Hello crafty friends!!! I hope your all having a fantastic day. Today I wanted to share a collage that I created for a dear friends daughter. She's 16, and I felt that she might need some positive affirmations during those tough teen years. I created this collage by doing a base coat of mod podge and old pattern tissue.
The next thing I did was to add some Faber Castell gelato's color, by rubbing the color all around the piece. Then I took my fingers and just smeared them all together. I like it to look very messy.
I used all different colors randomly and didn't try to make any sense of it. I then rubberstamped all over the piece with Stazon ink. Then I like to take bubble wrap and apply paint with a brush to the bubble wrap, and then apply the bubble wrap to the canvas. I like there to be tons of layers on a piece.
My next step is to use Flexible modeling paste applied to a brass stencil that I taped down on the corners to add some dimensional flowers. Once that dries I like to apply chalk ink to the top of the stencil to color it. Sometimes I add stickles glitter on top of that.
I then added some cute doiley stencil's by Martha Stewart to the other corners with white craft paint. I also took the lid of the bottle of paint applied paint to it and applied that to the canvas as well.
I next like to apply rub ons all over the canvas. For Sarah's art piece I added all inspirational quotes to inspire her to believe in herself. After all that base stuff is done with it's time for the embellishments. I made the flowers with various craft punches. The angel is from Christy Tomlinson's She Art Girls class that she has on her website. I'm so inspired by all of her fantastic knowledge, and am so grateful that she is willing to share that wisdom with her fans. I hope you all enjoy Sarah's art piece, I know I loved creating her. Have a great day, and happy crafting!