eclectic Paperie has issued the first Get Altered Challenge of 2013: use
canvas! So, of course, me being a literal crafter, went ALL OUT!
Almost everything in this frame is CANVAS! LOL! I just had a ball, and
my inky fingers can tell the story!
Canvas is one of those textures that I have not had the pleasure of working with....until now! And let me tell you, I am a new fan of canvas! It stamps so nicely, it cuts smoothly, I can blend different inks together and it doesn't come out a mumbo jumbo mess, I can draw w/ my Copics and the ink doesn't bleed! It's amazing!!!
I took the matting that came w/ the frame, and sprayed it w/ adhesive. Then, I put the canvas down, and cut the inside and all around. I then stamped it w/ Distress Ink, and it stamped just like paper! I was amazed!!!
Also, the branch that you see in the background, I created that w/ my Copic markers! I love how it turned out!!!! Looks so real! I just love those markers!
I wanted to make a nest, but everytime I tried to make one that looks like a real nest, I wasn't happy w/ the look. So, I weaved a few pieces, and this is the result!
The leaves were harder. I think I have an old cuttlebug! It might just be time for something new! But, I tried putting in my PTI dies w/ canvas and it made a nice impression, which I then had to use an exacto knife to cut, but hey, it was worth the work! They turned out beautifully! I took a piece of canvas, dropped lots of green alcohol ink, then the blending solution to muddle the dots a bit, and then let it dry! Doesn't take too long!
Here are all of the products that I used!
Stamps: Dylusions ~ Bags of Bunting, WPlus9Design ~ Defining Words
Ink: Alcohol Inks: Copper Mixative, Pearl Mixative, Ginger, Sunshine Yellow, Purple Twilight, Citrus,
Sail Boat Blue, Alcohol Blending Solution
Distress Inks: Frayed Burlap, Wild Honey, Bundled Sage, Broken China, Dusty Concord, Peeled Paint
Copics: E37, E47, E57
Other accessories: bird (chipboard), Turning over a new leaf (PTI stamp set and dies)