Sunday, February 17, 2013

Adore U

I have a little canvas here that started out at something else but didn't turn out as I originally planned.  So I tried to salvage it and I think it turned out pretty well! I'm entering it at Simon Says Stamp and Show where the challenge theme is Something Messy.  And also at the Ranger Ink blog for their February Color Palette Inspiration challenge.

This is a 6x6 gallery wrapped canvas.  The base layer is Idea-ology Tissue Tape applied with Claudine Hellmuth Matte Medium.  Then I added the modeling paste with a stencil.  Once dry I dribbled Victorian Velvet distress paint directly onto the canvas and then misted it with water.  I tipped and turned the canvas so that the color would run over the canvas and down the sides.  The next layer was an application of Antique Linen distress paint.  I squeezed the paint on to my craft sheet, misted it with water and then tapped the canvas into it drying between each layer.  I repeated this same step with Broken China distress paint and then Picket Fence distress paint.

I applied distress ink in Victorian Velvet, Seedless Preserves, Brushed Corduroy and Walnut Stain.  Then added gold metallic rub-on to the modeling paste and then randomly over the canvas.  And finally I spritzed the entire canvas with Perfect Pearls mist in Perfect Pearl.

The letters were cut from Idea-ology grungeboard using Tim's Sizzix Wordplay die.  I used Tim's crackle paint in Picket Fence followed by Walnut Stain distress stain to create the distressed crackle finish.  The leather heart was cut using Tim's Sizzix Movers and Shapers mini Hearts die from a pink leather scrap.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Oh! Your crackled letters are fab, as is your mosaic! Love your soft and sultry! Fab canvas! Love all the texture! Thank for getting messy with us at Simon Says Stamp & Show this week!

  2. Now that's what I call a great salvage, not sure what it looked like before but it is amazing now. Love the idea of dribbling the distress paints (one to try), love the crackled word and the gold on the texture paste - and of course the beautiful butterflies. Anne x

  3. And I adore this! So much texture going on with this canvas, Donna. It's fabulous!

  4. Love the soft pastel colors! Those crackled letters are gorgeous as is this little canvas! Have a lovely week!

  5. This is gorgeous. I love your background with the butterfly and all those fab colours. Maddy x