Sunday, 30 August 2015

The Craft Barn Weekly Challenge - Spray

The challenge set this week on the Craft Barn blog is "spray". 

I don't know about you but I've found it a challenge to find a spray bottle, be it one you fill yourself or one that holds ready-prepared mister/ink that spritzers with a fine spray all the time rather than one minute spraying a beautiful fine mist and the next great splatters over your project. Hence I don't use sprays very often.

I've had a little canvas (10cms x 70cms) in my stash for years and felt it was time to let it free! It was a bit of a test piece as although I've decorated a couple of canvases at workshops I've never stamped on canvas before. I certainly have some learning to do before moving onto anything bigger! Stamping around the edge of the canvas was fine but anything on the centre part didn't stamp well as the canvas flexed and I couldn't get an even pressure. I had to re-stamp the words onto card and stick them over the blur that was there before.  After die cutting the flowers and rolling them up I spayed them with Dylusions Ink and then sprayed them and the die-cut leaves with Cosmic Shimmer.  

Canvas Recipe
10cms x 7cms canvas
White card
Tim Holtz Vintage Shabby Paper
Green Bazzill card
PaperArtsy Fresco paints - Mermaid, Nougat
Distress Ink - Mermaid Lagoon
Dylusions Ink spray - London Blue
Cosmic Shimmer Mist - Golden Fish 
Flower centre - PaperArtsy ELB22
Script - PaperArtsy MN75
Diamonds - Kaisercraft CS152
Sentiment - PaperArtsy ELB05
Stencil - Dot Fade Tim Holtz THS006
Tim Holtz  Thinlets Tiny Tattered Florals 660227
Tim Holtz Spring Greenery 659573


Flo Langley said...

Gorgeous canvas Maggie. You would never know you had any difficulties stamping onto the canvas. Beautiful flowers. I find putting a book or a piece of wood underneath the canvas to support the center gives a firm surface and makes it a bit easier for stamping onto. It's funny because I find stamping around the edges harder! :)
Have a lovely week.
Flo x

Craftyfield said...

It's not easy finding sprays that still work after a time... I bought some Cosmic shimmer empties as well as some Woodware small bottles from the Craft Barn but the sprays are not as good as the Prima blooms. Shame they're so expensive!
Gorgeous panel, clean and simple. The flowers are lovely too!

Unknown said...

That was inspirational - stamping on the card! It shows the quote up better too!