Hello friends and visitors! I have a quick post for you today of a canvas I made for my daughter. Pamellia is hosting the challenge 'Things with Wings' at Frilly and Funkie, so I included lots of butterflies on my canvas. This started with a stack of "art" papers that I had been playing with but never actually made it onto a project.
This looks a bit of a mess, but actually it's quite pretty in natural light and in person. You'll just have to take my word on it! Below is a shot I took outdoors in the shade and is much more like the actual colors. The inspiration for my project was a piece of paper I lined my spray box with covered in yummy Dylusions ink sprays. I die cut my flowers and punched some butterflies using this and other papers in my "save it for later" basket.
I die cut my posies and adhered to the canvas...pretty bold colors...probably not shabby enough for Frilly and Funkie, huh?
I added some stenciling using transparent paste and some glitter, then Tumbled glass stain spritzed with water. Ooops! The Dylusions are bleeding, but I kind of like that! Still too bright but white wash paint and Multi Matte Medium help to tone it down.
This is the scrap paper I cut the large butterfly with. I believe I used alcohol and kosher salt to get the texture over Distress paints. Isn't it pretty?
Dies: Tim Holtz Detailed Butterflies Thinlits, Spellbinders Tammy Tutterow Shabby Posies Punches: Martha Stewart and stash Stamps: Tim Holtz Ponderings Stencils: TCW, Tim Holtz Distress: Tumbled Glass stain, Wild Violet spray and paint, Blueprint Sketch ink and paint, Picket Fence Crackle paint, Clear Rock Candy Glitter Ranger: Texture Paste Transparent Matte, Multi Matte Medium, Glossy Accents DecoArt: White Wash acrylic paint Prima: Art Sugar Antique Silver Dylusions sprays: Vibrant Turquoise, London Blue, Bubblegum Pink Ideaology: Tim Holtz Plain Tissue Wrap Michaels: canvas board
I would like to enter my canvas into the following challenges:
Southern Ridge Trading Company Your Favorites Well....let's see, mixed media, crackle, purples/blues, butterflies and my daughter!
Scrapy Land Challenge #49 Anything Goes with Any Die Scrapy Land Sells I used Spellbinders and Sizzix dies.
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Hugs and Blessings!