The theme for the Scrapware Design Team this week was HOME. I was glad to be a part of this theme as I love all things "home". I am a home body by nature, I can't think of anywhere else I would rather be. Ever.
So here are my HOME creations:
This is a reverse canvas featuring the Scrapware Wisteria Lane house which I have further embellished with German Scrap borders and the tiny little German Scrap Keyhole. The Nadine frame (Medium) is perfect for this sized canvas (8" x 8"). I have simply painted the chipboard house with white gesso and dry brushed some pink acrylic over the top. The roof is covered with calico which I have then gesso'ed and finished with a gold Rub n Buff. A HOME wouldn't be complete without a nest! To create the nest I have simply used Coconut Fibre (available at Scraptivate) which I have painted white. I admit, painting coconut fibre is a challenge ... but worth it, lol!
A little twist on the HOME theme - for this canvas I used the brand new Toadstool House. I love this product, something a little different and ever so cute don't you think?
To colour the toadstools I have used the new Tim Holtz Distress Stains. These make colouring chipboard ever so easy. The bottle comes with a sponge dabber top, so it is as simple as dab it on and voila, your piece is coloured. Because of the fluid nature of the product, blending the colours is also easy - that's how I achieved the two tone colouring on the Toadstool House.
For the frame part of this canvas I have used my Lyra Water colour crayons. The photo doesn't really do it justice, but the colours look beautiful. Watercolour crayons rock!
With a little patience I managed to adhere the new Scrapware Fences and Gate to the front of the canvas, with space behind for flowers and embellishment. Again, it's hard to show you the detail ... which just means you will have to come and see us at Melbourne Paperific to see it in real life! Can't make it to Melbourne? Perhaps do the class at Scraptivate instead!
Don't forget all of the Scrapware products are available at Scraptivate ...
See you soon!