I got ArtsyfArtsy by making a Canvas- this is really my first one- not done in a class.......
There is a new line of stamps that has just been released at Sweet Stamps- Yep- called ArtsyfArtsy. We had a Facebook release all week- partying there today some more- so stop by for a chance to win some HERE.
The Sweet Stamps Pintrest Boards include an ArtsyfArtsy board with all of the new releases made up into Projects by the DT- you can see that HERE.
Ok- back to the canvas.......
I started my 6x8 canvas by applying Gesso. Next, I added an old book page- that had been crumpled up first- by painting Matte Gel Medium on the canvas and over the paper. Once dry, I spritzed on a little moisture and rubbed off the top layer.
I made an outline stencil of the Eiffel Tower, and put Light Modeling Paste on the canvas.
I took Shades Die Inks (Spots) and tapped them on my palate, then added Gesso to make my paints
From thre many Blogs, Pintrest posts and You Tube video's, I see it is all about the layers, so I added a little bit at a time and then came back and added more...... I used Nassau Blue and Bubble wrap, then applied Gesso over it to tone it down. I also discovered if I took a very slightly damp paintbrush over the inks- that would also tone them down.
I added Creative Inspirations Paints- Antique Silver over the Eiffel Tower and Winter Frost over the corner die cuts and down the Dressing Coat front panel.
I hope you can see the shimmer............
The image was stamped on Tissue Paper and added to the panel with Matte Gel Medium before I started dabbing all over with paints.
The corner flourishes are a Flourish Medallion SweetCuts die cut in half- painted with Nassau Blue + Gesso, then I DTP the Spot to the top- and then painted with CI paint.
I have every intention to make this neutral- starting with Browns...and to stay away from Pink and Blue....Oh well, guess I will have to make another canvas...another day!
Well, I had a Technique Junkies background (Alcohol Ink Blast) sitting on my desk, so I whipped up a quick ATC too- using the same image:
Here are the Sweet Stamps products I used on my card:
AF10 Parisienne Collage HERE
Bohemian Border HERE - I used portions of this in the blue ink
Decorative Elements- the pink flower and brown swirl images HERE
Flourish Medallion SweetCuts Die HERE
Shades Die Ink Spots- colors noted above HERE
Creative Inspirations Paint- Colors noted above HERE
Black Tuxedo Memento Ink HERE
I hope you will join in the challenge! You cannot win if you don't play!!! And, if you use a Sweet Stamps image- you will receive an additional chance to win! The winner is chosen by Random.org- so everyone has a chance to win!
We also have a monthly challenge as well- you have a chance to WIN - this month we are using Dryer Sheets on our cards. I hope you will come join us for the challenge- it runs for an entire month- from 7/15 thru 8/14- so you have plenty of time to join us.
Stop by the Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog HERE to see what the rest of the DT has created for the Challenge.
Make it Monday- Always Anything Goes- and a fabulous place to discover some great papercrafters!
Created with Love-- Anything Goes
Sparkle and Sprinkle- Anything but a Card
2 Creative Chicks- 3D
Frilly and Funkie-Summertime
The Artistic Stamper- Ladies Day
613 Ave Create- Anything Goes
Thanks for stopping by! Hope to see you at the challenge blog!