Lucky in Love Canvas


For my third project with the Design Team Call for Heartfelt Creations, I have made a mixed media canvas.

It reminds me of spring.  We were just dumped on with over 18" of new snow!  The driveway is all snow-blowed, and a path is made in the back yard for the puppies to play.  PHEW!!  The good part about the snow is that it has warmed up quite a bit.  Woo Hoo!!

So, about the canvas...

The main components I  used are: Heartfelt Creations Stamps and dies, Prima Marketing stencils, and paper from DCWV, Gesso, Beaded Gel medium, and Whipped Spackle.

The canvas is mounted on a wooden frame.  I purchased the blank canvas from Michael's.  I primed the canvas with a layer of white Gesso set that aside to dry,

To start, I  cut out the papers for the photo spot.  I used four different pattern papers from DCWV PrimRose Stack.  I made them in different shapes and sizes to add texture and dimension.  I distressed all of the paper edges with the Prima distress tool, then inked them with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

I added foam adhesive to the back of all the layers for depth.  I arranged them in an offset manor so that you can see some of each paper poking through.

Next I colored some beaded gel medium with a pink Gelato and applied it to the canvas on the top left corner and bottom right corner with a Prima Marketing stencil: Peacock.  I washed the stencil between applying to the different area so that nothing seeped through.

I used some chipboard elements from Creative Embellishments: Lucky in Love and some leaves from Prima Marketing.  I first painted them with white Gesso.  Once dried, I added versa magic chalk ink for a soft finish.  I added Art Institute Dries Clear glue onto "Love" and applied clear, chunky glass glitter to the top.  I also spritzed the leaves with some shimmer spray.

I smeared some whipped spackle in three places on the canvas and pressed some burlap lace into it.  I lifted the burlap off and was left with this awesome texture.  I added a few clear beads for extra interest. 

The next step was to stamp and cut all the birds, branches and the flowers. I used the Birds and Blooms Cling Stamp and dies, and the Arianna Blooms flower Cling stamp and dies.
I stamped several birds and several branches.  I cut them with the coordinating die and then colored them with chalk ink.
I snipped the flowers off of some of the branches, colored them yellow with pink centers, and shaped them with my Mcgill flower shaping tools.  After also coloring and shaping the branches and leaves, I layered the extra blooms on top of the ones attached to the branches.

For the birds, I fussy cut the wings off a few extra birds and popped them up on the birds on the canvas.
You can see how to shape the Birds and Blooms set with Emma Lou HERE.

Stamp, cut and color the Arianna Blooms.  I cut 3 sets, but didn't use them all.  I colored them with chalk ink and used Prills and stamens for the centers.  You can see how to shape and assemble the Arianna Blooms flowers HERE.

I had some burlap and lace in my stash.  I colored them with Distress Stain: Spun Sugar and Vintage Photo, and dried them with my heat tool.

The last step is assembly!

I used ScoreTape to adhere the burlap and lace.  All of the paper components were adhered with foam adhesive or Art Institute Dries Clear Glue.
I added a few metal embellishments: the nest in the tree branches and Tim Holtz metal flowers.  These were glued down with E6000.

It was so much fun creating this canvas!  I hope you enjoyed your visit and will try one for yourself!

Please leave any questions and comments below... I love to hear from you all!

Until next time... Happy Scrapping!



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