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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Unity Stamp {Be Inspired} Blog Hop

I am honoured to be a part of this month's Unity Stamp Company Blog Hop all because my dragonfly piece was selected as the winner for last month's {Be Inspired} Challenge! The Hop starts at the Unity Stamp Company Blog and here is the {Be Inspired} Challenge Board for this month:

This is the 5x7 canvas I created, which was completely inspired by this month's challenge board and two of my brand new Unity stamp sets that I received for my win last month. Both stamp sets are by Donna Downey: Wild and Free and SHE
And the following is a photo-heavy tutorial on how this canvas came together and all the products I used to create it. By the way this canvas came together surprisingly quickly and easily, from blank canvas to completed project in less than 2 hours, so why not give it go?
I started by spraying my canvas so heavily that the liquid pooled and then I used my heat gun to dry it which caused these wonderful rings of color to be created. Once this was totally dry I sprayed my canvas with a workable fixative so that the sprays wouldn't reactivate when I added more paint later.
Next I stamped my image right onto the canvas using my Olive Stazon ink.

 
I did not use a stamping block but and pushed the stamp right onto the canvas.
I then mixed up a light green paint for the background.  I wanted to use my fluid acrylic paint because it is more translucent than craft or regular acrylic paint.
And, because it is so translucent look how the green became almost golden when it dried...
Not wanting to waste any of that lovely green paint, I mixed it in with some light modeling paste and pushed it through my brand new Prima butterfly stencil.
And after my butterflies had dried, using my finger, I brushed a light coat of emerald metallic rub over each one to make it pop, and then I outlined each butterfly using black gel pen to really make them stand off the page.
I stamped my sentiment onto some white tissue paper using my Archival waterproof ink and adhered it to the canvas with a glossy gel medium. This way the tissue disappears and the sentiment is easily read.  And since I had the gel medium out, I brushed each butterfly with the gel medium and sprinkled on some micro fine glitter ... just because everything I make needs to sparkle - grin.
And finally to add some dimension I added a bit of a shadow to the poppies with my Copic markers in warm greys, and VOILA!... a sweet little bit of uplifting encouragement to send out to a friend.

So as always, thank YOU for popping in to see what I am up to and Make sure you leave a comment on the Unity Blog & the each of the Design Team Member's Blog's (and of course MY Blog, smile) to be entered into the Unity Blog Hop draw!

and now hop on over to Natalie's blog to see what she created!


Yours in "Unity"
Scrapbook Lynne Mizera












36 comments:

  1. Photo heavy....oh yeah! Great tips and techniques, Lynne. I love your canvas!!

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  2. Oh, WOW!!! I have been wanting to do something on canvas and was at a loss of what, what size, how, etc. Now I know! I am totally doing this! I LOVE IT! Thank you for the tutorial!

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  3. Love the use of spray inks. I too have been experimenting with them and love the bright colors and texture I get. Your canvas is so full of texture! Love it!!

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  4. Such a beautiful canvas - love the poppies and the sparkly butterflies.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  5. I have never done a canvas and this inspires me to make one! It is beautiful!

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  6. WOW LYNN I love this canvas. If it needs a home mine would be a good spot. It is stunning. Thank you for sharing this with us.

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  7. I am gobsmacked by this! Seriously amazingly gorgeous and I think you've inspired me to try my first canvas. I love the inky textures of yours! Congrats on being a Unity feature!

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  8. That canvas is just gorgeous. I need to start moving in that mixed media direction.

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  9. Wow, your tutorial is wonderful and absolutely love the canvas!! Poppies are one of my favourite flowers! You sure nailed the colour challenge with this project, lots of extra little details that make it ever so special! Well done and congratulations!! :)

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  10. Stunning canvas! Love the mixed media look, those butterflies are lovely! Great texture! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  11. I have several canvases I bought a few years ago ... alas, I've never done anything with them. Your stunning project (& step by step instructions!) truly inspire me to give this a try myself. And if Ruby didn't already have dibbs, I'd say my home would be more lovely with this beautiful piece.

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  12. Love all of your wonderful instructions. Beautiful project

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  13. This is just gorgeous Lynne! I am so happy that you took pics along the way and I love your tutorial. It looks like it was fun to make and it will be even more fun for the lucky recipient!

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  14. The poppies are very pretty. Love the texture! catisi@aol.com

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  15. Congrats! Gorgeous canvas--I like the sparkly butterflies.

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  16. Stunning canvas Lynne thanks for sharing how you go about it :) I must try a canvas sometime!

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  17. I love your canvas! I just became a new follower.

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  18. This is gorgeous! Thank you for the fabulous tutorial! LOVE those butterflies and always love those poppies!!!

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  19. Stunning! That would look great framed and hanging on a wall!

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  20. Wow, your canvas is beautiful Lynne. Thanks for the tutorial! Congrats again on your {be Inspired} win.

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  21. Wow I loVe your beautiful canvas. Great tutorial. Thanks for sharing your Unity Hop project.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    DesignsByDragonfly {blogspot}

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  22. Oh Lynne, this is gorgeous. And I like how you showed us the steps. Awesome artwork.

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  23. This is such a beautiful canvas! Love the poppies and the creamy looking background. Thanks for the step out too :)

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  24. Wow Lynne, this is absolutely amazing!!! I love that you shared your process as well. Thank you SO much for joining us at Unity this week.

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  25. What an awesome work of art Lynne. Congrats again on your well-deserved win last month and for hopping with the Unity team.

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  26. Congratulations Lynne!! You created a true work of art and I'm all inspired. I bought some canvas last week and it's still in the packet. Better get it out!
    xxx
    Riëtte

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  27. This is gorgeous Lynne! Love how you pooled all those ink sprays

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  28. Wow this is absolutely wonderful. You are so talented.

    sonya Johnson

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  29. Wow this is such a pretty canvas ! Beautifully done

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  30. Wowzer, that's gorgeous. Love this. Hugz

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  31. Wow,what a beautiful project! I'm still speechless of so marvelous creation.You are very inspiring.Thanks for sharing and many blessings.

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  32. So gorgeous!! LOVE the vibrant orange of the poppies and warm glow of the butterflies. Beautiful piece of art!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  33. Your canvas is stunning! I love the butterflies and beautiful colors.

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  34. Absolutely GORGEOUS! I'd love to hang this in my home.

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