Happy Sunday fellow scrappers/bloggers! Also Happy Memorial Day! I can't deny that I'm greatly enjoying this 3-day long weekend--especially with the amazing weather we've been having lately here in the East coast.
Well, as promised--here's my very first canvas! This came about from a class I took at my local scrapbook store. The instructor was Sherri Caramico. With her, I learned a variety of new techniques & she gave us the basis for this canvas. I then took it home & made it my own.
There's lots of glimmer misting & distress inking involved with making the backgrounds of these two canvases. Glimmer mists used were Olive Vine, Patina, Pinecone & Frozen Lake. Distress inks used were Crushed Olive, Peeled Paint & Tumbled Glass. Other items or techniques found on this canvas are rub-ons, water coloring, glittering & tearing.
The patterned papers are from Webster's Pages collection titled 'Life's Portrait'. Embellishments include the Webster's Bloomers, Sparkles buttons & aqua Cameo Roses by Prima. I've also included a few of my aqua colored butterflies from my very own Etsy shop.
One of the best things about working with a canvas is the amount of dimension you get with them! I have things hanging off the edges all around & it gives the canvas a fabulous dimension.
Here's a closeup of one of my butterflies that I've previously sold in my Etsy shop. I stickled thier wings & then covered them in Tim Holtz Rock Candy crackle paint. That's how they got that old crackle look which fit the theme of this layout perfectly!
The large damask black flourishes in the corners are rub-ons by Creative Imaginations.
Here is a closeup of the spiral flowers that we learned to make in the class. I've recently posted a spiral flower tutorial in order to 'spread the luv'! For me, spreading the luv is equivalent to sharing! Sherri also gave us a unique idea which is to incorporate fortune cookie sayings into layouts/projects. I actually had a couple of them stashed away because sometimes I get one that just fits my life to a tee. I felt that this particular one was perfect for my layout. I inked it's edges with distress ink & then sprayed it with Patina glimmer mist.
This was also the first time that I worked with corrugated cardboard! I didn't think that corrugated cardboard could give a project such a cool effect! I tore the edges of the cardboard & then misted it with Olive Vine glimmer mist which gave it an amazing sheen.
The quotes were also provided by Sherri. All the edges to the quotes were torn. Then the quote was misted with Frozen Lake glimmer mist with emphasis on the torn edges in order to define them. Finally, the quotes were coated with Rock Candy crackle paint.
We also had a heart shaped corrugated cardboard cutout that I inked into Frozen Lake glimmer mist.
Both frames that hold the pictures were cut from the Webster's Pages Life's Portrait. The larger frame was stickled them misted with Patina & Olive Vine glimmer mists. I then colored in some of the frame decor by inking a thin paint brush into the droplets left behind by the Olive Vine & Patina glimmer mist. This to me was a form of water coloring except the 'water' were droplets of glimmer mist.
The peacock feathers were the final finishing touch which I absolutely loved. These were also provided by Sherri!
Here's a shot of the spiral flower found in the second bottom canvas. Once again, if you're interested in making these spiral flowers--feel free to check out the spiral flower tutorial I posted not too long ago. They're really easy to make.
Thanks for taking a look at my very first canvas! Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Till my next post...