Saturday, October 8, 2016

Soda Can Art

Hello friends! Hope you are doing well, especially if you are on the east coast and in the path of Hurricane Matthew! We got lots of wind and rain, but are OK. I've been spending my Saturday working on a wreath and watching TV. Kinda lazy and quiet :)  
Today I'm sharing another project I made with soda cans that I die cut with Spellbinders to create this cute flower on a wood block.

My sweet friend Kathy gave me the wood block. Her Dad cuts and sands them down for her. They are so awesome for mixed media art. I painted the block with turquoise blue paint (of course!) and lightly sanded after the paint was dry.

The flower petals were die cut and distressed by tapping with a small hammer to create little divots.  I painted the petals with Gesso, then I used the Tattered Angels Peeled Paint Naturally Aged Kit for the base under coats of paint. Next, I used yellow and orange acrylic paints and once dry, I sprayed them with dark Glimmer Mists. The flower center was created the same way, but with blue and green acrylic paint and the dark Glimmer Mists.

I used hot glue to adhere the petals and built the flower directly on the wood block. Isn't it cute? It can sit on a shelf or add a hanger to hang on the wall.
I'll back soon to share more projects I've been working on. Until next time...
Hugs and Happy Craftin'!!

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Saturday, October 1, 2016

Beautiful Disaster

Happy October 1st!! I woke up to cool temperatures and crisp air. Ahhhhhh, it's Autumn! Such a nice change from the heat and humidity :)
I've been working on this canvas for almost a month. Lot's of steps and layers and drying time was involved. That and being in a slight crafting slump. But it's finally finished!

The base is a 12 x 12" canvas that I adhered old torn book pages to and sprayed all over with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists. Once dry, I applied modeling paste colored with blue acrylic paint through a wall stencil from Tulip called "lattice".

While the modeling paste was drying, I traced the outline from another stencil onto a piece of thick watercolor paper to create the girl. I sprayed this piece with more Glimmer Mists in browns and pinks and dried with a heat gun. I applied modeling paste with a Tim Holtz lace stencil over the entire girl cutout, then once dry, sprayed more Glimmer Mists.

The large flowers are from different Spellbinders die cuts, sprayed with Glimmer Mists and layered. The smaller flowers are from Petaloo and are also sprayed with Glimmer Mists and also covered with clear crackle paste.

The words are hand written with a metallic silver marker on a piece of thick watercolor paper that was sprayed with Glimmer Mists. I cut each word out and outlined the edges with a brown Faber-Castell Big Brush marker. The girl, flowers and word pieces were adhered to the canvas with Beacon Adhesives 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue.

I love all the layers and that awesome texture! I'm really pleased with how it turned out :) I'm sharing this post on the Scrap n' Art Magazine Facebook page. Go check out all the other designers creative projects! I'll be back soon to share more projects. Until next time...
Hugs and Happy Craftin'!!

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