For AALL & Create I have decorated a small canvas for today. It measures approx 4 x 4 inches.
Every time I looked through my stash of lovely AALL & Create products, this little guy was looking at me asking to be used in a project. And this time I couldn't resist. I think it is good to revisit older stash occasionally. Anyway I really enjoyed making this, as always, and here it how I did it :
Here is a picture of all the products I have used for this. The canvas is one of those cheap ones you buy in the dollar store. I do find they are usually not as good as the ones from the art store though. So I probably spend a little more next time and buy decent ones.
The first thing I did was making 'washi' tape. I used ordinary masking tape; the stuff you use when painting your house. I tore a piece off and stamped it with this fabulous and versatile stamp set by Aida Domisiewicz. I use this set a lot, mostly for background stamping. I used Archival Inks for this because they are permanent once dry. It takes a little while to dry though so be patient !
Next I painted the canvas with acrylic paint. I used a light blue and a white to get it a little lighter in the middle. Next I used Distress Oxide Ink and this stencil by Autour de Mwa to add some interest. I smoosh the ink pad onto the stencil, spritz it with water and then use it as a stamp.
Next I did some background stamping, again with this set by Aida.
The next thing I did was adding some of my home made washi tape. I was very pleased with it and I might make some more in different colours ! (As if I have not enough washi tape!)
I then added some green paint with my fingers, just here and there and some stamping with pink ink and this stamps by Olga Heldwein.
I then stamped this little monster that comes with different faces ! So fun ! I also stamped the balloon from set #51 by Olga, three times and then coloured the lot with Copic Markers. I then cut everything out.
This is the finished canvas. I also added some modelling paste with the same stencil, put my monster on a circle of book pages to make him stand out more and added some doodling. The balloons were put down with some dimensional tape and I added sewing thread for the string. The sentiment came from the same set as the monster and was stamped on the edge of the book paper I cut the circle from. This way all the paper is the same colour.
Here are some close-ups.
Here he is again together with all the bits that 'made' him ! I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and have a go yourself at making something different. It is fun !
Thank you so much for having a look today ! I wish you and your families a Merry Christmas !
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