I think if a young woman states she'll be your Valentine, you better listen, especially accompanied with eyes like these!! This vexing vixen is from our Cowgirl Strength stamp set--Love Her!-and I just had to make her center stage on this fun little canvas.
I pressed Barn Door, Picked Raspberry & Seedless Preserves Distress Paints onto the TH Hearts stencil and spritzed with water.
I pressed the stencil onto the canvas and blotted away any excess with a paper towel. I heat set then laid the stencil back down into place.
I applied a layer of Crackled Texture Paste through the stencil with my palette knife and set aside to air dry.
I die cut a bunch of Tattered Florals out of red, pink and burgundy card stocks and stamped with images from our Ephemera Backgrounds, The Outpost & Kudzu Kafe stamp sets.
I spritzed the stamped flowers with water and wadded into little balls and let air dry. When they were dry, I rubbed them with Ground Espresso DI then opened each flower and inked the edges, too. I also had some previously cut tulle Tattered Florals, that I brushed with some white gesso and spritzed with Candied Apple DSS.
I stamped this silent beauty onto coffee stained mixed-media paper with Jet Black Archival, heat embossed with clear EP and fussy cut. I had also stamped the entire image onto tissue paper and adhered to the surface of the canvas with matte Decou-Page--you can kind of see the frame around her.
I adhered my Cowgirl Valentine image onto the canvas with matte Decou-Page and outlined her with a wash of DAM Translucent White Acrylic and heat set, then I outlined her again with Hickory Smoke DI using my water brush.
I stamped the quote out onto coffee stained mixed-media paper using alphabet stamps that I have, and fussy cut into word bands. Those got mounted onto black card stock and adhered to the canvas with matte Decou-Page, then I hot glued the finished Tattered Floral into place.
Thanks again for stopping by today! I sure enjoy being here to share weekly projects with you--How about sharing your Artistic Outpost art with us?
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Designer: Shari Trumbull
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