Thursday, December 12, 2013
inspired - and given
So there are these friends.
New baby boy. (the baby brother of little miss rebecca - she is the owner of the butterfly artwork)
I needed a gift.
Happy DO Year underway.
Stash usage is a serious part of the DO idea.
And So here is the next giftie ----
I stalked mom's pinterest boards and discovered ------ the following pin was my inspiration
Miss Jill McDonald makes beautiful handcut illustrations that she then sells these wonderful prints of.
Being an artist myself, I twisted the idea into my own version of the artwork.
I knew little Chips' room was going to be blue, so I gathered several blue themed scrapbook papers and set up my CRICUT machine. I cut the letters - attempting to use a variety that I could mix and mingle.
I painted the background of my canvas pale blue --- latex from a miss-mix shelf at Lowe's.
After I cut my letters I randomized the lines and laid them out on the canvas.
I taped off the edges to keep my spacing fairly accurate. Hours later, I had Mod Podged all the letters into place.
I peeled off the tape and decided it was a little bland for my liking.
So I grabbed some blue glimmer mist. Spritz away.
I then took my heat gun and dried the mist. (to keep the letters from peeling up at all)
I discovered that the ModPodge bubbled with the heatgun and it left this awesome texture on the canvas. (I call that kind of discovery a Happy Accident ---- although every now and then it can be an OH SH*&)
After the spritzing and blow drying - I sprayed the entire thing with clear spray sealer.
And called it DONE.
I love it ---- I hope mom and little Chip love it too.