Sunday, April 15, 2012

Techniques with Karan!

Happy Sunday Scrappers!  Karan with you on this beautiful Sunday!

Hope you are all enjoying your weekend!  I am happy to share with you a layout based on one of Quick Quotes feature products and Barb's grid challenge.  I used the Copper Kettle line to complete my project for you today.

I have been itching to get QQ chalk inks on some unbleached canvas and see how the effects would come out.  Well, i have to say, it went fabulous.

I cut 7"x1.5' inch strips of unbleachead canvas, grabbed some chalk inks and brushed over the canvas.  I then took a spray bottle and sprayed the ink to move the colour.  Damped off the excess and  heat set to dry.  Once dry, i found i needed to add more chalk ink to add some depth to the colour, so i repeated the steps, but i so love how it turned out.

I weeved the canvas strips then sewed them onto the background with my sewing machine.  I also had the Big Things Colour Vellum overlay, I thought would work well for journaling.  So, I cut the words apart and adhered for my journaling.  (Great use for the vellum quotes!!!)

I took a chipboard heart from my stash and used it as a template to cut out a canvas heart.  I used the same technique on the heart as I did above by using Maraschino Cherry

I had Copper Kettle 500 and cut off the square journaling tags on the bottom and used them as my photo mats.  I thought they would blend in perfectly.  I also sewed around the Copper Kettle 200 about 1/4" away from the edge.  Sewing always adds a beautiful touch to any crafty project.

Materials Used:
Chalk Inks Used: Biscotti, Mocha Mama , Amaretto,  Maraschino Cherry
Copper Kettle Papers- Copper Kettle 500, Copper Kettle 200
Maya Road Jonathon chipboard letters which were covered in Amaretto Chalk Ink.,
Maya Road Canavs Banners
Creative Impressions Natural Twine
October Afternoon Sticker Letters

Hope you enjoyed my project today and Happy Scrapping!
~ Karan
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