-I never knew how difficult it would be to chose a word to focus on for the year; I guess I never really thought about it. Initially my mind went to 'Intention' as to live life with intention, but I'd just posted my project, "Intentions", and it seemed a little redundant. The word 'home' kept coming to the surface, because my husband and I have been working on a plan to downsize in a few years. So not only do I intend to focus on working on our house alongside my husband, but to focus more on the people I love who live in and visit our home.
I chose an old canvas from my stash and removed the wrapped canvas by pulling out the (many, rusty) staples. I painted the inner edges with two coats of gesso and adhered an old Tim Holtz paper with house blueprints to the outer edges and face of the frame.
Before adhering the paper to the face of the frame, I embossed it with Tim's Lattice Texture Fade. After the papers were adhered, dried, and sanded, I applied a wash of Burnt Orange and Burnt Umber Color Bursts with a soft paint brush to the outside edges and face of the frame. I swiped Prima's gold Crackle paste through a Wendy Vecchi bricks stencil, and when dry blended with Walnut Stain Distress Crayon. Lastly I smeared on more Rusty Paper to make it work with the background.
Have you chosen your word yet? We would love to see how you portray your special focus word for 2018 in a vintage or shabby chic project and enter our "The Year of" challenge! Please check out all the details and even more inspiration from my Frilly and Funkie teammates at Frilly and Funkie.
I'm sharing with these challenges:
Scrapy Land Challenge #82 Anything Goes I used 3 Sizzix dies.
Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #44 - "Ring in the New" New stencils, new Color Burst color (orange),new stamps (TH) and new flowers.
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