Summer Rain by Moira Sutton


6 x 12 Canvas
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics – White, Blue Interference, Cobalt Teal Hue and Primary Cyan
That’s Crafty! Dinky Stencils – Honeycomb, Reverse Honeycomb, Rain Drops, Punchinella and Circles Background.
Grungepaper or Card
Sanding Block
Tim Holtz Idea-Ology bits and pieces
Raindrop Stamp from stash

So to be honest this is not a new make, I started it quite some time ago one afternoon with a group of crafty friends and I just completed it. We were inspired by an article in a magazine but unfortunately I do not know now who was the original author, my apologies. That person had created a similar canvas with a night theme but I went for a rainy summer day – so about right on target I think for this summer. It of course uses one of my favourite things Ten Seconds Studio metals.

Adhere metal to Grungepaper or card to ensure some rigidity to the embossing. Cut out the house shapes in different sizes but so that there are the right number to cover the 12 inches of the base of the canvas. Run the cut metal pieces through various embossing folders and sand the pattern off.

Paint the canvas using your choice of colours, as I said I wanted a rainy blue feel, but it would work with a yellow sunshine feel, or night time or snowy for Christmas. Go over the canvas with shades of the paint and Dinky Stencils.

Finally stick the houses to your canvas and embellish with whatever you have to hand. 


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  1. Love this Moira
    Amanda x

  2. Lovely. I love all the texture on the houses, and the cool blue colour scheme Moira. Lx

  3. Cool piece - love the textures and colours.
    Gill x

  4. This is really beautiful Moira. Love the colours and all the little details and texture look fabulous.
    Fliss xx

  5. Stunning textures and now of course I'll have to go off and have a try at this!
    Donna xx

  6. Great piece Moira, love the metal houses such a great look. Xx


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