Quietfire and Dreamweaver: Awesome in Autumn, Day 1!

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Get ready for an amazing week of Awesome in Autumn! This week we are partnering with the Dreamweaver Design Team and are so excited to play with their innovative stencils, pastes and glitters!  Follow along with us and leave your comments on each blog for an opportunity to win one of two wonderful prize packages.

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My project for today is a 6×6 canvas that was painted with interior paints, layered with gauze, and VerDay (patina) paints added over the top.  The Dreamweaver product I picked to work with was white embossing paste, the large flourish stencil and Eye of the Tiger Metallic F/X.

FollowYourDreamsCanvas

Once all the layers had been added to the actual canvas, Bronze VerDay Paint was added to add some patina in different areas of the canvas.   The next step was to add the flourish to the background.  A few small drops of Bundled Sage Distress Ink Refill was added to the white embossing paste and then applied to the canvas using the stencil.

FollowYourDreamsCanvas CloseUP Paste

Once dry, the embossing paste was highlighted with some darker green acrylic paint and the Eye of the Tiger Metallic F/X was added by lightly brushing the areas of the flourish.

The birdcage was die cut using Spellbinders® Bird Cage Two from watercolor paper and painted with the Bronze VerDay Paint.  When the paint was dry, more was sponged on top and then misted with VerDay Patina, which created the green patina on the cage.

FollowYourDreamsCanvas CloseUP Birdcage

The sentiment, Quietfire Design Follow Your Dreams, was stamped in Black VersaMark and then die cut/embossed with Spellbinders Labels One.  While the sentiment was still in the die, the edges were sponged with Antique Linen and Bundled Sage inks.  Sadly, the color doesn’t show that well in the photos.

FollowYourDreamsCanvas CloseUP Flowers

The flowers were die cut from watercolor paper with Spellbinders Blossom Five, painted with Bronze VerDay Paint and then misted with VerDay Patina.  When dry, they were colored with Seedless Preserves and Chipped Sapphire Distress Stains.  The green seen in the flowers is the actual patina created.  While shaping the flowers, I added some of the Metallic F/X with water in a mini mister and made a spray . . . by the way it works wonderful and adds such great shimmer to the paper.  The leaves were painted with Peeled Paint and Forest Moss Distress Stains and misted with the same Metallic F/X spray.  I hope you can see the shimmer in the photos.

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The wings (Spellbinders Wings and Crown) and the smaller flourishes (Spellbinders Venetian Motifs) were die cut from watercolor paper.   Both were covered with a crackle paint, but the flourishes were also hit with some of the Bronze VerDay Paint and Patina Spray.

I guess that’s all for me right now.  Don’t forget to check out this week’s awesomeness which includes…

Tuesday, September 17th:

Quietfire Design Members…

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Dream Team members…

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Dream It Up! blog

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Quietfire Creations Blog

Wednesday, September 18th:

Quietfire Design Members…

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Dream Team members…

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Dream It Up! blog

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Quietfire Creations Blog

Thursday, September 19th:

Quietfire Design Members…

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Dream Team members…

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Dream It Up! blog

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Quietfire Creations Blog

Friday, September 20th:

Quietfire Design Members…

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Dream Team members…

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Dream It Up! blog

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Quietfire Creations Blog

Saturday, September 21st:

Quietfire Design Members…

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Dream Team members…

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Dream It Up! blog

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Quietfire Creations Blog

and don’t forget to leave a comment to be included for the drawing of the prize packages.

Thanks for stopping by and joining me today!

SHERRY SIGNATURE

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41 Responses to Quietfire and Dreamweaver: Awesome in Autumn, Day 1!

  1. Stunning! Love our flowers!

  2. Gorgeous Canvas! What an awesome inspiration.

  3. This is fabulous! You are the queen of flowers. Love this piece.

  4. Sherry – Your project is gorgoeous! Love it’s texture and mixed media elements. Colors are beautiful too.

  5. Sherry, this is just beautiful! As always your flowers look so real and gorgeous!

  6. Sherry, this is stunning. I love the texture and the comosition! You did an outstanding job on the flowers. They are so incredible. Thank you for sharing this fabulous art creation. You are an inspiration!

  7. Sherry, I do believe every time I visit your blog I am in awe of the beautiful works of art you create. In this piece I love the texture and your gorgeous flowers. Thank you for continuing to inspire.

  8. I love your canvas creations Sherry!!!! I can only imagine all the great artwork you’ve created hanging in your home!

  9. Such a beauty, Sherry!! I love the gauze use and the flowers are magnificent!!

  10. Sherry, this is absolutely stunning! The details, colors and textures are a perfect combination!

  11. Gorgeous project! You do wonderful inspiring crafts. TFS.

    Chris B

  12. Sherry, I have admired your work for years and this piece definitely is one of my favorites. I love all the texture and depth of colors you achieved.

  13. Gorgeous creation Sherry…thanks so much for sharing the steps in making this project! I’ve never tried the patina and shimmers you show, but will be getting some….thanks for the inspiration!!!
    Jan

  14. Sherry, this is shut the door absolutely GORGEOUS! Wish I could watch you do this!!

  15. Love your project…first time to your site…think I’ll stay awhile!!! I never thought about using gauze before but I’m going to experiment with your techniques to make a card.

  16. Gorgeous Sherry, absolutely gorgeous!

  17. awesome canvas. love all of the different elements that you used.

  18. What detail! You really worked on this.

  19. Such a lot of interesting details!

  20. Lovely Sherry! So much to look at and enjoy. Just beautiful.

  21. Fabulous canvas, Sherry!!!!

  22. Lovely collage-eh gorgeousness! Thank you!

  23. ‘Tis a beauty – really like the addition of the cheesecloth for texture.

  24. Oh yes, very bad, Sherry, very bad!
    thanks as ever for the inspiration.

  25. So many textures to work with. Thanks.

  26. What an unique looking canvas! It has so many wonderful elements.

  27. Love, love, love this ! Beautifully done.

  28. Wow! Totally over the top with design, colors, technique – one I must
    try immediately! Thanks for sharing! Nelda Deakins

  29. Charming! Love all the details you’ve put into your art. Thanks for sharing.

  30. Gorgeous Sherry! Love your colors!

  31. Love this canvas, what an inspiration. Love your flowers.

  32. I took one look at the card not knowing who had made it and I thought to myself, this must be Sherry’s card….and I was right. Sherry you have that certain style. Thanks!

  33. Love the new use for the embossing paste!

  34. Thanks for sharing so many great details regarding technique. Beautiful card, Sherry!

  35. Really like the gauzy texture you added to the project, Sherry. By the way, haven’t been able to find the melting pot; saw some UTEE powder yesterday and some bees wax, which made me think of you and your creative projects. Hubby thinks the pot is still boxed up somewhere, so am hoping he didn’t throw it away.

  36. Such a wonderful vintage look. There’s so much to see and to love!! Love your colors and all the details you put on this canvas.
    <3 J

  37. That is a stunning piece of art. Love it!

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  39. Dorothy.m.harrison

    What a beautiful design – as always – a melding of both companies into incredible artwork. Thanks!

  40. Fabulous! I love all the texture!

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