I’d actually made this before the recent terrorist attacks took place, as a gift for a friend.
The springboard for this canvas was from reading an article by the incredibly talented Vickie Kammerer in Stampington & Co’s Somerset Holidays & Celebrations. Vickie created festive ornaments with large wood wings and a relevant word placed central. On this canvas I have stamped into paperclay, to create the wings.
Distress Stain Sprays:- Brushed Pewter, Antiqued Bronze, Tarnished Brass, Picket Fence
Martha Stewart Metallic Acrylics:- Champagne, Rose Gold, Rose Copper
Treasure Gold, various colours (substitute with any of the gilding waxes sold at That’s Crafty!)
Tools for clay or old rolling pin and craft knife
Canvas (5”x5”) with easel (That’s Crafty! also stock a selection of canvas)
Extra:- one Spellbinders pearl (substitute with pearl stickers or dimensional paint), small wooden plaque (substitute with white/greyboard/MDF die-cut), button
Working on a craft mat, roll paperclay to required thickness. Stamp directly into the paperclay, remembering to immediately wash the stamp afterwards. At this stage I like to cut around the shape but it can also be cut once the clay is dry. Transfer to a flat surface. I like to place on a piece of kitchen paper which helps to absorb any moisture in the clay. Remember drying time will vary depending on temperature and humidity.
Once dry, colour with metallic paints and Distress Stain Sprays. Try to keep added moisture to a minimum. Lay the wings aside for the moment.
Canvas & Easel
After applying a base layer of paint and Distress Stain Sprays, stencil snowflakes with clear matt embossing paste. Leave to dry before building up more colour with the same paints and sprays as before.
Randomly swipe Versamark ink around edges of canvas, heat embossing with gold embossing powder.
Heat emboss gold detail embossing powder onto a wooden plaque.
Mist Tarnished Brass and Antiqued Bronze onto scrap of white cardstock. Stamp Peace. Adhere to plaque.
Assembling and finishing touches
Adhere the wings and plaque onto the canvas with silicone glue.
Ink edges of ChitChat stickers, adhering with Gel Medium.
Spray Distress Stain Spray onto a greyboard snowflake, once dry, embellish with pearl detail.
Finally, embellish canvas with a scrap of paper (this is painted/sprayed deli paper leftover from another project) and button.
One last touch is to highlight the canvas, in particular the snowflakes background and the paperclay wings, with gilding wax.
The canvas is now ready to be displayed on the easel.
Until next time,