Thursday, May 15, 2014

Technique Time

Hello Again!

I am popping in again today to share my design team project for Scrapping 4 Fun Challenges.  The new challenge is to create a technique project (i.e. masking, tearing, inking, embossing, watercolor, weaving, folding, etc.)

I have been really inspired by my teammate, Sarah, to create an art canvas.  Needless to say, I need LOTS of practice, but here is my first ever art canvas:

I cut the flowers with my Cameo and then pieced them together.  I added a bit of glitter glue to the middle.

The techniques I used are tearing, die-cutting, paper-piecing, & embossing.
(Supplies: blank canvas, pattern paper, cardstock, Mod Podge, embossing paste, stencils- The Crafter's Workshop & Prima, butterfly punch- Martha Stewart, glitter glue- Martha Stewart, blue acrylic paint, phrase die-cut -Silhouette Cameo)

This phrase- "Be Yourself.  Everyone Else is Taken," really resonated with me and it reminded me of my high school days.  Let me tell you why.  In high school (eons ago!), my best friend, who is also my cousin, was a very popular girl.  And it was easy to see why.  She was outgoing, cheerful, funny and friendly.  I was quiet, shy, and although friendly, not very talkative. 
So one day I decided I wanted to be like her, so I can be popular, too. :-) So I began being bouncy and chatty and hyper.  But guess what?  It was EXHAUSTING to be her!!! Needless to say, I gave it up after one day and decided I was just going to be ME. :)

Well, dear friends, what technique are you going to try?  Go have some crafty fun and then share with us here.  Thanks again for sharing some of your time with me.  :D

Happy Crafting,

1 comment:

  1. Hi Angie, thank you for your beautiful DT creations.
    I love the flowers and fond of your phrase.
    Have a great weekend.