Monday, 6 October 2014

Inspiration by Gwyneth - October

Good Morning Everybody!

Hi Everybody!  It's time for another "Inspiration by ..." post from me.  This time I've gone away from cardmaking and digital scrapbooking and decided to simply decorate a canvas with a prayer, papers and a simple digi-stamp of a loaf of bread.  With string attached to the back it is created to hang in a dining room or kitchen..
Stamping Dragon Designs Item:
    • "Bread Pack"
    • "Simply Soft Collection -Papers"
    250gsm, Super Smooth white cardstock; Canvas board; Brown Watercolour Pencil; White Acrylic Paint; Quick Grab Wet Glue.
    Scissors; Paint Brush.
    This is what my canvas looked like:

    The prayer is in Welsh and a simple translation of the verse is:
    Oh Father, as a contented family
    we come, and thank you anew,
    because from your hand there comes each day
    our food and our joy.
    This is an angled view of the canvas showing the little dimension introduced:


    I started by printing out an assortment of the papers at different sizes, as well as printing out the digi-stamp of the sliced rustic loaf at around 2" in length.  I used a brown watercolour pencil to colour in the digi-stamp and then cut it out.  I cut out the panels of the papers and after laying the largest towards the top of my canvas I started playing around with positions of the rest and tore the edges of anything that wasn't along the outside of the canvas.  I used quick grab glue to stick everything onto the canvas, leaving a small white edge of the canvas all the way around.  I opened one of the backgrounds in My Craft Studio and re-sized it to the size I wanted before typing the prayer in a layer over the top.  This was also printed out and cut.  I shaped/bowed both the prayer and the loaf of bread and used the same glue to attach these at their left and right hand sides to the front of the canvas, holding for half a minute until the glue grabbed and held the item with the shape I wanted.  I then took a dry paint brush and some white paint and dry brushed very lightly in from the edges all the way around to soften the outside edge of the paper panels.

    And that is it from me for today.
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    Till next time - Have Fun Crafting!
    DLD Inspiration Blog Design Team Leader
    (And if you are wondering "who's Gwyneth?" - then you'll find an "About Me and My Blog!" piece on my blog.)

    1 comment:

    Tonya said...

    Perfect to frame and hang on the wall. Wonderfully done!


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