Friday, 11 November 2016

Stars - canvas board

This is my second DT sample for the Stars challenge running over at Country View Crafts and I chose to use one of the canvas boards I like to play with and an easel to make it a standing card.

Process Steps
1. Scrape white modeling paste with a palette knife over the background and let dry.

2. Choose your colour palette and inks or paints.

3. Create watery washes of the colours you want to create the background with and dip, spritz and dry until you are happy with it, then randomly stamp a background using
a contrasting colour of paint.

4. Use a stencil and distress ink to add another layer to your background and then spray with Americana matte sealer and whilst still wet sprinkle in some glitter, I couldn't get it to show up in the photo but adds a lovely effect for the theme.

Collect together embellishments. I used Picture Star stamps from Artistic Outpost and Wild West by Tim Holtz as well as altering star die-cuts and a wooden frame.

 The frame has a rust finish using the decoart paints and some texture sand paste.

I stamped onto patterned paper as well as add some behind the frame, I love the girls feet hanging out the bottom as a quirky touch.

The gold card easel can be seen behind the canvas board and will lie flat for postage too.

This reminds me of my two young granddaughters who love their ballet and dancing lessons.

To find out more about the challenge please click the link here and see even more inspiration on the challenge blog.

Have a great weekend and keep warm.

hugs Brenda xxx