Hi there, Flock! Genie here today, madly crafting amidst all the holiday baking and get-togethers. I have two more canvases that I made as gifts today.
Ok, truth: I made the first one and loved it so much that I made a second so that I could keep it all for myself. *blush*
These were so super simple! I used a couple of 12x12" canvases and put down a rough base coat. All of the paint used for this project is Tim Holtz Distress Paint in the holiday 2013 collection. You should definitely contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a SUPER deal on special ordering these bad boys. I really love this group of colors!! The top canvas was rough coated with pumice stone and iced spruce, and the bottom canvas painted with evergreen bough. I wanted just a little more distressing, so I added some bubble wrap stamping; on top, in evergreen bough and the bottom in ripe persimmon. I let that mostly dry, and then used a ruler to sketch in a 2x2" grid. I was going for a bit of a distressed look, so I didn't worry about making the lines even widths or even when the marker went through some damp paint. I found this awesome quote (for those that don't know, I've been a professional studio/wedding photographer for just over 13 years now) and pulled out my Prima wood icons and played with them to determine placement. I decided on one row of different colored cameras; love the contrast. The cameras on the top canvas were painted with pine needles and aged mahogany, and the cameras on bottom with ripe persimmon and dusty concord.
I was going for a messy, distressed look, so I didn't worry about getting the paint even or completely covering the wood. I'm sorry that these detail shots are a little blurry. Michigan's been in the middle of a snow storm all weekend and I wasn't able to get very good light. The typewriter font and ink are from my stash.
Thanks for looking, and I'll be back soon!