Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Botanical Canvas

Good Morning Crafters
Today we have a beautiful step by step by Tracey.
She has used products from the Personal Impressions website.
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My Botanic Garden Quality Papers 6”x6” Pad by Studio Light
Eleganza Adhesive backed sparkly gems
Tim Holtz – Distress Ink
Ranger – Spritz bottle
From my stash
 Green Floral lace edge ribbon
Hessian Ribbon
Canvas A5 size
Ink Duster
Paper flowers
Crackle Accents

Step one is to get all the lovely elements together ready for the project and here they are.

We start with distressing the blank canvas by first dusting the corners and edges with the ink, then I have rubbed the pad across the surface for added colour and then sprayed the canvas with the spritz spray to add even more texture to the canvas as a base before we begin construction.
The next stage is to take a sheet from the ‘My Botanic Garden’ pad, I have used a sheet with butterflies in the corners as these will be used as our embellishments later on. I have torn the left bottom corner off and dusted the edges with the distress ink to add a more vintage feel to the edges once I have done this I glue it in place on the bottom left corner.

Now I have taken a strip of the Hessian ribbon and rubbed the Distress ink pad over it to give it colour and definition and glued this in place on an angle on the top right corner of the canvas.

I have now gone back to the remaining corner of the backing paper and roughly ripped the two butterflies out, distress them by rubbing the ink pad on the edges and then glued in place using strong PVA glue.
Next I have taken the green floral ribbon and using double sided sticky tape I have glued a strip down the right side at the bottom and a smaller piece in the top left corner.

We are now starting to build the flower elements into the canvas design and I started with some larger paper flowers which I have spiralled the wire around my embossing tool to create a lovely visual effect. I have done this to 2 roses and glued into the top right order on the hessian.

We now use the smaller paper petal flowers and glue in the corners of the butterfly paper corner and I have added the Eleganza self-adhesive gems on to the centre of the flowers.

Almost finished but I wanted to add some texture to the large butterfly in the bottom left corner so I have applied Crackle Accents on to the whole of the butterfly. This will take a couple of hours to dry and create the crackle effect but it’s great when it’s dry.

The final step whilst the crackle accents is drying I have used some more self-adhesive gems and applied them into the corners of the canvas.

We are all finished and have a very beautiful mini Canvas art piece.
 Many thanks for visiting today!

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