Saturday, February 27, 2016

Just Dance...Bobbi Smith!

Hi everyone, Bobbi here with you today!  I have a fun canvas to share with you and I love the saying!
 To start with I took some Plain Tim Holtz Tissue Wrap and stamped Yvonne Blair Designs Scribble Flower, Sketch Twig, and Swirly Vine stamps using black archival ink.  Then dried well with a heat tool, just to make sure the ink was nice and set.  I applied a thin layer of white gesso to an 8.5 x 11 sheet of Ranger Mixed Media Cardstock.

 After the gesso had dried thoroughly, I started to apply color and pattern with Distress Paints and Tim Holtz Stencils to the Mixed Media Cardstock.  I used Cracked Pistachio, Broken China, Twisted Citrine, Tumbled Glass and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Paints.  I also used Tim Holtz's Mesh, Latticework and Flourish Layering Stencils.  I pushed the color around the cardstock with a baby wipe, until I was happy with the overall pattern,  then dried with a heat tool.  This is just going to add subtle color and pattern to the background.  Then I adhered the stamped tissue wrap on top of the colored Mixed Media Cardstock using Ranger Multi Medium Matte and rolled out any lump and bumps with a brayer.  I also adhered a vintage dictionary page to a sheet of Mixed Media Cardstock using Multi Medium Matte as well.
 After both pieces had thoroughly dried,  I die cut several Tim Holtz Thinlits Tiny Tattered Florals from the stamped cardstock and the vintage dictionary cardstock.  To add a fun splash of color, I splattered the stamped blooms with bright watered down Distress Paints using a splatter brush.  I also thought the flowers needed a touch of white, so I splattered some watered down white gesso on them as well.  Then dried the florals thoroughly with a tool.  Tim has a great video here to show you just how easy it is to assemble the tiny tattered florals.
 After all of the flowers were assembled, I smudged a little Black Soot Distress Crayon on the petals of the blooms using my finger.
 I colored 2 sheets of Distress Watercolor Cardstock with Pumice Stone Distress Spray Stain and a little water, then dried thoroughly with a heat tool.  I diecut a Tim Holtz Cameo Frame from the first colored watercolor cardstock and punched 6 Laurel Leafs from the 2nd sheet.  I added a little more Pumice Stone Distress Ink with the blending tool to the edges of my Laurel Leaves for shading.  I also punched 4 more Laurel Leaves from the vintage dictionary cardstock as well.
 I stamped this beautiful saying from Yvonne Blair Designs "Everyday Brings" stamp with Archival Ink in the center of the cameo frame.

 Now for the 6 x 6 canvas panel.  I added a little color to the canvas with Pumice Stone Distress Paint and a baby wipe, then dried with a heat tool.  I use this color for a lot of different projects, I just really love the neutral pallet.  To add a little more depth to the canvas, I swiped a little Black Soot Distress Crayon onto my craft mat.  Then picked up the color with my finger and smudged the corners of the canvas.  I attached the stamped saying to the center of the canvas with low profile foam squares.
 Then I attached my flowers and laural leaves to the bottom left-hand and upper right-hand corners of the canvas using a hot glue gun.
I really had a lot of fun making this project and it's a great reminder to enjoy everyday!
Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed my canvas today!