Sunday, February 1, 2015

Anything but a card Challenge 44 Friendship

Its a new month and a new challenge over at Anything But A Card challenge blog. The theme is friendship. After looking through my boxes (yes my craft room isn't unpacked yet) for something else I found a 6x6 canvas that I picked up last year at Goodwill before the move. I took it out thinking I would use it for the challenge.

I started out with taking one of the backings from a napkin, crumpling it up before gluing it down with matte medium. Love all the cool texture. I then gessoed the canvas after the glued dried. Next I originally played with 3 colors of craft paint a patenia, a lemonade, and a light purple. But after all the color was done, I wasn't feeling how it was looking so I gessoed it over again and stuck with the lemonade and the patenia paints. I used a old gift card to scrap the paint on the canvas.

I had a left over piece tape of dry wall tape from a past art journal class. I cut it at different lengths and widths and placed it on the canvas.

I took London Blue Dylusion spray and sprayed with some punchenllia.

I then took the cut grass and fresh lime Dylusions sprays and tried to make some splots. I used an UmWowStudio confetti heats stencil and sprayed Color Shine in Tinsel onto the stencil and them "stamped" the stencil onto the canvas. I didn't get a clean image but liked what I got.  I stamped in black craft paint the line of chevron and the corner bullseye by Viva Las VegaStamps! 

While that was drying, I picked out some wood veneer pieces. the banners are from American Crafts and the arrows are from Studio Callico. I first sprayed them with the Fresh Lime Dylusion spray but I wasn't liking the reults. So after gessoing and more spray then adding white paint I got where I liked it. The Blue ones I just painted. Aftered dried I stamped with the washi background stamps by Viva Las VegaStamps! with black craft paint. 

I glued the pieces down with Helmar 450 Quick dry. I added some drips with Tim Holt's Distress Stains in the Brushed Pewter on the top then sprayed water to help the drips. I decided the wood pieces need something more so I first painted some perelesent Watercolors by Artist Loft in a white. But thought it needed something else so added Some Rock Candy Stickles. Of course I touched them banner and it wasn't dried and it got messed up. so after trying to get it to the same color as the other green pieces I just painted it another green and restamped and re stickled and glued it back on. The quote I found on Pintrest and typed it up and printed it. Glued it on with glue and seal. Then I stamped the 2 women from VLVS! in Black Versafine ink pad. Colored them in Prisma colored pencils, I put foam tape on them and did put Helmar 450 quick dry on the back of the foam tape to make sue it stays on the canvas.

Be sure to check out Anything but a card blog to see what the other DT members did and play along!


Mrs Beez said...

Gorgeous canvas Sheri - fabulous colours and textures and I love the image and text :)

craftysahmiam said...

What a fun , colorful piece from a Goodwill find. Love the quote - and all the step by step photos / supplies used.

Jennie Atkinson said...

Fabulous background Sheri and what a great choice of colours. A really lovely colourful piece for this grey and wintry day here! Jennie

Toni said...

Hi Sheri... loving this canvas... and thank you for sharing your creative process... Don't you just love Dylussions !!!! Good luck on unpacking your craft space... It took me a couple of months when I moved but is actually was fun because I came upon things that I had completely forgot I had... said...

This is lovely Sheri...perhaps I'm impatient or maybe I have friends who don't dramatise. It is fun!

Neva Cole said...

So colorful and I like seeing how you created all of the layers.