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Friday, November 27, 2015

Fantastic Fall Canvas by Candice Windham



Fantastic Fall Canvas
Designed by Candice Windham 


I remember it like it was yesterday. Back in 1975, we had been to Shelby Forest State Park near Memphis, spending the day with our four-year-old son Michael, jumping in leaves, fishing and just enjoying a beautiful autumn afternoon. On the way home, we passed a field covered in soft cream-colored grass. My hubby, who was just learning to use his new 35mm camera, took Michael out in the middle of the field and shot almost an entire roll of film. Every photo was terrific, but this one has always been my favorite.

I used a combination of Makin’s Clay® and Ann Butler’s Earth Safe Finishes Irridescents to make this canvas come to life.


Supplies:

Makin’s Clay® - Brown,120g, and Olive green from the Earth Tones clay multi-package
Makin’s® Texture Sheets, #38008 Set H
Makin’s® Push Molds #39008, Christmas Nature
Makin’s® Ultimate Clay Machine™
Makin’s® Cutting Mat
Makin’s® Ultimate Clay Extruder™ with discs #2 and #3 from the #35100 Ultimate Clay S/S Extruder Discs Set 
Sizzix® Big Shot
Sizzix® Tattered Leaves die 
Ann Butler Irridescents, Sheer Gold, Sheer Copper, Amethyst
Ann Butler’s Irridescent Powders, Sunshine and Bronze
Ann Butler Crafter’s Ink, Tangelo, Limelight, Desert Sand and  Canyon
Colorbox Spritzer Dye Ink Spray, Mudslide (Clearsnap)
Craft Corrugate Tape (Little B)
9” x 13” canvas and frame
Silk leaves in fall colors
Stencils (Crafter’s Workshop and Rebecca Meier)
Heavy Gel Paste (Golden)
Acrylic Glazes, Green, Gold and Copper (Golden)
Printed photo
Palette knife
Paper towels
Sponges

Instructions

1.Place the Makin’s® Cutting Mat on your work surface. Roll out ½ package of brown Makin’s Clay® to a slab beginning on setting #1 and ending on setting #4 on the Ultimate Clay Machine™.
Run 1/3 of the slab back through the machine on setting #2 with each of the three texture sheets attached. Set aside to dry with the texture sheet left attached. It will pop off when dry.  When dry, cut the textured pieces with the Sizzix Tattered Leaves die and apply Ann Butler Iridescent Paint and Powders to all the pieces.

Use the push mold to create pine cones and acorn with the remaining brown clay, and the Ultimate Clay Extruder™ to make vines with green clay. Set all aside to dry overnight.

2. Apply acrylics glazes to the canvas with a foam brush, remove some with a crushed paper towel and allow it to dry.


3. Spritz the canvas edges with Mudslide Colorbox Spritzer Dye Ink Spray and lightly brush with a foam brush.

Place the grass stencil on the canvas and use the palette knife to apply the Golden Heavy Gel. Allow to dry. Apply additional stencils as desired and allow to dry until clear.


4. Sponge gesso lightly over the dandelions and apply Ann Butler Craft Ink in Limelight directly to the grass and denadelion stems.


5. Use small stencils to apply gesso and Ann Butler inks with a sponge.


6. Cut the frame edges from Corrugate Tape, mitering the corners if desired and sponge the inner and outer edges with Tangelo ink.


7. Ink the corners of the photo paper where the Craft Corrugate will meet with Desert Sand ink to hide any imperfections Remove the release paper from the Craft Corrugate and apply it to the photo.

8. Attach the frame and photo to the canvas with Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive.

9. Attach the vines to the canvas with Beacon 3-in-I Adhesive.

10. Attach the silk leaves to the canvas with Beacon 3-in-I Adhesive.

11 Attach the clay leaves to the canvas with Beacon 3-in-I Adhesive.

12. Attach the pine cones and acorns to the canvas with Beacon 3-in-I Adhesive.




Add the purchased frame and place it on an easel. What a beautiful addition to your holiday décor!

Designs by Candice Windham for Makin’s Clay®
©2015 Candice Windham Design Studio


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