Hey there beautiful people…I am thrilled to have been asked back by the amazing Ranger team to share another project with you today.
It’s very cold in the UK at the moment but that doesn’t stop me thinking about the coming of Spring and the long lazy days of summer. With that in mind I wanted to create a bright and cheerful project for you to get those creative juices flowing. I hope you enjoy as much as I enjoyed creating it…
Step 1: Gather fabric scraps, I used old pieces of lace and ribbons as well as a pack of the Dylusions Blank Self Adhesive Canvas.
Step 2: Take a sheet of the self-adhesive canvas, peel off the backing and press the sticky side against an old piece of cloth a few times to get rid of the stickiness then cut some slits in the end approx. ¼ inch apart. Hand tear each strip (some will curl more than others).
Step 3: Arrange the pieces of lace, fabric and ribbons onto the canvas gluing down with Matte Medium and then glue the torn canvas strips at one end only allowing them to hang loose on the canvas. Once all the fabric is on using Texture Paste and your palette knife I added some texture with the Dylusions large leaf stencil.
Step 4: Now cover the whole canvas including the fabric scraps with a coat of white gesso.
Step 5: Gather up your chosen paint colours and a water mister bottle.
Step 6: Take your first colour (I chose Vibrant Turquoise mixed with White Linen) and spritz with water to give a runny consistency.
Step 7: Hold the canvas at 90 degrees and start adding the colour to the canvas allowing it to start to run. If it’s not running as much as you’d like, then spritz directly with some more water.
**please note I like to dry with a Heat Tool between each paint colour**
Step 8: Repeat step 7 with more colours (this time I chose Melted Chocolate and Funky Fuchsia mixed with a little white) For the lace and fabric along the bottom of the canvas I turned the board on its side so the drips are running in line with the direction of the fabric.
Step 9: I then went back in with some of the Vibrant Turquoise, Funky Fuschsia and Fresh Lime, but this time I didn’t mix with any white so I would get bolder brighter colours. Repeat step 7 until you are happy with the result.
Step 10: Dry the canvas completely and then using the Vibrant Turquoise and Funky Fuchsia I mixed the colours with water and loaded up a paint brush. Lightly tap off over the canvas to create splatters.
Step 11: Next I stamped the roses from the ‘Branching Out’ stamp set directly onto the canvas board in various places along the edges of the fabric. I then painted with a mix of Pomegranate Seed, Funky Fuchsia and Bubblegum Pink.
Step 12: Using Jet Black Archival Ink, I stamped out some more of the roses and also one of the flowers from the ‘Doodle Blooms’ stamp set into smooth white card.
Step 13: I painted the flowers, again using a mix of Pomegranate, Funky Fuchsia and Bubblegum Pink. I then cut out the flowers and adhered to the canvas using 3D foam.
Step 14: Next I mixed some of the white paint with water so that it was runny and loaded up a brush, tapping it over the canvas and flowers to create more splatter.
Step 15: Next I used a fine brush and some Matte Medium to add areas of glue to the canvas, I then sprinkled with the Enchanted Gold Embossing Powder and heat set to add some sparkly accents.
Step 16: For the next step I used Tim’s alphabet stamps and stamped the word ‘Bloom’ onto smooth white card using the Embossing Ink Pad.
Step 17: I covered the stamped word with the Black Embossing Powder and heat set to give a glossy raised finish.
Step 18: For the finishing touch, using Tim’s scissors (they have a nice sharp point which is perfect for cutting out small shapes) I cut around the letter and then adhered to my canvas using the 3D foam tape.