I adore this photo. It might be because of the frizzy hair, the giant bow, or just the shy smile. I knew this was the girl I needed to use.
The canvas is 8x10, but she is mounted on a piece of paper I cut to 5x7. I mounted the paper onto a piece of mat board and used Vintage Photo Distress Ink on the edges. She is placed slightly off center. I then started adding little bits and pieces.
There are Remnant Rubs, Industrious Stickers, Word Bands, and an Ideaology Heart Charm all from Tim Holtz. Vintage lace, an old key, a watch face, a game piece, an old train ticket, a postage stamp, some brads,and a brass key tag round out the decor surrounding the found relative.
For the main canvas I rubbed Distress Stain in Gathered Twigs and Evergreen Bough. I took a paint brush dipped in water and "painted" all over to blend away any lines. I added some paper to the corners to add visual interest. I glued them down and then sanded the edges so they would blend into the canvas. I rubbed Vintage Photo Distress Ink on the edges to age the paper. I added some washi tape to one corner and colored it using Distress Markers and Inks. Next, I went in with my Distress Inks in Mowed Lawn and Antique Linen. I used the Faded Dot Stencil randomly on the canvas. I then used Distress Paint in Weathered Wood and Bundled Sage to add more layers. I needed more blue to tie in with the background paper she was on. I used Broken China Distress Paint and the Heart Stencil in a couple spots.
I used the same quote Tim used on one of his canvases.
I used the Black Soot Distress Marker to outline the words and smeared it with water. Being a total bonehead I forgot that distress reacts with water... every time. So I ended up washing away my background around the words. I used a dry paint brush and the Distress Stains to repair my booboo.
I decided where I wanted to mount the photo and cut through the canvas so I could attach the clipboard clip. She is just held on by the clip. I did not glue her down to the canvas.
There you have it. The cutest little girl I have never met.
I am entering her into A Vintage Journey's Say it with Words Challenge. I am also entering her into The Artful Times Game Piece Challenge.
Crafting By Design has any Anything Goes Challenge.
Rhedd and Rosies is having an aged and distressed challenge.
What have you been crafting?