Thursday, November 5, 2015

Earth Safe Finishes - Reverse Canvas Mixed Media Shadow Box Project

Hello, Crafty Peeps!
Wow!  It is so nice to be back in my studio! 
Today,  I am sharing my DT project for Earth Safe Finishes.  If you are not familiar with this company, please visit our site and find out who we are.  
For those of us with compromised immune systems, VOC*** free products are a crafting godsend.   


This is my first Reverse Canvas Shadow Box Design project!   I wanted to showcase the Ann Butler™ Iridescent line and a shadow box frame seemed the ideal vehicle. 
Hubby was at the Goodwill store, again!  He came home with a bag full of these wonderful glass beads.  He was so excited to once again assume his role as my chief enabler, I simply had to build a project around his latest purchase.  Hubby even brought in a small branch from the back yard!  What A man!


 I love the lighting on this shot, it shows the beauty of the Ann Butler™Iridescent paints and powders.  Iridescents enhance projects and surfaces, are versatile and easy to use. Use one color or several colors for an interesting shimmer effect. 

Paints/Glazes:  Ann Butler Designs™ Iridescents
Earth Safe Finishes® Chalk it Up™ - Blood Orange Sorbet (used on sentiment)
Dies:  Sizzix Thinlits™ 4 Pc Mixed Media,  Memory Box® "Thanks"
Stencils: Prima Marketing®
Embossing Folder:  Tim Holtz® Texture Fades™ Post Card and Sheet Music Set
Ephemera: Tim Holtz® Idea-ology™ Thrift Shop

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***VOCs are solvents that are released into the air as paint dries. Known as offgassing, this process may continue for months or even years after the liquid products have dried.  VOC stands for Volatile Organic Compound. VOC’s are present in many home products including:  paints, paint strippers, and other solvents; wood preservatives; aerosol sprays; cleansers and disinfectants; moth repellents and air fresheners; hobby supplies; mineral spirits, alcohol, nail polish and more. 
(excerpt from the ESF web page)

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