Wednesday 19 February 2014

Amanda growing love in her garden...

Hi everyone, we have a great treat in store for you today to beat off the bad weather blues - it's a beautiful canvas from Amanda of Treasured Moments of Inspiration. Amanda was our DT Members' Special Mention winner in December and this fabulous make certainly shouts out our theme this month of 'Painty Pleasures'...

"I have created a wall hanging using a canvas board. I first stencilled texture paste through Butterfly meadow stencil by Crafters Workshop, I then stencilled some random hearts in the same way . I then painted with several colours of Paperartsty Fresco paints. Once dry I then put the stencil back on and picked out the elements and painted in contrasting colours to make them stand out. In particular the butterflies and the hearts. I then made some wire hearts by bending them into the required shape using rusty wire I then laid them on some old  book paper which I had painted with London bus paperartsy fresco paint, as this is a translucent paint the text can still be read. The final touch is to fill them with crackle glossy accents and leave to dry. Once dry cut away the paper which leaves you with these wonderful wired hearts. I then dripped dylusions spray in turquoise down the piece. I then dulled the piece down with vintage photo and walnut stain. The words I have added just came to me as I was making the piece I like to make my own words up, they were printed on the PC and then cut out and applied to the hanging with multi medium."

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Such a special sentiment to match this stunning canvas Amanda - thank you!

Remember that February is a short month but we still have oodles of time for you to get your projects completed and entered.

More soon. xxx