Monday, November 25, 2013

It's a Wonderful Life

Hi all!!  It's Kim today with a project that I'm really hoping I haven't shared with you yet...LOL!  That's what happens when you create a bunch of projects and then fail to post them.  You can't remember which ones you posted and which ones you still need to post!

When Tim first introduced his burlap panels, one of his samples included some of his Distress Paints and I absolutely loved the look and the color combo.  Once I finally got my hands on some of the panels, I did a big 'ol CASE to create this project!

I started by putting down a few pieces of tissue tape and then applying some random spots of gesso, using a palette knife.  This gives the paint something to "cling" to when it's applied.  Once the gesso was dry, I stamped a sentiment (from Tim) on to a #8 Manila Tag (using Jet Black Archival Ink), attached it to the panel and then used the sponge dabber top to add some Distress Paints all over the panel...even on the burlap itself.
 Once the Distress Paint was dry,  I layered a piece of filmstrip, overlapping the tag.  I then added my photo, black and white is perfect for such a colorful tag, and then added a bunch of Tim embellies!  The metal key was aged with more Distress Paint.  The tag was from my stash.
I had some of these tiny bottles in my stash and I added some random pieces of designer paper to give the bottles that "note in a bottle" look.  Tiny pieces of twine around the neck of the bottle was a perfect finishing touch.
My last step was to stamp these sentiment, from the Way With Words stamp set, on a manila tag.  I then cut the words apart and inked the edges with a blending tool and Gathered Twigs ink.  Cutting the sentiment apart allowed me to put the words where they fit best.

I hope you enjoyed today's project!  Supply list below:

Distress Paint (Seedless Preserves, Broken China, Wild Honey...my fav combo)
Distress Ink (Gathered Twigs)

8 comments:

toni said...

Love your burlap panel with the layers of colour and perfect sentiment! The boys look very angelic !

Karen Crossen said...

Oh, I love this project! So Smart to use the gesso first . . . I get frustrated sometimes with paint on burlap!! Hadn't thought of using gesso first -brilliant!

Micki said...

Love the paint on the burlap. Adds such great texture and the burlap the perfect backdrop. Awesome layout and those boys are too stinkin' cute :)

Christi Conley said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE everything about this!!! And I found my new fav color combo :)

Bonnie Irvine said...

Handsome fellas, aren't they! I love how the gesso behind the paint allows the true colours to shine through. It's hard to get rich colour on burlap. Great technique, Kim. The message in a bottle is a great detail!

Sue Lelli said...

Kim, LOVE this! The burlap, the filmstrip, the colors, the words on manilla ~ FABULOUS project!

Mary-Ann Maldonado said...

Love it! Your boys look so young here. I LOVE burlap:o)

Andiepants said...

Your boys are adorable!! The paint combo is great and looks wonderful on the burlap.