Saturday, November 23, 2013

Loved Canvas

 When I start creating a canvas, I generally have no idea what the finished piece will look like.  But it's a fun way to jump in and create with wild abandon and just have fun and end up with paint up to your elbows! This is a 6 x 6 canvas - so it is a great size for experimenting - not so big that it's intimidating.  After all, 6 x 6 is a card size, right?

I began by painting the canvas with gesso, and then layering torn strips of dictionary pages over the surface, leaving some areas bare. Then I started adding color with Art Anthology Colorations Sprays.  I used Studio Blue, Waimea Bay and Guacamole.  Next I used some of the Velvets Dimensional Paint, and apply the paint with my fingers around the edges of the torn pages.  I used Lagoon and Fiji, and while still wet, sprinkled the areas with embossing powder and heat set them.   For the blank areas, without dictionary print, I put a heavier layer of Viridian Sorbet Dimensional paint.

 After this was all dry, I used a stencil designed by Joann Sharpe for StencilGirl for my focal point.  I first laid the stencil down and painted on some Fiesta Velvet paint.  It was a very thin layer, but I let it dry completely, then I shifted the stencil slightly and used Viva Decor Modeling Cream and a palette knife to create a dimensional image.

 After that was completely dry, I rubbed Faber-Castell Gelatos around the edges and smeared them onto the canvas with my finger.  I also added some bright accents with Art Anthology Colorations in Glorious.


Finally, I added a little hand embroidery to the corner of my canvas.  I was pleased with the results - and was surprised to make a piece that was brighter and edgier than my typical style.  Are you planning a weekend of creating? Have fun!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The Ribbon Lady is Tying The Knot Blog Hop

It is really awesome to be a May Arts Ribbonsita not only because we get to play with the best ribbon in the world, but also we work with the most awesome Ribbon Lady, Bethney. So when she announced that she was engaged, her girls planned a blog hop to help celebrate!

 And in true May Arts Fashion, we have a huge giveaway from some awesome companies! To be eligible, just head  over to the May Arts facebook page and leave your best wishes and Congratulations to Bethney  on her recent engagement!

Bethney, I wish you many years of delirious love and abounding happiness!

And here is the rest of the hop...

Heartfelt Creations Inspiration

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC 

HCDPI 237 Antiquity Paper Collection
HCPD1 226 Delicate Asters Paper Collection
HCD 722 Tattered Blossoms Die
HCD 730 Decorative Butterfly Corner Die

HCPC 3468 Tattered Blossoms PreCut Set
HCPC 3471 Tattered Collage PreCut Set
Violet Metallic 3D Stamp Paint
Rose Metallic 3D Stamp Paint
Gold Metallic 3D Stamp Paint
Crystal Sparklets
1259723 Art Institute Glue (Dries Clear)
Other Products Used
May Arts Ribbon: GC07 3/8"Metallic Iridescent Wired Ribbon
Tsukineko Ink: Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black
Copic Markers: V12, V17, YG95
Viva Decor Gold
Stampendous Embossing Powder - Midnight Black
WorldWin Papers Cardstock

Xyron Mega Runner, Teresa Collins Foam Adhesives

Journey Card:  Cut a  base for a 6" x 6" card from lavendar cardstock.  Cut the base patterned paper from the Antiquity paper collection and distress the edges.  Die cut a small Decorative Butterfly Corner and glue to the bottom right corner. Stamp the Tattered Collage image with watermark ink and heat emboss.  Tear around the stamped image, and then paint the edges with the Violet paint.  Rub Viva Decor gold over the words on the image.  Color the flowers and leaves with Copics.  Crumple the image and unfold and use Chocolate Distress ink to rub over the wrinkles.  Glue to the card base.  Stamp and cut the Tattered Blossoms and color with the 3D Metallic Stamp Paint.  Add Sparklets to the centers of the flowers.  Stamp the collage image again, and color just the flower buds with copics. Hand cut the images and apply to the card with foam adhesive.  Hand cut the Journey ticket from the Antiquity paper and finish with a bow.