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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Miracles Still Happen

Today I want you to say a prayer for a friend of mine who is going through a rough time.  I meant to send her a canvas I had made previously but I thought I had better seal it with ModPodge and lo and behold the words I had written on the canvas smeared!!  Note to self: Never use gel pen to journal on canvas, no matter how sharp and  clear it makes it look! LOL
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!


Just Me said...

What a wonderful friend you are. Your canvas is absolutely beautiful. I think your friend will cherish the canvas.

To answer your question about the patterned paper in my blog post, it is Stampin Up from their Watercolor Wonder DSP

nwilliams6 said...

Positive message Pat! Like the fun details. Wonderfully done and how sweet of you to make it for a friend. Hugz!