LOVE Fairies – Home Decor

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I finally got a chance to play around with the fabulous Creative Embellishments’ February Mixed Media Kit. I absolutely loveย everything that’s included! There are tons of fun bits like wood veneer mini tags, title pieces, flowers, acrylic words and hearts, metal embellishments, along with a full sized mist and embossing powder too! Be sure to check out the pic at the bottom of this post that shows everything that comes in the kit! ๐Ÿ˜€

Since I wanted to create a piece to go in my daughter’s bedroom, I decided to go with a fairy theme. She adores everything magical and mystical, especially fairies. ๐Ÿ˜€ To start out, I peeled of the protective layer that’s over the acrylic to keep it from getting scratched in transit, then used modeling paste and the stencil that comes with the kit and applied a thin layer to the back of the LOVE word piece. Once that dried, I used 2 different colors of Maya Gold metallic paint to coat the back of the Love piece and the base. I used a pink shade for the word and a purple for the base. Once that dried, I applied a Hematite shade to the edges of both pieces. ย To alter my fairies (sold separately), I used PITT markers and coated the wings with a metallic blue Maya Gold paint. Then finished it off with flowers from my stash and the metal butterfly piece from the kit. Here’s how it turned out:

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There are sooo many awesome goodies in the kit, I decided to make a tag to go with it. To create the tag, I used one of the precut chipboard tags as my base, blotted it with a light gesso, then stamped over it with the CE script stamp. I then added one of the chippy heart arrows, and 3 of the flowers from the kit, pearls from my stash and a flair button (sold separately) and added a large flower from my stash to anchor it. A bit of ribbon and it was done. How easy is that? ๐Ÿ˜€ Here’s how it turned out. Left is without a flash, the right is with a flash.

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This final pic just shows how I dabbed the dark metallic gray on the edges of the piece to give it a bit more dimension. ๐Ÿ˜€

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I hope you enjoyed my project as much as I enjoyed making it! I also hope you check out the fabulous February Kit. After making both these pieces, I still have enough product left over for a layout and another tag or two!

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Boundless Imagination – Canvas board for ScrapThat

I had so much fun playing along with the Scrap That sketch challenge last month, that I decided to see what they have going on for this month. For July, they again have a sketch challenge, but they also have a “create a canvas” challenge and a round robin (sign ups are currently closed)…for the round robin, I’m team 4 – week 3 and I reveal my lift tomorrow so be sure to check back. ๐Ÿ˜€

For the canvas, the only criteria was to show dimension. I didn’t actually add a bunch of physical dimension…I did add chipboard fairies and lifted their wands and wings a bit from the canvas board, but I don’t think that shows very well in the photo. I tried to create more visual dimension with this piece instead.

To create the layers of color and texture in the background, I first blotted the canvas board with forest moss distress stain where I knew I was going to be adding grass and streaks of walnut stain and black soot where I wanted the trees to be. I let that dry completely then went over it with acrylic paint. The great thing about distress stains is that it reacts with water even after it’s been dried, so you can get a variation of color in each brush stroke that wouldn’t be there otherwise. It helps create a really cool texture that I love. ๐Ÿ˜€

Now unfortunately, I messed up the next step…I’d wanted to create a couple of translucent glowing orbs but my mixture was too opaque. I mixed a thinned out blend of iridescent medium, blue and white acrylic paint and that didn’t work out the way I’d anticipated. I guess I should have blended in more gel medium. In an attempt to thin it out, I made the circles on my painting too large and they’re still way too opaque. I hadn’t actually intended to cover up the trees in the background. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Since that part didn’t turn out the way I’d wanted, I was then focusing on damage control and decided to add swirls of glitter radiating from where the fairies’ wands would be. To do that I used Stickles and spread it with a small soft brush. To create the other glittery specks on the page I dabbed iridescent medium randomly on the piece and then applied a drop of Stickles on top of it once it dried. Here’s my finished canvas:

Materials:

8″ x 10″ Canvas Board
Distress Stains
Distress paint
Folk Art Acrylic Paint
AC Moore Acrylic Paint
Iridescent medium
Stickles
StazOn opaque white ink
Petaloo chipboard fairies
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Stamp

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