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Sunday, August 21, 2016

imaginarum blog post

Reverse canvas and
Large Sampler 
By Sue Smyth 

This month I have made a two off the page projects.
The first is a reverse canvas, with a Rapunzel theme.
I have used a cheap plastic doll and a small 
book and altered them to fit nicely into the reverse side of the canvas.

I have used lots of pink/burgundy roses to decorate the frame
after I have added lots of texture.
See my tutorial below on how I have made the background

The window is painted with gesso using a stippling 
motion, when dry I have rubbed gold paint over the top to 
pick up the rough texture.

The butterflies are painted with Starlights paint
using 2 coats to give a good colour.

Here I have used a negative as a corner

Rapunzel herself is painted with gesso, then I have 
spritzed with black dylusions, mopping off the excess.
Then I have rubbed over gold paint. and spritzed 
with pink dylusions and mopped off excess.
Lastly I have dabbed a little white gesso to 
give a frosty look.

Rapunzel sits inside the window and needed a 
little base to sit on, so I found a small book 
at the second hand store which has been glued
together (open) and affixed to the canvas base.

I have added some splats of black dylusions around Rapunzel
and over the window.

Here I have tucked small pieces of green moss 
into the flowers, I love this stuff. it is so bright and 
just the softness I wanted.

The bracket is painted with white gesso, and then gold paint.
Then I have rubbed a little pink dylusions over top in places
which looks a little like opal if you do this randomly.

Here are some close ups 

French Wooden Sampler 

My next project is a little different for me, not so much
mixed media and paint lol .I found this 
wooden frame at Kmart of all places and could just 
see it decorated in a number of ways.

I have used Graphic 45 Gilded Lily, as I have had the paper
pad for sometime and was busting to use it.
The chipboard is either double embossed
with Stampendous aged gold emboss powder. Or
glittered with Praline glitter.

I have used lots of scrap chipboard to raise up
all of the panels and give lots of dimension.

The oval frame, is gilded with mega flakes 
for a really good shine.

I have painted the butterfly, with Starlights paints.

Love the Kates doily all covered with 
dimensional magic and glitter.

3mm pearls are added around the oval's edges.
I like to add extra glue to each pearl to make 
sure they stay put forever.

Adding texture to the Canvas 

I have added texture with texture paste and 
a brick stencil to the reverse of a canvas.

Then I have painted the canvas white with gesso.

Nesxt it is painted with black gesso, getting
right into the crevices of the brick. 

Dry the gesso with a heat gun, and allow it 
to blister and bubble.

Then I have dry brushed white gesso over the top
again, this is to allow the coloured spray to show up.

Paint the book, window and doll with white gesso.

Use a stipple motion on the windows to give texture.
So when you rub over with gold paint (or other)
the texture shows.

Now spray with pink dylusions and dry with heat gun.

Rub in pink and graphite inka gold, for a neat sheen.

Now rub in gold paint for added shimmer.
Decorate as I have above or do your own thing.

 Imagniarium Chipboard 

Happy Crafting 

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Imaginarium theme post

Imaginarium Theme post 
By Sue Smyth 

Bloggers today I am sharing with you a layout for 
Imaginariums theme post, this month we had to 
use borders on our work.

I have used my borders as the background, along 
with some regular chipboard shapes
to add interest to the page.

The flower is a Magnolia Lane paper flower 
which has been spritzed in the middle and
I have added a selection of pearls,
 after I snipped away the stamens, then a 
drop of dimensional magic to adhere them in place.

Butterfly is simply painted with Starlights metallic
blue paint

Once the chip is adhered to the cardstock, I have 
painted with gesso and then sprayed 
with teal dylusions and dried well.
Then rub over metallic or inka gold paints 
and finish with a light layer of gold paint.

I have embossed the Happy Days with aged gold 
embossing  powder from Stampendous, do this 
twice for a lustrous look.

This is a resin piece I have cast my self with 
Prima molds, then painted gold.
Spray over with black dylusions and 
mop off excess.
then I have highlighted with inka gold turquoise and blue

Happy Crafting