Happy Thursday! On Thursdays I like to do a little thing I call Crafty Throw Back Thursday where I take a look back at a past project or tutorial. It is a great way for you to see some older tutorials you may have missed or revisit one you may have forgotten about. This week, I am throwing it back to January 2013 and sharing another never blogged before project. This canvas project was part of the Ranger Ink Designer’s Challenge from CHA 2013.
Each year Somerset Studio Magazine takes these projects to do a feature on them. I planned on blogging the details of my canvas as soon as the issue came out but never did. The issue with the 2014 projects is hitting stands now so be sure and grab it and check out the projects. I will blog more about my canvas from 2014 soon.
The challenge was to use one color of Dylusions Spray Ink that was selected for you. I got Lemon Zest. You could mix the color with Black Marble or White Linen Dylusions to create new shades but you had to keep the focus on the one color.
For my project, I embellished the canvas they sent us using Dylusions Stencils (DYS34001 and DYS34247) along with the Lemon Zest ink spray. I added Vintage Photo Distress Ink to the edges after the mist was dry. I stamped some script randomly onto the canvas by inking a stamp (Hero Arts Old Letter Writing) with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
On top of the canvas I added layers of burlap, cotton batting, and a grainy natural color muslin. On the top layer of fabric, I applied random swipes of white gesso. The gesso gave the fabric some extra texture and allowed me to get a different shade to the colors applied over it. I stamped the same script stamp onto the fabric using Walnut Stain Distress Ink. I misted through the Dylusions Diamond Border Stencil with the Lemon Zest Mist and with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
I die cut crinoline using the Eileen Hull Sizzix Flower Layers Heart Petals Die. I used Lemon Zest to dye the crinoline and Walnut Stain Distress Ink to age the edges. I also added white glitter stars and white leaves by Prima (older and discontinued). I dyed both with Lemon Zest and aged with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
You can see a tutorial of how I created these flowers at: Heart Box with Crinoline Flowers.
I tied the flowers together to create a bouquet. I tied the bouquet with wide white organza ribbon and Crinkle Ribbon that was also dyed with Lemon Zest. I added Chit Chat Stickers to the center of a Cash Key charm and clipped it to the bow of the bouquet.
It seems like no project is complete without a great quote. I found this one when I searched for “flowers and stars quote”. I love how perfect it was for what I created. I distressed a piece of manila cardstock with Walnut Stain and Antique Linen Distress Stains, White Linen Dylusions Ink Spray and water. The White Linen Mist makes a great resist to manila. Apply it first and dry before misting on Distress Stains and water. The spots that you see were created from the White Linen.
I added the sentiment to the distressed manila using upper and lower case Hero Arts Printer’s Type and Playful Alphabet stamps. I distressed a large Tim Holtz Cabinet card by sanding and inking in. I slipped the manila inside and added it to the canvas.
Looking at this piece again makes me smile. The quote is just so good! I need to make a piece for my quote art journal using it soon… or maybe an art banner… or maybe both!