Monday, November 24, 2014

House Warming Gift by Priscilla

Hi everyone, it's my turn to share some inspiration today :)

A few weeks ago, I received a request from my sister to create a house warming gift for this very nice lady. I do not know her personally but looking at the photo, I knew that I wanted a striking background with some bling bling to match her elegance. Hence, the gorgeous color wheel idea came to mind.

The gold glitter ornate frame gave the glam factor, the feather created a soft and dreamy effect and the butterfly and ribbon is simply elegant.

Here's the brief steps on the creation of this background:
- To achieve the separation of each color portion; 2 pieces of paper was used to get the "V" effect for each column and sprayed on with Prima Color Bloom Spray.

Once the mist is dry, I soften the colors by dabbing white paint randomly with a kitchen towel. The uneven texture from the kitchen towel will help to create some texture. Then I picked out the blue columns to give it some extra attention by stencilling over it with the snake skin stencil from The Crafters Workshop.

I have used a script stamp from Tim Holtz Anonymous Stampers and Harlequin stencil from Tim Holtz as well to add more details and dimensions to the background.

Next is to dress up the chipboard ornate frame from Dusty Attic. I have prep this chipboard with a layer of transparent gesso before adding on the glitter. To adhere the gold glitter to the chipboard, I have applied a generous layer of glue medium, pour gold glitter over the whole chipboard and gently tap off any extra glitters.

Once done, it's time for the exciting moment to put all the embellishments together and complete the canvas!! :)

Supplies used:
8" x 10" canvas
Glitz Alpha Stickers
Liquitex clear gesso
Pink Paislee tag and buttefly die cut
Prima Color Bloom Sprays
Prima glitter butterfly and flowers 
The Crafter's Workshop Snake Skin Stencil
Tim Holtz Stampers Annoymous Stamps
Tim Holtz Harlequin Stencil
Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Glitter
Tim Holtz Weather Wood Distress Ink Pad
Staz On Cloudy Sky Mini Ink Pad
Ribbon from Spotlight - a local craft store

Happy Crafting!