One of the great things about being a CT for Flying Unicorn, is the variety of OTP's that Alda (owner), gives us. And, she also allows us to do whatever we want with it. Basically, we can use any supplies we want! Normally, I would go all out mixed media on the OTP, but this time, I really had no clue where to begin.
When that happens, I generally turn to an old stand-by......gesso.....one coat will do. It's amazing how that one little coat of gesso opened my eyes to keeping it simple! And that's exactly what needed to happen. First, the gesso, then I cut some pieces of patterned paper from the kit, and distressed the edges.
I used the stamp from the kit, with some embossing powder to 'name' my little boat. I also stained part of the oars, covered the paddle parts with paper and then added a bit of hemp cord around each one. I did nothing to inside of the boat, besides the gesso.
The sail was created by gluing two pieces of patterned paper back to back, and then distressing the edges. I added some alphas from a past kit. It was then time to add a couple of eyelets on the sail, to hold it in place on the mast. I used a skewer for the mast, and stained it with distress ink. I glued on some more cord, strung it through the sail, and finished gluing it in place. I did want something at the top of the mast, and maybe a teapot, wasn't a great choice, but it fit perfectly up there, so I glued it in place.
I think it turned out pretty darn cute!
- August Kit of the Month - Darice Canoe, Studio 75 Alice's Dreams 6 X 6 paper, Prima Stamp
- Liquitex - Gesso
- Lindy's Stamp Gang - Embossing Powder Twilight Bronze Slate
- Versamark Ink
- Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Gathered Twigs
- Crafter's Square - Hemp Cord
- Flying Unicorn Metal Adornment
- Authentique - Type Darling Boy