This little girl, from Tammy Tutterow, was smiling at me and I knew I had to use her on a project. I fussy cut her and gave her a bit of color using Fossilized Amber. While she dried I worked on something to put her on.
I took a 5x7 canvas panel and covered it with tissue paper. I put a layer of matte gel on the canvas and put the paper on top. I then applied another layer of matte gel. I squished the paper around to get some wrinkles on there. Wrinkles add great texture; and if you goof and make wrinkles when it was intended you can say you meant to do it! I dried the whole thing with my heat gun.
Next I grabbed my Tattered Angels Simply Sheer in Cozy Yellow and randomly spritzed. I mixed some Jacquard Pearl Ex in Copper and water to spritz on too.
After this was dry I used Distress Spray in Tea Dye. I squeezed my fingers around the sprayer to give more droplets than a fine mist.
Now it is time to start layering. I knew I wanted to use the little girl and I found this fantastic saying. The saying led to me giving her giant wings. I used my trellis die and added that to the side. I didn't use any of the internal pieces so the tissue could still show through. At this point none of this is glued down. I don't usually glue until I have everything set in case I change my mind.
Here is why I don't glue. Here are a couple things I tried before settling on my final layout. At one point I had a key, a compass, and an arrow on here too!
The wooden bits are old game pieces. I have no idea what the metal number is from, but I bought a bunch at a junk show.
I love how her wings are so big they hang off the canvas. She is popped up using foam tape. The wings are popped with a double layer of tape for extra height. You can see I added some rub ons to draw your eye around the piece.
Here she is all finished. She looks pretty pleased with herself.
I am submitting this to Colour Arte for review.
What have you been crafting?