Good Morning Sunshine – Vintage Summer Basics

Posted by Nancy Hanttula

20 September, 2013 - , ,

1 Good Morning Sunshine Hello Maja Design fans and friends!  Nancy Hanttula here, and I am back again to share a mixed media 12 x 12 canvas project I created with the gorgeous Vintage Summer Basics. Using a basic 12 x 12 canvas, I painted the base layer with Folk Art acrylic paint with Calypso Sky (a total fave of mine.) DSC00082 I then chose the papesr I would use for the background:  Vintage Summer Basics:  “1945” – “1934” – and ” 1944″ … DSC00078 After deciding on the basic background configuration, I decoupaged the papers down to the canvas….and then added a bit more of the acrylic paint to create a “seamless” background. DSC00085 Then, using my McGill’s starburst punch, I punched several “starbursts” from the Vintage Summer Basic paper collection…”1943″ … to use on the background at a later time.

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But, before adding the “starbursts” to my background, I wanted to add some depth and texture using some of my textural stamps.

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Above is an example of some of the background stamps I like to use to create depth and texture….they include using the bottoms of shoes…:)  My baby sister and I like to go to thrift shops, only we like to look at the bottom of the shoes.  Then when we find a pair with an interesting sole design…we can split the cost…each leaving with one of the shoes to use as a stamp!

After stamping the background of the canvas, it was time to create the sun.

First, I used my Martha Stewart circle punch “Layered Flower” to create my basic sun shape out of the Vintage Summer Basic paper ” 1912″.

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I, then, cut out some basic 3 inch paper strips, inked & stamped them, to create some of my sun’s rays.

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Before attaching my “rays,” I sketched a face onto my sun.

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After I achieved the basic look I was striving for, I then drew over the design with my permanent Faber Castell India ink pens.

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After constructing my sun…I added some texture by incorporating some “Puff Paint” by Polymark…I used yellow, orange, and black.

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Once the sun and sun’s rays were completed, I added the starbursts to the background.

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I finished off the piece with my title.  I hand-drew, and then cut out the title, topping it off with some Polymark dimensional paint.

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And last but not least, I created my “clouds” using white acrylic paint onto bubble wrap, corrugated cardboard, and shelf liner.

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Thanks for looking!  I hope something here has inspired you to create something AMAZING today!

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