Tuesday, November 19, 2013

"Inspire" a mixed media piece by guest designer Tatiana

Hello there. I am honored to be a guest designer for one of my favorite people, Susan Weckesser. One of the reasons I applied to be a guest designer is because I love how inspirational all of Susan's products are. It is for this reason I decided to start my piece with Susan's stamp "inspire" and go from there. This word led me to a quote I just love by John Quincy Adams which says "If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader."

  • 12” x 12” canvas
  • Susiebee Studios “Boquet” paper
  • Susiebee Studios “Color Burst” paper
  • Susiebee Studios “Live in Color” paper
  • The Paper Company “Paisley Sunshine” paper
  • Susan Weckesser & unity “Create your Day” stamps
  • Susan Weckesser & unity “Painted Sentiments” stamps
  • Ranger-Tim Holtz: Distress Paint-Black Soot
  • Ranger-Tim Holtz: Distress Paint-Brushed Pewter
  • Westcott: Scissor 6" Precision Titanium
  • Golden: Gel Medium-Matte
  • Raw canvas sheet
  • black card-stock

  1. Adhere “Paisley Sunshine” paper to canvas with Gel Medium.
  2. Cut out sun circle and glue it onto the “Color Burst” paper.
  3. Draw lines coming out of each sun ray that extend to edges of page.
  4. Cut out every other sun ray and adhere the sun and rays to background.
  5. Adhere a strip of “Boquet” paper to bottom of canvas as grass.

  6. Stamp 5 birds onto black card-stock with Pewter Distress Paint.
  7. Dab Black Distress Paint onto cloud stamp and press into raw canvas 3x.
  8. Cut out all 5 birds without legs and clouds with Precision scissors.
  9. Write out words onto white card-stock and cut them out in strips.

  10. Stamp the word “inspire” onto background and add other words with paint.
  11. Arange and then glue down birds, words and clouds with Gel Medium.
  12. Embelish to your hearts desire with paint and ink, etc.

Wishing you smiles and sunshine,
Tatiana (A.K.A. Crafty Cutie), Susan K. Weckesser Guest Designer

1 comment:

  1. This is wonderful! I love the quote and how you have the birds pulling the banners.


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