Driven to Learn – Mixed Media Canvas for Creative Embellishments

Since my youngest 3 children attend cyber school, we were able to have 3 of the children in a single school photo. 😀 For this piece, I fussy cut to remove the background, then set the pic aside until the end of my project. I started out by adhering my first layer of chippies and coating everything with gesso. As that was drying, I lightly coated the other layered pieces with gesso as well. I then started with the darkest shade of blue mist used and sprayed the border of the canvas board. After adding the Steampunk Corner pieces, I misted again using the same color around the outside edges. I then added the next layer of pieces which included the Mini Hot Air Balloon, Steampunk Light Bulb, Steampunk Pipe Corner, Pocket Watch, and Music Borders and sprayed the whole project with a lighter shade of blue. After that dried, I went over splattered the project with white distress ink and black india ink. Next, I went over some of the edges with black ink to give the layers a little more contrast. I then tucked my photo under the layers and added the eagle piece that I misted with the lightest shade of blue. Last, I added the bare chipboard pieces. Sorry my pics aren’t very clear. Between the glossy photo and the shimmer from the mists, I kept getting a glare, but the pics are blurry without a flash. I’ll try to replace the photos once I can get some daylight. 🙂


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CE products used on this project:

6×6 Mini Brick Panel

Large Clock Face 5″

Steampunk Corner Set

Steampunk Pipe Corner

Steampunk Pocket Watches

Mini Steampunk Hot Air Balloon

Steampunk Light Bulbs

Globes 6″

Music Borders

Eagles

Chalkboard Frame Set

Gear Set 2 Medium

Journey Word Set

Way To Go

Adventure Word Set

Valentine’s Treat Bag – Creative Embellishments

Valentine’s Day is nearly upon us and this year, I figured I would hand make some treat bags for the kiddos and make each of them unique. The one I’m sharing today was created for my daughter, Madison, using Prima papers, I am Roses flowers, and of course my favorite Creative Embellishments laser cut chipboard pieces and veneers! 😀 To create the base, I took a 12 x 12 sheet of card stock and scored the left and right 2.5″ in from the sides. I then rotated the paper 90 degrees and scored it at 5″ and 7″. I then folded it to create the center pocket and glued them in place. From there, it’s the fun part…embellishing! 😀 Since the paper I selected was kind of vintage looking, with muted colors, I decided to leave the chippies and wood pieces bare to lend it an earthy appeal. I hope you (and my daughter) like how it turned out!

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This pics shows the side a bit:

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Close up of the cluster with the wood veneer pieces:

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Close to show the dimension:

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The awesome CE products I got to use (click the pic to be taken to their listings in the store)…

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