Monday, September 19, 2016

September Inspirations with Made With Love

Hello friends! Hope all are well with you guys!

Today I am sharing a project I created for my LSS Made With Love with some gorgeous supplies from their store at 313 Somerset. It's been awhile too since I did a tutorial for them, so here is a photo step-by-step to show you how I created this canvas.

1. Prime the canvas with gesso. 

2. When the gesso has dried completely (important!), create some texture on your background using UTEE powder, a stencil and some embossing glue. Use a heat tool to melt the UTEE powder.

3. Layer papers to create your main cluster. 

4. Prime your chipboard with gesso. Create a resist pattern with a stamp, white embossing powder and embossing glue.

5. Color it with Distress Stains, using water to blend. 

6. Ink the sides too to make it pretty.

7. To color the background, I'm using Tim Holtz Distress crayons. These are so fun to work with!

8. I spread out the colors in the order they came in, like a mini-rainbow.

9. Using baby wipes, I activated the pigment into paint and could control the intensity and blending between each color very well. 

10. Ta-da! Add more interest with stamps.

And this is the finished canvas after I added more stuff. It's my eldest boy's first birthday and a family photo we took. I'm planning to make a gift of it for my in-laws during Christmas. 

Details in the close-ups:

Altered chipboard from Blue Fern Studios

Background details showing the UTEE powder, Distress Crayons and stamping at work.

Cute whimsical title

And here are the supplies I used from Made With Love:

papers - Bo Bunny (Double Dot Design), Echo Park (I Love Family)
chipboard - Blue Fern Studios
mediums - Prima Marketing Inc (gesso); Distress Crayons (Tim Holtz); UTEE powder, Embossing powder, embossing glue, archival ink (Ranger's)
title sticker: Thickers
stamps: Prima kareting Inc, Kaisercraft
stencil: The Crafter's Workshop


  1. This is so pretty. I have just got my hands on some of those distress crayons and now I have to play with them Beautiful pic too.. hope that you are doing ok with your little one. Know that you are in my thoughts <3


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