Hey everyone! It's Lisa back with another really fun project for you today. I'm featuring Ranger products on my post today for a Mixed Media Mini Canvas that I've turned into a wall hanging. It's a long post today, but well worth it!
This little wall hanging is just a neat, creative way to get your groove on and get ready for the holidays. No sentiment necessary. Heck, if you use the right patterned paper? The sentiments are all over it! But, you can always stamp something on this canvas, too.
To start with, I'm using a 4 x 6" flat back canvas board that you can get in an assortment pack by Dina Wakley. These boards are perfect for small to medium sized projects. They are already primed so you won't need to do that part...YAY!
I stamped three of the ornaments from the Essentials by Ellen Clear Stamps Fat Pants, by Julie Ebersole in Versamark ink and heat embossed them in a variety of metallic embossing powders onto patterned paper. The ornaments were then die-cut using the matching die set, Essentials by Ellen Designer Dies, Fat Pants by Julie Ebersole.
The ornaments are then set aside for much, much...much later. ;) Just don't forget where you put them.
Decide which orientation you'd like to work with your panel. It WILL matter and it is important. So this is the time to make that decision. Then tear out some strips of patterned paper from a paper pad. It's usually a good idea not to go too crazy (so you can add some color in between the open spaces), but far be it from me to tell someone not to try something. I usually like to tear the strips. But this time I didn't. Lay the strips down, get a good idea how you like them, take a photo so you don't forget, THEN using a collage glue (I used Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium, Matte) adhere your pieces back where you want them.
* Remember! It's important to add the collage medium under the paper and on top. *
Next, I wanted to add more color. To make that white space go away. Far, far away. So for that, I used the Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium in Vintage. I probably should have used a paintbrush for this, but I thought a make up sponge would enable me to smooth the medium into the areas the way that I wanted. I'll have to give this product another try, honestly, because it was kinda goopy right out of the jar. It does give a brown-ish tint, though. So there's that!
After I dried the Vintage Medium I went in with a few color of Distress Inks: Candied Apple, Barn Door, Fired Brick, Peeled Paint, Evergreen Bough, and Ground Espresso. As I was adding the color one of my paper strips started to come up, so I "helped" it along. I like the roughed up look of torn edges in collage. What can I say?
Once this was dry I used a snow stencil and the Ranger Texture Paste with a palette knife to create a snow-like effect. Before the Texture Paste could dry, Ranger Distress Stickles Dry Glitter in Clear Rock Candy was sprinkled on top. Tap the excess off and put back in the jar. This is the BEST glitter. ♥ So versatile!!
Next up, I cut out some random images from the patterned paper that i have (the Tim Holtz Mini Stash, Tidings). I adhered these using the Distress Collage Medium in Matte and then on top I added the Ranger Distress Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium, Crazing. I used a brush for this one. (See? I got smart!) This medium is very thin in viscosity (or so it seemed to me.) And I applied it in a few thin layers first in one direction and then in another on top of the paper image. It can be heat set with a heat tool or air dried. This product leaves tiny little cracks when dry.
I cut a few thin strips from each color of Tim Holtz Deco Sheets, Holiday 2016 which are adhesive backed. The green was added to the left side and a little notched banner was added near the top right side.
Using the tip of a sharp pair of scissors or another sharp tool, punch a small hole at the top of each ornament. Add foam squares to the backs of the and put into place where you'd like them onto the canvas being careful not to cover the hole. Thread the ornaments with gold thread and tie with a bow. Bring the edges of the excess thread over the back of the canvas board and secure. I secured each bow with Ranger Multi Medium, Matte. After this I filled the open areas of each ornament with Ranger Glossy Accents. I wanted them to look more ornament-y, for a lack of better terms.
I then took a length of the Tim Holtz Crinkle Ribbon and trimmed to size. Using the Distress Inks again I simply rubbed the inks onto my work surface, spritzed with water, and rubbed the ribbon into the ink. Crinkling it to make sure of an even coating. Dry the ribbon with a heat tool, continue to crinkle as it dries. Punch two holes and thread the ribbon through. Attach the Tim Holtz Jingle Brads to one side.
Last, but not least? A few simple pearls and rhinestones were added. Very simple, but just the right touch.
Whew!! And here are a few cloe-ups for your viewing pleasure.
I think you can see the crackles in the December 25 from the Crazing. Yeah! And aren't those Jingle Brads the cutest?
And this next one really shows the embossing of Julie's Ornaments!
I hope you enjoyed today's #TexturalTuesdays and that it inspired you to create.