Monday, September 29, 2014

Live Inspire Create Canvas - With DT Lisa

Hey everyone! It's Lisa here with you on this woooooonderful Monday. So, maybe it's not wonderful...YET! But, it will be. ;) My point is that I'm here with you to show you a fun way to take a funky little burlap canvas and make it into something really special for your home OR as a gift!

This canvas is 4 " W x 12" L. Kind of odd, but I LIKE it. ;) When I saw this in the store I knew I had to have it. I thought it would be perfect for mixed media! This was my first try using this new size and I love it!

I used the Bloom Girls Gardenia Stencil to create two flowers using acrylic paint and PanPastels. I then fussy cut them out and added Glaze on top to seal them and give them a little shine. Other pieces used are half of a previously used paper doily that I roughed up, some printed tissue paper, gold metal effects around the edges, LOTS of Prima pretty flowers, and Jamie's exclusive chipboard phrases, flair, and acrylic stamp. The metal effects looks like mustard in my photos (sorry), but it's really gorgeous in real life. Super shimmery and shiny! Chunky, too.

Here are some close ups:

Those stenciled flowers just turned out sooo cool! I really should have just filled up the canvas with a ton of those, shouldn't I? Next time, I promise. 

I hope that as you're filling up your shopping carts with all of your Bloom Girls goodies that you don't forget the stencils. They are very, very versatile! 

Wishes & Dreams – Gem Stones

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Glaze, Gel Medium, Stamper’s Big Brush Pens
Printed Tissue Paper
Metal Effects