Imagine Dream Believe Canvas – Creative Embellishments August Challenge

I love the inspiration image for the Creative Embellishments August Challenge. There’s just so much to draw from it! For my take on the challenge I decided to go with a canvas. I was inspired by the mushrooms, fairies and colors from the inspo image. For the twist, I fussy cut butterflies and dragonflies from some older Webster’s Pages journaling cards that I had in my stash. 😀

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I started my piece by dabbing the blank canvas with jacquard paints in 2 different shades of purple. You can’t see it well because one is iridescent. Next, I painted my 6″ Large Steampunk Clock piece black and adhered it to the canvas slightly off center. I painted the Mushroom Set 1, Mushroom Set 2 and Mushroom Set 3 with white acrylic paint, then added the details using Pitt Markers. I blended white paint, modeling paste and coarse pumice to create the textured spots on the caps. The Wood Veneer Mushrooms were altered just using markers and the textured blend for the spots.

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I then altered the Fairies by painting the wings black and the bodies white. Again, I used Pitt markers to decorate the bodies and jacquard paints to give the wings some iridescent sheen.

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I used two of the title pieces from the Dream Word Set and one from the Inspire Word Set and altered them with white paint and marker.

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I then added my fussy cut butterflies and dragonflies. 😀

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I had a lot of fun with this challenge and I hope you will too! There’s just so much to draw from the inspo image this month and fussy cutting is one of my favorite techniques! 😀

Here’s this month’s inspo image (the twist is to fussy cut). To enter the challenge please be sure you incorporate at least 1 CE product on your project. 😀



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