Friday, 15 January 2016

Alternative Birthday Card

Hi everyone 

I've not been to Blog Land for a little while what with Christmas being so hectic and time spent looking after elderly relatives etc. so although it's late Happy New Year to you.

Here's a project I made for my Brothers Birthday, I wanted to make a keepsake rather than a card so decided to make a canvas for him.

First I worked out the layout, then painted the canvas with silver acrylic paint, once dry I painted the background cogs in using a pale blue acrylic paint. The umbrella man was painted silver, then distressed by just pressing a Versafine Onyx Black pad onto it and adding a little bit of red. Next step to stick the man, cogs and washers to the canvass using PVA glue.

I added the number 50 and some clock hands, then once the PVA glue had dried I added some Inka Gold highlights and raindrops (courtesy of Designs by Ryn). At this point I thought it was a bit flat and missing something so I distressed it by rubbing in some gold paint with a foam pad. Finally, I stamped Happy Birthday on the wooden frame on the back of the canvas and that was it, job done. 

He really liked it and it still stands on the window sill now.

I hope you like it, thanks for popping by. 

Jules x