Tribute Canvas for John
How excited I was to get my Flamingo Scraps Warehouse Sale Combination Box with all the wonderful goodness. When I saw the Teresa Collins Now & Then collection, I knew that this was just what I was waiting for my Tribute Canvas for my cousin.
I started with a 12 x 12 canvas and applied a coat of gesso. I then painted the canvas and sides with Tim Holtz Distress Paints (available via special order - just contact Suzanne). I mixed Weathered Wood, Broken China, and a few drops of Tarnished Brass to get the color I liked. After the paint dried I mixed Liquitex Modeling Paste with a Vintage Photo Distress Paint (available at Flamingo Scraps) and applied to the canvas using a mask (stencil).
While that was drying, I printed pictures and icons that best described my cousin. On the little icons I used Glossy Accents to make them like charms. I mounted the pictures using Teresa Collins Now & Then Collection as the back ground. Now & Then Collection was perfect for the masculine feel of this canvas. I tore, distressed and inked the edges of paper using Prima Chalk InkEdger as well as Tim Holtz Distress Ink. I found a Teresa Collins stamp set that I had with sentiments that fit perfect.
You all know that I like bling and I was faced with a dilemma…..what is man bling? Gears! Keys! Nuts! Bolts! Metal objects! Burlap! Cork! And of course light bulbs! Prima Tiny Junk Yard Findings, Tim Holtz idea-ology goodies, Maya Road Burlap Red Rose (for love), Fancy Pants cork heart and a few stash items cured the dilemma. By the way, Flamingo Scraps has Tim Holtz and Prima man bling, as well as Maya Road Burlap Roses.
Mod-Podge was my choice to mount the pictures and sentiments. I used Mod-Podge and Glossy Accents to adhere the man bling.
I hope you enjoy my very first project as a design team member for Flamingo Scraps. Remember to check with Flamingo Scraps for the products I incorporated into my Tribute Canvas. Check back often, Flamingo Scraps is getting new CHA products in every day.
Wishing you a wonderful rest of the week!
Note: I’m sending my Tribute Canvas to John’s mother. I pray that this will be part of her healing process and it was of mine. This is also a tribute to Dad...he is the one with holding John in the center.