It is such a pleasure to welcome Eva Dobilas to the CLASSroom today! Eva is a true gem and I have absolutely loved getting to know her sweet, bubbly spirit. With all the happenings in life this past month I was BEHIND and when I asked her at the very last moment for her help showcasing the Unity Stamps this month, she so graciously accepted and knocked it out the park with her project today!
Eva lives in Southern California and has been an avid scrapbooker and cardmaker for the past 14 years! She loves to create elegant, classy, sometimes dreamy cards, layouts and 3D projects. You may have seen her work in Cardmaker and Scrap and Stamp Arts Magazine.
She loves using stamps, paint and dies on her projects and amongst current Design Team responsibilities she is happily designing for Creative Imaginations, Unity Stamp Co., My Favorite Things and Samantha Walker. You will find Eva teaching in California scrapbook stores. During her classes she shares the love of crafting with lots of tips and techniques. As well you will find so many inspiring and beautiful projects on her blog For the Love of Life.
We would appreciate so much if you would head over to Eva's blog and help us thank her for sharing her ideas here in the CLASSroom. Please leave your comment on her post about being a guest here --- you will have a chance to win some of the fabulous products used in this post! A winner will be randomly selected from the comments left on Eva's blog For the Love of Life, before midnight PDT, Wednesday, August 17th and announced on Thursday, August 18th.
Once again an enormous thanks to Eva for sharing this beautiful project with these wonderful tips and techniques!
ETA: Congratulations to the winner of this blog candy is:
please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your snail mail address! Thank you to all who visited Eva's blog and shared some love with her and thank you again to Eva for this beautiful creation and instructions!
Altered Canvas Using Unity Stamps by Eva Dobilas
There are lots of layers and textures on this canvas, but there are two products I wanted to highlight in particular other than Unity Stamps and those are Creative Imaginations Real Wood Paper and Clearly for Art Blackout Modeling Film by Art Parts. First let me show you the products I used.
And here are additional products I used including two Unity Stamp sets. One is a newly released Simple Stories Co-brand set called Generations and the other one is an IOD Co-brand set called Provencial Collection – My Dear. The canvas size I worked with is 6”x6”.
Using Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Sizzix die, I cut out my flowers from the modeling film, and using Versamark Dazzle, Champagne color ink stamp the images on the two biggest flowers. Using a heat gun heat the die cut and stamped modeling film and once it gets hot, I molded them into the shape I wanted. I just wanted to achieve more dimension on my flowers.
Next I ran my strip of Real Wood piece through my Tim Holtz Texture Fades Patchwork Embossing folder.
Using white acrylic paint and a foam brush, paint the raised parts of the embossed image.
I sprayed my canvas with three different color Glimmer Mists to get the background effect I wanted to work with.
While my canvas was drying I started to stamp my images onto Simple Stories 100 days of Summer paper line and started layering my products on my canvas. I also added some pretty May Arts ribbon and lace I had on hand. To finish my black flower I wanted to add some interest for the middle, so I stamped one of the doily images from the Generations stamp set and cut out the middle part of it and added a button to the middle of it.
Here is what my finished flower looks like.
And finally I inked up our photo with Vintage Photo Distress ink and added it to the canvas using a Tim Holtz Memo Pin. Here is a close up angle of my canvas, so you can see all the layers on this.
Unity Stamps - Simple Stories Co-brand: Generations
Unity Stamps – IOD Co-brand: Provencial Collection, My Dear
Paint: Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabber, Snow Cap
Tim Holtz Texture Fades Patchwork Embossing Folder
Tim Holtz, Sizzix Tattered Florals Die
Tim Holtz Memo Pin
May Arts Ribbon
Lace from my stash
Buttons by Clear and Simple Stamps