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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Today I've a new canvas to share with you. 
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The blue background started with lots of Tim Holtz Distress Paint in "broken china" and "salty ocean" which I sprayed with water and just let it run all over and mix together till I was happy with the color. Then "picket fence" and "picked raspberry" Distress Paint were applied with random stamps. The brick wall is "vintage photo" and "fired brick" Distress Paint mixed with Golden extra heavy gel medium applied through the Wendy Vecchi Brick Wall stencil with Liquitex paint in "unbleached titanium" for the "grout". 
The tree is made from Glidden paint chips cut with a Sizzlits die called "branches with leaves". After die cutting I dipped them in melted Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel. The trunk is also paint chips - torn, painted with Distress Paint and then coated with Inkssentials Crackle Accents.
The die cut branches and leaves behaved just as I expected when I put them in the hot UTEE, curling and bending - look at the dimension - exactly what I was trying to achieve!
The birds are chipboard by FabScraps coated with gesso then painted with Silks Acrylic Glaze.  You can see the thick, shiny coating of enamel on the leaves pretty well in this picture too:
Many of the products I've used are available at the eclecticPaperie online shop, I've linked them for you for easy shopping. Be sure to poke around the store and the eclecticPaperie blog, you'll find lots of great ideas and cool things to buy!


ParkNSlide said...

Love this! Your tree construction from paint chips is most clever. The birds' bright colors add a touch of whimsy.

toni said...

Love your canvas! Wow paint chips what a great idea, shall be collecting these when I'm next in a DIY shop. Love the vibrant background and sweet little birdsx

Kim said...

Stunning! I love that you used paint chips to die cut the leaves, so much fun!!

Sandy said...

Really nice and I learned a few tricks too!

Howsewears said...

Beautiful, Teresa!!!
Fondly, Tami

Bast said...

That is absolutely GORGEOUS! TFS

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous canvas Teresa ! Love the leaves and the bricks are fabulous ! Sue C x

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous canvas Teresa ! Love the leaves and the bricks are fabulous ! Sue C x

SandeeNC said...

LOVE all the tiny birds in the tree, fabulous work!

Micki said...

Wow, love how your brick wall turned out. I swear it looks like real grout and bricks. And a fabulous idea using the punch to make branches. It's gorgeous.

Erin Smetak said...

Gorgeous canvas! The brick wall is amazing, and the way you created your tree and birds is outstanding!

Tracy said...

Oh wow Teresa you never cease to amaze me...beautiful and oh so intricate it!!

Lucy Edmondson said...

Wow, this is great. It was really worth opening up the photos for a better look. That grout and brick work is so realistic,

Lucy x