Wednesday, November 20, 2019

DIY Christmas Canvas Art

If you've never attempted canvas art, I have an easy project for you today.  We're going to put several skills together, including stenciling, painting, stamping and glue application.  Follow along for creative details on this art that features Buttons Galore Fun Flurries Sparkletz as the focal point.


(FTC Disclosure: as an affiliate for various companies in the craft industry, I will receive a small commission for purchases made through my convenient affiliate links.  This does not affect your purchase price.)




If you're intimidated by creating your own painted pieces, start small.  I grabbed a few supplies that can be found at most local big box craft stores or Walmart, including a 4x4 inch stretched canvas and Plaid Fok Art paint.  I'm only working with 3 colors today.  Start small, gain confidence and stretch those wings!






I started by laying down a layer of dark blue, then decided to mix in the lavender color.  If you don't like the colors, mix it up!  If you make a mistake, you can always cover it up with more paint.  

I did sketch out a circle with a pencil before painting, drawing my own ornament.  Again, if you mess up and your circle doesn't look right, you can always erase on canvas, with your pencil eraser.  Once I colored my background, I filled in with the blue paint, mixing in a little white paint as well.





Next, I stenciled some stars using white pigment ink and a domed blender tool from Scrapbook.com.  The stencil is from Ranger Ink and you'll find many of the products that I used at the end of this post.  I also dabbed on a little white paint after stenciling, so it would grab the glitter that I sprinkled on top.  Use the pointed end of a paint brush to dab on little dots of snow onto the background with white paint.



I didn't get a photo of the glue process, but once your ornament paint is dry, grab a bottle of clear glue ( I used Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L) and draw around the circle, filling inwards.  Liberally apply the Fun Flurries Sparkletz on top of the glue.  You can use a sharp craft tool or even a toothpick to rearrange or add more bling to fill in any gaps.  This pack of Sparkletz includes tiny snowflakes in shimmery mirror colors as well as white, clear bubble gems, sequins and sparkly prism gems.  It's gorgeous in person!




I initially drew on an ornament topper but decided to use the real thing and give more 3D dimension to my project.  Use a plier to cut off a plastic topper from a mini ornament, like the ones you see pictured.  I used scissors to trim it just a bit, then pressed it gently to flatten it a bit.  It will split a little, but that's ok.  Hot glue holds this in place, along with a thin piece of silver ribbon as the loop on top.  It turned out perfectly and any imperfections only lend to the mixed media feel.

Because the base of the canvas is surrounded by a thin layer of wood inside, I was able to heat emboss a sentiment with clear embossing ink and white embossing powder, using a masking technique to only stamp part of the sentiment.  You'll need a craft heat tool for this and painters tape or washi tape to mask the part of the stamp that you don't want imaged.  Also, the craft heat tool helps speed the drying process for your paint and glued adornment.

I hope you'll give this a try.  It would make a lovely Christmas gift, or you can hang on your wall or mix in with a decorative tabletop arrangement.  Thanks for popping in today!  Terri


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Monday, November 11, 2019

Thanksgiving Autumn Leaves Card

Hello lovelies.  Today, I'm sharing a non-traditional Thanksgiving card that features the September 2019 Sentiment Kit from Unity Stamps, along with lots of products from Scrapbook.com.
 I've been sharing some of my coloring over on my Instagram page, so be sure you're following me.  This month marks another round of The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge, and these lovely leaves were colored with that in mind. Scroll down for creative details.  You'll also find product links at the end of this post.


(FTC Disclosure: as an affiliate for various companies in the craft industry, I will receive a small commission for purchases made through my convenient affiliate links.  This does not affect your purchase price.)





To begin, I stamped my leaves with the exclusive hybrid ink in Leather, from Scrapbook.com.


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Next, I watercolored my leaves using my Altenew pan watercolors and a water brush, onto watercolor paper, then cut them with my Brother Crafts Scan N Cut machine.  If you'd like to see a quick, 30 second coloring process, check out my short video on Instagram, here.





I'm entering my card into the Unity Stamps November challenge at the Unity Stamps Show and Tell Facebook group. The challenge is to use paint on a project.  I used Plaid Multi-Surface paint in Gold and Bark Brown, splattering my paint by dipping a wet paint brush into lightly water spritzed paint, then tapping all over.  To get a few larger drops, I dip the end of the handle into the paint and dot wherever I desire.  I used that same technique on my white cardstock, once my card was finished, focusing on only the brown paint.





I don't often have a plan when I begin a project and wasn't sure which direction I wanted to go.  At the last minute, I decided to ink up the Cloudy Skies stencil from Heffy Doodle.  It's been unused in my stash for awhile and I thought it would make an interesting pairing with the leaves.




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I've never used a cloud stencil before, although I've made my own DIY cloud stencil techniques.  I found this video that was extremely helpful, by Heffy Doodle, and I highly recommend it, should you choose to purchase this stencil.  You'll find important information on how to use this stencil around the 48 minute mark, if you wish to scroll to that point.






For my stenciled ink colors, I used a variety of Scrapbook.com hybrid inks including Ballet Slipper, Orange Cream, Autumn Leaves and Ranger Ink/Simon Hurley Triple Berry.  You'll find direct product links to these at the end of this post.  I highly recommend these inks!  I applied them, using the new domed ink blending tools, also from Scrapbook.com.





For a touch of sparkle, I mounted my panel onto the Tonic Studio Berry Fizz Glitter cardstock.  It is so gorgeous!  That panel was then mounted onto scored Neenah cardstock.




This card was such a pleasure to make and I can't wait to send it to a special friend or family member.  I hope you'll leave a lovely comment.  I always love to hear from my crafty friends!  Thanks so much for popping in today....  Terri


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Friday, November 1, 2019

Let's Get Spicy with Coffee Loving Cardmakers

It's time for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Fall/Winter Blog Hop!  I'm happy to say that I've been participating in this hop since it's inception, many years ago.  I'm also a former DT member (brew crew) and this wonderful group holds a special place in my heart.  My project today features lots of deliciousness, including the Pumpkin Spice stamp set from Pink & Main, and that awesome heat embossed sentiment from the Scrapbook.com Fall Sampler stamp set.


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For my embossed sunbeam, I used Copic Markers on the raised portion of heavyweight Neenah cardstock and gradually blended from dark to light, using YR68, YR15, Y17 and Y21.  I also used those same colors on the pumpkin pie as well as the pumpkin on my cup.  For the browns in my pie crust and cup, I used E32, E33, E31 and E11.  I wanted to make my crust look just a tiny bit burnt, because, let's face it.  We almost always burn the crust a little.....right?  For the "burn effect, I blended in some dark gray using C7.

My sentiment was masked and partially inked in black.  For the word, spice, I had blended some Scrapbook.com hybrid inks onto my circle die cut, stamping with my Misti and their new premium clear embossing ink.  After sprinkling clear embossing powder, I heated with my craft tool.  Just before the clear embossing becomes totally set, sprinkle on some copper or gold glitter, tap off excess and then heat again.  It gives wonderful results!  Lastly, I used white puffy paint for the whipped cream on the pie.





You'll find product links at the end of this post if you'd like to do some shopping for any of the products that I used today.  Be sure you're following me on Instagram, where I've offered up additional tips on this project!  

Thanks so much to the 81 wonderful sponsors who are donating prizes for this blog hop.  You can link up your newly created "Anything Goes" project.  Just so long as it's caffeinated!  Cocoa, too!

Here's the direct link to the hop:  




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