Monday, November 6, 2017

Autumn's Splendor Canvas by Jenn

Hello Sin City Stampers!! Today I want to share this adorable home decor for Fall, titled "Autumn's Splendor". This is my favorite time of year with all of the falling leaves and beautiful colors. I hope this season is as inspirational to you as it is to me!

Here is how I made it...
Gather your supplies to start.
  1. Small canvas
  2. Black gesso
  3. Background stencil
  4. Spray inks in autumn colors (I used green, orange, and purple)
  5. Spray inks in an array of browns and golds
  6. Crackle paste
  7. Iridescent spray
  8. Flowers
  9. Tiny pine-cones
  10. Black ink pad
  11. Gold ink pad
  12. Clear or iridescent embossing powder
  13. Heat tool
  14. Pearlizing medium

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Alright! Let's get started on this fun Fall project!


1. Cover your canvas entirely with black gesso and allow to dry.
2. Using a gold ink and the stamp shown, randomly apply to dry canvas
3.Sprinkle over stamped areas with clear or iridescent embossing powder, heat set and let dry.
4. Arrange your flowers and embellishments on canvas to get an idea of how you want it to look.
5. Using watercolor paper and an array of brown and gold sprays, create a background as shown. 
**TIP:(to get the effect shown, spray ink on a craft sheet and dab your paper onto it. Start with your lightest color and continue to the darkest color one at a time and be sure to dry in between each color)
6. Stamp your owls onto the water-colored background using black archival ink. Cut out the larger owl (or whichever you choose) and set aside.
7. Use crackle paste through a background stencil all over your canvas and let the paste dry completely. You can use a heat tool to speed up drying, however allowing it to dry naturally will result in a much better crackle look.
8. Once dry, start spraying ink colors light to dark in random areas all over the canvas. Dry color before applying the next. Adding a spritz of water to sprayed color will help spread into cracks.
9.Apply a sentiment. Use a clear gluing agent to cover the sentiment area and let dry. This ensures that any more ink applied will not cover lettering.

Here are a few close-ups to show detail.



Finally, add your owl using foam dots to add depth. Add flowers and brush them lightly with a pearlizing medium. Once everything is dry, cover your owl with a small piece of plastic and spray canvas with iridescent spray! Just adds that nice shimmer!!
There you have it! A wonderful addition to your Fall decorations!! Thanks so much for joining me today and I hope that I have inspired you to get creative this colorful season! Be sure to head over to our online store to see all of the great stamps available to you!! http://sincitystamps.com/
xxJenn