

# 545581 8×8 Masks

# 547271 Belina – Annette Collection Flowers

# 811860 Letter Perfected Felt Alphabet

# 811853 Letter Perfected Felt Alphabet

# 535209 Sultan Centers

Other Supplies:

Stretched Canvas, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Golden Glass Beads, Golden Gesso, Ranger Dimensional Pearls, Ranger Glossy Accents, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L™ Adhesives Shees and 3D Foam Pads, Crafty Power Tape,Canvas Fabric

Thanks for stepping by :) Nat


  • Jenny Petricek


    Hi Nathalie! I was quite surprised to read about how you’ve recently left your career of paralegal in order to pursue your art full-time. It’s so inspiring to know there are other women out there who take that plunge. Since last summer when I lost my job, I’ve had to reevaluate who I am and what I’m meant to do. I know that creating needs to be a part of it—but sometimes it’s so scary when you don’t know what the future holds! I look forward to reading more about your journey in future posts!


  • sylvia


    yay for the fulltime artist!! :-)


  • Sue Clarke


    I LOVE this and I hope that you are glad that you made the change. I’m sure that it can be a bit hectic having your creative hobby become your job, but you so rock that I’m glad that you did it!


  • chien-ya


    helloe~i am from Taiwan.
    and also scrapbook lover.
    are you in Holland ? because i will visit there on AUG. so i wanna fine some scrapbook shop there or some friends can make scrapbook together and so on ..?expect your reply


  • conny


    sehr genial!!!!


  • Kim Sonksen


    What an amazing canvas. I think this is easily my favourite one, everything is just so divine


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