#PrimaDTCall – 18″ x 24″ Canvas Layout

I created this this 18″ X 24″ canvas using “Golden Coast” from Prima Marketing Inc.

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I applied Finnabair’s ArtBasics Heavy Gesso, then a few layers of Finnabair’s Opal Magic “Unicorn” colors. The edges of the canvas was distressed with “Frayed Burlap” Distress Oxide from Tim Holtz.
I used a selection of the florals from the “Golden Coast” collection and a bit of the greenery from the “Moon Child” collection.

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I took a bit of artistic license and used the “dream” cut-a-part and added my own phase at the bottom of the canvas. I thought this best describes my talented sister-in-law Kathy and her photography business.
I fussy cut the hot air balloon from the paper collection, then cut a duplicate piece of the basket and flowers, then popped that piece up with foam squares for a three-dimensional look. I repeat this for the “dream” cut-a-part.
The last elements are the doilies, also distressed with Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide, and jute twine made into circles of various sizes.

The entire layout is attached to the canvas with foam tape.


#PrimaDTCall – Tassel Pendant

I managed to complete one more project submission for Prima Marketing’s design team call.

I am definitely in love with this color palette of paints from Prima. I designed this pendant using a Prima mould and paper clay, some beads from my bead collection, and a hand made tassel created by using a selection of threads from my sewing supplies.

I really love the way this pendent turned out. A suede cord, ribbon (I showcased the pendant with ribbon from Melissa Frances), or a chain.


#PrimaDTCall Submission – Canvas Design featuring “Moon Child” by Prima

I created this entry for the Prima Marketing Inc. Design Team Call. I used a variety of Prima paints and a collection of “Moon Child” flowers to create this canvas design featuring my niece (now a teenager).

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The canvas was base coated with Liquitex Mars Black and given texture with Finnabair Art Stones.

I used Prima Paper Clay and the “Object Labels I” mould with 49 and Market “The Dusty Attic” to round out some additional design elements.


#PrimaDTCall – Golden Coast Photo Display Box

I designed and created this project for the #PrimaDTCall. The project will be submitted to Prima Marketing Inc’s Design Team Call. I chose Prima’s beautiful “Golden Coast” paper collection and Say It in Crystals coordinating embellishments.

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I used a thrifted wooden box, Prima’s Venetian Shutter, and the journaling cards from the paper collection.

I repurposed a piece of chicken wire for texture and interest on the inside lid of the box. I fussy cut a seahorse from the designer paper and added Glossy Accents for an enamel-look. Using a variety of Prima paints, Gesso, and pastes, I created the ocean theme on the box bottom and lid. I finished off the box elements with a starfish, sponge, and shells from my craft supplies.

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Graphic 45 “Kaleidoscope” Tall Keeper and Mini Album Set

Here it is, the full walk through for my latest design project! I am calling this a “Tall Keeper and Mini Album Set”. I used the oh!, so whimsical and divine paper collection Kaleidoscope from Graphic 45.

Features on the tall keeper basket weave details on the inside, hand beaded topper, metal accents embellished with paints from Prima Marketing Inc/Art Alchemy/Finnabair, hardware from Tim Holtz. The keeper is approximately 5 3/4″ X 16″ and houses the album. I coated the keeper inside and out, with Mod Podge – Satin.

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The album is approximately 4 1/2″ X 9″ and features double sided opening, lots of tuck spots for photos and keepsakes, 7 pocket pages with large tags, a set of “dutch door” pockets, a set of “dutch door” photo mats, additional tuck spots and pockets throughout the album, and a unique closure. All of these features are part of this 7-section album.

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Preview of Upcoming Project: Graphic 45 Kaleidoscope: Tall Keeper and Mini Album

So excited to share this quick preview of my latest design project. I used the very colorful paper collection “Kaleidoscope” from Graphic 45!

I wanted to design a whimsical artsy piece in a non-traditional box setting. The vertical look of the “keeper” (that is what I am calling it for now) provides a uniquely distinctive perspective to showcase the beautiful colors and graphics in the papers.

Equally unique, is the design of the mini album, which I will review in detail through the walk through video.

A full tutorial has been created for this entire design project! I am working on the edits and hope to release it soon. So, stay tuned.


Flight Bag and Mini Album Instructions Now Available

The day is here!, just posted the full set of instructions to make the flight bag and mini album I designed. Click on the link below to find it in my Etsy shop!

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I will be uploading the tutorials on this blog as soon as each edited section is complete. The tutorial will feature a different paper line, Carta Bella Paper Company’s “Metropolitan Girl”.

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