You know how we love our Try Day Friday series! Each Friday afternoon on our Facebook page, our concept designer Shannon Smith shares a new technique with you LIVE. Isn’t that so fun? This week Shannon used our Canvas Sheets! You can see the video right here. Make sure you leave Shannon a comment and let her know how much you enjoyed the project.
Isn’t that beautiful? Where to begin? Let’s start with the canvas sheets that Shannon used! The canvas sheets used create the beautiful texture and adding the Journey Gesso allows the inks to not soak into the canvas and spread throughout.
The gesso does take some time to dry, however. So you may want to add it to your canvas before you intend to sit down with your stamps and inks!
What about the fun diamond pattern? The Diamond Netting embossing folder adds that really fun pop to the canvas sheet that makes the card so much more special! Don’t you just love that the diamonds aren’t consistent throughout – makes it much more unexpected and fun!
Adding a little watercolor gorgeousness really makes the butterfly from the Small Things stamp set stand out! Not only is the end result gorgeous, it’s fun to do, too. Shannon walks you through it, step by step, in the Live Facebook video with the Lovely Blue Liquid Color, Catalina Splash Liquid Color and Journey Blending Brush.
But what about that beautiful butterfly?! Do you see the mix of colors? Don’t you love that effect? Shannon created this fun look by using a few familiar products. Simply adding color using Cranberry Bliss, Citrus Cooler, Watermelon Fusion and Sweet Berry re-inkers on our Journey Gel Press and you can add color to your stamped images without coloring them in! Isn’t that just amazing?
Don’t forget to use a little Journey Glaze! It adds even more dimension and really makes those colors pop, don’t you think?
Supplies Used: Canvas Sheets | Journey Gesso | Spatula | White Liner Sheets | Whip Cream Cardstock | Journey Blooms Paper Trimmer | Diamond Netting Embossing Folder | Journey Platinum Machine | Small Things Bundle | Journey Gel Press | Fusion Blender | Cranberry Bliss Re Inker | Watermelon Fusion Re-Inker | Citrus Cooler Re-Inker | Sweet Berry Re-Inker | Brayer | Lovely Blue Liquid Color | Catalina Splash Liquid Color | Blending Brush – Medium
Want to hear all of the tips Shannon gives? Make sure to head over to our Facebook page and hear them all and then tune in this Friday, May 25 for the next Try Day Friday when Shannon is sure to create something amazing!