Today, I am sharing my final project as Guest DT for Gauche Alchemy. If you've never seen Gauche Alchemy's Kits ...you need to check it out!! They are jammed packed with all kinds of vintage ephemera, and goodies that will totally surprise you!!!
Before I show you my last project, I want to thank Chrissy and Maggi, for inviting me to Guest DT!!! I had a blast playing with the Happy Housewife Kit.....here's a peek of what's included in the kit........shhhhhh, don't tell anyone, but, I stole the pic, so you could get an idea!!
How awesome are those goodies!!!!! Love, love, love!!! And here's my last project.....
Just Another Cookie Cutter Family
I had a 12 X 12 canvas in my stash, and decided to alter it, with the napkin, washi tape, wallpaper piece, vintage catalog and magazine pages in the book. Of course I used gel medium to adhere the papers down, then I added some watercolor paints in large spots all over the canvas. Yuck!!! the colors were way too bright! I was able to wash some of it off, but it was still a bit much....so out came the gesso!! A bit here, and a bit there...getting better!! It was time to place the main image down, which was an advertising piece for a home heating system, as well as a few more bits of the magazine papers. Much better!
This is the right side of the canvas. I used Golden Molding Paste through the Grid Lock stencil by Momenta, which I purchased at AC Moore...so it's used primarily for home decor. Next, I pulled out my Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays, and sprayed over the molding paste only. I used Plumeria Pink, Pink Ladies Pink, Frenchy's Pink Pouf, Wicked Witch Purple and Tears On My Pillow Tangerine. I made sure to wipe away the excess from the main image. As you can see, the molding paste held the color quite nicely!
It still needed a bit more color, so I took out Mother of Pearl Hydrangea Modellier Creme from Viva Decor, and ran that through anoher stencil, this time Mini Ceiling Tile from Crafter's Workshop. Yum, yum!
See the cookie cutter....I embedded it within the canvas!! Easy peasy to do too!! Just trace around your shape, cut within the line, and force that puppy through!! Make sure you glue around the edges, on the back side. I did back the heart with lace and a vintage receipt.
Ok, so I can't draw that well, or follow lines very well.....but, I colored in the alphas, to match the canvas. I started with Faber-Castell Stamper's Big Brush Pens in Pink Madder Lake....didn't like it, so I went over it with Deep Scarlet Red, and then outlined it with their XS pen in Black. I also went around the entire canvas with Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black, to ground it.
Overall, I am really pleased with this piece!!! It will definitely hang in my craft space!!
I'm very sad that this is my final project for Gauche Alchemy....I had so much fun!!! I seriously want to do more!! This kit, totally kept me thinking, and playing outside the box!!
A huge thank you to Chrissy and Maggi!!!! You are both super awesome, and you really went out of your way to make it easy and fun for me!!!! Thank you ladies!!!!