Sunday, August 7, 2011

What's your canvas?

Today, mine was the bottom of an old dresser drawer.  We had to put one to rest about a year ago, but I couldn't bear to throw these clean blank slates away.

I've had my eye on this label from The Graphics Fairy for a bit, so I used it in this mixed media plaque.

This project required a lot of stash busting, which you know I live for.  I printed out the image on white card stock and cut it out. I aged the paper by wiping it with brown ink on a damp paper towel. I always ink the edges to give it a finished appearance. 

I Mod Podged it onto the section of particle board.

Instead of painting, I left the natural color of the board and stamped all over it with a tiled stamp and ivory ink. I edged the outside by taking messy scraps of muslin and loosely braiding them and them gluing them to the board.

Have you ever tried this stuff?  I kid you not, the bottles that I have must be ten years old.  Or pretty close. I use an old butter knife to spread some over a stencil if I want some texture.  

Guess who gets this?  Dolly, that lucky girl! You know, she has the best mommo ever.  Say it with me. 

Where was I?  This is a chipboard letter that I covered in Distress Stickles (Dusty Concord).  It's sort of obvious I was going for a shabby look.  I popped it in the corner with 3D foam squares.

Here is one of the ragged little muslin flowers that I put in three of the corners.  It was very gratifying to use up all of those scraps!  Even the purple beads were in my stash.  You can also see a closer shot of the textured paint.

Thanks for joining me today for another Brag Monday project.  What would I do without them?


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  1. Dolly is one lucky girl! This is one of your most gorgeous pieces ever!

  2. Very creative and so fun. You always have something up your sleeve:)

  3. So pretty and very creative! Thanks for visiting me the other day and for the sweet comment! I'm your newest follower too :)

  4. I love the texture you added,thanks for sharing. We hope you will consider helping kids with cancer by linking into the Miracle Makeover party this coming week at Together we can change things! We appreciate you.

    Sherry, DGB Team

  5. What a fun project, Christine! Who would have thought of turning part of a drawer into a work of art? You, of course! I love that graphic, I've used it several times (guess great minds think alike!). And that texture stuff sounds so neat. Love how it all came together:)

  6. Very nice project. Love the shabby look. I am just getting into "texture" medium and love seeing what you have done!

  7. Wow! That's really cool! I like all the mixed media you have going on. I think the Re-store had some drawers in the garbage dump. Maybe you should have pulled those out along with your other treasure!


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