Hi! This week anything goes at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! I am looking forward to seeing all the creations.
I sometimes have a hard time deciding what to do on anything goes challenges, but this week I knew I wanted to use the new Hero Arts Elegant Pine stencil. I LOVE this stencil, it is so intricate and the tree looks amazing. You might already know that I like trees, and this week I made a mixed media canvas (5 x 8 in) featuring this great pine tree. I took some step photos.
I first gave the canvas a coat of gesso, when it was dry I started by gluing down text paper. Some of the paper was die cut into leaves falling down the canvas, and the rest was torn into hills. I used multi-medium to glue them down.
I extended the sky and ground onto the sides of the canvas. Here I also added another stamp, first stamped on tissue paper.
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Surface: Canvas 5 x 8 in; old book paper; tissue paper
Dies: Sizzix: Mini Tattered Leaves
Stamps: Hero Arts: My Favorite AC030, Collage Friend AC022, Take Time to Savor G5374; Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz: Mini Ornates
Ink: Ranger Archival Ink Jet Black
Paint: Distress Paint: Broken China, Salty Ocean, Mustard Seed, Walnut Stain, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Spiced Marmalade, Barn Door, Picket Fence
Stencil: Hero Arts: Elegant Pine, Borders
Medium: Claudine Hellmuth Multi-Medium Matte, Gesso; Wendy Vecchi Stampers Anonymous: White Embossing Paste