It’s time for another E-Team “It’s Better with Color” Blog Hop. This month we are using Claudine Hellmuth Studio Sticky-Back Canvas and Acrylic Paints.
Before I get started with my project, let’s talk about the hop some. Here’s what will be happening during the hop:
- Three random winners from E-Team blogs will be chosen. These three winners will each receive a Claudine Hellmuth Mini Acrylic Paint Set along with some other eclectic Paperie goodies
- Visit the eP Blog and leave a comment to get a chance to win a $25 eclectic Paperie voucher. Tell us about any tips or techniques you have tried using acrylic paints . . . we want to know.
- You have until Thursday, September 1st to leave comments.
- Winners will be announced on the eP Blog on Friday, September 2nd
The E-Team participating today are:
Now that I have all that covered, we can talk about my project. My daughter, Mallory (the little princess . . . so she thinks), has been pestering me for over a year to make a wall hanging for her room at school. I don’t know why I’ve been putting it off, probably because I thought it wouldn’t turn out well and would be too difficult to pull off. WELL, when I saw what this challenge/hop would be, I made up my mind to give her wall hanging a try.
Here is what I started with.
A 1×8 1/4” scrap piece of wood that was painted black.
A piece of Sticky-Back Canvas was taped down to the craft sheet and painted with Claudine Hellmuth Studio acrylic paints.
I started with Sky Blue then dry brushed Painterly Pink and Landscape Green randomly over the canvas. By the end of the project I had also added Classic Teal and more of the Painterly Pink.
Because of the sentiment Mallory requested for the wall hanging, there just HAD to be some type of princess . . . SO . . . Suzi Blu’s Broke My Heart image from Unity was stamped in Ranger Archival Jet Black on another piece of Sticky-Back Canvas.
This is not the actual image I used, I messed her up painting . . . you know how little drops of paint can get on your finger and when you touch the canvas . . . . Well anyway, the dress was painted with Classic Teal and the hearts Painterly Pink. I used Canvas White with the teal to make the color not so bold.
I have to tell you that I didn’t like the ragged edge of the canvas once I cut it away from the board, so I decided to make a black border. Here’s what YOU DON’T WANT TO DO!
I thought it would be real easy to mark off 1/4” from the sides, place painters tape across the canvas and paint a Charcoal Black strip. NOPE IT WASN’T. The paint bled under the fibers of the canvas and left a very sloppy edge. TO THE RESCUE . . .
a ruler and permanent black marker. Lines were marked again a little more than 1/4” from each side, the ruler was placed along the lines and then the border drawn by placing the marker along the ruler edge and pulling. PERFECT!
Now, here’s the final project all put together including the handwritten sentiment.
Can you see how dark the trim is on the dress? That is the Classic Teal in its original form (no white added). Highlights on the dress and around the hearts were drawn with a Gelly Roll Stardust marker. The rhinestones are from Want2Scrap and are self-adhesive. When I finished the wall hanging I sent Mallory a picture via text . . . she LOVES it! WOO HOO!!!!!
That’s all I have for you today except . . . Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to visit my fellow E-Team members!