Venturing into the land of creating a canvas is freaking scary!!! This took me 4 days to complete and I doubted myself every step of the way. Creating an Art Journal page is one thing…..but a canvas…..that I was hoping to be able to hang up once I had it completed. YIKES!!! I used a bunch of supplies from Limor Webber’s Store, with my newest favorite supply being the Liquitex White Opaque Flakes Texture Gel……I’m really loving this stuff!! There’s a few layers to this piece and I love the texture I ended up with!!
Here’s the completed canvas…..
I wish the camera would pick up the texture better. I also inked the edges of the word “LOVE” in the bottom corner so it would stand out a bit more. I used allot of Prima flowers & embellishments, some Fab Scraps. I Am Roses flowers, other misc embellishments from my stash and from the grab boxes I ordered from Limor’s store a while ago, random strips of paper along with some Tim Holtz Tissue Paperand of course my trusted Lindy’s Stamp Gang sprays in Cotton Candy Pink, Toto’s Tornado Black and Golden Doublooms.
Here’s a few close ups:
So, there it is. Going to sleep on it and decide in the morning if it’s going on a wall or not….lol.
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I think I’ve found a new addiction. A friend from work and I went to our local Art Gallery this evening where they’re featuring ATC collections from a few different collectors. What a blast we had!!! These little 2.5″ x 3.5″ works of art are so much fun. After the short presentation, we were all given the opportunity to create our own ATC’S if we wanted and then trade them. As I kinda figured there’d be an opportunity to trade the cards that night, I decided to make a few the night before. I made 4 and I have to say they were pretty fun to make and took no time at all!
Here are my first 4 ATC’S!!
This one was made by first collaging on some scraps of Tim Holtz tissue wrap and spritzing it with two of the Lindy’s Stamp Gang spays from the Industrial Chic set in Time Travel Teal and Rusty Lantern Lime. I added some texture using some of my new Faber Castell Whipped Spackle and the Tim Holtz Dot Fade stencil. I also used some black and white Liquitex Basics acrylic paint to stencil on the two step heart from The Crafter’s Workshop stencil called Mini Mixed & Match Hearts. I distressed the edges of the card with my black Gelato and blended it in.
This one was also collaged with some Tim Holtz scrap tissue wrap and sprayed with the same Lindy’s sprays. The butterflies were stamped using my new Faber Castell PITT artist Big Brush pen and were colored in with my Lindy’s Hibiscus Rose Flat Fabio. I outlined the sentiment with my Uni-bal Signo white gel pen and distressed the border with my black Gelato and blended it in.
This card was colored using my Faber Castell Gelato’s and blended together. I used a baby wipe and a Crafter’s Workshop stencil to remove some of the color to add more texture to the card. I stamped on my Deep Red Bette Davis Eyes stamp with my Big Brush pen along with the sentiment and tiny flowers. Again the edges were distressed with my black Gelato.
This last one was also colored using my Gelatos, some color removed through one of my Crafter’s Workshop stencils and a baby wipe. The dandelion is one of my new Stampin’ Up! stamp sets and the sentiment is from a stamp I bought at Michael’s in the $1.25 bin. Edges distressed with the black Gelato.
I was able to trade all 4 cards away this evening and have received my very first ATC’S that I already have in my sleeve protector sheet and ready to be put into a binder.
Soooo much fun with these!! Thanks so much for stopping by…..till next time!!
I had some fun the last couple of evenings following along with Sandee and trying my hand at some mail art. I’ve been wanting to give it a try for a while now and thought it was about time I did another one of Sandee’s tutorials before she unfriends me!! Over on the Frosted Designs blog they have a weekly segment called Sunday’s with Sandee, and honestly, if you’ve never checked it out, you need to. She does amazing work! I’ve been having some fun with layering paints and stamps and tissue paper, etc and thought I’d just keep with that theme for my mail art. I used my Liquitex Basics acrylic paints, some stamps and my Stazon ink pad. I also did my doodling with one of my new Pilot Perma Ball pens, which is an amazing and my trusty Unibal Signo white gel pen. Of course…..how can you do a bunch of layering techniques and not grab the bubble wrap? I made three envelopes using all the same colors, just different pieces of the Tim Holtz tissue wrap and on one of my envies I used a collage piece as well.
Here’s a peek at mail art #1 – Front
Envelope #1 – Back
For envelope #2 I had a scrap of the tissue wrap that had a big butterfly on it….I thought it would look great on the front of the envelope.
The back of envelope #2
For envelope #3, I had this collage girl I’ve had sitting on my desk for a while now and I’ve really wanted to use her on something….so this envelope is where she finally found a home. I tried to mimic the swirls on her dress with the paint…
And the back of this one…
So, there you have it. My little run at mail art…..I think I’m going to have a hard time leaving an envelope plain now!!! They were a lot of fun!
Thanks for stopping by….till next time! :o)
I decided to enter a Faber Castel challenge where the theme was summer memories. I’ve had a set of Gelato’s for a few weeks now and have played with them once before and absolutely LOVE the silky feel of them and how easy they are to use, blend, drip, color with! I decided on three main colors of the yellow (for the bright sun we enjoy all summer), green (for the grass and trees) and blue (for the beautiful blue waters of the lake). One of my favorite things to watch during the summer are the butterflies. I could sit and watch them for hours…..if they would just sit still in one place for that long! I used some of my Tim Holtz tissue wrap I’ve had for a while that I received from a good friend in a goodies swap. This is the first time I’ve used it and I love this stuff!! I can see if coming out in a few more projects in the future. 🙂 I colored in the butterfly on the tissue wrap with my orange and pink Gelato’s. (Have I mentioned how much I love these things?!)
I have the tropical set of Gelatos and love the colors in this set. Check out how they blend and mix together to make this yummy drippage on the page! I love that butterfly! And of course, the charcoal pencil came out to do some shading around the butterfly, the strip of tissue wrap and around the outside of the page. I took some of my background stamps and randomly stamped them on the page too.
I also used a couple of my stencils, a flower one and a random circle one to ‘remove’ some of the color from the page to make the design in the Gelato colors. Pretty cool technique I learned from none other than the fabulous Limor Webber!!
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