Friday, 2 October 2015

Mini Fall Canvas Set

Well, it finally happened - I took my dog for a walk at a local park in the river valley and I felt things.
The beautiful colours of the leaves, the rustling sound the leaves made as my dog ran & bounded through them. It was glorious!
All I needed a glass a warm apple cider and slice of pumpkin pie and it would have been perfection!

I came home full of inspiration and immediately went to, what I like to call, my Box of Bases!
It's where is keep canvasses, wood frames, 3D boxes etc etc. As I was flipping through I found 4 mini burlap canvasses - 4"x 4". Perfect!

Ripe Persimmon, Forest Moss and my brand new Wilted Violet that I bought at Emerald Creek Craft Supplies is a gorgeous fall colour pallet. I used my blending tool to apply the the colours to the burlap. On 2 of the canvasses I applied Ranger Texture Paste through the Zig Zag Stencil & the Argyle Stencil by Tim Holtz & Stampers Anonymous. After the texture paste dried I applied more distress ink. I applied Wilted Violet with my ink blending tool through the Zig Zag & Stripes Stencils on the other 2 canvasses.
I decided to use the Bird Crazy Stamp set because those little guys were just the perfect size. 
I stamped & watercolored 4 of them with my Distress Ink. 
I wanted some larger die cut elements and the Branch Tree & Rickety House were just the right size. 

To get the texture on the tree I took a sheet of Glassine and scrunched it up before appling Ground Espresso, Vintage Photo & Gathered Twigs with my blending tool. I then used matte medium to adhere the glassine to chipboard before diecutting my image. I used the same technique for the rickety house except I used my woodgrain embossing folder the for texture.

I used the Holidays Greens and Scribbles & Splats Thinlit dies to add a few more elements and some random letters to spell our "Fall". 

Finally, I used some old rusty hinges that I bought at ReStore to join all four mini panels together.

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  1. WOW, your canvas is so full of life! Love all the details!

    1. You are such a sweetie! Thanks, Nicole!

  2. Love love love your canvases. All of the different textures are amazing!!

  3. Does the glassine stay adhered to the tree after embossing?

    1. Hi Kelley ~ I embossed the glassine first, then inked it. After I heat set it with my heat gun I used matte medium to adhere it to my chipboard piece. I made sure to let matte medium dry completely before I die cut the tree out of it. HTH :)

  4. Wow! This is just beautiful! Great colors and texture!!

  5. Amazing project Julia! Thanks for participating in our challenge on the Southern Ridge Trading Company Blog!

  6. Wow! Now that is very cool, love those Crazy Birds! So many amazing things to look at and I adore all the textures you added. Fantastic! Thank you for joining in on our challenge at Southern Ridge Trading Co.

    Carla DT


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