Today's project is a mini canvas album from my 2-year anniversary with my husband to Bird-In-Hand, Pennsylvania--AMISH COUNTRY. I have a
small, okay BIG obsession with the Amish people. My husband worked from January to May in DC, and since our anniversary falls on my spring break, I flew out to DC, spent some time with him there, and then we drove to Pennsylvania. It is a vacation EVERYONE should take. There's just something about staying in a lovely inn and drinking coffee, while lookint out the window and watching an Amish farmer till the soil---a much simpler pace.
I thought that a canvas album mixed with the Fresh Goods line from Pebbles would suit my Amish Country trip perfectly. Plus, it seemed a really FUN way to showcase how you can combine Epiphany Crafts with Clearsnap products.
"Amish Anniversary" Album
For the cover I layered and stitched some paper and sticker borders, threw on some yummy polka dot ribbon.
I layered the 25 Flower button over flowers that I painted on
with the Clearsnap Smooch which I used as a painbrush, painting directly onto the canvas the same flower motif that appears in the the patterned paper.
Here's another little close up of this fun technique. The canvas really absorbs the Smooch well, so no worries about bleeding.
For the second page, I decided to stamp directly on the canvas with a cute gingham swatch using Clearsnap's Color Box Pigment Stamp Pad. The ink is rich, bold and PERMANENT--so, less is more.
The vintage settings are my FAVORITE Epiphany Crafts product. I punched a circle with the Round 14 and then added a bow of baker's twine to the center.
The next page features a fun little tile technique that I stumbled upon just by playing with the new 25 Square tool. All you need to do is punch the squares, layer them on the canvas and then add the epoxies over some of the squares for dimension. I also repeated the fun painting technique with the Smooch. I also added a cute vintage dairy cap I picked up at an antique store to add to the charm of the farm photo.
For the last page I wanted to use a masking technique, but I wanted it to look clean as I'm not a fan of altered work and heavy paints, mists and the like.
I used the Smooch Spritz to spray over the 25 Heart Epoxy mask. I then stitched the hearts for some contrast.
Well, that's it for me today! Come back tomorrow and I will share with you a fun Halloween party invite idea.