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Inspirational “Hop”

Sanna Lippert/Canvas Inspiration

Above is the Inspiration piece for an informal “hop” between some of my

VERY TALENTED Design Team peeps:)

This beautiful canvas was created by Sanna Lippert, and is the “jumping off” point for our group to create.

Here is the group if you’d like to follow along!

Sanna Lippertwww.papierstau.at

Tina Walkerhttp://adogslife-thirteen.blogspot.com/

Susan Brownhttp://www.sbartist.com

Melissa JohnsonWww.melsartjournal.wordpress.com

Sue Carroll www.1Arthouse.wordpress.com   >YOU ARE HERE<
Sue Carroll with The Crafters Workshop  & Dusty Attic Rusting Powder
In Sanna’s inspiration piece, I loved the Gelli Plate prints she used to add the beautiful row of scrolled torn paper…
To play off that idea, I decided to create a similar row, but instead of scrolls I cut out squares.
Sanna also inspired me to layer my canvas with loads of texture…below is a brief tutorial that explains the process.
PM:TCW:rustingpowdercanvas

Above are the stencils used for this project

My canvas is a 10 X 10 Wood panel.  I found this one at JoAnn Fabrics for $5.59.

(click on wood panel for link)

wood panel/JoAnn Fabrics

Step 1 : Cover with Gesso

TCW Rusting Powder Canvas/Sue Carroll

Next I used TCW450 Art Deco Leaves along with Lindy’s Stamp Gang’s “Greased lightening green”  to begin the background of the canvas.

TCW Rusting Powder Canvas/Sue Carroll TCW Rusting Powder Canvas/Sue Carroll

As I “spritz” I keep paper towels on hand to blot, and I couldn’t resist using the paper towel itself to add some fun texture! I adhered it to the panel with matte medium. 

IMG_6026 TCW Rusting Powder Canvas/Sue Carroll

Below, you can see the combination of Super Heavy Gesso with one of my new favorite stencils…TCW380 Grandma’s Doily.

TCW Rusting Powder Canvas/Sue Carroll TCW Rusting Powder Canvas/Sue Carroll 

Next, for some fun with The Dusty Attic’s Rusting Powder.

Using some type of liquid adhesive or embossing ink, stencil the design.

While still wet, sprinkle Rusting Powder over the wet stenciled design…

 TCW407 Stacked Triangles (see below)

TCW Rusting Powder Canvas/Sue Carroll 

Tap off excess powder onto a sheet of paper to put back into the jar.

TCW Rusting Powder Canvas/Sue Carroll 

Spray powder design with white vinegar, and let dry.

I absolutely loved working with these beautiful stencils, and so I got a little crazy creating more designs with old book pages.

TCW Rusting Powder Canvas/Sue Carroll TCW Rusting Powder Canvas/Sue Carroll TCW Rusting Powder Canvas/Sue Carroll TCW Rusting Powder Canvas/Sue Carroll 

For more detail, I “rusted” this little wood piece from my “stash.”

TCW Rusting Powder Canvas/Sue Carroll TCW Rusting Powder Canvas/Sue Carroll

                      Look at the cool design left underneath after “dusting and spraying!”

 I will use that another time 

Using some of the book pages, I punched out squares to add to the canvas.

TCW Rusting Powder Canvas/Sue Carroll TCW Rusting Powder Canvas/Sue Carroll TCW Rusting Powder Canvas/Sue Carroll

 Don’t forget to add color to the panel sides!

Below are the Tim Holtz Sets I used to add the squares and sentiment.

TCW Rusting Powder Canvas/Sue Carroll

TCW Rusting Powder Canvas/Sue Carroll TCW Rusting Powder Canvas/Sue Carroll

As always, it’s a joy to share with you!

Hope you take a few minutes to “hop on over” and check out the rest of these great designers and their inspiration found from Sanna’s beautiful canvas!

Happy Monday:)

Sue



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