Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Perfectly Pink Classic Dragonfly Blueprint

I survived another Create and Craft show! I was in the Tool Shed for two hours on Sunday playing with some of the products from the Ranger Tim Holtz range, it was a lot of fun as you can imagine, got a little messy.

You can also guess that I have got a whole range of samples to show from the show, so at least I won't run out of blog fodder this week!

First up is a canvas...

I've used the Tim Holtz Idea-ology Tissue Tape, with a layer of Golden gel medium over the top to make sure it stuck in place for good. I then built up the colour in layers with the Distress Paints. Remember the paint is opaque so if you want the underneath to show through you need to blend the paint out before it dries. The Dragonfly stamp and sentiments are from the Tim Holtz Classic 1 Stampers Anonymous set. I do love all those blueprint stamps, there is something about blueprints I just love!

I've used the Crackly tissue paper technique that Leandra from PaperArtsy uses in her YouTube video - Crackly Tissue with Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics on Canvas. Except I don't have any crackly tissue paper so I used the technique on some packing tissue and was very, very careful with it!

I then stamped the wing out on acetate and the body onto card and stuck them together and onto the canvas.

Ta-da! Done!

Next sample tomorrow, if I get the time to post it up.

But the time flies so fast in the shows, even two hours together, and I did not cover as much as I thought I would when I was putting the show together last week - well that is what blogs are for I suppose!

Catch you later.


  1. It was a great show, fantastic samples, not least this canvas. Well done, Kim, you certainly taught me many techniques and product qualities.

  2. Ooo its so lovely Kim, I love it! Michelle x

  3. Really great, love all those scrummy layers! Hugs trace x

  4. The shows were brilliant Kim, I learned so much and you handled Dean very well! Love your gorgeous canvas, I am in pink mode at the moment so this is right up my street. Hugs, Anne x

  5. Congrats with another show under your belt. This canvas is gorgeous and so colourful.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  6. Love this stamp done in the pink, it looks soooo pretty. Makes a nice change from how we usually see it done.
    Saw the show on Sunday, you were fab and you're samples looked amazing. Linda xx

  7. Wow Kim, what a fabulous canvas, Jo x

  8. Lovely canvas Kim, love love the colours and the fact you can still see the print in the background. Glad the show went well. Tracy x

  9. Thanks so much for sharing Kim.....it's a beauty xx

    Kaz x

  10. Gorgeous! The colors are fab and I love the blueprint look!

  11. Brilliant show on Sunday - I was glued to the TV

  12. oooh I wish I had seen the show Kim. Loving your gorgeous make. Hugs Annette x

  13. A beautiful canvas Kim, such a lovely design.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  14. I was so disappointed as I was working all weekend and really love to see you when you are on, (more please)- even the replay video was all Dean!! what is that about??? we want to see the artist shine. Saw you on a while back for first time and I was haunted by one beautiful card and not a clue what your name was but stuck at the detective work and found your blog, happy days. I love your style and am really inspired to try stuff thank you so much for all the wonderful art your bring us.

  15. This is so beautiful, Kim!
    Alison x

  16. That is gorgeous, and so inspiring.


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