Friday, December 4, 2009

5 x 5 Canvas Art

I really have fun making these canvas. I covered the entire canvas with a homemade mixture of shimmer paint, white acrylic paint and reinkers. I would use my heat gun in between layers to speed the drying.

I used brown Stazon ink for the wings & saying on vellum and then water colored the wings on the backside of the paper to prevent it for running or smearing when I distressed it. I then crumbled and lightly sanded the vellum and finishing it by spritzing with my homemade shimmers (shimmer paint, alcohol and reinker)

As you can see here I used my various homemade shimmers on the entire piece! One of my favorite things to play with right now!

The leaf was stamped using a watercolor technique, I made a stamp pad with moist folded paper towels. I placed a few drops of reinkers in three different colors and then spritzed the towel with water one more time. I was able to make several impressions before having to spritz again! The picture really does not show the different shades very well but in person you can see it.

I wrapped a piece of suede colored cardstock around the canvas but first I did a wash of shimmer over the entire surface.

I dyed this twill ribbon in my in one of my brown shimmers, it was bright white to start with.

I sanded the bright copper brads to expose the silver edges for a more distressed look.

I used brown Stazon ink around all the edges.

You can tell in the bottom of this picture that the background had a blue/green shimmer depending on how the light hits it. Really pretty. I finished the back with a 4/75" x 4.75" piece of card stock to hide all the ends of ribbon and card stock that wrapped around.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Hey Chica!

This is the cutest baby chick made from punches! So fun and easy to make!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Friends Card

I just love fall colors! The greeens, browns, oranges and yellows are so fun to use together!

Color wash background card

I love this card! I really enjoy doing the watercolor backgounds, they always end up with such pretty colors! This image is from the November Unity Stamp Company Kit . I am so loving these monthly kits, a great 8.5 x 11 sheet of cling mounted images and sayings for $29!

Dragonfly Card

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Friday, October 16, 2009