dragonflies canvas

Hi everyone! I hope you’ve had a great week and have something really fun planned this weekend! I’m happy to be back on the Eyelet Outlet blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! I created a pretty mixed media canvas featuring the new Dragonfly Brads in the store which I paired with Purple Enamel Dots and White Pearl Bling. OMGosh, these dragonflies are SO pretty! I love dragonflies (as much as butterflies) and these really spoke to me!

This took about a week to make… understanding the mechanics of mixed media, you need to let each layer dry thoroughly before applying the next, plus I was also working on projects for other teams. I covered an 8×8 stretched canvas with white gesso. Using a spatula and two dot stencils, I applied Ranger opaque matte texture paste over random areas of the canvas. I also applied Tim Holtz distress grit paste with a spatula and a doily stencil in random areas to cover the rest of the canvas, and then added another thin layer of white gesso. I spritzed a variety of glimmer mists and color washes randomly over the canvas, lightly hit the entire canvas with water in a Tim Holtz distress sprayer and let it all run together. The fun part is you never know what you’re going to get, lol! Some areas are darker/lighter than others and it’s totally random!

I stamped randomly over the canvas with writing and texture stamps using purple archival ink. I smeared glue in a few places with my fingers and sprinkled on glitter glass but unfortunately you can’t see it in any of the photos but the sparkle is real! I found the dragonflies meaning online and typed it in a purple font on my laptop, printed it on Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock and cut it with a hexagon die. I layered it on a slightly larger purple hexagon die cut and adhered it to the canvas. I added a variety of paper flowers from my stash (some colored with sprays and glimmer mist), along with a purple seam binding bow and a purple crafting cord bow, and a little wooden gear that I sprayed with green glimmer mist. I then added Dragonfly Brads, Purple Enamel Dots and White Pearl Bling to complete the canvas.

Here are a few shots going around the canvas showing the colors and textures.

And one more look… super happy with how this turned out! These dragonfly brads are gorgeous and really add to a project!

Eyelet Outlet products used:
Dragonfly Brads
Purple Enamel Dots
White Pearl Bling

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock, GKD Wild Lilac cardstock
Stamps: Paper Wings Productions Writing Backgrounds and Big Art Textures stamp sets
Ink: Ranger dusty concord archival ink
Dies/Punches: Spellbinders Hexagon Dies
Accessories: Canvas Corp 8×8 stretched canvas, Liquitex white gesso, spatula, Ranger opaque matte texture paste, Tim Holtz distress grit paste, Tim Holtz Doily layering stencil, Memory Box Texture Mini Dots stencil, The Crafter’s Workshop Mini Circle Grid stencil, Tim Holtz distress sprayer; Tattered Angels Party Pink, It’s Blue, Dragonfly, It’s Green, and Iridescent Silver Glimmer Mists; Ranger Adirondack Lettuce and Purple Twilight Color Wash; Really Reasonable Ribbon Grape seam binding, purple craft cording, Bearly Art precision craft glue, hot glue gun; Reneabouquets German glitter glass, gears and flowers

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! Be sure to check out all the fun goodies at Eyelet Outlet! I can already see you drooling, lol! Be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ Eyelet Outlet Facebook Page to keep up with news and sales, and while you’re at it, join the Eyelet Outlet Fans Facebook group for lots of creative inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

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