Monday, September 26, 2016

LOVE&Dream Mixed Media Canvas Design (DT Project for Reneabouquets)

I found a set of the tiniest, cutest 3D canvases which only measure 3x3 in size and knew that I had to create something so shabby chic that the canvases would "grow" in size with inspiration! I began by using heavy white gesso from Prima to add texture to the edges of the canvas and my Wiltons Cake Pillar stand! I then pulled out my design team kit which included some new release product by Prima ...the Rossibelle collection and some cute flowers from the Sweet Peppermint collection. Although the Sweet Peppermint collection is a Christmas themed collection, the floral colors are pinks, greens, cream...totally can be used for everyday crafting.  I stayed true to form using shabby chic colors but added lots of texture with layering of resin pieces, flowers, wood and metal pieces, sewing thread....its all in there! I will include all the beautiful product from Renea's store down below which include Mulberry Flowers, Glitter Glass, Tiny Treasure Butterflies and the afore mentioned Prima product that was used on this particular project! You can click on any of the links to take you directly to that product! Or if you would like to go the main page of the Etsy shop, click the link to the right on my sidebar. I've also included the Youtube video link, which shares my ENTIRE start to finish process! Here are the photos:


You Tube Video Link: 

Reneabouquets Product Links:

Reneabouquets Glitter Glass (Pink):
Reneabouquets S/13 Mulberry Paper Flowers (Dusty Rose):
Reneabouquets Tiny Treasure Butterflies (Sweetheart):
Prima Junkyard Findings Clock Hands:
Prima Rossibelle Collection 6x6 Paper pad:
Prima Rossibelle Collection Flowers (Melody):
Prima Rossibelle Collection Flowers (Thistle):
Prima Rossibelle Collection Ephemera:
Prima Sweet Peppermint Collection:

Monday, September 12, 2016

Inspirational Shabby Chic Wall Art (DT Project for Reneabouquets)

   Soooooo, I had this insert from a 12x12 3D frame. When I put my very chunky LO into it, I removed this insert, because it would allow my page to fit, but I didn't want to throw it away because I thought I might be able to use it someday... and that "someday" has arrived! It was already white, but I wanted texture, so I used a foam pounce brush and white chalk paint. I pounced the brush up and down with the paint, creating tiny texture and heat set it in between the 3 layers that I ended up doing. For the background, I had this 12x12 sheet of wire from Hobby Lobby, so I stapled that to the back of the frame.   I painted it with the chalk paint as well. (The fabric behind the wire is just my backdrop for the photo, so this art is see-thru with the wire).
 I used Prima Stationers Desk paper for the main piece and layered a 6x6 piece of acrylic over the top and used a sewing machine to adhere the two together. I did this, so that the background would seem soft, transparent  and also, so that the center décor would seem to float in the midst of the frame.  I used a Prima stencil on top with Prima Light Paste and Lindy's Stamp Gang Flat Fabio White Sidewalk Spray for a light mist in areas.  I used tons of flowers, Prima Shabby Chic Treasures Resin/Metal pieces, Prima Floral trim, and wood words from my stash. The remaining embellishments came From Reneabouquets Etsy shop (I will have those links down below).  I will also have the link to my YT video explaining this project in further detail. Also, please note that the direct link to Reneabouquets Etsy shop is to the right on my sidebar, if you wish to go directly to the main page vs. through a product link! Thanks for stopping by!  
Here are the Photos:

YT Video Link:

Product Links:
Reneabouquets Glitter Glass (Sand):
Reneabouquets Tiny Treasures Butterflies (Sweet Nothings):
Reneabouquets S/6 Flowers (Winter White): currently out of stock, although the Camellia pink is available. Here's that link:
Reneabouquets S/13 Mulberry Paper Flowers (Dusty Rose):
Reneabouquets S/3 Chiffon Flowers (Ivory):
Reneabouquets Lace (Sheer Romance in white):
Reneabouquets S/2 Baroque Metal Frames:
Prima Junkyard Findings Metal Clock Hands:
Prima Flowers (Heaven Sent Collection)-Stella:
Prima Relics and Artifacts Cast Resin -Chivalry (I used the wings):
Blue Fern Studios Chipboard (Persian Ornament):