Thursday, June 11, 2009

Day 4 of Unity

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:


I will announce the winner on my blog tomorrow and on the Hip Hop winners thread.

Have a great Thursday!!!  And don't forget to hop through the DT's blogs today over at Unity!  

17 comments:

Jenn said...

Love your canvases and thanks for the plastic tip, good idea!

Jocelyn said...

Look at you go....I love the canvas work!!!! Thanks for the awesome tips and I love how you made the tree 3-D!!!!! That is an awesome stamp!!! Have a great one :)

Martha said...

you did amazing work, love all the projects

Jessica said...

Oh how I love me some UNITY!! Gorgeous stamp and I love that you didn't stamp it onto the canvas itself. The 3d effect really adds some 'charm'.

Ravengirl said...

Wow, what great pieces you have created for today's post! And a cool tip too!

Boni Boutelle-Jones said...

I WANT TO WIN!! LOL

Oh and I love what you did the canvas is AWESOME!!

Angela W said...

Great tip thanks! I love your art!

Jennifer said...

Ooh, I am in love with that stamp!

scrapbookmom79 said...

love you canvas!! The idea of stamping on plastic is awesome, i would have never a thought of that.

Chris said...

This is too cute! What a great idea. I'll need to go find these canvases now to give canvas-work a go!

TraceyT said...

What FUN ideas here! TFS

StampinCathy said...

Amazing card. I just love the idea of canvas and love your tip on the plastic. You rock. Thanks for a chance at this adorable UNITY stamp.

jan farnworth said...

great project love it.

Cheryl Kosakura said...

I love the canvas idea, very nice and thanks for the stamping on plastic tip, I will using that one a lot.
Thanks for the chance to win such a beautiful stamp!
-Cher

Courtney said...

love it! I never knew there were such small canvas out there.

Brit Swiderski said...

Those 2 by 2 canvases are adorable! I didn't know they made them that small either, and I'm an art student. Ha! I love what you did with them. This project would translate so well into other mediums, too- like a set of drawers. Thanks for the inspiration!

de said...

Wow, I love this project! It is so different! I need to look for those canvases! And what a great tip about the plastic!!!!