Fall Colours!

Fall has always been my favourite season, the colours of the changing leaves the sun and crisp air is amazing!

Earlier this month my husband and I celebrated 17 years together, and managed to spend some time enjoying the changing season before the rain started here.

When Lori brought these Prima Leaves into the store I was instantly inspired..

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I actually drove out to the store to get some before they sold out!  While I was there Lori showed me some of the stores newest laser cut chipboard, how perfect are these?!

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With new leaves in my hand and a few other goodies I picked up and my recent anniversary I dug out a wedding photo and got to work!

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I had picked up this tin heart a while ago and decided it was just right for this project!

I started the canvas by adding a thick layer of crackle paste.  Once it was dry I stamped it using Archival Ink in Black, then sprayed with a couple different colours.

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I used a few different sizes of the laser cut chipboard leaves, coating them with Distress Embossing Powder in Walnut Stain & Antique Linen.

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The flowers all got colour using different sprays, they started white…love white flowers and customizing them for my project!

You can’t tell but I also gave them some shimmer using Ranger Perfect Pearls Mist in Antique Gold & Copper.

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I had to throw just a little steampunk in with all the flowers!  That windup toy key just works if you ask me!

The title ‘Our Wedding Day’ is also from the stores laser cut chipboard, the font & size was absolutely perfect!!!

Hopefully we will see a few more sunny days so we can all head out and enjoy the beautiful fall season!

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This post was written by Lisa on September 30, 2018

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Rescue Mission!

So last week I broke my no more canvases rule and bought a two pack.  BUT it was a rescue mission for a poor pack that one of the canvases had a big hole in it, I just HAD to rescue them!  Who else was going to buy the poor sad canvas with a hole in it and make it pretty?!

As you can see the hole was pretty bad….but it didn’t deter me I was on a mission!

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The first thing I did was reinforce the tear using some white fabric tape, which I may have snuck out of the first aid kit, ssshhh.

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I used some on both the back and front to make sure it was nice and secure!

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Voila like new! :)

Once I had the repairs done I started digging through my stash looking for inspiration and the main piece I wanted to use, which this time was a set of wooden wings!

But I also wanted to try a new colour combination on this project, pushing myself a bit.  So I searched through Pinterest and found this….LOVE the blue & rust together!

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Once I saw that colour board I was hooked!  I pulled out some Prima paper to use as the base background for my canvas, it already had bits of rust in the paper

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For a little texture I added some old Heidi Swapp acrylic letters, you can’t see them much in the end, but it does spell angel.  Next I used Finnabair’s rust paste with a Tim Holtz stencil in two corners.  Aahhh here comes the rust!

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Once the paste was dry I sprayed some Dylusions ink spray in Squeezed Orange on a portion of the background.  It was a little brighter than I wanted still so I added some Lindy’s Magical Shakers in Bratwurst Brown in the corners with the rust paste, and random bits in other sections.

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The wings also got a coat of Rust Paste and some Lindy’s Magicals in Bratwurst Brown.  The center is a mini canvas that I added texture to using Finnabair Art Stones and texture paste.  Once that was dry I covered it in black gesso before painting it blue with Finnabair Metallique paint in Deep Waters.

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The swirls were cut from Tim Holtz Scroll die and covered with Finnabair Sparks in Magical Pond and Metallique Deep Waters.

To add some finishing touches I used the Magical Pond Sparks and black gesso to add splatters on the back ground.  You’ll also see some micro beads in both a copper and blue colour for added texture and shine!

I have to say I’m in love with these two colours together and will have to use them again!  The blue just pops off the rust, but isn’t too bright either!

Hope you get some time at your craft table, and find something damaged to make pretty!!

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This post was written by Lisa on September 16, 2018

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