Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Project #3 ~ A Woman of Valor

This 12” x 16” Canvas was a gift to my wonderful boss (he calls me “Scrappy” LOL.) He recently lost his dear Mother, and I made this as a special present for his Birthday. ( Look at the bottom right of the corner – there is a shadow of his Grandfather – taking the photo with his little Brownie camera! – so cool!)

I first used a stencil on the upper and lower right corners, and applied a thick coat of gesso to the openings. I also did this on corner of the small frame too, as well as brushed it randomly on the Glimmer Chip swirl, and the corner chipboard flourish too. After it dried – I applied color spraying Glimmer Mists, and using a paint brush for the GLAM and MISTS too! ( I found out I LOVE applying GLIMMER MIST with a brush! This stuff never ceases to amaze me – there is SO MUCH you can do with it!)

Oh – check out the black edge around the old photo – I applied OIL SLICK GLIMMER GLAZE with the paint brush in the bottle. Didn’t it come out GREAT!! I love the way it cracked and really makes the photo look very old.

I used the following Glimmer Mist colors on the canvas, papers and embellishments: CHALKBOARD Cotton Candy, - OLIVE VINE, SUNFLOWER, BLACK CHERRY, CHOCOLATE COVERED CHERRIES, COSMOS, SUNFLOWER, and GOLD. I also used DIRTY MARTINI and CHANDELIER GLIMMER GLAM too!

I was so pleased with how this came out - Let me know what you think  - won't you?