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Today bring our amazing week of Awesome in Autumn to a close!  This past week we have partnered with the Dreamweaver Design Team and have been 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.

My project for today is another 6×6 canvas that was painted with Lowes Valspar sample interior paints.  When I picked my stencils for this hop, I already had in mind that I wanted to work on these canvases.  My goal was to show you how two canvases could look so different using the same products.  In case you missed it, you can find the canvas under my post on Day 1.

The Dreamweaver product I picked to work with was white embossing paste, crackle embossing paste, the large flourish stencil and Amber Glow Metallic F/X.

Like the first canvas, this one was also covered with first aid gauze.  The difference here, is that after painting the canvas, the gauze was layered over the canvas and then adhered with gel medium that had been mixed with a bit of the Amber Glow Metallic F/X (can I say again how much I LOVE the Metallic F/X . . . I need to go shopping again).

When adding the flourish to the canvas, I mixed a drop of Bundled Sage Distress Ink Refill with the white embossing paste and then using a pallet knife, applied the paste through the flourish stencil.

I hope you can see all the shimmer in the above photo . . . not just on the flourish, but also around the gauze.  While the embossing paste was drying, I brushed on more of the Amber Glow Metallic F/X.


The bird cage was die cut from watercolor paper with Spellbinders® S3-203 Bird Cage Two, painted a dark green and then covered with Crackling Embossing Paste.  While the crackling paste was drying, the bird cage was misted with a spray made from water and the Amber Glow Metallic F/X.  The little bird inside the cage was die cut/embossed from watercolor paper with MD2-011 Birds One and then colored with VersaMagic inks.

The sentiment, Quietfire Design – The Woods Would Be Very Silent, was stamped on white with StazOn Olive Green and then die cut with S4-126 Classic Squares LG.  While the paper was still in the die, it was stenciled with Antique Linen Distress Ink.


The flowers were die cut from watercolor paper with S5-050 Rose Creations. The leaves were colored with Bundled Sage and Peeled Paint Distress Stain.  The flowers were such a mixture of colors that I really don’t remember how they came to be what they are.  These are the colors of stain sitting on my desk at the end of the session:  Barn Door, Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade, Shaded Lilac and Chipped Sapphire.  I can tell you that I used each and every one of them with a little Dylusions White Linen Ink Spray thrown into the mix as well.  The leaves and flowers were also misted with the water/Metallic F/X spray mist.

Since I didn’t do it the other day, I thought it would be fun to show you the sides of the canvas.


I love how the gauze pulled apart . .  . such great texture!


The designers participating today are:

Quietfire Design Members…


Dream Team members…

and the

Dream It Up! blog


Quietfire Creations Blog

If you happen to be joining us for the first time, you can find the designer list for each day on my post for Day 1.    Once again, don’t forget to leave a comment to be eligible for the prize drawing.

Thanks for joining me today and I hope you have a fabulous weekend!


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35 Responses to “Quietfire and Dreamweaver: Awesome in Autumn, Day 5!”

  1. Love this gorgeous canvas too Sherry! Gotta get me first aid gauze too. The flowers are awesome too. Love the flourish pasted over the gauze. Will be lifting many of your lovely ideas!

  2. Sherry, you’re an absolute magician with embossing paste, gauze, shiny stuff, and flower making! Love your newest post picture.

  3. Beautiful project, TFS!

  4. Wonderful canvases! Love all the texture.

  5. Love the way you’ve changed this up since Tuesday! Keeps me inspired to try new things.

    Kathy O’Mara

  6. Beautifully done Sherry…you are a gifted artist. Really appreciate that you tell us how you made it!!! Thank you!

  7. beautiful. Love the shabby chic elements. Have a great day

  8. Love this one as much as the last!

  9. This is really gorgeous. The pictures do not do it justice.

  10. What beautiful stuff Sherry! Loved the hop!

  11. Absolutely awesome! Wonderful texture with the gauze and glimmer with the Metallic F/X.

  12. I can see I’m going to have to start playing with canvas now! This is lovely! And yes, the shimmer shows through quite nicely! Thanks!

  13. I’ve got to try using the gauze. What a neat texture.

  14. Oh I do have to try this, you have done such a beautiful job on the canvas. I have some of the basics, now to improvise, lol. Beautiful artwork Sherry, as usual.

  15. What a fascinating piece of work, thanks for all the inspiration this week.

  16. Amazing project Sherry! I love what you did to the birdcage!

  17. This is something I’d love to case! Its gorgeous and thanks so much for sharing your talents! Nelda Deakins

  18. Just gorgeous, Sherry! Love everything you did with the canvas. Thanks for sharing.

  19. Love the gauze and the flourish and the alchemy you conjured with all the metallics and paints. Wonderful.
    <3 J

  20. Such creative ideas and a lovely presentation! Thanks for sharing.

  21. Beautiful canvas, Sherry!!

  22. What a lovely canvas! Thanks for the detail instructions & the photos.

  23. Gorgeous creation…my favorite part is the crackle on the bird cage and…and…Ok it’s all my favorite. Thanks for the inspiration!

  24. The gauze gives a lovely effect – can’t wait to try it!

  25. This gauze idea is brilliant. Would be great for sea scenes, too.

  26. Beautiful! Love the quote, texture, birdcage and flowers! So beautifully put together :)

  27. This is AMAZING! Talk about masterpiece of mixed media. It is so involved and lovely and sheen-y. 😉 It’s lovely.

  28. I LOVE this canvas! it is an awesome work of art :)

  29. Wow! The canvas is beautiful. Love your creativity and using regular household items to add dimension.

  30. Sherry all your elements compliment each other. This canvas came together very well.

  31. Gorgeous background and I really love the birdcage.

  32. Love the gauze effect! I haven’t tried it on my mixed media canvases. You have inspired me today! Thanks!

    Carmen L

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