Thursday, June 9, 2011

Playing with canvas again!

Salutations! I grabbed a large cup of tea and headed into my craft room and decided to use scrap paper for my project.  I have a small basket next to my table where I throw all the scraps in. It’s amazing how much I accumulate in a short time.  I realized that if I buy the 6”x6” paper I don’t have that many scraps to keep but it’s so hard to pass up some of the patterned paper.  Yes, I bought more paper plus a Tim Holtz Alterations die called Townscape that was on sale. Since I hadn’t used it yet and decided the houses would be perfect on the canvas.

I think it came out cute. I love the paper scraps across the top of the canvas.  The flowers are quite large compared to the houses but I think they make it fun.

How Did She Do That? Townscape Canvas
First I added book paper and green patterned paper to the canvas with mod podge.  You really can’t see the book paper because I changed my mind and used more acrylic paint for the sky. I added green acrylic paint to the painted paper to tone it down a little and blue paint for the sky.  I then added warm white paint for clouds.  The houses were made from grunge paper with the townscape die and colored them with spray inks. Setting them aside to dry I used stamps to add the stems for the flowers.  The flowers were cut out from scrap paper and attached to the canvas with mod podge.  I stamped the words and the bird and doodled here and there.  The last thing I did was add the houses and then covered the entire canvas with mod podge to seal it.

4”x4” stretched canvas
Mod Podge
Paper Scraps
Old book papers
Grunge paper
Tim Holtz Alterations On the Edge Die – Townscape
Acrylic paints
Stamps: Inkadinkado and The Paper Company
Inkadinkado Spray Inks: sunny yellow, lilac, raspberry, royal blue
Archival Ink – Jet Black


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