Hey everyone! The Baker's Dozen is back with a little Blog Hop surprise for you! Since the Taylored Expressions store is now carrying the newly released templates (straight outta Winter CHA) from Crafter's Workshop, we thought we'd show them off! Maybe even show you a new technique or two. :) You can see all the templates HERE! I got to pick one to play with and I chose the Gathered Flowers Template. I knew I wanted to do something different...not a card..not a scrapbook page. I went out to my nearest craft store and bought a flat 8"x 8" canvas. Well let me just show you the finished product and THEN I'll break it down! :)
I made wall art! Can you see the template on the canvas? I made that by first painting my canvas with Seashell Pink (by Folk Art) craft paint. I then used a tube of white Texture Magic Dimensional Paint (boy have I been itching to use this stuff) and spread this all over on top of the template. Make sure to secure your template down to your canvas...I did so by using teeny tiny bits of double-sided tape in a few spots....it didn't budge at all. I didn't want to buy one of those fancy dancy spreader thingies, so I just used a kitchen stoneware scraper and an old credit card. I'm weirdly "frugal" like that. Anyway, it worked out perfectly! When you're done, you just lift it up and let it dry overnight.
Pretty neat, huh?! Here's a little closeup just to give you an idea of the dimension created.
I then spritzed a shimmering spray all over in a kind of tan color to mute the sharpness.
And then just embellish at will! I can't wait to hang this on her wall...right above where she rests her pretty head. :) Now if I'm feeling particularly ambitious, maybe....just maybe....I'll finish spelling her name! Either way, I'm very pleased with how this turned out and how my template made such a gorgeous background. Now I can't wait to see what the rest of the Baker's Dozen have done! Be sure and check them out, and if you have a moment, leave some lovin'...we all love to get some lovin'! :)
PS. When this post goes live, my body will be rolling into one of those MRI machines to get a little picture of this tiny tumor I have at the back of my brain....I would love a little prayer... Just a little something in the hopes it hasn't gotten any bigger. :)
PPS. The new Want2Scrap store is now open for business! Check it out when you can...they have some fun new goodies!