Thursday, March 27, 2014
Miracles Still Happen
So I decided to make another canvas for her, but she doesn't know I'm sending this one out to her. Shh! It's a secret. I like to buy my canvases on clearance or a really good sale. This one was part of a four pack on which one had been torn in two places. I mod-podged the back of the tears and then covered the front of the canvas with patterned paper from Webster's Pages (US1711D)...worked perfectly, and for pennies per canvas!
I used a little bit of everything on my project today:
12x12 stretched canvas; Tim Holtz' embossing die, distress inks and grunge board (I wouldn't be surprised if the bird on the branch were his, too); Fancy Pants flower and sentiment stickers; Alphas from Rebecca Sower Designs and Colorbok; stamped manga fairy image from Gina Moceri; gold metallic paint; Mod Podge; Sakura white gel pen; gold jewels and leftover ribbon.
My techniques include distressing in the form of tearing and inking. The quote reads: "Even today, Miracles still happen." I want my friend to never give up hope for any of life's situations. We grow stronger every time we get up from being beaten down; we learn to see more clearly when days are darkest; and we learn to spread our wings and fly when winds of change whip against us. It's funny how I took those thoughts and came up with the canvas I'm showing, but inspiration sometimes throws us curves and we just have to roll with them. I rolled with mine and came up with something which I must soon bundle up and send off into the world. I hope it cheers her up!