Category Archives: art

SSS Wednesday: Make Your Own Background

Christmas in July? (Okay, August :-))

I really enjoyed playing around with this! The background is acrylic (my own mix of blue and white) paint on a random piece of laid textured paper. The die cuts were free via Cricut.

I’m entering it in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog.

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Christmas Wall Art Part 2

This was the 2nd piece I made. While looking through the Cricut image library for free images, these carolers caught my eye and I knew I wanted to make a cute scene with them.

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The background is again acrylic paint and the same snowflake turned stencil. I like this technique and kept many of the negatives of the die-cuts I used for my Christmas gifts to use as future stencils.

I was disappointed by how much the paper curled while creating these pieces. I’ve considered buying artist’s stretched canvas for creating stuff like this, but I never felt worthy of even such a relatively minor expense (Michaels often has a very good deal on them). With as wonderful as these turned out, I feel that I’m ready to upgrade my materials a bit.