This canvas makes me laugh. After finishing my LE Sketchbook Project, I really wanted to create something but didn't know what and wasn't even sure I was in the mood to make anything. (Especially since everything I thought of making featured a big "F%$& You" on it. Hey, we all deal with grief in different ways. lol)
So I purposely set out to create something that was the exact opposite of what I was feeling. I reached for bright colors (normally my "must have" on any project) and a bright happy fun time title. I'll probably get around to making that deep, dark, morbid piece of something or other but for right now, making something that showed an emotion I wasn't feeling at the time was actually pretty freeing. Go figure. lol
I started with an 11x14 canvas and Mod Podged a sheet of scrapbook paper to it. BTW, I've always used gloss Mod Podge in the past but decided to give matte a whirl and holy crap, it is AWESOME and I'm not using gloss like, ever again. Once you go matte, you never go back!
Anyhoo, after that was done I added some Dylusions Ink Sprays (these are so fantastic) in various colors and decided to play around with multiple styles of Gauche Alchemy's Washi Tape. (Did you know we have washi tape in the store now? At amazing prices???) I really wanted to use this glittery ornament I got on clearance after Christmas so he made a home in the bottom corner there.
Next I decided to use some modeling paste with a circle stencil and didn't feel like that showed up enough so I added some Pearlex powders to it. Once I added the title, "Life is Beautiful", I felt that it and the washi tape was sort of fading into the background so I outlined all of it with a black pen. Done and done!
|Life is beautiful?|
**BTW, I do recognize the blessings in my life: 2 great kids, a loving husband, etc and so forth. This canvas is just a reflection of what I was feeling at the time so there you go. :)