Monday, March 16, 2009

Tattered Angels and Crafty Secrets March Mix up week 3

Upclose pic of a Crafty Secrets Bird, sprayed with copper Glimmer Mist that I used with embossing powder (the Glimmer mist works to adhere the Embossing powder). The copper Glimmer shines nicely with the UTEE on it!

Upclose picture of the flowers and kiddie with birds, All Crafty Secrets.

And thanks to Blogger, the full canvas pic is on the bottom, oh well! Here is the full canvas shot, I wanted to try and make sure to post it on time, so the pic may not be all that wonderful, but the upclose pics show the fun detail.

SO here is the low down on this canvas.

I took a blank 10x10 canvas and layered paint and Old Lace Glimmer mist over the entire canvas. I the use the brand new Tattered Angels Screen Prints Stamps (trees) to create my tree bed. I used tons of the Crafty Secrets images from their nature journal pad as well as their journal blocks to create a layered bed for my birdies to pirch on. The images were Glimmer Misted with Mustard Seed, Midnught Blue and Turqouise Blue, Coffee Shop, Latte and Auburn. I sprayed the blue bird with Copper and immediately moved it and applied UTEE on it. This created an enamel coat over the image that enhanced the shine of the copper Glimmer Mist. I love the little Fleur De Lis that is peeking out of the bottom, this is a great representation of how well Glimmer Mist works on various surfaces, even thought he Glimmer Glass is a slick surface, when you apply a thin light mist over the glass and allow it to air dry, it creates and even coat of Glimmer Mist over your embellishment that has a wonderful glimmery shine. The chips I misted with Olive Vine and I dried the and then rubbed them with the excess mist that was on my mat. I also ran a little ink across the top to intensify the ebossing on them. The title I used crackle accents over wheatfields to give it a nice sparkle with a broken glass look.

I Hope you enjoy this canvas as much as I do, thanks for peeking!

Here is a list of all the girls participating in this weeks mix up, take a peek and let me know what you think!

****ADD**** Just so you ladies know... the wonderful technique of using the glimmer mist to emboss with was introduced to me by the owner of Tattered Angels, Wendy Senger, so I can't take credit for it! Thanks for your positive words!


  1. Oh wow! This is amazing, Liz!! I love it!

  2. Liz, this is gorgeous! Love how you did the bird!

  3. This is gorgeous Liz! I especially love the bird-very cool technique!

  4. Liz, I love how your altered canvas turned out! I love all of the details, texture and embellishments. Thank you so much for sharing how you did everything with the glimmer mist! Beautiful Job!!

  5. Wow, I love the canvas you made. I especially like the technique you used for the bird. I have to give that a try.


  6. This is just gorgeous, you've inspired me to try a canvas!


  8. Liz, what a beautiful project. That's too funny that we both used sort of the same stuff and we didn't even discuss it first! I love,love,love it! That's a great technique with the bird.

  9. Liz, I must admit this is the first time I have visited your blog. Your work is amazing to say the least. After drooling over the altered canvas for today's post, I want to give it a try. I have bookmarked your blog so I don't miss your amaging talent. Beautiful post.

  10. WOW! This is awesome!!! So many fantastic details!