Mini Canvas

Hello everyone, hope you are all having a nice, pleasant and relaxing weekend.. I have been a busy bee with lots of crafting being done.  A few weeks ago  I attending a workshop where the talented Hels Sheridan was teaching.  As I haven't attended a workshop before and an altered art one at that I thought it would be fun. I have now been bitten by the altered art bug.. : D
I went out and bought a few mini canvases and this is one of the creations that I came up with (you'll have to wait until tomorrow to see the matching canvas..

I started by making a mask using acetate and the  Honeycomb Frame (you have to run it through your die machine a few times to get all the piece cut.. but as you can see you get a perfect template.  I used it with Ferro paints to create a raised effect.. 
Here is the canvas frame that I painted using Eco paints Clam shell and Aged Gold. just love these paints!

Here is the effect of using ferro paint to create a different effect. 
I then stamped the script text onto a tissue and adhered it using a melt pot and beeswax. I like the crinkled effect if you put a few tiny creases then go over the dried beeswax with a colour wash of paints you used.  I also added perfect pearls to get that shimmer..
The main stamped image I applied clear embossing powder (about 6 layers) then popped it in the freezer for 5 minutes this makes the dried embossing powder crack, but you could use rocky candy crackle paint. 

These flowers are die cut from the Daisy Strip die. What I did was scrunched them up, added a small spray of water, unfolded them (very carefully) popped a brad in then dropped them in the melted beeswax.  Once dry they retain their shape..  

Here's a pic of the side of the canvas with the script stamped and below is a close up of the honeycomb frame used as a mask.. 
Hope you've enjoyed my little bit of Cheery Lynn inspiration today. Don't forget to check out the Challenge blog to enter into our weekly challenges.  A new challenge starts tomorrow (Monday) with the theme 
"Pretty in Purple" the prize this week is a $20 coupon to spend in the Cheery Lynn Store.  We also have our  gorgeous new release dies launch tomorrow too, so don't forget.. 

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  1. GORGEOUS Tamara...thanks for the tip about making your own stencils with CLD dies!!! Will be perfect to make stencils to use with my GELLI Plate!
    Paper Hugs,

  2. This is fantastic Tamara! What a neat idea. Love everything about it- you've given me a new craft to look into haha!


    - Jenn

  3. Aaaah! Tamara, I am loving your altered art project! Super gorgeous work of art!

  4. Wow! Wonderful project and love the tutorial info! So beautiful!

  5. Wow what a beautiful showcase of all the new dies. Great inspiration everyone.


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