Last month, I told my peeps on Facebook that I was thrilled to have been asked to join Julianna Hudgins’ Design Team! So, today, I’m kicking off my first project using a piece from her Collection to create this fun little 8 x 10, mixed-media canvas project!
I started this project with an 8×10 Blank Canvas. Michaels sells these blank canvases in a 10-Canvas Value Pack for an AWESOME price, so bear with me as you’ll be seeing…um… approximately 9 more canvas projects coming down the pike.
To start, I cut all my pieces of scrap paper using a Hobby Knife, a metal ruler and the angle guides on my Westcott Cutting Mat. We always have plenty of scraps around, so I think projects like these are a fun way to pull together a collection of scraps to give them a new life.
Then, I used Americana Acrylic 2oz Indian Turquoise Craft Paint and a 1″ Brush to paint my Canvas (front, sides and the wrapped portion on the back).
Next, using the same, 1″ Paint Brush, I started painting sections of the canvas and decoupaging my sunburst pieces on using DecoArt’s Decoupage. Then, I wrapped the canvas using Hemp Twine to add some dimension and another texture to the project. I used my emery board once the Decoupage was dry to smooth the edges of my papers and give a nice handmade, grunge look.
To make the charm, I cut out two of the “Peace” words from Julianna Hudgins’ Jewel Keys Die Collection from Spellbinders using their Precious Metals Premium Craft Foils. Then, I used a Black, Utrecht Design Marker with a Cotton Swab doused in Rubbing Alcohol to age and distress the metal.
Using good ol’ Aleene’s Tacky Glue, I sandwiched the two together to give the Peace Charm some weight and stability, hole-punched them using a tiny punch, and then hung it from the Hemp Twine using some copper jewelry findings.
Here’s a List of Products I used in this Project:
1, 8×10 Blank Canvas
Westcott Cutting Mat
Westcott Craft Hobby Knife
Quick Quotes PowderPuff Amaretto Chalking Ink
Quick Quotes PowderPuff Midnight Confessions Chalking Ink
Quick Quotes PowderPuff Baja Blue Chalking Ink
Quick Quotes PowderPuff Green with Envy Chalking Ink
Americana Acrylic 2oz Indian Turquoise Craft Paint
1″ Paint Brush
Julianna Hudgins’ Jewel Keys Die Collection from Spellbinders
Precious Metals Premium Craft Foils
Black, Utrecht Design Marker
Aleene’s Tacky Glue
Mini Hole Punch
Copper Jewelry Findings
I love this because there really is a lot of detail in this project with all the little pieces. But all in all, it’s a fairly simple design. I love that kind of contrast! And what’s cool, is Julianna Hudgins’ Jewel Keys Die Collection from Spellbinders comes with 5 different words and 5 different complementary keys. So, you could add more word charms, mix in some keys, or do a complete series of these canvases to really make a statement! I love Julianna’s message of empowerment with this cool set of Spellbinders Dies!
Thanks so much for checking out my project today! Check out Holly Simoni’s Design Team Project from last week or follow Julianna’s Blog to see all of the projects! Check back with me on June 28th when I’ll have another awesome project from Julianna’s Spellbinders Collection! Enjoy!
Make heads turn…everyday!