Welcome! This month the Imagine Crafts AIRs are featuring Authentique Paper's new "Thrilling" collection in their projects. Lucky me, I am an AIR and a member of the Authentique Paper DT, so I wanted to make this post double the fun!
I decided to play around a little. One of my favorite things to alter with Imagine Crafts products are canvases. I have an abundant amount of little canvases in my drawer just waiting to be inked. This was the perfect project for today, a little canvas makes a great piece of seasonal home decor!
First, you will need to gather up some supplies. The canvas that I used is a 4x4 stretched canvas from Canvas Corp. I also used Authentique's "Thrilling" collection along with some Fireworks and NEW Memento Luxe from Imagine Crafts.
I LOVE stencils from The Crafters Workshop. They are perfect to pair with sprays and inks. First, I took some Tingelo Fireworks spray and misted the canvas lightly.
I wied the stencil and let the fireworks dry a little, then proceeded to add some Memento Luxe in a few places with a sponge dauber. This gives a nice smoky Halloweeny look.
I didn't like the white edges, so I also added Memento Luxe to the edges.
This is what my canvas looked like after inking.
I decided that I wanted a little bit of sparkle, so I added some Sheer Shimmer Spritz in Frost to my canvas.
Go figure, I wasn't thinking, the ink began to bleed a little after spritzing, but I kinda like the look. Kinda looks eerie, right?
Now it's time to embellish! I wanted a little rosette to add to my canvas, so I made one with my scor-pal!
I also LOVE to use stickers as embellishments. Sometimes I don't need the back to be sticky, if you are the same way, you can de-activate the sticky by adding powder to the back. The cool thing about the Authentique stickers is that they are printed on a nice heavyweight paper so if you de-activate the sticky, it's just like having a little die cut to use.
I added some fun tulle from Maya Road and then some stickers from the 12x12 sticker sheet.
When I make canvases, I never know what I'm going to do, I add and subtract little pieces here and there, but I always end up loving the end result! I think that the Petaloo webbed flowers & May Arts jute string were both perfect finishing touches to this piece!
Here's a few more peeks for your viewing pleasure :-)
Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko- Memento Luxe: Tuxedo Black, Fireworks: Tingelo, Sheer Shimmer Spritz: Frost, Sponge Dauber
Authentique Paper- "Thrilling" Collection: 6x6 Bundle, 12x12 Details Sticker Sheet
The Crafters Workshop- TCW156 Cosmic Swirl
Canvas Corp- 4x4 Stretched Canvas
Maya Road- Tulle
May Arts- SM28, SM08
Petaloo- Mixed Textured Layers Flowers