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Believe in Nature

By: Scrapbook Flair
May 5, 2016

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Believe in Nature
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"Believe".... Believe in the joys of nature this season as you walk through your yard or venture on a hiking trail... Look for those pieces of nature...
Stones, feathers, fossils, etc.

"Believe" that nature has so much to offer for us to enjoy.

My canvas today is hoping to capture that joy!

Items needed:

  • Andy Skinner Stencils 12x3 - Shedded
  • Metallic Lustre 1oz - Iced Espresso
  • Metallic Lustre 1oz - Gold Rush
  • Metallic Lustre 1oz - Elegant Emerald
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Carbon Black
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Titan Buff
  • DecoArt Media Mediums and Specialty Products - Gesso - White
  • DecoArt Media Mediums and Specialty Products - Crackle Paint - White
  • Metallic Lustre 1oz - Brilliant Turquoise
  • Metallic Lustre 1oz - Radiant Red
  • DecoArt Media Misters - Shimmer Turquoise
  • DecoArt Media Misters - Primary Yellow
  • Canvas
  • Assorted Brushes
  • Palette Knife
  • Assorted Stamps
  • Assorted Chipboard Cut Outs
  • Twine
  • Embellishments

Instructions:

I began by first giving my canvas a coat of gesso. Allowing it to dry completely. 

Instruction #1 - IMG 8348
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Spray and spatter with Turquoise Shimmer Mist. Allow to dry. 

Instruction #2 - IMG 8349
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Spray with Primary Yellow Mister. Dab lightly with paper towel and allow to dry. 

Instruction #3 - IMG 8350-1
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Apply crackle paint using palette knife with Shedded Stencil. Allow paint to set up.

Instruction #4 - IMG 8351
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Stamp with background image and Carbon Black paint. Allow to dry completely. 

Instruction #5 - IMG 8352
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Paint chipboard with Titan Buff Paint. Allow to dry completely. 

Instruction #6 - IMG 8353
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Apply Radiant Red on large feather and Believe word. Apply Iced Espresso on medium feather. Apply Elegant Emerald on small feather. 

Instruction #7 - IMG 8354
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Add Metallic Lustre to create depth on prepared feathers. First, apply Iced Espresso and Gold Rush to large and Believe word. Then apply Brilliant Turquoise and Gold Rush to medium feather. Finally apply Iced Espresso and Gold Rush to small feather. 

Instruction #8 - IMG 8357
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Adhere "Believe" and gears to the front of the canvas.

Instruction #9 - IMG 8358
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Adhere feathers to front of canvas, layering them slightly on top of each other. Create twine bow and place on feathers. 

Instruction #10 - IMG 8360
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Adhere more gears and bird skull head to canvas.

Instruction #11 - IMG 8361
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I hope you have enjoyed my "Believe" Canvas and that it inspired you to see nature in a new light. Until next time. 

Pam

Be sure to visit Scrapbook Flair  for more projects and to learn more about Pam.

Comments

Awesome design! Love the background colors.

Natalie Godfrey

May 5, 2016

WONDERFUL Pam. Love that little bird skull. We have 28 huge glass windows and the birds sometimes hit - so we have skulls!!! Probably TMI but your project just reminds me of the different aspects of nature. Love how you used the Metallic Lustre on your feathers - gorgeous. The entire canvas is AWESOME. Love the bright colors for sure! Xj.

Joi@RR

May 7, 2016

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