Mar 23, 2015

Unique Laser Designs -Easter Canvas

Ivy back with you today, I wanted to share this Easter canvas project using 
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I'm beginning with a 3x3 mini canvas and I will be using mini Butterfly,  Birds, Bunnies & Easter Eggs.

I applied gesso to all the pieces.

On the Easter Egg, I used Distress Paints, different color for each section then I set them aside to dry.

Distress inks used to cover half of the canvas with Salty Ocean (sky) and on the other half, I lightly blended in Spun Sugar.  

Using a butterfly stencil, I applied Liquitex Matte Super Heavy Gel to the upper left corner of the canvas and set it aside to dry.

I painted the bunny with white acrylic paint and used my Copic Pens to color the bunny's ears, eye and the bird.

As I went on with my project, I decided to add the Butterfly embellishment.

I decided to use glossy accent to adhere the Micro Beads onto the Easter Egg, as well as the Butterfly below.

Below I used the white liquid applique for the bunny's tail.

Using a heat tool, I puffed out the the tail.  
(be careful not to burn the liquid appliqué if you plan on using it)

Using Flower Soft, (pink and yellow) I created the foreground adhering it with the flower soft glue.

I'm in love at how it all came together.

Added some pastel colored seeds that came out of a floral arrangement, some clear rhinestones held it all together with glossy accent.
I used the Distress Ink, Salty Ocean and lightly went over the stencil which made it pop out.  

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Supplies Used:
3x3 canvas, gesso, white acrylic paint, matte super heavy gel, distress paint, distress ink, blending tool, glossy accent, flower soft, flower soft glue, liquid applique, micro beads, butterfly stencil, heat tool, copic pens, pastel flower seeds, clear rhinestones.

Mar 18, 2015


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First one up is
I will be using her image, 
Another 3x3 canvas mini panel.  I used Distress Paint,  Broken China and Picket Fence.  
I took 3 shades of green cardstock and cut slivers and used it as grass.

For the ground, I used Martha Stewart (Brown) Micro Beads.  Those went on with Glossy Accent.

I used Liquid Applique for clouds, near and far.  I used a heat gun to make it puff.  I love this stuff!
Copic Pens used for the elephant are:
R08, R14, R29, R39, R83, Y00, Y08, Y17, BV0000, V12.
I then covered the him with Glossy Accent and set aside to dry.

I used a thin piece of wire for the balloon.

Thanks Gerda!


For our next sponsor is,

Here is their cute image,
"Ladybug Fairy".
I used a 3x3 mini canvas panel with my Gelatos from 
Faber Castell.  I used the pink, gold and white.  Using my finger, I blended the colors.  I had a lace frame that fit perfectly around the canvas so I glued it down using my faithful glue gun.

Once I glued down the fence I used my mini red and white mushrooms that I purchased from RetroCafeArt.  A metallic butterfly as her fairy wings.
She was colored with Copic Pens:
E0000, E000, E11, C1, C5, R00, R05, R29, R37, R83, RV34, RV66, RV91.
 I wrote down the words, "Loyal, Friends and Forever" onto white cardstock, cut them each out and distressed them.  They were adhered with glue dots.
Thanks Bugaboo!
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Mar 11, 2015

ULD: Steampunk Mini Canvas

Hello everyone, Ivy here with a steampunk 3x3 mini canvas to share with everyone.   
I LOVE steampunk!

Instead of using the front of the canvas, I used the back.
I began by covering the canvas with metallic duck tape.

These are the ULD embellishments I decided to use.  They are  Dragonflies (sm), Butterflies (sm & lg) and the Ladybugs (set of 3).   All were first covered with gesso and then painted and/or covered with the metallic tape.  
After covering the embellishments with the metallic tape, some partially covered as in the dragonfly, only his body had the metallic tape.  Using my embossing tools, I went around each wooden embellishment. 

  Here are some of the tools I used to emboss the metallic tape. 
The mini pot was also taped.  
I used a thin dowel to twirl wire around it.  After I pull out the coiled wire, I stretch it out and I adhered it into place inside of the mini pot, using a glue gun.

