Faux Metal Tutorial

This was so much fun!!! My page titled The Journey (above this tut) features this faux metal. Here are the supplies you'll need...

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Crepe Paper Carnations

How much do I love thee? Let me count the ways!! Isn't this flower adorable!? I ran across this tutorial on the web months ago and it has been rolling around my head ever since. It is so versatile making it perfect for every one one of your gorgeous creations. Let's go!

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Calla Lily

I fell in love with this flower when I saw a video for it on the Heartfelt Creations website. So, if you don't want to read my tutorial you can click here to watch it over at HC. I did distress this up a little bit, which is not on the video. All right! Let's get started......

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Faux Leather Tutorial

Making faux leather is easier than you think. I know, I say that about a lot of my tutorials. Have I been wrong? LOL...

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Snowy Poinsettia

These flowers are just too cute! They are beyond easy to make too...BONUS!

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Emerging Color Stamping Technique

Ok, I'll admit it...I really love stamping and the more I stamp the more I want to stamp. It's a wonderfully vicious circle. Emerging Color is one of those techniques that have some very basic and constant elements to it, but the creative license is all yours in how you present it. I'm sure if you Google or YouTube you will find a ton of tutorials and a lot of them will be very similar. Emerging Color boils down to this one word: resist. This is at its very core a resist technique. The whole trick to doing this is to remember that you will work in layers.

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Sunday, March 18, 2012

These Days - Canvas & Video Tutorials

Hey everyone~  I wanted to share with you a canvas I created using Swirlydoos' March kit, French Quarter.  I get a LOT of requests to do a tutorial on a canvas.  I also hear from a lot of people that they are a bit scared to jump in with both feet.

Sooooooo, I decided I would make this canvas a kind of "101".  I've used 99% paper, but I added a few other mixed media elements in small amounts.  I want those of you that have been a bit apprehensive, to watch these videos and KNOW that you CAN do this.  My next video will be more canvas and mixed media work and less paper.  I'll help you to work towards playing with different mediums and accessorizing with paper, rather than the other way around.

All of the videos posted below can be found on the Swirlydooskits Channel on YouTube.  

Here are a few pictures of my canvas.

I also finished a 2nd canvas.  This was part of a Swirlydoos Technique kit a few months ago.  I created them together because I wanted them to look 
like a matching set.

Here are the videos showing you how I made my canvas.  Enjoy!!

Part 2

Part 3

Bonus Flower Tutorial

Thanks for stopping by!!!
XO, Lisa


Cindy Gay said...

Love the background frame diagonally arranged over the burlap.

Pat said...

Stunning!! I loved the video. I ;ove the new look to your blog.

Shona said...

really gorgeous work..I have not had time to watch the videos but the canvas's are unreal gorgeous :)

Jen said...

Gorgeous!! Just absolutely stunning!!

Paulien van den Bosch said...

I'm just blown away by your canvasses. They are so stunning!!!!! Thank you for these awesome video's. I loved every single one. Amazing work Lisa!~!!!

Vicky Alberto said...

wheeeee - WOW your work is so unreal - really gorgeous!!!

Monica Baker said...

You are so inspiring! I just love your layouts and I find myself coming back again and again to look at the photos. Thank you for sharing and inspiring me to move beyond my "safe" zone.

eleele said...

astonishing, very-very beautiful. great ideas of using the kit.

LISA said...


Wateringen said...

Hay Lisa,

Your blog is amazing..
I will follow your blog.
Please take a look into my world.

Love from Marijke

Lizzyc said...

Hi Lisa.. these canvases are amazing.. really beautiful...