Sunday, November 29, 2009

On the Third Day of Christmas...


Supply List

Canvas (1.00)
Spray Mist
Clear/White Embossing Powder and Heat Gun
White Stickers
Patterned Paper
White Paint or Gesso and Paint Brush

Make a personalized piece of wall art for a family member or friend this holiday season to show how much you truly care. Once you have your canvas , you’ll want to select your color scheme. Choose a patterned paper, or piece together several for a “blocked look.” Then choose paints, and mists that will compliment this scheme. Cover your canvas with a generous layer of decoupage and place (or piece) your paper over the canvas, taking care to smooth out any bubbles or wrinkles, then apply a generous layer over the top of the paper as well. After the decoupage has dried, use your white paint or gesso to blend the edges of the paper into the blank canvas edges. Then give your art some dimension by dry brushing over the paper with light strokes of a complimenting color--this gives it a somewhat distressed look and takes away some of the gloss from the decoupage. Next use your stamp(s) and embossing pad to stamp an image onto your canvas (try placing something under the canvas to give yourself a hard even surface to work with). Apply clear (or white if your paper is extremely dark)) embossing powder to the stamped image and use your heat tool to complete the embossing on your canvas(Note: be careful not to get too close…you don’t want to melt the canvas!) . Then use your misting spray, to spray over top of the canvas for an “ink resist” effect. Give the ink a minute to seep in and then blot it. And now you have a wonderful piece of art that you will be proud to sign your name in the corner of and give to that special someone!

If you don’t have embossing tools…no worries Dina Wakely has a fabulous alternative for you, which will achieve this very same effect! Find her tutorial at Get It Scrapped!, where there are tons of tutorials, project ideas, sketches and more…and best of all they’re FREE…all you have to do is become a registered member ! Leave a comment in today's thread to enter the drawing for a $30.00 gift certificate towards ANY Get It Scrapped class! And hopefully I'll see you tomorrow for yet another 1.00 gift idea!


Gaby Seminario said...

Great reminded me of my class with Dina, I feel like getting paint, mists, brushes...etc...right now!

Chris aka Scrappylassie said...

Amy,Just saw lots of different(unusual)sized canvases on sale at JoAnn's and thought they would make great groupings of wall art...but didn't know how to create it. THANKS! on my way back to buy some and start today!

TraceyR said...

Hmmm...I have a blank canvas sitting on a shelf; now I know what I can do with it!! Thanks!

Linda said...

Holy Cow.... Amy you sure are thinking of great things to make. I also have a canvas just sitting here waiting for some inspiration. Thanks so much.

Keitha said...

Fun project!

Gab said...

That is beautiful Amy, and what a nice present!

Brenda Neff said...

Another great gift idea!

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