Whimsical home decor piece – Canvas Corp Brands

Hello lovelies!!! A while back I saw a beautiful home decor piece on Pinterest, created with butterflies. I have been wanting to create a butterfly home decor piece of my own ever since and after finding a reasonably prized glass dome at IKEA, I finally could create one.

Here is what my finished piece looks like:

The fun part about this project is that I´ve used lots of „junk“ to make this piece. The wire is from an old table calendar. I tossed the calendar and kept the wire. The butterflies are punched out of an old notebook paper I found at a local flea market and the bottom wood base (covered with burlap) is a piece of wood from my husband´s crafty project. So basically I just altered those and gave them new life :).

The fun part of this project was to use Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, some Canvas Corp Burlap and punches to bring some life to the old junk objects. I have a full start-to-finish fast forward video tutorial prepared for you to watch! Hope you like it!!!

If you would like to read more about this project, hop over to the Canvas Corp Blog to read more details over there. I´ve listed some tips and ideas over there. And now, here is the video:

I hope you enjoyed watching the video and got inspired by it to create a fun spring home decor piece of your own! Don´t forget to add some sparckle to your project with the gorgeous Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist colours!!! Here is a link to the spray ink lines.

Happy crafting! Let´s stay creative!!!
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:
Tattered Angels – Glimmer Mist Summer Glow
Tattered Angels – Glimmer Mist Italian Sunset
Tattered Angels – Glimmer Mist Jack Frost
Simply Sheer – Strong Pink
Tattered Angels – Chalkboard Ink Inchworm
Old Music note book paper
Canvas Corp – Burlap
Wire
Clear Double Sided Adhesive
Aleene´s Tacky Glue
Pen – black
Punches – Martha Stewart, Stampin´ Up!
Rose ribbon – Maya Road
Word Stickers – Tim Holtz Idea-ology
ARTplorations Leaf Prints Stencil – STAMPlorations
White paper flowers
Ranger Inc. – Stickles

Altered mobile phone cover – Canvas Corp Brands

I bet we all have been there… who doesn´t know the problem with mobile phone covers? They tend to start looking „old and used“ at some point. No matter how high quality they are, they still tend to get cracks and loose color.

I had a yellow leather mobile cover that was not that yellow anymore. I had taken the cover off my mobile phone and was just about to toss is and then I got the idea to alter it. Why not apply some Decor & DIY Saffron paint onto the surface and just see what happens!!! And so I did!! This is a result of that experiment. I had fun dabbing bright yellow paint onto the cover and then of course had to add ink splatters too. I am now excited to see how long this surface lasts. Should it not work, I´ve got nothing to loose, since it was in poor condition anyway and if it lasts, I´ll be happy to use this cover for a long time!

Tattered Angels PaintsHere is  what I used for the cover:
1. Tattered Angels – Decors & DIY paint, Saffron
2. Tattered Angels – Chalkboard Glimmer Mist, Inchworm
3. Tattered Angels – Glimmer Mist, Turquoise blue
4. Black and white texture spray
5. Clear stamps
6. Old book paper
7. Black stamp ink
8. Matte medium
9. Foam brush
10. Spray varnish
11. Resin

DIY Cell Phone CoverSince the old mobile phone cover was leather based, I directly added the DECOR & DIY paint (Saffron) onto the cover. I dabbed two layers with a foam brush and let the surface dry in between layers. Painted Cell Phone Cover

When the paint was relatively dry, I added some black and white texture spray splatters as well as green and blue Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist and Chalkboard ink splatters.
glimmer mist paint
Since those are water based, I had to add a layer of spray varnish on top to keep the splatters from bleeding.

create cell phone coverFinally I took a piece of old book paper and stamped a light bulb and a word “create” with black ink onto that paper. Next I fussy cut the pieces and adhered to the mobile phone cover with Matte Medium. I finished the cover with a second layer of spray varnish and let if to dry properly before using it.

After waiting for the varnish to dry over 24 hours, I noticed that it got relatively sticky, so I went and applied a thin layer of resin on top of the cover with a paint brush and let that layer dry overnight. That helped alot and now all the ink splatters and layers are covered under resin and I have a feeling this will hold well in day to day use.

Have fun creating!!!
xxx, Sanna
ps. for more inspiration, check out the following sites:

Altered clothes tag – STAMPlorations

Hello lovelies, it´s again time for another Stencil Sunday project post! It is a weekly feature brought to you by the STAMPlorations girls in the Mixed Media design team. Every Sunday, there is a post up over at the STAMPlorations blog, where team members share their mixed media projects showcasing ARTplorations stencils and STAMPlorations stamps.  You willl find more information about this Sunday´s projects by visiting the STAMPlorations blog (do also check the teamies links to their blogs for deeper information on each project)!

Here is my project:

Altered clothes tagStep 1: I had a really nice sized clothes tag on my son´s sweater which I wanted to alter to a present tag. I first covered the logo with a piece of old book paper. Then I took the Trendy Birds 2 stamp set and stamped some flying birds onto the background with a black ink.

Altered clothes tagStep 2: Next I placed the Bubbles Mini stencil over the tag and applied transparent texture paste thru it onto the tag. I let the layer dry overnight.

Altered clothes tagStep 3: After the layer was completely dry, I applied some Tea Dye and Evergreen Bough Distress Ink onto the tag with a blending tool.

Altered clothes tagStep 4: After that I added a punched yellow flower and a yellow button to the tag with a strong paper glue. Next I stamped a sentiment (Trendy Birds 2 set) onto a piece of book paper, fussy cut it and glued it onto the tag. Finally I added a piece of lace which I colored with green Distress Ink. In the end I also added some white texture spray splatters on top of the tag for additional interest.     Altered clothes tag This is how the finished present tag looks like. It will add a nice, personalized detail to a future present :). In fact I might add it to my wedding anniversary present for my husband this weekend :). Altered clothes tagAnd the July Mixed Media Challenge runs until the end of the month! If you want to play, you still have a little time left to get messy and share your non-card mixed media projects. It’s anything mixed media except a card…and you must use a stencil (any brand or even a homemade one!) in your project(s). For the complete challenge info + prizes, click here.

Happy crafting!
Sanna

Supplies:
ARTplorations – Bubbles Mini
STAMPlorations – Trendy Birds 2
Distress Ink – Ranger Ind. Inc.
Texture spray – Imagine Crafts
Black ink – Hero Arts
Punch – Martha Stewart
Lace, blending tool, book paper

Altered Christmas tree baubles – Ornament No.: 1

Hi there, I thought I´d be sharing 6 different kind of altered Christmas tree baubles along the twelve days. Let´s start with the super fast and easy one!

Sanna Lippert For starters I bought a set of decoupage Christmas tree baubles from an art supply store. First I covered the surfaces with white gesso.

Sanna Lippert Next I took some serviette varnish & glue (matte) and twisted hemp rope natural from the Canvas Corp rope selection. I like this one very much, because it is two toned! I covered the bauble with varnish & glue (a relatively thick layer is needed) and rolled the cord around the bauble starting from the very bottom of the bauble and rolled until all the way up. As an alternative you could also use a thick paper glue or gel medium etc. Then I let the ornament dry properly. The best way to dry it is to let it hang somewhere. And that´s it! That is how easy it was!!!

Sanna Lippert Here is a little detail shot of the first ornament. I will share close-ups and pretty detailed photos of all the ornaments in my final ornament post – hope you will come back to see the next five altered baubles I created 🙂 !!! Will be sharing one every second day. See you soon!

xxx, Sanna