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I am so excited to be sharing, with you, my creation for the Splash of Color/May Arts blog hop!!
I've seen so very many BEAUTIFUL Christmas Tree Cavases.
....and decided I would try my hand at one!
I knew I would be using papers from the "Decked Out" Collection....
I knew I would be using various May Arts Ribbons....
I then chose some Luminarte Silk Acrylic Glazes.....
....also, went digging for a few Artistic Mouldings.
I began by collaging Nifty Tree and Nifty Snowman papers
from the "Decked Out" Collection onto my canvas.
Tip.....I like to spritz the paper with water....it manipulates better!
While it was drying, I found a sheet of vintage music and cut it into the shape of a tree.
I then applied a layer of Multi Medium and placed it face down on a piece of Canvas.
Set it aside to dry.
Tip.....I used a dry iron to help faciltate the process.
Using a Fan brush, I randomly applied
Luminarte ~ Silk Acrylic Glaze ~ Africian Jade
over the paper.
Tip.....a light mist of water over applied Silk helps blend.
When dry, I randomly applied Viva Colour ~ Crackle Base Coat for Pourous Surfaces
when that layer was dry, I applied
Viva Colour ~ Crackle Paint ~ Transparent to the visible previous layer.
Tip....the thicker you apply the Crackle Paint, the thicker the cracks.
Now....back to the Canvas Tree shape.
I spritzed the vintage music paper with water
and rubbed it off to expose the image transfer.
I cut out the Canvas Tree shape,
slightly larger than the image transfer.
I then painted the tree with
Luminarte ~ Silk Acrylic Glaze ~ Forest Green .
For fun, I splattered on a bit of
Luminarte ~ Silk Acrylic Glaze ~ Solar Gold.
I have to tell on myself....
I thought I was finished with the canvas....
but I wasn't TOTALLY happy with it....
YOU KNOW WHY???
AHHHHHHH.....there were no flowers!!!
I knew which ones would be perfect for My Tree...
Mini Pearl Daisies...
accented with Viva Colour ~ Precious Metal Effects Paint ~ Mother of Pearl!
I hope you've enjoyed my Canvas Tree....
I finished off my canvas by handwriting my sayin' this Christmas.....
.....it's in the HEART!
....not in the presents
....not in the Tree
....not in the decorations
....it's in the HEART!!
BE SURE TO STOP BACK BY AT 4pm AND CHECK OUT
DT MEMBER SHELLEY HAMILTONS CREATION!!