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Ok so Misfit Crafter, let me explain. To me being a maker, crafty person, artsy being has made me feel less like a so called Misfit. So really Misfit I see as someone who just goes with the flow of life. So I am a Misfit Crafter. Also I am a mom of two beautiful beings & a wife & so much more.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Mixed Media Blossom Canvas Featuring DCWV (my first Design Team post)


Oh my gosh I am so excited to bring you my first DCWV Design Team Project.
Insert squeal here...lol
So let's get started on how I made this little 8 x 8 canvas.

First I started by using a print from the DCWV Color & Create Projects Stack called Blossoms. Colored it with my Copic markers.
And then fussy cut the flowers out.
I then choose a script print from the DCWV 8"x8" The Maps, Text & Ledgers Stack. 
I tore the edges of the page to give it a tattered look. I used an 8"x8" canvas that came already painted gold. But of course you could just paint any canvas gold with some quick paint.
Next I use PAPER Mod Podge to adhere the script page to the canvas only coating the back of the paper and the surface of the canvas. Once I applied the paper to the canvas I added Mod Podge to the flower cut out and the surface of the script page. And adhered the flowers down. 

Then I just added Mod Podge to the entire surface to seal it all in.
Then smoothed it all out with a thin flat spatula.
I next mixed some whipped paste paint medium with Martha Stewart Multi Surface Satin paint in Putty color just using a spatula and a paper plate.

I then spread the colored paste over the edges of the canvas & the edges of the cut flowers to help hide the stark divide of the papers. I was careful to make sure parts of the script showed through.
Once the paste dried I smoothed out the loose & rough bits from the paste by just running my hands over the piece. Finally I finished off the piece by dry brushing on Martha Stewart Metallic Paint in Copper Color over the entire piece. But very lightly on the flowers.
And there you have my first piece officially on the DCWV Design Team
What you are going to need to complete this project!
  • 8" x 8" Gold canvas (pre-bought gold or painted gold)
  • DCWV The Maps, Text & Ledgers Stack
  • DCWV Color & Create Projects Blossoms coloring stack.
  • Copics or any markers to color in picture.
  • Paper Mod Podge
  • Martha Stewart Multi-Surface Acrylic paints: Metallic Copper & Satin Putty
  • Plastic spatula
  • hair paint brush & sponge paint brush
  • whipped paste acrylic paint medium or an texture type paste in white



Thursday, June 9, 2016

Dreaming Tree Blog Hop - Star Gift Box Girl Scout Style

Welcome to the blog hop featuring Dreaming Tree SVG Files.
I am so excited to be part of this blog hop.
Be sure to read through this whole post so you can how to win a Dreaming Tree Gift Card!

So it's the end of the year for my daughters Girl Scout troop and I wanted to make a little gift for the girls I thought it would be neat to make this box and fill it with goodies for the girls at the end of the year party. So I made a Girl Scout version of this Dreaming Tree Star Gift Box. 

My version



Project Ingredients:
3 sheet of green 12 x 12 card stock
1 sheet 12 x 12 yellow glitter card stock
3 sheets 12 x 12 white shimmer card stock
Cricut Explore
glue
Bling
Yellow Ribbon


Hope you like this project as much as I do. Now for the goodies....

Thank you for participating in the June Blog Hop Featuring Dreaming Tree SVG Files. To enter for your chance to receive a Dreaming Tree Gift Certificate you must leave a comment. The more blogs you visit and comment on, the more chances you have to win! Contest runs from 06/10/2016 12:00 AM EST to 06/13/2016 11:59 PM EST. 1 winner will be awarded from each blog and 1 grand prize winner will be awarded based on all comments from all blogs. Winners will be posted by June 15, 2016. Please check back to see if you are a winner!
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Please continue the hop by visiting the next crafter on the list! 
 You are here>> 2. Misfit Crafter 
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