Thursday, July 14, 2011


Salutations! I started working on a canvas and made a mistake on it and didn't want to throw it out. I found some scraps of fabric at A.C.Moore in their sale bins. It was a perfect cover up for this 3"x3" canvas.

The fabric was floral and I cut out some of the flowers and glued those on to the canvas. There is a little bit of blue and yellow acrylic paint here and there on the canvas. I used the bird punch from Stampin Up to make a template and traced it onto grungepaper. Once the bird and its wing was cut out I painted the bird with broken china and picket fence distress crackle paint. The frame is a slide mount that I painted with distress crackle paint and attached it to the canvas with pop dots. The three flags where made out of scraps of paper and attached to the string. When I finished attaching all the pieces I added the little pearls all around the frame.

I love to use grungepaper in lots of my projects but it's hard to cut with a paper punch. With my favorite paper punches I punch out the shapes and save them as templates to trace onto grungepaper and fussy cut them out to use on projects. Of course I can cut lots of shapes with my dies and big shot but I have many paper punches that I love to use so the templates are perfect for me.

3" x 3" stretched canvas
Blue and Yellow Paint
Floral fabric
matte mod podge
slide mount
Distress Crackle paint in picket fence and broken china
Stampin Up bird punch
scrap paper for flags
blue and yellow acrylic paint
pearls from stash

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  1. Hi Karenliz, if this piece is a result of your is cute!
    I have nominated you for a blog award - you can pick it up on my blog!

  2. This is why you never throw away mistakes. You can make something great out of it. This is really nice KarenLiz. I like the crackled look. Such fun texture.

    I wanted to mention that I noticed PaperWishes has a Steam Punk paper line. It was in their June Scrapbook Personal Shopper kit. I don't think it is out yet to everyone else since the members get the papers like 3 months before they are in the catalog. Thought you would be interested in knowing! :D



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