Remember when I said in my previous post re: the scrapafrica challenge that I had an idea in my head? Well, today I decided to put it to fruition!
I have ALSO decided to start spreading my wings and entering more scrapping challenges; so I'm going to enter this canvas in BerryBleu's March Challenge : You Colour My World.
I am a huuuuge fan of fussy cutting (despite the crampy hand you get) and recently on one of the MANY blogs I follow, one of the talented ladies had made a LO using fussy cut children at play. I fell in love with the idea in an instant, but had to find the opportunity to take shots of our Isabella, that would work perfectly.
So here is what I did. I didn't want to do a scrap LO - I WANTED to do a canvas because I WANTED to hang it somewhere in the house.
A few weeks ago, I spotted some paper kitchen towel at our local grocer and fell in love with the design on it (stars & circles) - I bought it with the intention of incorporating it SOMEHOW into my scrapping!
So, this canvas base was prepped with Gesso. While the Gesso was still wet, I applied the kitchen towel (messily, with creases) and then quickly added more Gesso - but rather thick, and with dabs, so that there was MAX texture.
While it was wet, I sprinkled it with glitter - fine and coarse.
Once dry, I held the canvas at a slight angle away from me so that the Mister Huey mist was applied kind of from the botttom up. I also made streaks with it, but unscrewing the mister and using the "straw".
I also applied a section of texture paste and lightly pressed some microbeads into it. The 'sky' was done by heavily diluting acrylic paint and then kinda dry brushing / smooshing / blending it around. The Mister Huey was still ever so slightly damp and ended up blending quite nicely in places with the acrylic paint!
The clouds were done using Gesso; I did them 'free hand' because I had no template / mask to work with. Then, while still wet, I sprinkled on some coarse glitter.
Behind the 'tree' on the left, is a strip of gauze. I sprayed it liberally with Enmarc Glitz - eggshell - and then sopped up the droplets too, that were left behind on my craft sheet.
I fussy cut 3 characters from the piece of paper with the tree image and adhered them with foam dots; then I put glossy accents on all of them.
The little bridge and the flowers are from Prima (with hindsight, I think I may have preferred to have kept the flowers to the more muted tone of the tree! Grrrr). I used puff paint on the flowers for some further texture.
Here are some more images.
This piece is my absolute pride and joy and I have reached the conclusion that working with Canvas is GLORIOUS!!!