Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Canvas Explosion

 Created and Designed by Connie Richardson for Craft Warehouse
  • 11x14 Canvas
  • Golden Gel Medium
  • Molding paste
  • Gesso
  • Flute Paper - brown Petaloo
  • Acrylic paint - Espresso
  • Frame - Color me Crazy by Petaloo
  • Tim Holtz : Idea-ology Watch, Mini gears, Swivel clasps, Keys, Keyholes and Destinations paper pack
  • Tim Holtz : Idea-ology distressed ink black soot & gathered twigs
  • Tim Holtz Ranger alcohol ink : Pitch black (applied to embellishments)
  • Tim Holtz Ranger distressed stains : Tumbled Glass & Vintage Photo
  • Cheese Cloth
  • Metal hangers
  • Mini Misters
  • Exacto Knife
  • Embellishments : Martha Stewart
  • E6000 Glue
  1. Paint sides of canvas with acrylic paint espresso - let dry
  2. Apply gel medium molding paste for texture (may use stamps or other objects to create desired designs) - let dry
  3. Apply small amounts of distressed stain into mini misters and spritz on to canvas in random areas and let dry.
  4. Cut Tim Holtz paper "Destinations" to fit the top and backside of the canvas. Then distress paper - glue into place with Mod Podge - let set till tacky...important it is left pliable enough to cut, add Mod Podge as needed.
  5. Using exacto knife slice 9 pie pieces, then fold pieces back to took like an explosion. (you can use paint brush handle to help roll back)
  6. Apply Gesso to flute paper - let dry
  7. Spritz cheese cloth with vintage photo distressed stain - let dry
  8. Glue cheese cloth to flute paper.
  9. Add Distresses bronze to handle and other metal embellishments.
  10. Glue handle into canvas using E6000
  11. Tear and spritz paper then glue to canvas
  12. Add favorite photo or art work
  13. Embellish 
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