Hello my peeps! Welcome to day 4 of the Spellbinders Paper Arts® CHA Roundup: Sneak Peek and Giveaway blog hop! I am so excited to share this Girlie Grunge mixed media canvas that I've made with just a few of my new products that will be released at the Winter 2016 CHA Mega Trade Show!
And what is a blog hop without a chance to win awesome stuff? Spellbinders is generously giving away ALL three of the new products that I've revealed today!!!
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I am an inky-painty-glitzy-grungy kind of artist but what I love about the Spellbinders products is how amazingly versatile they are. Whether you like clean lines or think that "Messy hands are happy hands", if you are just learning to papercraft or if you're an advanced artist, I believe that my Spellbinders die templates, stamps and embossing folders can fit into your personal style!
I'm going to start by showing you how to use my NEW "Big Blossom" die S4-573 (die on the left) with the largest die from my existing "Bitty Blossoms" die set S5-086 (die on the right) to create the flower in the close up photo at the top of this post.
I began by cupping each petal on both die cuts with a dry embossing stylus and a foam pad.
I folded a couple pearl flower stamens in half, wrapped the stems with Crafty Power Tape, then trimmed off the folded ends so the height of the stamens was about the height of the flower petals of the large "Bitty Blossom".
I used the adhesive on the stamens to help me start rolling the "Bitty Blossom" with the petals curled inward.
Once I reached the end the flower looked like the image below. I used a Dodz™3D to adhere the circle tab to the bottom of the flower to secure everything in place.
I used a Dodz™Medium on the inside of the "Big Blossom" die cut on the end that is pointed.
I adhered this end to the outside of the "Bitty Blossom" then continued rolling the flower.
When I got to the end I added a Dodz™XL to the inside circle tab and folded it over to secure the two die cut flowers together.
I used a dry embossing stylus to curl the petals of the "Big Blossom" die cut outward and left the petals of the "Bitty Blossom" curling inward.
And here is the finished flower!
In the photo below you can see my NEW "Cascading Butterflies" die S5-242 that not only gives you 9 butterflies in one pass... but you also get the frame of the butterflies!!!You can use the frame for backgrounds (like I've done on this project) or on layouts or cards... you can even die cut photos and sentiments to fit inside the butterfly shapes! The possibilities are endless!
I die cut 2 pieces of pattern paper at once in the new "Platinum" machine from Spellbinders.
I decoupaged the two butterfly frames to an 8x10 canvas that I had already decoupaged with book pages using my new Girlie Grunge Art Medium from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®.
I painted over the entire canvas with light blue acrylic paint...
While the paint was still wet I added brown acrylic paint around the edges...
While the paint was still slightly tacky I used a baby wipe to begin to remove some of the paint to reveal the text from the book pages and the texture of the butterflies.
The photo below is what the painted background looked like at this point.
I added a layer of white acrylic paint over the entire canvas.
I then used a baby wipe to remove the paint where I wanted the background to show through. You can take off as much or as little as you want.
I added a bit of white paint smears around the edges as well as over the background where I wanted the texture of the butterflies to show more.
I randomly added paint smears to the butterflies and set them aside to dry. I knew I wouldn't be using all of the butterflies but I'll definitely use painty smeared butterflies again on another project.
In the photo below I've used my NEW stamp/die combo set "Flower Bouquet" SDS-020. This stamp/die combo also comes with a little flower and a vine die that match the image. I stamped and heat embossed the image with my Mix'd Media Inx and embossing powder in Truffle from Colorbox... having an embossed image helps when painting in the small details later.
I then used the die that perfectly outlines the stamped image (No fussy cutting needed!). I taped down the die so it wouldn't shift when I die cut it.
The photo below shows the stamped and die cut image as well as the flower and vine die that also come with this set. I was able to die cut 3 layers of white card stock in one pass in the Platinum machine.
I mixed my Pigment Powders from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® in Gold and Blue with my new Girlie Grunge Art Medium and painted the die cuts to create these sparkly green vines and flower backgrounds.
I used the same mixture to paint in the leaves and greenery on the stamped, embossed and die cut "Flower Bouquet" image.
I used my new Wine colored Pigment Powder from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® with my Girlie Grunge Art Medium to add color to the flowers in the "Flower Bouquet" image.
I used the same mixture to paint the front of the butterflies then I folded them in half.
When I opened the butterflies each one had a cool and unique pattern.
I placed the die cut elements on the canvas to find the placement I wanted then I decoupaged the ends of the vines and used Dodz™ to adhere the rest of the elements.
I used the "Central Park" stencil masks from Hazel & Ruby with a watercolor pencil and alcohol pen to add the word SOAR to the top of the canvas.
I used tiny letter stamps with my Mix'd Media Inx CHOX to write out this bible verse then adhered the words to the canvas using my Girlie Grunge Art Medium. In case you are wondering... my word for 2016 is SOAR which is why I made this canvas. :)
And here is the finished canvas!
Below is a close up of the "Flower Bouquet" stamped, embossed, die cut and painted image.
In the photo below you can see a bit of the background texture that I was able to achieve with the "Cascading Butterflies" as well as how some of the painted butterflies turned out.
NEW Big Blossom S4-573
NEW Cascading Butterflies S5-242
NEW Flower Bouquet SDS-020
Mix'd Media Inx & Embossing Powder - Truffle