Hope you are enjoying Issue 3 and like your free gift of the printable cabinet card image. Here are the steps to make my mini canvas using the freebie, as featured on page 75.
1) Cover a piece of scrap chipboard with DecoArt DecouPage papers (Olde Worlde). Add thin washes of DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics in Blue Green Light, Cobalt Teal Hue and Burnt Sienna. Use light washes and keep blotting off the excess to create little pools of colour.
2) Print off the image. I used really cheap photo paper from the £1 shop for this as it's less glossy than expensive paper and also thinner so it's easier to work with. Crumple and distress the photo a little to age it. Ink the edges with Coffee Archival Ink.
3) Add some scratch stamping to the background (Andy Skinner Stampendous) in black Archival. Layer up the photo with some scraps of book page and loops of thread.
4) Paint a chipboard clock (Tando) with DecoArt Media Metallic Gold paint and age by sponging with black Archival Ink. Stamp with the scratches as before and layer over the photo.
5) Create some coordinating embellishments - here a chipboard compass (Tando) is given Andy Skinner's rust effect (I used Texture Sand Paste, then Raw Umber and Quinacridone Gold paints). The metal compass (Tim Holtz) is painted with DecoArt media paints mixed to a patina colour, applied then wiped back when partially dry. I layered these with some postage stamps and a Word Band (Tim Holtz).
6) To finish I added some brass corners, also stamped with the scratches. StazOn is the best ink to use on metal surfaces.
I hope you like my mini project, and if you make something with the printable please share it with us either here or on our Facebook page.
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