A pinch and a punch for the first of the month! I’m kicking off the month with not one but two blog challenges. Our new challenge over at Crafty Boots has the theme “love is in the air,” whilst over at the Gecko Galz, the customer challenge is “hearts and kisses.” I’m sharing a little canvas that I created using some images from the Gecko Galz.
I started with a 4″ x 4″ canvas and gave it a coating of crackle texture paste. Once dry I added some more paste through a harlequin stencil. However, once this was dry it wasn’t very well defined so I chose another option of adding die cut pieces of card. I used Tim Holtz Mixed Media Thinlets die and applied torn pieces of the cuts to the canvas. When the glue was dry I painted over them using white crackle paint.
I can’t be too precise about the colours I used as I changed my mind halfway through making this!!! I started off with brown ink spray and bronze and copper acrylic paint. However, I decided I wanted to go more pinky so wiped off what I could with a baby wipe and opted for a combination of Candied Apple distress spray and paint combined with Picket Fence distress spray. I sort of just sprayed, painted and blotted until I was happy!
The love sentiment is from the Heart and Soul digital stamp set and the vintage photograph from the Romance Jewel It collage set. I’ve added in a little chipboard heart, plenty of vintage coloured paper roses and a scrap of coordinating lace.
I’ve add a few glimmer gold highlights using some well past its sell-by-date acrylic paint.
Thanks for buzzing by.