Hello again everyone! How are you all today? Things are going SO WELL this month at Scrap Around The World - we are sitting on EIGHTY ENTRIES so far this month! Woohoo & thank you!! It makes me VERY HAPPY when all we do here is appreciated & enjoyed, & it spurs me on to keep providing inspiration for the worldwide scrappy community so thanks peeps!!
This month we welcome Debbie Burns as our Guest Educator! Debbie has played along with us a few times & creates very pretty canvas works, one of which we are showcasing here today. Last month Debbie was placed 2nd on our Wall of Fame & the month prior (February) her lovely work caught our eye & she was selected as a future educator.
So here she is!
Hi everyone, Debbie here with you today!
What a thrill to be invited as Guest Educator for Scrap Around The World
& to share with you my techniques in creating a canvas!
I live in a small rural town in the state of Maryland, about an hour's drive from Washington, DC. I've been scrapbooking for 14 years & love the creative side of me that translates into my projects. Last year I tried my hand at creating using a canvas along with mixed media & fell in love with the craft. There are no boundaries & the sky is the limit! You can see more of my work on my blog http://lovelifeslittlepleasures.blogspot.com/. I would love a visit!!
1. I started with a 9 x 12 canvas &randomly added some
torn stripes of paper from Bo Bunny's Country Garden.
2. I then covered the canvas with some gesso & after it
dried I colored some of the canvas with crayon pastels,
gelatos & randomly added some drywall tape then
stenciled using modeling paste &various masks.
3. I wasn't thrilled with the crayon pastels, thinking the
colors looked washed out, so I added some more gesso
followed by some water colors & pastel inks. Lastly
I randomly stamped using various stamps.
4. Next I tore some strips of washi tape, placed them
on the canvas then covered them lightly with gesso.
5. I then added some more stenciling using the Tim Holtz
Doily mask together with some modelling paste then
inked over it once dry, using some cream ink.
6. Lastly I added my flowers & embellishments & was done!
Here are a few close ups.
Why not give a canvas a try?
As you can see it's really not that hard when broken down
into simple steps is it? SATW allows canvases 8 x 8 inches or larger.
A lot of older paper collections can be transformed
using a light layer of gesso & some misting or inking.
Supplies used :-
Stencils/Masks: Tim Holtz, The Crafters Workshop
Gesso, Modelling Paste
Prima Chalk Fluid Ink
Stamps - My Mind's Eye, Kaisercraft, Prima
Faber Castell Gelatos
Bo Bunny Country Garden papers & embellishments
Ooooh just look at all those yummy supplies!!
Makes my heart do a little flippity flip!
You can keep the shoes - just give me the stamps!!!
THANK YOU DEBBIE for creating this beautiful piece especially
for us this month! Please remember to leave some encouragement
for Debbie as she ventures (very successfully) into this new realm
of mixed media canvas making!!
Just ONE WEEK LEFT to enter our challenge this month so
come along anyone that's been too busy. Just get cracking
& hopefully with all the inspiration you find here the ideas will
flow! See you all soon with a VIDEO TUTORIAL up next!!