Happy SundayFUNday!! I hope ya’ll are having a fab weekend! Today I’m showing y’all a fun way to do a “canvas” in an unexpected way. A CLEAR canvas!
For this project I used small square of acrylic. The acrylic is actually a clear insert for a welding face shield that I purchased at a welding supply center. I’m sure my husband just loves when I tag along on his hardware adventures lol!
I started off with a rubber stamp that had some distressed lines on it and applied some “bad & tatted” Haute Mess acrylic paint then stamped it on to the acrylic. You can mimic this look by using the side of an old gift card and dip it in a bit of the paint then stamp it on to the acrylic square and just repeat.
I also brushed a little of the same paint along the edges to give it an inked distressed look.
For the embellishments I made a clay key hole embellishment and painted it with a wash of diluted Haute Mess “hippie in high heals” then some diluted “torrid” and rubbed with a bit of “kiss & don’t tell” before apply a touch of the Haute Mess glass bead gel. Finally I applied a rub of gold. I did a similar effect on the key and paint brush as well. The key has a base coat of “bad & tatted” then rubbed with “kiss & don’t tell” and the paint brush has a mix of all the colors i used in the project!
The tag had gold crackle on it previously but I wanted to incorporate it into this project so I applied some of the colors I was using to give it a warm background. I diluted some “torrid” first and then applied some drips of diluted “hippie in high heals” and then rubbed with a smidge of “kiss & don’t tell”.
The whole project is finished off with a Tim Holts paper dolls die cut and a sticker sentiment.
I’m pretty obsessed with the transparency of it! I want to do MOOORRREE of them!
Bad Girls Couture Haute Mess Acrylic Paint in Bad & Tatted, Torrid, Hippie in High Heals, Kiss & Don’t Tell
Bad Girls Couture Haute Mess Glass Bead Gel
Tim Holtz Paper Dolls
Prima Clay Mold
Old Paint Brush