Monday, April 8, 2013

Girly Grunge Altered Canvas

Hi everyone.  Sorry I have been MIA - I have however been keeping up with posting videos on my you tube channel and am 1 subscriber away from hitting 100!!  Wow, can you believe it.  I am so excited.  I'm going to come up with a challenge for a giveaway so you'll have to check in on my you tube channel to get in on the fun.

In the meantime I thought I would share some still shots of my fun altered canvas.  I pulled out one of my favorite pictures of my daughter Madison from when she was a cute little three year old - my how they grow :-)

I have watched so many start to finish videos and everyone makes it look so easy, it's not easy but it is super fun and super messy.  I started off with a 10x10 canvas from Michaels and put a nice layer of Gesso down.  I added some crepe paper streamers and some paper doilies with gel medium and then added in a full crochet doily that I got at the thrift store - yes on top of being a dollar store junky I am now a thrift store junky.

I took some pointer from one of my fav you tube inspirers - msliberty25 - Miranda is super talented and has the most amazing girly grunge and all sorts of projects.  I wanted to try her embossed tin tape technique - you'll see little bits of it shining through here but you get a good view in the video.  I also added some paper leaves from Michaels in the $1.50 bin.

Once I had all the base glued down and another layer of gesso, I started spraying with glimmer mist.  Now everyone else always comes out with a super bright and colorful project - mine seems a little pastel but the colors are still vibrant in person - it's give a nice shabby look to it. 

 I embellished with quite a few items from my stash.  Some bloomers trim that I've been hanging on to - okay I'll admit - hoarding.  Some rhinestones, music note washi tape, prima wood clock, I Am Roses black roses and cherry blossoms that I sprayed with my glimmer mists. 

And many other various things that I just fell in love with. 
I really love how it turned out and will have to do one for my son now.  Definately something that I will do over and over again.

Check out the video over on my you tube channel.  And don't forget to watch for my upcoming challenge.

Happy Paper Crafting!