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If there was a way I could spend as much time in my studio creating as I do working my regular 40 hour job I would do it in a heartbeat. I am loving discovering myself through art and I can't wait to see where the journey takes me.


A shabby Christmas Banner

Hello everyone.I decided I wanted to make a banner for my project this week to hang on the mirror over my fireplace and I wanted it to be shabby to go with my decor.

I started with burlap and heavy card stock. After cutting the burlap base, I cut the card stock smaller than the burlap, then crumpled it in my hand. I painted two coats of Creative Inspirations Tan for the base. After it dried I used Tim Holtz vintage photo with the blending tool over the high spots on the wrinkled paper, then some soot to bring out more depth. I then used a paper punch to achieve the lace look edging and used my fingers to cover that with white Gesso, then highlites of Creative Inspirations Ivory.

I sewed the paper to the burlap, this was a challenge. Burlap is not easy to sew on but I was determined.

I then stamped the circular lace onto cardstock with Tim Holtz vintage photo, then cut out the edges and center and sewed it to the burlap and paper banner piece.

The blue in the middle lace stamp is painted with Creative Inspirations Turquoise,  which I then stamped over with white gesso to bring out the detail. Lightly rubbed some vintage photo over that. The typewriter key letters are just printed from online.

I dry brushed the flower trim with the Tim Holtz vintage photo, then brushed over that with the Creative Inspirations Tan...

As always, the shimmer on these pieces is amazing and I love how it all turned out.

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