Anyone who follows my blog will know I have made mini canvses with Tim Holtz's bird cage die and tags with the sewing dummy,but this is a much bigger canvas for me.This has been upcycled from a previous attempt which has sat at the back of my cupboard for years! It measures 5x5" which compared to my usual 3x2" is huge for me.Lol!
The previous picture was of green hills and houses so I needed to apply 2 layers of cream acrylic paint.I applied it with an old cosmetic sponge thickly for texture and used my heat gun to dry every layer of paint and ink I applied...yes I really am that impatient!
I applied sweeps of Tim Holtz's distress stain in broken china randomly over the canvas.(Everything except cream paint,heart and pin is Ranger or Tim).I then added dashes of cloudy blue Adirondack acrylic dabber directly to the canvas and blended.
All sides were edged with vintage photo distress ink.I then used various Stampers Anonymous stamps and used black adirondack,fired brick and weathered wood distress inks to apply them directly to the canvas.The advantage of the big canvas was that I could run my fingers over the stamp from the inside to get a good image.Distress ink smudges easily at this stage and took a lot of heat gun drying!
Sewing die inked with vintage photo and walnut stain,thick calico cut,stamped,inked and added with a ribbon and heart,
Bird and cage die cut out of grungeboard(I love this stuff).Distress stained,lake mist,willow,aqua and cloudy blue adirondack dabbers to try and make cage slightly verdi gris.Edged with gold krylon.
Medium and mini rosette die cut and inked.
As always I love dimension and used strong glue on 3d foam to attach dummy and cage.
Ribbon was distress inked before tying on dummy.
I am entering this atGetting Cricky - sew fabulous.A very inspirational site.
I am really pleased with how this turned out and am going to display this in my living room.Thanks for looking.Hugs,Jayne x