Wednesday, November 30, 2011

A Little Holiday Canvas Sneak

Well helloooo there! I hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving Holiday! I did.

I've started my Christmas holiday canvas.  I let the camera roll as I was working to capture the process. Once I'm done, I'll edit the video and share it here. So...are you ready for a peek?


As you can see, I've used classic Shari colors in pool, silver, beiges, browns, copper and whites.  YUM!


If you want to follow along with the video when I have it completed, here are a few things you may want to pick-up:
  • White canvas 10" x 10" [I prefer Dick Blick gesso covered canvas]
  • Modge Podge or Claudine Helmuth's Matte Medium to adhere papers to the canvas
  • Brushes 1" foam and a stiff bristle brush
  • Button, baubles, brads, gems and pearls
  • Book text and music sheets [I get mine from a used book store]
  • White acrylic paint [nothing fancy]
  • White tissue paper [the cheaper the better]
  • Die cut words [I create mine with my Silhouette]
  • Die cut tree shape, snowflakes and birds [used my Silhouette]
  • Cardstock for shapes [Kraft and Neenah]
  • Other cardstock [light neutrals wide enough to span the canvas]
  • Distress Inks and blending tools
  • White Embossing supplies
  • Stamps
  • Glossy Accents, pattern paper and clear buttons
  • quilters thread and needle [or heavy thread]
  • ribbon, twine, pop dots
I hope to finish this coming week-end, I can't wait to share the entire piece!!!

Enjoy your day!

18 comments :

  1. Love the mix of buttons and gears.

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  2. I am so in love with your color palette, it's so serene! Such a fabulous little teaser...I cannot wait to see the finished work of art and your process!

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  3. It already looks gorgeous - love the mix of neutrals!

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  4. Looking forward to the end result.
    Eveline.

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  5. Hi Shari! I love when you create these canvases - cannot wait to see it all finished! Gorgeous colors! Hugs! :)

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  6. Can't wait to see it finished... looks fab.

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  7. Love the soft colors here and the mix of buttons, gears, and pearls on that corrugated tree! Can't wait to see the whole thing :)

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  8. love your buttony trees! i'm sure the video will be amazing!

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  9. Oh how lovely, I cannot wait to see the whole thing :o)

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  10. My, those buttons look enticing! Can't wait to see the full reveal!

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  11. Shari, Shari, Shari....that tree is as cute as a button ; ) You are so good with buttons girl! :)

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  12. I already know that I am going to love this - can't wait for the video!!! Thanks so much Shari!

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  13. Can't wait! This sneak peek is making me drool. :)

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  14. Looking forward to seeing the video and the finished project!

    Karen W

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  15. I love your bird it is sooooooo cute. Your snowflake gift card it is nice and elegant!

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  16. SOOOOOOOOOO gorgeous love to see more..can't wait to see the video!

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  17. Wow! I love the concept. Want to see the finish product.

    Hilda Photos on Canvas

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  18. I just found your blog via Pinterest and I love the canvases you've shared. Just wondering if the video and other details of your Christmas canvas where shared elsewhere. I don't see it here.

    Love your work. Thanks for sharing with us!

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