With some embellishments, I used a blue Copic pen (BG05).   I placed blue rhinestones on the small Butterfly's body and a small arrow on the larger Butterfly below.

Here's a close up on the embossing that was done to the butterfly.

I placed the Ladybug inside the frame, at an angle with a mini key on its back.

You can see the markings on the Butterfly and Ladybugs that were created with the embossing tools.
I used gray metallic pearls as the spots on the Ladybug's back using glossy accent.
Here's a final look at my completed project 
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Thank you and I hope you were inspired!

Supplies Used

ULD:  Butterflies, Dragonflies & Ladybug
3x3 mini canvas, metallic tape, Beads Landing charms, mini keys, mini arrows, blue rhinestones, colored wire, beaded chain piece, copic pen BG05, mini pot, glossy accent, glue gun, glue sticks


Hello to all bloggers!
Hope everyone is having a good day.
is at it again.  Today we are being sponsored by

I'll begin with 
the image, Angelica Crafting
 I'll begin with a 6X4 canvas, some TH Distress Paint, Spun Sugar. Color Box ink, Cranberry used over stencils around the edges.  

Then I used a 3x3 canvas that I used backwards and with white acrylic painted white.  I decided to put some white glitter ribbon around the face of the frame. 

I used the following Copic Pens:
E0000, E00, , B000, B00, B2, B6, B12, R000, R00, R08, R20, R22, Y00, Y04, Y08, YR14, 100.
I added some Jolee's Easter rabbit ears on Angelica, it fit her perfectly. 

Colored some embellishments using white paint and glued them down. 

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Their cute image is
Here I am using 3x3 mini panel canvas,  I used my Distress Inks, Salty Ocean, black Soot and Crushed Olive.
Two pieces of screen were placed on the left and right side of the canvas.  It was glued with E6000.
The elephant image was colored with my Copic Pens:
C1, C4, N2, N5, E0000, B02, BG05.
The cute elephant was then smothered with Glossy Accent.  
(don't worry, no harm was done to the elephant).  
He was centered in the middle and glued with E6000.
A piece of decorative string/fiber from 
The Paper Studio went under the elephant/foreground.  
 Wrote the words, "Hi There" on white cardstock, cut them out and distressed with DI, Salty Ocean.

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Mar 4, 2015

IDCB - The Stamping Boutique & My Whimsical Little World

is going on every week with 
Anything Goes, as always!
Our sponsors are 
"The Stamping Boutique"
and I am using their image

 Here I began with a 3X3 mini canvas panel, used the 
Distress Inks, Salty Ocean, Peeled Paint and Squeezed Lemonade.
The following Copic Pens were used:
E000, E00, E02, E04, G02, YG06, YG11, FYG1, B000, B02, B12, BG49.
I then covered the image with Glossy Accent and set it aside to dry.
While the image dried, I took colored wire and coiled it around a pencil and stretched it out a bit.  I used some shell brads and tucked the wires behind and adhered them to the canvas.


Our next sponsor is
"My Whimsical Little World"

I had lots of fun playing with this image
He's such a cutie!
I'm going with a tag to showcase Bashful Bobby.
Using Distress InksStormy Sky, Broken China & Black Soot, I blended the blues (leaving the center lighter) and went around the edges with the black.  Using Tim Holtz's stencil Hearts I inked the upper half of the tag with DI Stormy Sky (darker of the 2 blue tones) and Broken China on the lower half.  Using aluminum foil, I used my Copic Pen to color the foil with blue tones.  I wrinkled it and stretched it behind the tag and adhered it with tape to represent water.
 I had a piece of blue mesh that I tucked behind the foil.
I used my TH Winged Hearts Die on Shrink film, followed the baking instructions and adhered the wings to the heart. 
 Bashful Bobby was colored with the following Copic Pens:
E000, E02, B24, R20, R29, BG13, Y02, Y08, Y17.
I painted a TH gear with white acrylic paint set it aside to dry while I used Glossy Accent to each stenciled heart.  Once dry, I adhered the white gear on the upper right with a button on top, as well as the winged heart and hot air balloon button.
Last but not least, my little Bashful Bobby was adhered using Recollections pop dots.
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