Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Every Possibility…

Hello Crafty Friends -

I’ve been wanting to try making a mixed media canvas for a while and I finished one last night that I just had to share (the first one was a dud!).  Front and center is a sentiment from the Stuff to Say - Tim Holtz stamp set which I stamped on Kraft cardstock and sponged with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.  Before sponging, I cutout the panel using a Labels Eighteen Nestabilities die.

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I used the Rolled Rose Die-namic and some pretty reddish-pink felt to create the flowers.  I cut some leaves from Peeled Paint cardstock and doodled some black lines and roughed the edges up a bit before sponging with more of the Walnut Stain Distress Ink.  A little twill ribbon and I was done embellishing.

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I thought I would share a few pictures of the base canvas as I created it (canvas is 5” wide by 7” tall):

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1. Paint canvas with various colors of acrylic paint (I used Liquitex) and then let dry. I painted messy so there would be some variation in the color.

2. Cut a piece of white tissue paper, ball it up to crinkle it and then smooth it out.

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3. Adhere the tissue paper to the painted canvas using a liquid glue like Multi Medium (I used Matte Perfect Paper Adhesive from USArtQuest).

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4. Trim excess tissue paper and adhere edges to side of canvas using multi medium.

5. Apply a thick coat of the multi medium over the whole canvas to seal everything all nice and neat.  Let dry.

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6. Spritz canvas with White Linen Dylusions Ink Spray… and let dry. ;)

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7. Add some additional detail by using a stencil (Dotted Flower Stencil by Dylusions) and adding modeling paste. Let dry… again.

8. Seal canvas by spraying with a varnish.  I used Krylon Kamar Varnish in a matte finish.

8. Once the varnish is dry, decorate the canvas. :D

Here is a close up of the stenciling done with modeling paste.  You can also see that I spritzed the sentiment panel with more of the White Linen Dylusions Ink Spray.

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And here is a close up of the tissue paper and spattered white ink spray.  I love how these layers softened the impact of the acrylic paint.  It was a bit… bright.

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Coupon Alert!  If you are shopping at the Inspiration Emporium you can use coupon code fatcatstamper for 10% off your order. Pictured below are links to some of the products I used to create this canvas. :)

Recipe:
Stamps: Stuff to Say (Stamper’s Anonymous).
Paper: Kraft (MFT), Peeled Paint (Core’dinations), tissue paper.
Ink: Archival Jet Black (Ranger), Walnut Stain Distress Stains (Ranger).
Accessories: Natural twill ribbon (May Arts), wool-blend felt, Labels 18 Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Rolled Rose Die-namics (MFT), Dotted Flowers stencil (Dylusions), White Linen Dylusions Ink Spray (Ranger), foam dimensional tape (TE).

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