Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Fall Home Decor

Here in the States we are getting ready for Thanksgiving on Thursday and I am so excited to spend a few days with the extended family.  The Imaginisce gang is also celebrating Thanksgiving all week here showing off fun things you can do with the NEW Imaginisce i-top 2.0.

I wanted to make something for the home and I stumbled across some canvases I had bought a few years ago, that were in the attic.  Later that day I was walking the puppy outside and ran across some downed tree limbs and the project just all came together. 

This is a really easy project to make and you could really take the fundamentals of it and make all sorts of themed designs for any season.  I', already picturing a buttons and brads and such formed into the shape of a Christmas tree, hearts, etc. 
Here's how I made mine:
  • Grab a canvas whatever size best suits your project, the space you have on your walls, etc.
  • Pull out paint, mists, embossing powders or whatever you would like to use as a background.  You could also keep it white or cover it with paper.  I chose Gesso and mists.
  • I applied Gesso liberally because I wanted to add some texture to the canvas aside from the standard canvas texture. I set it aside to dry for about an hour.
  • While it's drying, start making your brads using your i-top and paper.  This is a good thing to do while watching a favorite TV show or movie.
  • Once dried, I applied my lightest mist first - yellow. I dabbed it off with a paper towel. Then I added my orange and brick red and dabbed it off.  Lastly, I applied the brown and dabbed it off.  The dabbing helped blend it all together but having a bit of mist glops is nice too.
  • Step back and look at it.  You may find you want to add more of one color.
  • Next I added my tree limb by adhering it with fabri-tac.
  • Then, I laid out my brad and badge i-tops so that I could get a visual for what it would look like.  Once I liked the placement of them all I poked them through the canvas.
Thanks for stopping by today!  Make sure to head over to the Imaginisce blog and leave a comment over there for your chance to win your own new i-top 2.0!

Oh and do you want to know the best thing about this project?  I gave each of my daughters a canvas and let them go to twon on them with paint.  I am going dedicate a blog post to them and their projects within the next day or two.


Emily said...

This is a beautiful canvas! I love the colors!

Chris and Paige Evans said...

This is one of the coolest things I've ever seen! I love it!

Diana Waite said...

this is AWESOME!!

KrissyClarkMcKee said...

Fantastic, Heather! I just bought a couple of small canvases to work with and love seeing such wonderful inspiration!

Rebecca said...

How beautiful!