Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Frilly and Funkie Challenge - Layers and a Word

Hi Everyone!  I hope you're having a fantastic week so far.  Today I have my project for the Frilly and Funkie challenge hosted by Sue.  Sue has asked us to create something with lots of layers.  That could be layers of paper, paint, lace, etc., and there's a must include a word and the word must be the focal point!

I decided on my word before anything else.  These days my life feels like it's moving at 90 miles per hour and not always in the direction that I'd like.  So here's my piece.  I'll keep this short and sweet.

Layer #1-Tissue Wrap was applied to a 6x6 canvas with matte multi-medium

Layer #2 - Distress paint was dribbled on to canvas and misted with water.  Then I tipped and turned the canvas to let the paint drip all over.  (Note: This is waaaaaay too much distress paint for this size canvas.  I removed ALOT of it with paper towels.  Just thought I'd let you know that and save you some paint!) 

Layer #3 - Picket Fence distress paint was applied to the craft mat, misted with water and then I tapped the canvas in it.

Layer #4 - Applied molding paste with a stencil

Layer #5 - Applied metallic rub-on to the stenciled areas

Layer #6 - Applied Brushed Corduroy distress ink over the entire canvas, including the stenciled areas

Layer #7 - And now for my word, grungeboard letters were cut using the Word Play die. They were coated with Picket Fence distress crackle paint, then rubbed with walnut stain and sprayed with Biscotti Perfect Pearls Mist

The result!  I jumbled up the letters in "breathe".  To me that represents what it feels like inside when you need to take a deep breath!

Thank you so much for stopping by to see my project!  I hope you'll take the time to check out all of the beautiful artwork that the other Frilly and Funkie DT members created!  They're uber-talented!  After you do I hope you'll put your own layered project together and play along with us!

The following items that I used on my project can be found at The Funkie Junkie Boutique! The boutique offers it's merchandise at up to a 20% discount from the typical retail price! That's a great deal and you should check it out!!


  1. Oh Donna this canvas is superb! Love the mix of paints over the tissue and those stencilled leaves are so neat! Hope you get to breathe more slowly very soon:) Hugs, Jenny x

  2. Hi Donna, this is a truly beautiful piece of art, the background you created is wonderful and I love the crackle on the letters. Hugs, Anne x

  3. Donna , love the layers you have created a fab canvas! Trace x

  4. Positively gorgeous canvas, Donna. And a great word for ALL of us to remember at times.

  5. Delicious canvas... and a really wonderful word! (You'll laugh when you see my lettering, though I can't post for a couple of days!)
    Alison xx

  6. Wow, and wow again, Donna! This is totally fabulous and I am drooling over it. Thank you so much for your step by step tutorial on how you created it. Your background came out just sensational - love the effect of the distress paint on the tissue wrap. I hope you will be able to take some time to relax and just BREATHE!


  7. GORGEOUS!!!! And it looks so easy and fast to do! WOW!!! I love all the different things here! Just super super FUN!!! Those leaves are wonderful...I need some foil sticky stuff!