Category Archives: Canvas

One Little Word 2012

I’ve been following the one word resolution for a couple of years.  Last year my word was discover – and discover I did: new places, new friends, and some abilities I didn’t know I had.

For 2012 my word is STRENGTH – I want to be stronger in so many areas of my life and I think this might just be the year to do it.  To remind me to live my word, I created this canvass to place on my nightstand, it’s the first thing I see in the morning (provided I don’t knock it over when hitting the snooze button) and the last thing I see at night.

I introduced my trainer to the One Word concept and she loved it, really how could you not?  She chose a word as well and as a little thank you for the constant cheerleading and pushing towards my goal I mad a similar card for her.

Both pieces are on watercolor paper (had to dig deep in my stash for that) with glimmer mist, screen and water-color pencils(yep, had to dig for those too). Looking back over my limited work from the past year or two, I realized I really missed my handwriting so I am going to try to incorporate that more this year.

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Playing with Prima

Syndicated from Tattered Angels blog…

You can probably tell by now that all of us on the Tattered Angels team were pretty excited about the partnership between Prima and Tattered Angels and being able to play with some of the best from both companies.  I thought back to the first time I ever tried glimmer mist and I’m pretty sure it was using Yellow Daisy (still one of my favorite glimmer mist colors) on a Prima flower.

Here are my projects for this month:

Necklaces with big chunky embellishments are definitely a fashion trend for fall.  I decided to make one of my own.

I cut flowers from the Prima mistable sheet and stacked them to make the main flower.  I made a custom mixed mist using Cadillac Pink, Sugar Plum Fairy and a little Pearl, once the mist was dry I coated with Chandelier Glimmer Glam. For the smaller flowers I used Apple and Gumdrop.  The flowers are sewn together with a button and then I put a pin back on the main flower so I can move it from the necklace to a hat or a scarf.

Up next a fun fall layout using a Prima mistable sheet, flowers and crystals.

I know I have broken a cardinal rule by not journaling or even putting a title on this page, but I just love the color on the canvas, I didn’t want to cover any of it up.  The background is sprayed with Sugar Maple, Peach Delight, and Gold Glimmer Mist along with a little Apricot chalkboard to add some depth.

I often think girly when I think of Prima – I don’t know why – because clearly, as the other Angels have shared you can take the products in any direction.  With that thought in mind I decided to go super girly(at least for me) with my last project.

Sorry about the blur, this is one of those projects that came together at the worst time to photograph.  I cut the leaves from the mistable sheet, I l put them down on this Pink Paislee and then misted them with Cadillac Pink.  Don’t you love it when you can multi-task.  I coated them with a little Pink Lipstick Glimmer Glam and then assembled into a flower shape.

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…the fabric of our lives (Repost)

don’t hate me if you get the cotton commercial stick in your head.  Color me lazy, but this is a copy of my monthly blog post on Tattered Angels. As you can see from the fabulous projects already posted the TA design team’s vision for fabric goes way beyond your basic cotton.  I love fabric, but as a challenged sewer I tend to stay away from buying it.  So, I was excited to have a reason to actually buy some this month and just play.

First up, a singed flower wreath.

Wish I could take total credit for this, but I was inspired by this post on Pinterest.  To make the flowers I misted silk like fabric with Turquoise Blue and Dragonfly mists for the blue flowers and yellow daisy for the others.

Here’s a close up of the flowers, they are super easy to make.  Just cut three circles and stick together with a brad.  Because of the polyester in the fabric a little heat-up with the embossing gun makes them go into more natural looking shapes.

A word of warning, if you’re taking on this project you’ll need twice as many flowers as you think you do.

With the leftover fabric from the wreath project I decided to make a scarf.  This is when you can really let your playful spirit fly.  I grabbed several blue mists (Dragonfly, Turquoise Blue, Jack Frost, Sapphire) and green mists(key lime, honey dew, meadow green, forest green) plus a couple of purples (Pomegranate and Sugar Plum Fairy) and went to town misting.

I love the way the colors blended together.

My last project for this month just might be my favorite. (ssh, don’t tell the others they might get jealous).  I love the look of vintage grain sack pillows.  I do NOT love the ridiculous prices for them or even their modern counterparts.  So I set out to make my own.

I admit I’m a little nervous to post this here, because I don’t really trust google translator.  I hope this translates to ‘The Happy Dog Studio’, if it doesn’t I hope one of our french speaking readers will send a correction and I’ll fix.  I started by creating a stencil with my Gypsy/Cricut tools.  I taped the stencil down to the canvas fabric and painted in with Autumn Nights mist,  I choose to paint instead of spray to keep the bleeding to a minimum. Once that was dry, I misted the whole piece with Vanilla Breeze to give it a slightly aged look. Finally, I trimmed it with blue ticking(?) and used the same stripe for the back of the pillow.  I can’t wait to make more.

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January Tattered Angles Projects

This month our assigned surface was Canvas…In my world there’s nothing that makes me feel more like an artist than staring at a blank canvas. The possibilities are endless, especially when you combine with all of the fabulous products from Tattered Angels.

First up, my version of a subway sign.  I love the graphic design of these prints and decided to create my own.

To create this look, I first used Blue Skies, Turquoise Blue and Meadow Green mists to put a variegated foundation of color. I so love these colors together. They remind me of the beach.  I cut some random letters with the Slice, stuck them down and dry brushed over them with white paint.  It’s such a fun experience to pull up the letters after the paint was dry and see the bright colors underneath.

Next up a smaller canvas…this one was all about experimenting and playing with layers. Originally I made this with the intention it would go in my craft room, but I took it into the bedroom to find some light and I think it might just stay there.  Good think canvas is on sale at Michael’s this week and I can buy more for other rooms.

To start I glued some dictionary scraps and then sprayed with Jack Frost.  While the mist was still wet I swirled on some Big Apple glimmer glam.  Then a few layers of textured stamps and a diecut of more dictionary paper spritzed with Silver Sugar mist.

Finally, my favorite project of the month. I have had these Maya Road banners in my stash since last spring, just waiting for the inspiration to hit.  Finally it did!  And a bonus I finally found a project to use this lovely ribbon I bought in NYC a year ago. 

 

To started I used some paper doilies as a stencil and sprayed with Tattered Leather which I watered down just a bit for a lighter color.  I then sprayed more doilies with Olive Vine.  On top some chipboard letters that were painted with Pink Lipstick Glitter Glam and Penny Loafer Glitter Glaze.

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My favorite part of the project was ‘discovering’ that a new Studio Calico stamp that arrived just the day before was the perfect circumference for the doily outlines.

What have you done with Canvas lately?  Need more inspiration? Be sure to check out the Tattered Angels blog for all sorts of wonderful canvas creations.

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