Monday, February 6, 2012

Fly canvas

t!m introduced a new cutting system and new Distress Markers at CHA and in conjunction with that, one of the classes he taught used both new products. The butterflies were cut with the new system and were then colored using the new markers. I loved the canvas that the class created and since I have neither the cutting system OR markers, I used what I had on hand. I had planned to take step by step pics like I did when I did the metal tag. And I remembered the camera was sitting right next to me when I attached the last element! So there are no step by step pics. Sorry! The smaller canvas is 4 x 3 and the larger is 4.75 x 3.75

The first thing I did was used old dictionary pages and cut them into various sizes and tore some for jagged edges and left others cut neatly. Then I used Distress Ink Gathered Twigs to ink all the edges. Using Claudine Hellmuth Multi Medium, I attached them to the canvas using a paint brush and completely covered the top and sides, alternating the papers so they didn't all run in the same direction. Once completed, I brushed more Multi Medium over the whole thing and let dry well overnight. I used a heart punch to cut the heart out of a Journaling Ticket and applied Picket Fence Distress Stain around the cut out heart and outer edge of the ticket. Then once that dried, I came back with Stream Paint Dabber and colored the whole "positive" of the heart and around the "negative" of the edge and edge of the ticket and then followed with Copper Paint Dabber. I also painted a BINGO chip with Copper Paint Dabber and once it was dry, distressed the edges a bit with black Brilliance Archival ink. The butterfiles and dragonfly are a CTMH set called Butterfly Kiss which I stamped using the Brilliance ink and heat set then used my CTMH markers to color and used Diamond Stickles on top for some shimmer and shine. The pen nib I heated up with my heat gun and dipped in Zing Brown Sugar embossing powder, then heat set it and dipped the tip in black embossing powder and heat set it as well. I used some natural jute and ran it thru my Broken China ink pad to color it to tie around the ticket. The buttons are more of the ones from mom's friend Ruth. I think everything else can be figured out on it's own, but if you've got questions, let me know!

this is the canvas that the class created


anna christensen crafts said...

Oh Wow! Sue, this is absolutely gorgeous! What an outstanding creation! I love every single thing about it. T!m would love it!

craftytrog said...

A fantastic recreation Sue! You're so clever! x

Tamara said...

Beautifull Sue. Where you on CHA?
Look on my blog, there's something for you.
Greeting from Holland.