Monday, December 3, 2012

“A Winter’s Day” Mixed-Media Canvas with the Get-it-Straight Laser Square

Aligning the many elements on this mixed-media canvas home-decor piece was easy thanks to the Get-it-Straight™ Laser Square !

Cindi Bisson, Behind These Eyes


Get-it-Straight™ Laser Square
6” x 6” Canvas
TaDa Creative Studios Frozen Tozen patterned papers
Plaid Martha Stewart “Aquarium” Pearl and “Surf” Satin Acrylic paint
Clearsnap Cat’s Eye ink pad - Chestnut
Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Tool Round 25, Metal Charms Round 25, Bubble Caps Round 25
ScraPerfect The Best Glue Ever
Making Memories round metal lettering
Wooden alphabet tile lettering
Assorted sticker lettering, alphabet rubber stamps
JudiKin’s Diamond Glaze, Ice Clear Roxs Glitter
The Twinery Cappuccino twine

Paint a 6” x 6” canvas with Martha Stewart “Aquarium” Pearl Acrylic paint.

Select random types of lettering, metallic, scrabble tile, stickers, etc. and coordinating patterned papers for project.

Cut focal bird image from patterned paper.  Set aside.

Use Get-it-Straight™ Laser Square to align words on pieces of patterned papers.

Apply Surf satin paint to rubber stamp lettering, use Get-it-Straight™ Laser Square
to align when stamping on patterned paper.

Ink edges of word pieces and bird image with chestnut brown ink. 

Arrange on canvas.   Add additional strips of coordinating paper, with edges inked, in open areas around border of frame as desired. 

Fold foam tape over 3 times, place onto back of focal bird image and mount slightly off center on canvas.

Use Get-it-Straight™ Laser Square to align wooden tile letters as shown.

Use Best Glue Ever to spell out “Brrr” on piece of patterned paper.    Add Roxs glitter to wet glue.  Add small amount of glue to top of paint stamped lettering, add glitter.  Let dry.

Cut three pieces of twine approximately 4”.  Mount one piece, tucked beneath patterned paper, approximately 1” from each outside edge.  Use Get-it-Straight™ Laser Square to determine center of canvas, add third piece of twine.   Spell out “cool” with stickers and mount so sticker covers end of twine in center of canvas.

Apply a coat of Diamond Glaze over “cool” lettering, and over ice on bird focal image.  Let dry.

Use Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Tool and bubble caps to punch 3 additional bird images from patterned paper.  Mount onto round metal charms.

Tie charms onto twine pieces, using Get-it-Straight™ Laser Square to ensure charms are aligned.

Add silver snowflake charm, extending out from lower left corner of bird image, and add ring of twine around bird image as shown. 

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