Wednesday, January 16, 2013

If You Want the Rainbow...

I shared this framed mini-canvas project on the Gel-a-Tins Blog yesterday 
It was inspired by the girl with her umbrella stamp from Gel-a-tin's 
"Raindrops are Falling"Collection.  Isnt' she sweet?  

What is nice about working with sticky back canvas is that you can 
build a multi-media piece and frame it or put it on a card or both! 
The canvas itself is 4"x4" and fits in this black mini-frame.

Here are the steps for creating my mini-canvas:

1)  I stamped Gel-a-tins "Crackled Paint" Background stamp onto my piece of sticky back canvas with Archival Ink then misted it with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist

2) The canvas was then trimmed and adhered to the inset for the frame.

3) Some blue and white paint was placed randomly and spread on the canvas.  I used a butter knife to scrape off the paint so all that was left was residual, causing the stamped background to show through.

4) Once the painted dried,  I stamped the girl with her umbrella image onto the right 1/3 of the canvas and I colored in her boots and umbrella with a red Faber Castell Pitt Pen.

5) I also colored the raindrop stamp from Gel-a-Tins "Raindrops Are Falling" Collection with a Pitt Pen to create the raindrops. Then gave them a little sparke by mixing glitter with Helmar Craft & Hobby PVA and painting them on the stamped raindrops.

6) My last touch was handwriting the fabulous quote from Dolly Parton.  It was just perfect for my project!

This now has a new home in my daughter's room.

Have a great day!


wendipooh13 said...

amazing!!!!! This is soooo cute!!! And love learning how ya made it!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love loveeeeeeeeeee this! GORGEOUS!!!!!! I loveeeeee the colors and the quote!!!

Anonymous said...

Love this Katie! That crackle paint stamp is awesome as is all your layering!! Thanks for the step by step. xo Evie