Leave a Little Sparkle Layout Tutorial

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"Wish" Canvas

Hello fellow crafters!  Well, November is here... I can't believe how October just flew by!  I'm starting off the season with this bit of Sizzix inspiration.

I have this small burlap canvas to share.

I first took a small burlap canvas that had a picture already on it.  I just applied white gesso to make a fresh start.

With the Sizzix Tim Holtz Sparkles Texture Fades Embossing folder, I embossed a piece of Metallic Kraft-Core paper (Tim Holtz).  I cut the piece slightly smaller than my canvas.  I had to emboss my paper two separate times as it was larger than the folder.  Lightly sand the paper.

I tore the edges of my paper before applying paint.  I painted the darker colour first, Evergreen Bough and Pistacio Distress paint.  Let this sit for a minute, and then lightly wipe off, leaving it more in the recessed areas.  I then applied Picket Fence Distress paint, and did the same thing.  For my canvas, I applied different Distress sprays - Brushed Pewter, Iced Spruce, Evergreen Bough, and Picket Fence.  They were still a little damp, when I applied Picket Fence paint and the Tim Holtz Snowflake Stencil (THS050) to the one side of my canvas.  This gave my snowflakes a kind of watery look.  After my painted canvas had dried, I adhered my embossed metallic paper.

Next, I die-cut snowflakes with chipboard from Sizzix's Tim Holtz Snowflake Duo bigz die with texture fade.  I also die-cut the word "wish" from Sizzix's Tim Holtz Handwritten Wish bigz die, also with chipboard.

The "Wish" was painted white, then Glossy Accents applied on top.  The snowflakes, after embossed, were also painted white, then dry brushed with a combination of Evergreen Bough and Cracked Pistachio Distress paint.  I applied Rock Candy Distress Glitter  on top with Glossy Accents.  I also added a few more acrylic snowflakes from Tim Holtz Frozen Alpha Parts, that were also touched up with a bit of glitter.

Adhere these snowflakes and the "wish" to your canvas and you're done!  I'm not wishing for snow just yet, but I'm lovin' these kind of snowflakes over the real ones for now!

Thanks for stopping by,

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