Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Paper Hearts and a Challenge

Soooo.....I was talking with Cheryl Mezzetti upon her 
return from the Scrapbook Expo in Grapvine, TX.
She was ECSTATIC about the response of
(I'm not surprised!!!)
She spent the weekend sharing the AMAZINGNESS
of her products and my post today
is about a "challenge" she gave me.

together to create another color

I had already begun a canvas and had been unsure
at that point, where I was going with it....
I now knew...
I had a "challenge"!!!

I apologize, there are very few step out photos,
this was truly a creative endeavor,
one to get lost in....and I did!

I began with a 14" x 18" canvas,
and cut (3) hearts from various vintage papers
and adhered them to the canvas.
I pulled out several The Crafter's Workshop stencils
and applied various Perfect Paints mediums through them....
Organic Matter Mask ~ Perfect Clear Texture Gel
Netting ~ White Stucco
Raven Mosaic ~ Cayenne ~ Polishing Plaster
when dry I painted on a layer of
Perfect Glaze Medium
over the entire canvas. response to challenge #1

I stepped right out of my color box on this one...
Shimmering Matte Acrylics
Ballet Slipper and
my new LOVE ~ Vintage Mercury
which I folded into
Organic Sugar ~ Polishing Plaster

I masked off my hearts
with the original heart patterns
and lathered on the concoction!

Now came my answer to challenge #2

together to create another color.

My color choices

I added a bit of 
Perfect Glaze Medium to help with opacity as
I wanted to see the music in my large
"Paper Heart".

Each heart was "colored" differently.
Did I say.....
I LOVE Vintage Mercury??

Each time, using the leftover "color" on the
background of my canvas.

Suddenly, I was stuck....
I had no idea how to finish the canvas!
Until I received a box from
Canvas Corp Brands with
their new Mixed Media Origins Collection
ahhhh.....there it was
a pair of wings on the Grace paper.
I spritzed the paper with various amounts of water
and painted my "color" onto the wings.
I then cut the wings out....oh the LOVE!

I wanted to share with you
 a few more close ups of my canvas....

There are sooo many layers to this project
I can't even begin to tell you about them....
adhering string
painting tatting
coiled wire
big brush pens
vintage sign letters
and do overs!

.....all to achieve the finished project....

I hope you enjoyed my creative journey.....

I hope you have a creative day.....

Monday, April 11, 2016

Welcome Home

I don't know about you.....
when I get the opportunity to shop at
Here in Northern New Hampshire...
we have no crafty stores!

So, when on a recent little escape to South Carolina,
my love was a dear to take me to one of their stores!

Now, I knew I had a box of samples coming from Momemta....
sooo WHAT TO BUY???

I was looking through the "wood" products
and found the perfect plaque
which I thought would make a GREAT welcome sign...
now to find the perfect "welcome"!
I searched high and low and FOUND IT!

I purchased other embellies for my sign
The Paper Source Mixed Media Flowers and Burlap
and a "natural" Picket Fence
Once home....I couldn't wait to see what was in my
"Creative Box" from Momenta!
Various Adhesive Stencils and
Semi Gloss Paint.

I began by painting the Wooden Plaque 
I was impressed, the "opaque" paint coated in one layer!
I accented the edges with
Momenta's Semi~Gloss White Paint.

I then chose one of Momenta's Adhesive Stencils for the background.
I marked the stencil to match the arch.

Once trimmed to fit, a pressed the stencil onto the background.
I put a bit of White Paint on a sponge
and dabbed over the stencil.

I pulled of the stencil and let the paint dry.
I then lined the stencil up and
dabbed on more paint,
until I had the design I desired.

I then pulled out the "Natural" fencing I had purchased
and dabbed on white paint.
Because of the thickness of the paint,
it created GREAT texture!!

I then pulled out the Mixed Media flowers I had purchased
and with a bit of water,
"colored" these little beauties. 

When dry, I pulled a few "threads" from the 
Mixed Media Burlap and adhered the flowers.

Now for the "WELCOME"
I painted on a layer Gold paint.

I used the Mixed Media Burlap to create a "garden" look.

.....and ended up with a very "SPRING" inspired Welcome Sign!

Here are a few close~ups of my sign.

I hope you enjoyed my visit to Hobby Lobby,
as much as I did!!

Thanks BUNCHES for stopping by!
Hope you have a CREATIVE DAY!