I shared this a couple of days ago on the Tattered Angels Educator blog. Since I have had some behind the scenes work happening on my site and couldn't add any new posts, I couldn't share it here. Now that I have the green light to post again, I will get caught up and add some new things I have been saving. . . ---------------------
I love when I get the opportunity to sit down with some favorite products and just experiment and see where they take you. That is what I did yesterday. I had a vague idea of where I wanted to try but no real plan. I had been wanting to see what would happen if I combined Claudine Hellmuth Studio Sticky Back Canvas and Multi Medium with assorted Tattered Angels goodies. I decided to try a resist technique.
To create my resist design I used a Glimmer Screen combined with multi medium. I laid the screen on the canvas and held it in place while I brushed on the medium. I used both brush strokes and blotting with a foam brush to apply medium to all of the open spaces of the screen. I lifted the screen as soon as I was done apply the multi medium. I continued placing it around my canvas until the entire surface was covered. A word to the wise, wash your screen as soon as you are done while the multi medium is still wet. If you let it dry you will have to scrape and peel it off. It comes off, but washing is much easier!
Once the multi medium was dry, I sprayed the surface of the canvas with Vanilla Breeze Glimmer Mist. The Glimmer Mist puddled on the areas covered with the multi medium and soaked into the canvas in the non-coated areas.
I used a cloth to wipe away the puddled excess. The speckling on my canvas in the white areas are small spots that I missed coating with Multi Medium or where my coats were too thin. Since this was my first attempt at this type of technique I wasn't sure what I would get or the right application technique to use. I actually like the effect since it makes it look more distressed. In the future, if I wanted a crisper look, I would be sure that all of my multi medium was applied more evenly.
Next, I added stamping. I used a tree top from the Blossom Trees stamp set and stamped using Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Distress Ink. I chose distress ink because I wanted a very subtle image. I also wanted an ink that would easily wipe off of the multi medium. I tried several other inks on a piece of scrap and found some would not wipe off very well. Distress ink wipes completely off of the resist and stays put on the exposed canvas.
I used a wet baby wipe to remove the distress ink from the white resisted areas.
I used a inexpensive wood photo frame purchased for under $2.00 at a local craft and hobby store to give my canvas a base and create the look of a stretched canvas.
I wrapped the frame tightly with the Sticky Back Canvas. It has adhesive on it already that seemed sufficient to hold it in place, but I added a few staples at each corner just to be safe.
I finished by embellishing the canvas with ribbon, Glimmer Chips, a distressed tag, and a Tattered Trinkets key.
I used the Tattered Traveler Glimmer Chip alphabet to add the word HOME on my tag. I painted each letter with Golden Goddess Glimmer Glam and then added a nice thick coat of Glossy Accents.
It is impossible to capture how amazing Glimmer Glam looks under Glossy Accents. It is like liquid gold!