Showing posts with label sticky back canvas. Show all posts
Showing posts with label sticky back canvas. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Musically speaking...

I just had time this weekend to create something for the Sunday Stamper hosted by the delectable Miss Sheridan! The theme this week is music, and I wanted to use the new empty jar stamp. I had an idea to stamp it into clear utee, and fill it with music, which I have done. Easy to say, not quite so easy to do, however! I did manage successfully to stamp the bottle into clear utee poured onto a craft sheet. While it was till relatively warm, I trimmed around the bottle, and bent it over a round form, so you get the bottle shape. The utee remains fairly fragile once it has cooled, so handle it with care. If you mess it up just remelt and start again!
 A smattering of perfect pearls coloured the bottle. I glued an old music sheet to the inside of it, and using my still going silicone glue ( I am truly amazed by this!), I glued it to a mini canvas , which I painted in Claudine's Modern Red Studio paint , and covered with gold Mica spray while still wet. A few of the teeny weeny flowers from the Flower blooms stamp set decorated the edge.
I made gold metal flowers backed on Sticky back canvas from Tim's Tattered Floral die, and ran them through an embossing die. Smoosh a bit of red paint on a non stick crafts sheet and whoosh the flowers through it to get the raised edges red. Do you like the terminology? lol smoosh and whoosh!!

 I love the texture from the canvas through the metal. I added wire to the flowers , and slid them inside the jar.
The photos definitely do not do this justice sad face:( It was seriuosly difficult to photograph!
Thank you Hels for the challenge :))
Have a creative day!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Claudine's Paints

Finally my consignment of Claudine Hellmuth paints from Ranger along with a few other gorgeous goodies have arrived! I spent some of the afternoon making a tag using the Sticky back canvas, Studio paints, and our lovely free stamp from the May issue of Craft Stamper.
I ran some of the canvas through the Big shot using an embossing plate, and then mixed yellow pastel and landscape green on a craft mat. The paints are the most smoothest paints I have ever used. You have to try a least one pot and you will be hooked, even if you don't paint, they will look so good on your walls! A patchwork painting comes to mind... not sure if the other half will approve though! lol.
After I had embossed the canvas, I dry brushed the paint , wiping most of it off on a cloth first, before painting over the embossed canvas. It dries almost instantly. Use the paintbrush very lightly. Then I mixed a little black and red to make brown and painted a branch from a Maya road chipboard set. I stuck the canvas to the tag, and stamped the Twirly bird onto the tag and then stuck the branch on so it just covered the feet of the bird. To make the leaves I cut out leaf shapes from the canvas, painted them green and added the veins with the finest of the Claudine Brushes. ( these are fab and can stay in water as long as you like!) Finally I stuck them randomly on the branch, stamped Nature is Art from the Nature is Art set at the top of the tag. (I just inked the part of the stamp I wanted). Finally a little scattered Straw distress stickles finished off the bird with peeled paint distress stickles for highlights.
A matching ribbon threaded trough the tag hole, means it can be attached to the blog candy!
The sun was streaming through the window as I took the photos so they are not as good as I would have liked.
Happy Painting

Thursday, January 15, 2009


This week, the 1911 census was put online, and almost immediately the OH was there looking up his relatives! I also went on and found some of mine. It is amazing to see what your great grandfather or great grandmother's handwriting was like. Mine have family resemblances, or at least that is what I thought! I am sure my mother will disagree!!LOL.
It set me thinking about family, and how I could incorporate a picture I have of my great grandparents into a piece. This week I also got some Ten Seconds studio metal to play with ( coming soon in the shop), and some of Claudine Hellmuth's sticky back canvas( also coming to the shop in the future!).
Somewhere long ago I made stamps of a photo of my great grandparents, so I thought let's make a small piece that incorporates all the above elements. However nothing I make ever goes to plan. I wanted to alter a frame and printed out the photo on to the sticky back canvas. Then I covered the frame in appletini Ten Seconds studio metal, and put mini Grungeboard elements underneath, and shaped the pieces. I also wanted to add the word family, but couldn't find the right size stamps or stickers or even grungeboard, so have left the frame plain.... definitely needs more work on it!
Then I thought I will print out the canvas with a bigger picture, and fray the edges, and distress ink the picture! Err mmmm too much red ink, and a big splodge on Great Grandpa's face! I was very pleased with the grungeboard letters which I glued on backwards to the metal, and using tools I have from my jewellery days shaped it. I left the letters behind the metal. I then added a Tim Holtz idea-ology Hitch fastener, and pin and muse token. However the tin opens the wrong way!
There are just days when things go wrong and nothing looks right!.......I have entered it into Hel's Sunday Stamper Challenge, as it is green and a tin!