Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Remember To Make Memories......reverse canvas

I was so happy to be invited by Nicole & Kim to watch the production of the first sets of Nicole Wright Designs Stamp Sets at Emerald Creek Craft Supplies last week. 
I left with my very own sets too!
Pre-orders are beginning to ship this week so watch your mailbox or ask your LSS
to carry the Nicole Wright Designs line of stamps.

Now on to my project ~ 

I started with a piece of watercolour paper trimmed down to fit inside the reverse side of the canvas.
I used Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass & Cracked Pistachio Distress Stain, with a wet 
watercolour brush to achieve the watery look.

For the canvas ~ i started with a coat of gesso and applied crackle paste in random spots. 
After I let this dry over night I used the same Distress stains.
I help add a bit more dimension I cut four "wavy" pieces of acetate and used 
alcohol inks to add some more watery colour.

I dragged a sheet of watercolour paper through Lucky Clover, Mowed Lawn &
 Shabby Shutters Distres Stain, sketched a few lily pads and fussy cut them out.
Here is a closeup of a finished lily pad complete with an Abandoned Coral flower.

My Koi fish were stamped on Artic White 100lb card stock from Emerald Creek.
I absolutely love it for its silky smooth finish ~ prefect to get those crisp stamped images.
I used various colours of Distress Markers to make some funky fish.

Thanks so much for dropping by my blog today!

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  1. This turned out AMAZING! I am loving all the layers, koi, lily and deep rich colours! Thanks for sharing this and all your hard work!

  2. This is awesome! The colours are amazing!! Beautiful project Julia!

  3. Very cool! I love the way you immersed the fish in the scene!

  4. This is such a cool project, you've really made these stamps shine!

  5. Gorgeous Julia, brilliant idea to use the acetate waves, so effective! Fab crackle on your frame as well and wonderful colour palette. Deb xo


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