Sunday, January 9, 2011

Tattered Angels + Canvas…

Yeah!!! The Tattered Angels blog is back up and running!!! And this month the Design Team is focusing on the fabulous combo of canvas and Tattered Angels paints!

For my first project, I started small with a mini canvas. I stamped the image and text with black StazOn Ink. Then I painted the canvas with Glimmer Glaze. The detail image shows the nice variations and depth you can get from overlaying various colors of glazes.

Products Used - Mini Canvas: Reeves; Letter Stamps: Creative Imaginations; Butterfly Stamp: Studio G; Ink: Tsukineko; Glimmer Glaze (Sugar Cane, Penny Loafer, Orange Crush, Waterfall and Emerald Cove): Tattered Angels.

My next project is a larger (12x12) canvas. I saw this saying on an item while I was out shopping one day over the holidays. The saying stuck with me, so I thought I'd incorporate it into a wall hanging for my studio.

I stamped all of the letters on individually with black StazOn Ink. I painted all of the letters with various colors of Glimmer Glaze. The little brush that comes with the Glimmer Glaze (it looks like a nail polish brush) was a perfect size for painting the small spaces in the letters.
Then I sprayed the whole canvas with Vanilla Breeze Glimmer Mist. Then I added little colored spots all over the canvas. I did this by pulling the sprayers out of the glimmer mist bottles and flicking them above the canvas.

Products Used - Canvas: Michaels; Letter Stamps: Dawn Houser; Felt Accents: La-di-dah; Brads: Basic Grey; Glimmer Mist (Vanilla Breeze, Bahama Blue, Trunk Bay, and Pumpkin Pie): Tattered Angels; Glimmer Glaze (Penny Loafer, Sugar Cane, Waterfall, Paradise Pink, Orange Crush, Purple Passion and Emerald Cove): Tattered Angels.

Next I altered the lid on a jar candle. I had these round canvas stickers in my stash, but you could make them by cutting the canvas freehand or running it through a die cutter. I stamped the larger circle with a stamp from the Tattered Angels Time Traveler Collection (that collection has a lot of circular stamps). I sprayed it with blue (Bahama Blue and Truck Bay) glimmer mists. I'm giving this candle as a little thank you to a friend, so I stamped the smaller circle with some Thank You word art. I sprayed it with orange and yellow (Pumpkin Pie and Sun Sisters) glimmer mists. The purple flower is from Prima.

Products Used - Canvas Stickers: Technique Tuesday; Flower: Prima; Stamps: Tattered Angels and Inkadinkado; Glimmer Mist (Bahama Blue, Trunk Bay, Sun Sisters and Pumpkin Pie).

This next project is an altered chipboard and canvas binder (the spine is covered is canvas). I organize  my inspiration books into binders. I have one for cards, one for scrapbook pages and one for home decor and other misc things. Well, I just started getting into beading, so I wanted to make an inspiration book for that as well. I had these file folders with a really cool pattern on them - I wanted to cut them and use them to cover the chipboard part of the binder. What I love about Glimmer Mist is how you can overlay the colors to get just right shade to coordinate with your other project elements. For the spine I mixed Viva Pink and Chocolate Covered Cherries Glimmer Mists. The "BEADS" letters are the center portion of the Tattered Angels Butterfly Framed Fonts. The pink letters are spayed with Viva Pink and the orange are sprayed with Pumpkin Pie. Both have a little Sun Sisters sprayed on them as well.

Products Used - Binder: BoBunny; Patterned Paper(recycled file folder): The Container Store; Ribbon: Offray; Chipboard Letters: Tattered Angels; Glimmer Glam (Espresso Bean): Tattered Angels; Glimmer Mist (Chocolate Covered Cherries, Viva Pink, Pumpkin Pie and Sun Sisters): Tattered Angels.

The last project I want to show you is one I did last March - in case you didn't see it then - it's a altered canvas apron.

The apron was a lot of fun to alter. I made a little flower garden on it. I sprayed the apron with green and blue glimmer mists (Meadow Green, Key Lime Pie, Sweet Clover, Olive Vine, Waterslide, and Frost). Then I stamped the swirls (Fanciful Stencils Glimmer Screens) and stems (Donna Downy foam stamp) using manila colored acrylic paint. With double-sided tape, I attached two layers of trim along the top edge of the ruffle. Then I added some felt flowers and embellishments.

Well, that's it for me today, be sure to check out the Tattered Angels blog this month to see more great canvas projects!!!   Take care - Patty