Thursday, February 27, 2014

The March MMM Kit: A Reverse Canvas

Hi everyone :)

I'm here with you today to share a project using the March Magnifique Mixed Media kit from C'est Magnifique. This kit is like a breath of fresh spring air- and just in time. 

I thought I would help you out with an idea as to how to put the cute little glass bottles included in this month's kit to use. I decided on a reverse canvas as the wooden stretcher bars were the perfect little shelf for my bottles to sit on :).

"Make Someone Happy Today" Canvas
 I used the blue Pearlescent Liquid Acrylic ink to decorate the blue bottle. Simply squeeze a couple of droplets inside, replace the cork, and give it a shake. The inside of the bottle will be coated in ink, giving it a nice and even coloring. I dabbed the outside of the bottle with gesso before securing some sticks with jute twine. The green bottle was first painted with gesso before spraying the outside with the Lindy's Stamp Gang "Edelweiss Moss Green" mist included in the kit. 

 A hot glue gun was all I needed to secure these bottle in place. 

 The Blue Fern Studios chipboard was decorated with a variety of colored microbeads.

Twinkling H2Os, including the "Blue Grass" and "Pear Blossom" in the kit helped decorate the edges of my canvas. Simply apply randomly using your fingertip.

I've used vintage book pages to cover the frame. They've been painted with gesso and stamped (with the stamps included in the kit) with distress ink.

 The Cosmo Cricket mini word stickers made for quick and easy titling!

The March Magnifique Mixed Media Kit:

Twinkling H2O’s: Pear Blossom Mini Jar
Twinkling H2O’s: Blue Grass Mini Jar
Twinkling H2O’s: Apple Blossom Mini Jar
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Edelweiss Moss Green
Daler Rowney Pearlescent Liquid Acrylic Ink: Sun Up Blue
Ranger Ink- Distress Stain:Worn Lipstick
Assorted Flowers
Cosmo Cricket :Cardstock Stickers: Tiny Text: Just Because
Inkadinkado Stamping Gear Collection: Inkadinkaclings Rubberstamps: Meadow Flowers
The Crafter’s Workshop 6x6 Doodling Stencil: Mini Swirly Garden $5
2 glass bottles
Blue Fern Studios: Chipboard: Bohemian Flowers
* some items may be partial packages

Thanks for visiting today!

6 comments:

Lizzy Hill said...

So, so pretty & different...great idea re: the inky bottle colours!! And I love the twigs...totally sooo creative:):)

Lizzyc said...

This looks wonderful.. so very different, but very effective.. love the bottles!!

pattyo said...

Beautiful canvas/frame! I love what you did with the bottles.

Laurie LaRiviere said...

wow! gorgeous Erin, love the bottles

Davi said...

Beautiful Erin! Love the little bottles in the hanging, along with the pretty embellies :)

Brenda said...

Again a piece of art! Very beautiful Erin, those bottles are lovely! Thanks for the inspiration!