Today's project is my favorite. And it is really easy too...don't be intimitated by it.
I've had these 2 x 2 tiny canvases laying around for quite a while now. I bought them here but it would be cheaper to make your own. I finally decided to do something with them. :) I used them to make 2 separate art pieces:
I just painted a background. Then stamped (with paint) the butterfly directly onto my canvas. I was going to stamp my tree directly onto the canvas too but I am such a 3D person...I needed some layering. That's when I came up with the idea of leaving a whole tree over the gaps in the canvas rather which made the tree really pop! So my tree is stamped on cardstock and cut out, then adhered over the whole thing. I used the "Growing in Unity" stamp set (one of my first, and still favorite, stamp sets).
And then there is this one...same idea:
Fun Technique to try:
Make a fresh layer of paint. Then, before it dries, take a stamp and stamp it into the paint. It will take a layer of paint off in the image of the stamp, sort of a reverse technique.
If you aren't happy with the image, you can use a paper piercer (or many other things) to kind of etch around the stamped image to it really can be seen. This technique works awesome on paper too.
And here is a random tip for today:
I save all my plastic trash in a basket. :) You can use it when stamping or journaling to help you decide where you are going to place your image/journaling. Just stamp on plastic and then you can move it around to see where you like your image on your project. I do this a lot with my journaling.
And finally...a giveaway. :) All you have to do is leave a comment on today's post and you will be entered into a drawing to win this beautiful stamp from Unity: