Thursday, July 23, 2015

{Spotlight Project} PartyGirl Grows Wings

Hi, everyone! It's Monika back sharing a little canvas I made using The Bee's Knees' PartyGirl, Shery Russ Designs' Eclectic Florals, and ARTplorations stencils Retro Circles and Old Rose Prints. It is the type of project I have been wanting to do for a while now, but never really dared getting even started. One could say that this canvas was inspired by the collective work of our Mixed Media girls. They inspired me to finally take up the challenge which, once started, was not that difficult after all.

Allowing for plenty of drying time between the steps, I begun by sticking some pretty paper on a small canvas using Mod Podge. 
TIP! I used some off-cuts as I was pretty sure that one wouldn't see the join in the end, but it might have been a little easier using a purpose cut piece instead.

Next I created a wash using pink, green, and gold acrylic paints...

...before stenciling the Old Rose Prints using gold acrylic paint and a make up sponge.

Next I heat embossed the Retro Circles using Rainbow Crystal embossing powder, which is basically clear embossing powder with glitter.

I then stamped, coloured, and fussy cut PartyGirl, gave her some sliver skeleton leaves as wings, and added some die cuts and ribbon. Next, I blended some melon mambo ink on a piece of white card before stamping and fuzzy cutting one of the small flowers from the Eclectic Florals set, printed and fussy cut my computer generated phrase before adhering and sealing it all into place using Mod Podge.
TIP! Use the smallest brush you can get away with. The one I used was a little too large for the size of my project and I ended up with a thicker coat of Mod Podge than I would ideally have liked.

Once dry, I finished off with some pearls and doodles in gold (Uni Ball Signo) and clear star (Sakura Gelli Roll) adding some subtle shading, detail and borders.

Here is another look at the finished project:

That's it from me for today. Hope you feel inspired to make something different, something you always wanted to try.

Have a lovely day!

Monika xxx

Products Monika used in today's project:


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  1. So pretty, and such attention to detail. I especially love the delicate wings.

  2. What a magical little canvas with a sweet tiny fairy. Just beautiful.

  3. What a magical little canvas with a sweet tiny fairy. Just beautiful.

  4. Wow this is beautiful! So much detail and I love her wings! xxx

  5. How nice!! I love the wings, the sentiment and the whole project!! Great use of the stencils and stamps!!

  6. BEAUTIFUL canvas! Love all the details....thanks for the tutorial Monika!

  7. I love the wings!! Totally a beautiful canvas Monika! Thanks for sharing! :)
    Suchi xx

  8. Gorgeous canvass - the wings are so cleverly done.

  9. Adorable creation with gorgeous image and colours....enjoy your weekend..x
    {aNNie My Personal Blog}

  10. Beautiful multimedia card. Thank you for the tips.

  11. What a lovely project - love the wings in particular!


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