Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator ~ Debbie Dutchess ~ ~

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Witchy Canvas & New Set

I have another canvas project for you today. This one is a little different because I used the Witches Brew Designer Series Paper for my focal point. This sheet of paper has several blocks of words that you could use to make a collage of canvases to display for Halloween.

I created this one the same way as my Christmas Tree canvas. I applied the paper to my canvas with Modge Podge, stamped some fun images from the Halloween Hello stamp set with Black Stazon, added the Witches Brew Designer Washi Tape, a button and some bling!

Did you know that you can color your Basic Rhinestones and Pearls? I colored these rhinestones with an orange Sharpie Marker to coordinate with the Halloween theme. Before you remove the rhinestones or pearls from the paper backing, just choose a color to match your project, color, let dry a bit, then apply! I love these great little gems. I love them even more colored!

If you're looking for another Halloween stamp set to complete your projects, check out this super spooky new Photopolymer Set ~ Bite Me! I'm not crazy about spiders, but I really like this spider web. I just might be able to make myself stamp these silly little things on a project.Bite Me Photopolymer Stamp Set
I hope you enjoyed today's project. If you have any questions about how to create these fun canvases let me know.

Thanks for stopping by ~
Debbie D.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Another Addiction!

Well friends, here is another project that once you make one, you'll definitely want to make more! During our Living a Creative Life class at Convention, Carrie Cudney presented a super fun Halloween canvas that she created using mixed media. As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to try it. Well, today I finally got to it. I Love it!

I started with a white 6x6 canvas purchased at my local craft store. I liked the primitive look of Carrie's project and wanted to keep that theme. I thought a Christmas tree would be an easy image to start with. I used the Season of Style Designer Series Paper from the Holiday Catalog, cut into strips to form my tree.

As I was laying out my design, I thought how cute would it be to put a ruffle at the bottom of the tree. After I tried it, I thought how cute would it be to put a ruffle between each layer! I used the Baked Brown Sugar 3/8" Ruffle Stretch Trim. This trim comes in all the great new In-Colors.

I made the trunk of the tree using the "bark" paper from the Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit, also found in the Holiday Catalog. I inked the edges of all the paper strips and added some faux stitching to keep with the primitive look.

I am totally addicted to these adorable canvases. I have all kinds of images running around in my head that I want to try. I can't wait to make more!

Thanks for stopping by ~
Debbie D.