Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Mother's Day Art Decor with Matching Tag and Bag

Hello! Spring is finally on its way and I am looking forward to some warmer weather. While working on this project, I was thinking of Mother’s Day and how each year we get our moms flowers.  

Flowers inspired this piece, prompting me to create 3 pieces that complement each other – a piece of wall art, a tag, and a matching bag all ready to give to Mom on her special day.

Supplies –
6” x 6” x 2” canvas art panel
Ranger Archival ink in Jet black
White bag with handles
Shipping tag
Painted papers
Acrylic paint and brushes
Inktense paint and water brush
Gem embellishments
Tacky glue
Die cuts flowers and leaves
Die cutting machine

First of all, paint a bunch of papers using a gel plate and then die cut in as many shapes as you want, leaves and flowers, set them aside. I also lightly stamped the Correspondence Script stamp over several areas of the painted papers also for more texture.

Paint the canvas in your choice of colors that coordinate with the leaves and flowers you die cut. Set aside to dry. When the canvas is dry, use the Background Grunge, Correspondence Script and Hearty Doodles stamps with the Ranger Archival ink and stamp the canvas to give it some texture.

Next, stamp Phoebe on watercolor paper with Archival ink and heat set.  Using the Inktense water-soluble paints and a water brush, paint color on Phoebe to coordinate with the leaves and flowers.  Let dry.

Start assembling the flowers and leaves on the canvas. Position Phoebe on the canvas then start to fill in with the leaves and flowers. When you are happy with the arrangement, take a picture with your phone. Slide the leaves and flowers to the side along with Phoebe and glue down the leaves and flowers.

If you have left over flowers and leaves, you can tuck them in any bare spots you may have and then attach the gem embellishments and Stickles to the center of the flowers with tacky glue. Some items can be placed under the edges of Phoebe, when you have all of your flowers and leaves in place, use foam tape to attach Phoebe to the canvas. 

1.       If you don’t have a die cutting machine, turn over the paper to the unpainted side, and draw some flower and leave shapes and cut out.
2.       If you don’t have a gel plate, just randomly smoosh ink or paint over your papers in several coordinating colors and let dry.
3.       Inktense paints or pencils are not water soluble when dry and if you don’t have any to use, water down your acrylic paint or use watercolors or markers.
To create the tag –
Using one of the painted pages, cut out a tag, stamp with Archival ink in black using Blank Page Muse stamps from the canvas project. Punch a hole in the top then using leftover leaves and flowers, glue them in place over the center of the tag.  Using an alphabet stamp set, stamp MOM along the bottom of the tag and add a piece of ribbon to the hole that you punched. Distress the edges of the tag with an ink pad.

For the bag –
Using the Blank Page Muse stamps from the canvas project, randomly stamp all over the front of the bag then using Distress ink pads, run them down the front of the bag for color. Glue several flowers and leaves to the front of the bag.

The Blank Page Muse- https://blankpagemuse.com/

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