Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Here's a project that I hadn't posted yet.  It's some work I did for the new Crafter's Companion product called Paint Fusion...here is a little more about it

 We have Sheena Douglass stamps on the site here...but this is a brand new item that is debuting for Crafter's Companion.  It has stamps, paints, and a DVD to get you on your way to crafting with paints!  It makes you look at your crafting supplies in a whole new light.  Sheena walks you thru learning the techniques she uses to create fun backgrounds, flowers, and more.

I worked with the Butterfly set...and let me tell you...if I can do this...ANYONE can.  I admit I was a little more than nervous...but after practicing a bit, I started to get the hang of it.  Now...the sets have stamps that you can stamp the image and then paint over the stamped area as a guide.  I did that a few times, but then I got brave and tried the butterfly on my own...and I liked the way it looked without stamping on this particular piece, but I have another that I am going to turn into a card that is stamped and painted that I love also!

Here is what I came up with....I love to alter things, so this is a perfect compliment to that!


A little tip if you want to cover your canvas with paper....I cut my paper about 1.25 inches larger on each side, this gives you paper to roll over and create a clean edge.  My canvas was 1/2 inch thick, so you would have to adjust that if your canvas is thicker.  I covered my canvas with some paper from the Fairyopolis 12x12 paper pad.  I thought the butteflies would look great with my project!

We were also given some Embellishing Die Cut chipboard shapes.  You can see that is what I have the butterfly mounted on and the word "life".  Let me tell you, I LOVE these things...I want more!  They are great to use to create the backgrounds.  The background I created here is explained in the Paint Fusion DVD and I will be using it A LOT...I love it...and here is a secret...it uses lip balm!  hee hee...you will just have to get the DVD to figure it out!  

Here are a couple of close ups.  I did the butterfly free hand on some cardstock and then fussy cut around it.  I can't wait to try this with the flowers!  If you do use the stamp, I would use the "generation" technique of stamping off after you ink your stamp up so that you have a lightly stamped image to paint over!



Well, that's it for me today!!  If I can do this, anyone can.  And the plus side is I only made a "little" mess!!!  So, head over to the Crafter's Companion website to check out all the new Paint Fusion items that you are going to NEED to add to you crafting collection!

4 comments:

  1. Hi
    I've seen Sheena do a few demos of the Paint Fusion and the effect does look brilliant - this project is so pretty. I love the blackberries stamp that she does but she makes it look so easy and so do you but the effect is great so it can't be! :-)

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  2. This is really fantastic! I love the butterfly and the background behind the butterfly!

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  3. Loveeeeeeeeeeee this!! I love love love the colors and the butterfly is WOW WOW WOW AMAZING! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

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