Saturday, April 16, 2016

A Blue Fern Studios Canvas ~ love them!

"And so …"

Back with another Blue Fern Studios DT project!
There is nothing I enjoy more than creating a canvas project! It feels so liberating to know that if I mess it up, I can just cover it with gesso and try again. And sometimes, you just get stuck in a rut when you do layouts consistently. So, the other day, I let loose and allowed the inner artist to have some expression.

I started with an 8x8 canvas and decided that I wanted to use this inspirational quote from the Serendipity Calling Cards sheet as my focal point.  I also tore some scraps from the Merriment sheet to place in the center and in the corners.

Before adding my papers, I prepared the background with gesso and then had fun with my Imagine Ink mists, Fern, Cotton Candy and Winter Mint drying between colors.  More dimension was created with some stamping utilizing the Brocade Texture, Textures 1 and Photography stamps.  Of course, I did some stenciling and created texture with super heavy gesso. 

The Twilight Garden Frame frames my primary focal point. I first painted it black and then used  Oatmeal, Peacock and 14K Embossing Powders to give it character! I love how rustic it looks! 

Then I added some embellishments that were laying on my desk, some flowers, a junkyard light bulb, ribbon and a couple of stick pins. I fussy cut some of the Merriment butterflies and worked them in as well. 

Of course, I had to use one of my new Courtship Blooms because I adore their size and shape. 
My finishing touch was to apply some mircro-beads with clear gel medium. 

Blue Fern Studios Products used:
Paper: Serendipity Merriment and Calling Cards
Chipboard: Twilight Garden Frame
Stamps: Brocade Texture, Textures 1, Photography
Imagine Ink Mists: Cotton Candy, Fern, Winter Mint
Embossing Powder: Oatmeal, Peacock, 14K       
Flowers: Courtship Lane Blooms

I'll be back in a few days with project #3 for BFS!
And  …  I'm hard at work on next month!


  1. This is absolutely gorgeous.. I love the colors and textures.. just so beautiful...

  2. Wowwwwwwwwww! This is gorgeous! LOVING the colors and the flowers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Gorgeous canvas! Love the soft colours and the beautiful elements! ;-)

  4. I Love your canvas....the colors, the is so so pretty, sometimes it feels so good to make a canvas, I really enjoy it! Beautiful! xo ;)