Thursday, May 12, 2011

Faux Painted Canvas Tutorial

Welcome to the Smeared and Smudge Member Blog Hop. Today we are featuring techniques - mine is a faux painted canvas. My stamps are from Sweet Pea Stamps. A while back, I saw a class mentioned in a newsletter for a faux canvas, so not being any where near the location I did a quick search and found this version of the be honest I can't recall where I found it but then if you had to take your head off to sleep at night I would be in a lot of trouble!

Now my technique is a bit hard to capture with a camera but fairly easy to talk you through. For starters, you will need a stamped, colored image, dimensional adhesive such as Diamond Glaze, 3D Crystal Lacquer or Crystal Effects, I think Glossy Accents will work also and a toothbrush.

Working on a protected, clean surface, take your dimensional adhesive and lightly add streaks to the stamped image working from top to bottom. Try not to have an large globs.

Once you have layered streaks all across the image, take your toothbrush and run the bristles in the same direction as the adhesive, working across the image - you will want the texture the bristles are making. The layer of adhesive will be thin and will dry fairly quickly.

Once the first layer is dry, if you wish you can add another layer in the same direction. But if you are happy with the coverage then you will add streaks of dimensional glue from side to side. Once more, spread the glue with the toothbrush also from side to side and allow to dry once more.

After the image is dry, use it to create your own little work of art!

I hope you have enjoyed seeing this technique enough to give it a try, it really gives the image the wonderful brushstrokes you would find on a canvas along with lots of shine. Thanks for stopping by! Here are all the stops along the way and let me tell you - there are some wonderfully creative people out there!
Smudgy Antics
Lady Brayton
Black Dragon
Jennifer <<<<

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Challenge card for Class Act and CPS

Today I would like to share a challenge entry with you. The stamp is from Class Act - their challenge is to create a masculine card using fabric and stitching (including the faux type). So I picked the wonderful papers from a BoBunny stack that reminds me of the fabric of a vintage man's shirt for the papers and did a little faux stitch around the sentiment. The sketch comes from Card Positioning Systems. Hope you have enjoyed seeing it!

Saturday, May 07, 2011

Quick Quotes

Quick Quotes has a blog! If you aren't familiar with the company, they offer wonderful quotes and other supplies for your crafting needs.

Check out the Mother's Day Special

at Sweet Pea Stamps!

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Stair Step Card

Today I have a stair step card to share - this is my first 'fancy' fold so I thought I would make it an easy one. This is for the Class Act challenge. If you haven't ever visited their site, you really should, they offer some really wonderful stamps.

The images are from Sweet Pea Stamps Karen Middleton collection.

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Get Well Soon...

Today I have a card to share using the Card Positioning System's sketch challenge. The image is from the Sweet Pea Stamps Samantha Rawlings collection titled L'il Angel and the papers are from My Mind's Eye.

April's Follower Candy Winner!

Hey I am actually ahead of the game this month....the winners for April's follower candy Sweet Pea stamp are Larisa and hiscreation2! Please email me with your mailing address by the end of May!