Hello crafty friends!
I am back again with another Breast Cancer Awareness project on the
This time I played with mixed media.
I took the Mixed Media Class at Kit and Clowder. It is an awesome class!
I love this style of art and am having so much fun learning new techniques.
I used the Ribbon of Hope image which can be found in Sherri Ann Baldy's Etsy Shop and in the My Bestie Shop. She is colored with Copic markers and then fussy cut. Instead of cutting around every curl I just cut along the outside of her hair and then used a small paint brush to paint Dylusions bubblegum and crushed grape ink sprays (purchased at Miriam's Crafting Supplies) on the white spots.
My canvas for this project was a side off of a Cheez-it cracker box.
I love the thought of turning trash into a treasure.
I started out by painting the cardboard with Gesso. I put 2 coats, letting each one dry before I continued. My next step was to make homemade texture paste. You can find lots of different recipes online and the best part, you more than likely already have the items to make it in your cupboards. The recipe I used is from Such a Pretty Mess.
So, now that you have your "canvas" prepared and the texture paste made, you are going to choose a stencil (or several) to create texture on your canvas. I chose to use one stencil for my project. Place your stencil on the canvas and begin spreading texture past over the stencil where ever you want the texture to be then pull the stencil off. Let it sit and dry or use your heat tool to dry it if you are impatient like me.
Once the texture paste was dry I used Tattered Angels Gold Glimmer Mist and Dylusions bubblegum and crushed grape ink sprays to color my canvas and let it dry again. When that was dry I took a paint brush and rubbed gold paint over the raised parts of the canvas. I decided to put a little Tim Holtz tissue paper on a couple of the corners. I tore a couple chunks off of the roll and adhered them with gel medium.
More drying time required...
I outlined the butterfly on the tissue paper with Journey Glaze and then sprinkled pink glitter glass over the glaze and let it dry. The next step was to apply more Journey Glaze to the center of the butterfly, add a small piece of white floral wire for the antennas and then sprinkle black glitter glass on the butterflies body AND dry again. Then I used a piece of bubble wrap to stamp gold paint random spots on the canvas. Once the paint was dry I added the sentiment and image.
I found the sentiment on Pinterest. It's perfect for someone fighting cancer or going through any trial for that matter.
Any time I am doing a project I place the image and embellishments on and get them exactly where I want them before adhering them. Sometimes, I even take a picture with my iPhone so I don't forget how I had them placed.
I dipped cheese cloth in gold paint, let it dry and placed it around the image and sentiment.
and Flair By Me,
One thing I have learned about crafting, in the last couple of years is that the back of your project needs to be finished too.
I finished the back of my canvas with some awesome Breast Cancer Awareness paper that I got from Joann's.
Are you looking for a way to do service? Chemo Angels is an incredible program that allows you to do "service" for someone that is fighting cancer. You fill out an application and they pair you with someone that has similar interests as you. Then you send cards and small gifts to lift the spirits of your Chemo Buddy who is currently going through chemo. There are different types of Angels. Chemo Angels, Card Angels, and Prayer Angels. They even have Senior Angels. I currently have one Chemo Buddy through Chemo Angels. If you know anyone who is or will be going through chemo, please share Chemo Angels with them. See if they would like to sign up to be a Chemo Buddy. There is an application on the Chemo Angels site.
Thank you so much for stopping by Toadally love to craft today. Have an amazing day!