Sorry it’s been a while since our last post but things have been a bit hectic! But we are here today to share a project MJ made with a cheap canvas, some scraps of pretty papers and ‘stuff’ from here crafting chaos of a work room!..lol
So here it is – it’s deeper in colour than the photo shows but as usual MJ says that’s down to her rubbish photography skills!
What MJ Used: -
30cm x 40cm Canvas
Heartfelt Creations 12” x 12” Paper Pad – Aster
IndigoBlu Slap It On – Matte
MaiMeri Light Modelling Paste
Selection of Stencils
Distress Paints – Antique Linen, Peeled Paint, Seedless Preserves, Picked Raspberry Picket Fence
What MJ Did: -
- Take a selection of matching papers and randomly tear into pieces (great for using scraps up). Glue to canvas with the Slap It On (or a Matte Gel Medium) until the area is covered. Make it as random as possible to create texture. Leave to dry.
- Using the modelling paste and stencils create texture across the canvas in random areas. MJ used 6 different stencils in all. When happy with design leave to dry.
- Then use the Distress Paints to colour over the background. You can tone down the colours with additional water while the paint is wet but once dry it is permanent. Picket Fence is great for white washing areas too. Leave to dry.
- Next MJ created a dress form and dress template using her Silhouette Cameo.
- To create the skirt layers draw around the skirt template twice, place the pieces together and cut into 4 or 5 pieces. Then starting from the left-hand side glue the pieces onto dress shape leaving the left side of the panels unglued. This will create the kick on the panels.
- Trace around the bodice part of dress onto your chosen paper and stick on. Create a belt from either paper or ribbon (this will cover the joins).
- Edge around dress with black archival ink. Bend the pleats up and then brush across these with archival ink too. This way it doesn’t look too dark and just adds definition.
- Glue dress form shape onto canvas and add dress on top adding some shape before gluing into position.
- To finish the project MJ cut flowers out from the papers she had and added to canvas. If you have flower dies then these would be prefect. MJ loves the Heartfelt Creations floral dies. The last thing she did was go around the outside edges of the canvas with a little black arcylic.
We hope you have been inspired.
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