Monday, March 25, 2013

Prickley Pear Monday Post

This week I went the Mixed Media way, sort of. I gessoed a 4x4 canvas, took my new Hexagon 6x6 stencil from the Crafters Worshop and a little embossing paste. While this was all drying my PPRS large Hibiscus die came out. I punched out 4 flowers in metal and used Copic RV93 and RV95 to color them, and made the large flower by cutting and gluing it.(Tutorial will follow.) Next I stamped with Archival ink, I used both of the PPRS Hibiscus Clear Stamp sets. I also used the smaller Hibiscus die and cut out 3 paper flowers using BoBunny's new C'est La Vie 6x6 paper pad.
Time to paint!! I used my new Art Anthology Colorations Vineyard Spray, Victorian Velvet and Bundled Sage Distress Paint. Glued down paper, again from BoBunny's new C'est La Vie paper collection, and strip of folded washi tape from Prima's Sunrise Sunset collection. My big metal flower and one of the little ones got tiny orchid colored glassbeads glued to the edges and I added a white "pearl" to the middle of each flower, glued the big flower in place and stamped my Sentiment from the PPRS Hibiscus Set 2 in Archival ink.
I sure hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it!

PS. I really need to make myself a light box so my colors come out better. Since Photoshop and I are apparently never going to be close friends. lol