Hope everyone is ready for the big day which will be here soon.
I just wanted to share a little project that I've put together for a holiday photo and to post as my last Tim Tag for 2013. I'm so proud of myself for actually following through with my resolve to post a project each month this year;
I have been seeing these exploding canvas projects on youtube and wanted to try it.
For December Tim made a beautiful tag using his Tattered Poinsettia Die and Clearly For Art Modeling Film from Wendy Vecchi. He also used his Frosted Film but I couldn't find it at any of my local craft stores so I decided to go with what I had on hand. I sometimes like to challenge myself to use what I have so I went "stash diving" and came up with what I needed using a few substitutes.
I started with a 6 X 6 canvas that I picked up from a bargain ben. It was a home decor item that was already printed. I bought it for the canvas so I simply painted a coat of gesso over it. I next selected a piece of Christmas paper from a pad of DCWV papers. When the gesso was dry I glued the paper to the canvas with Glue n' Seal - being sure that I got a good coat of Glue n' Seal on the surface so the paper adheres completely. When that was dry I poked a hole in the center of the canvas and then placed my scissors in the hole and cut in a sunray pattern. I made 7 cuts. Next I rolled the cut sections to the outside of the canvas and hot glued it in place.
Now for the Poinsettias -
After experimenting with different colors I decided on Aged Mahogany and Lettuce Alcohol Ink. I simply dabbed it on using a felt pad and the color blending tool.
I wasn't happy with the glossy look of the leaves and since I didn't have the Frosted Film I tried another experiment and coated each one on the back with a thin coat of Glue n' Seal, then sprinkled some glitter on them. That worked very well.
I then cut a few leaves from the Tattered Pinecone Die and placed them around the flowers and I was done.
ALL THAT IS NEEDED NOW IS A CHRISTMAS PICTURE TO PLACE IN IT!!
HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM OUR HOME TO YOURS