Thursday, November 7, 2013

I'm a Splash Of Color Designer!!!!

I am so very excited to have been asked to join the fabulous Splash Of Color Design Team!!! I find myself reaching for all of their fabulous products time after time. It was only natural that I accepted the invitation with honor! So for my first official DT project, I bring to you a layout on canvas, and a short tutorial on how I created the background.

I used BoBunny's paper from the Autumn Song and Double Dots Collection. 


I created the canvas background to look as if the canvas was embossed. And the shimmer of the Silks Acrylic Glazes and the Viva Inka Gold Metallic Rubs is unbelievablely beautiful!!
 
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I touched up just about everything I used on this layout. The flowers and the chipboard were all rubbed with the Metallic rub as well as the some of the Silks. The BoBunny chipboard piece was enhanced using the Viva Colour Gold base metallic rub. 

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Here is one of the clusters of flowers that were touched up with the Silks. I used BoBunny flowers mixed in with Petaloo and Prima.
 
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The big Orange flower was from a floral bush I found at Michaels. I just picked the flowers and leaves off of the plastic stalk.



 TUTORIAL TO CREATE THE FAUX EMBOSSED CANVAS
To prepare your canvas, give it a good coat of gesso and let it dry.
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After it has dried, I die cut some Sizzix Alterations leaves from thin chipboard, and embossed them with the matching embossing folder. I adhered them to the outer edges of the canvas with some  craft glue.
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Once they were adhered, I coated the whole canvas with a couple of coats of gesso, making sure the edges of the die cut leaves were sealed.
 
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I covered the entire canvas using Viva Inka Gold Metallic Rub Base Coat - Gold Base Coat 

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On top of that I added the Inka Gold in green. To add a little more drama, I rubbed on some Luminarte Silks Acrylic Glaze in Pretty Peridot and Mallard using a small foam applicator and rubbing it into the edges of the raised leaves.
 

I used a little more of the Gold rub over the entire canvas to soften the spots there was to much green. It evens out the whole look of the color. I used a soft cloth to apply the rub. 

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Once the canvas was coated, the magic begins. I used different colors of Luminarte Silks Acrylic Glaze to give the canvas a bit of color. Because the glaze is transprent, you don't need a lot to add the  bit of color. I used a small sponge applicator to rub in the various colors into the canvas. The colors I used in this canvas piece were French Lilac, Plumeria, Celadon, and Snapdragon. There are so many color od Silks to choose from.
 
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Thank you for joining me for my first official post as a Splash Of Color Designer!!! I am so excited to be working with the wonderful artists on the  team and look forward to a productive, colorful new year!!!

8 comments:

Lynn said...

Congrats on your new team!! Such exciting news. I love your canvas and the tutorial. Your background is just fabulous.

luv46kdz said...

Lisa, what a friggin talent you are!!! I LOVE this, gosh I need to try this, just love the whole look :) thanks for sharing the tut <3

Paula

Conniecrafter said...

Awww so precious, such a great background!!

Theresa said...

Awesome project. Love the colors. Congrats on the design team. I follow you on netvibes, don't like blog lovin. Don't know if you can track it. thanks as always for sharing.

Lizzyc said...

Oh congrats on your new DT role, this canvas is Stunning.. really love the back ground details.. well done! thanks for sharing the step by steps too!

Gabrielle Pollacco said...

Congrats on the new DT Lisa, they have a gift in you! I love the leaf design background, so clever, the texture you achieved is amazing! xo xo

Vicky Alberto said...

congrats and AMAZING lo!

Tusia Lech said...

Just gorgeous!