Happy Tuesday!!! Today, I am excited to introduce the extremely talented Tina Walker to all of you! She is one of the first to be a part of our Makery, creative team (more being announced over the coming weeks) and we couldn’t be more thrilled! We want you to know a little about her and then sit back in awe of this gorgeous mixed media canvas.
Hello and Hi! I am Tina Walker and I am so excited to be here today and to share my love for creating with y’all! Thank you Jayme and Lindsay for inviting me to be part of the Hazel & Ruby family.
I dabbled in scrapbooking approximately 15 years ago and would create in bursts of artistic energy, but it wasn’t until 4 years ago when I really started to be ‘obsessed’ with Scrapbooking. I have been blessed to have been published in Somerset Memories, Artful Blogging, Scrapbook Trends, and Creating Keepsakes.
I am a working mom, working outside the home. My children are grown, so much of my inspiration comes from my two French bulldogs, Moose & Flikka. They have quite the reputation in the scrapbook world. I currently live in Salt Lake City, Utah, but am a Mid West girl by heart. (Go Buckeyes!)
You can see more of my scrapbook, Home Décor, and mixed media projects on my blog, A Dog’s Life.
‘ you & me & us & we & love’ canvas
Hello! I’m thrilled to share with you my bright and bold Home Décor Canvas!
This project is super FUN, and requires limited supplies and FIVE easy steps: A canvas of any size (mine is an 8×10), several shades of acrylic paint (I used Distress Paints so I can get a blended look), and your favorite Hazel & Ruby stencil (or two).
Draw straight lines on your canvas using a small T square. I have a 12 in square and it is the perfect size for all of my craft projects. It is a great tool for creating straight lines and designs, AND it was only a couple of bucks!
These lines will be used as a guide for letter placement. You can either erase them when you have your stencil in place, or leave them as the paint will generally cover up the pencil marks.
Apply your stencil. The great thing about Hazel & Ruby stencil/masks is that they are re-usable and re-movable. You can move your words and letters around on your canvas until you are happy with the overall placement.
Apply paint to canvas. Another reason I love Distress Paints is that they have a built in dauber. No cleanup needed. Apply right over the stencil. A quick spritz with water blends the Distress Paints to create a beautiful color palette.
Remove stencil and dry completely.
Outline each word/letter with a Stabilo pencil and create a watercolor effect by painting over the pencil mark with a wet paintbrush. Draw the pencil mark inside the letter and color in the space. You’ll get a great, subtle watercolor look.
Add more outlines with black and white doodle pens. Hang!
Hazel & Ruby: Stencil-Mask, Everyday Words
Hazel & Ruby: Stencil-Mask, Blindside Alpha
Other: Canvas: Michaels, Paint: Distress Paints Tim Holtz, Enamel Dots: My Mind’s Eye, Pencil: Stabilo, Pen: Scarlet Lime, Uniball
Do you like to create Home Décor projects? How would you incorporate your favorite quote into a project? Please share with us here or on our Facebook page.
Thanks for stopping by!