Ranger Ink welcomes guest designer Michelle McCosh to the blog today. Michelle shares a great tutorials for a fall themed canvas that is perfect for your fall decor. She also shares a great tip for customizing your Texture Paste.
- Surfaces: Tim Holt Burlap Panel; Kraft Core Cardstock – Nostalgic Collection; chipboard
- Mediums: Dina Wakley Gesso; Texture Paste; Glossy Accents
- Archival Reinkers: Tree Branch, Potting Soil
- Archival Ink: Orange Blossom, Tree Branch, Potting Soil
- Distress Paint: Antique Linen, Walnut Stain, Spiced Marmalade, Rusty Hinge, Ripe Persimmon
- Perfect Pearls Mist: Perfect Pearl
- Dies: Tim Holtz Pumpkin Parts, Ribbon Flag, and Honeycomb
- Embossing Folders: Tim Holtz Texture Fade Collage & Notebook
- Embellishments: Tim Holtz Chitchat Sticker, Jute;
- Stencils: Tim Holtz Layering Stencil- Doily
- Stamps: Tim Holtz Stamper Anonymous
- Tools: Sanding Grip, Palette Knife, Tonic Paper Distress Tool, Mini Ink Blending Tool
- Adhesive: Ranger Foam Tape
Using the palette knife spread gesso onto the center of your canvas and let dry.
Die cut the Pumpkin using chipboard, cover with gesso and dry.
Shake the distress paint (Spiced Marmalade, Rusty Hinge and Ripe Persimmon) and dab some onto your non stick craft sheet, spritz with water.
Press and smear the chipboard through the paint mixture.
Dry with heat tool and repeat until you are satisfied with the color. The stalk of the pumpkin gets colored with walnut stain distress paint.
Use the mini ink blending tool and tree branch archival ink to edge the individual pieces of the pumpkin. Assemble using foam tape in the centers of the chipboard.
Add glossy accents to the edges of the pumpkin pieces and hold down till the glue grabs.
Using your finger add Potting Soil Archival ink over the pumpkin to highlight some of the areas.
Put some texture paste onto your non stick craft sheet and add two drops of Tree Branch Archival Ink and one drop of Potting soil and mix thoroughly with the palette knife.
Scrape the colored paste through the stencil. Lift the stencil up and wash immediately.
Allow the paste to dry (about 5-10 minutes depending on the humidity) and dry brush some Antique Linen distress paint across the top of the texture paste.
Using Potting Soil ink stamp Be Thankful in the margin of a sheet of old music paper and cut out making a fish tail edge on the one side, distress the edges. Use some Glossy Accents to adhere to the pumpkin.
Spritz Perfect Pearls spray onto the wheat and let dry. Adhere to canvas when dry using Glossy accents. Pop Pumpkin over the wheat using foam tape.
Cut three banner pieces and three hexagons from the kraft core cardstock and the hexagon & banner die. Emboss the banners using texture fade and distress using the sanding grip.
Ink the edges of the chit chat stickers and pop up on the green hexagons and adhere them to the banners. Fold over the edges of the banners and adhere to Jute String. Glue the banner to the top of the canvas using Glossy Accents, attaching on the back of the canvas.
Learn more about Michelle on her blog: Michelle McCosh.