I LOVE Spring! The birds singing, the fresh air and the wonderful bright new colors popping up everywhere! So, to celebrate I couldn’t resist but to make a canvas that was filled with LAYERS and different colors.
I started my canvas by using acrylic paint to create my background.
I then worked on my tree. I had so much fun building this up. I first used acrylic paint and then I put a layer od Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint over it. When the crack was not quite dry I worked in pearlescent teal and orange based acrylic paint to create bark like texture. I then melted on coat of bee wax mixed with a little of Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Ink and rub some tea stained Mica fragments from Stampendous into the edge of the canvas.
I LOVE my little hearts!!! I resined them with Susan Lenart Kazmer’s Ice Resin. I used my Susan K. Weckesser Inc. co-branded Unity Stamp company : a little grunge love - hearts and stamped onto some old paper. I really like how Ice Resin effect the appearance of the paper.
I also stamped my Susan K. Weckesser Inc. stamp: SMILE, from the set Insta-cute onto some tissue paper and then decoupaged it onto the canvas.
Now I am already for spring…..as long as we don’t have anymore surprise snow storms! *grin*
Paint yourself some spring today, it will put a smile on your face for sure!
I am loving all the entries for February’s Create to Live Challenge! You have to take a look if you haven’t. Some really beautiful work there!!! AMAZING!!!!
If you haven’t entered yet you have a couple more days…. Read more about the Create to Live Challenge HERE!
Have a AWESOME DAY!!!