In Stamping Mode

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

New Crafter's Workshop at Taylored Expressions

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 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'! :)

Taylor VanBruggen
Jami Sibley
Alex Maldonado
Carolina Buchting
Charmaine Ikach
Donna Baker
Jackie Pedro
Jeanie Witmer
Jodi Collins
Karen Giron
Karen Motz
Sankari Wegman

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!


Danni said...

This is so soft and delicate! Just gorgeous!

Jami said...


Melissa....this is INCREDIBLE! GORGEOUS!!!

I'm praying for you today friend.

Basement Stamper said...

Sending a big prayer your way that the MRI turns out in your favor.

This work of art is sensational!!! I would love to have one of those for my little girls room. I just made her a little frame too but this would have been is beautiful!!!!

Karen Giron said...

Oh my word!!! GASP!! I'm speechless! This is amazing! Love the look of the paint on the canvas and all of those beautiful flowers!!!

Karen Motz said...

This is SO feminine and GORGEOUS!!! LOVE that you used the template on a canvas!!!

Jackie Pedro said...

I have no words for this absolutely GORGEOUS piece of artwork....but I do have many prayers going up for you!

Karin said...

This is gorgeous (",)
Hugs, Karin

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Wow, this is just gorgeous, Melissa! GORGEOUS!

Carolina said...

Be still my heart Melissa...just STUNNNNNINNNGGG! You are THE shabby chic queen. Love it!

The Spotted Chick said...

Just amazing Melissa! Love the pink and that icing is beautiful.

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