Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Think Pink - Breast Cancer Awareness - Canvas Corp Brands

Hello, Crafty Peeples!

I am glad to be back with a post for BCA month!   This project was created for the Canvas Corp Creative Crew Breast Cancer Awareness Project!   Christine sent out a package of materials for this challenge.  I have a lot left and hope to create a few more "Pink" Projects throughout the month!

I enjoy working on canvas.  Over the past several months, I have discovered that I like playing with paint.   I love mixing crazy colors and textures and seeing what I end up with.  This project is not so crazy, but I did have fun trying to think of an interesting way to create an impactful image for BCA!

I had a wonderful black exclamation point for the my "Live," but somehow, it disappeared.  I figure it got stuck to the back of something and probably ended up in the trash.  This has happened before!  I spent almost an hour searching for it and then gave up!
I wanted to use the papers in the kit, but was concerned about the varying shades of pink.  I think tearing strips and addind them to the corners and sides worked out well.  I have had this Donna Downey stencil for a while.  I planned to use it on a journal that chronicles my fight against my disease.  Using it for this challenge gave me an idea of how to use it on the journal.
I traced the stencil with pencil so that I would not paint over the area.  Then I added painted the triangled areas.  After it dried, I used texture paste to add the stenciled image. The two layers of texture paste give the image a true 3D look!  I  painted with Tattered Angels' Almost Black Glimmer Mist (about 3 coats.)   The black photo corners were a last minute addition.  I kept looking at the canvas and thinking that it needed one more element to give it a stronger voice...then I thought of the metal corners.  It is amazing how these things pop into our heads.

Materials Used:
Canvas Corp Brands (7 gypsies, Tattered Angels):
  Pink Polka Dot and Zebra Striped Papers
  Cream Burlap
  Plain Jane Baseboard  Semi Opaque Mists : Clay and Bittersweet
  Tattered Angels Almost Black Glimmer Mist
Earth Safe Finishes (VOC Safe Paints):
  Hot Pink Colorant (mixed with Titanium White Acrylic)
  ESF Sealer and Varnish
  Donna Downey - Crescent Moon 2
  Sizzix - Alterations Thinlits - Love Words
 Want2Scrap Crystals and Pearls
  Pink Paislee Wood Letters - Daily Junque
  Liquitex Molding Paste
  Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Vintage Photo and Black Soot
  American Crafts Elements: Metal Photo Corners
  Viva Gold - Oldgold Wax
  Drywall Tape

None Of Us Live Above The Fray!
We Must All Be Aware!
We Must All Join The Fight!
We Will All Live!

Chana Malkah