Valentine’s Tags – Creative Embellishments

I love the versatility of Creative Embellishments 6×6 panels! For my two tags, I used the chipboard panels as a mask for the background with a Tattered Angels mist and can still use the pieces on future projects! You can even use them as stencils with modeling paste or textured mediums to create a background with texture and dimension! For these tags, I stamped the backgrounds for added details once the mist dried. All my chipboard pieces were altered with acrylic paints. I stamped over the window to give it a bit of added interest. For the wood veneer hearts, I first applied black india ink with a brush, the brayered over the raised details with acrylic paint to make the texture pop. 😀 The tag on the right was inspired by a journal cover created by Gabrielle Pollacco.

The two tags:

both tags

 

Close ups of the background details:

tag close up 2

tag close up 3

 

Close ups of the layered pieces:

tag close up 1

tag close up 4

 

The CE products used on the 2 tags:

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Peace – Mixed Media Canvas

Simplicity is the name of the game around my house these days. With school back in session and new undertakings, it’s easy to get overwhelmed, so my project for today’s post on the Creative Embellishments Blog is an easy to create/recreate, mixed media canvas that I find very soothing. It was inspired by this month’s challenge image as well. 😀 It reminds me of quiet, winter nights and softly drifting flakes, so I used 2 lines from the poem, “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” by Robert Frost.

I started off by masking off sections of the canvas with dry wall tape. I then used a palette knife to apply modeling paste in sections. I let it set for a few minutes, then removed the dry wall tape, which then leaves the grid texture behind. Once that was dry, I spritzed the entire canvas using several shades of Tattered Angels shimmer mist and Lindy’s Stamp Gang Starbursts, applying the lightest shades to the center and the darkest towards the edges. To blend the colors so there wouldn’t be spray shaped splotches of color, I went over the whole piece with a spray bottle of plain water. I then blotted up the excess moisture with a paper towel, and dried it with my heat gun.

I used Versa Mark ink and Lindy’s Stamp Gang EP with my CE Snowflakes stamp to add some more background details. I like to cut apart larger chippies to use on different parts of a project, which is what I did for this one. I altered my chippies by coating the Snowflake Page Corner pieces with gesso, and heat embossing the title piece. I finished it off with a bit of bling. I hope you like how it turned out!

peace

 

Close up of one of the altered chippies:

Peace close up 1

 

Close up of the background details:

peace close up 2

peace close up 3

 

The CE products used for this project:

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