I followed the artist's directions and hot glued the embellishments where I wanted them and covered the whole canvas excluding the photo with Gesso. The great thing about this is you can use any color flower or metal embellishment you like. If you have paper flowers that have been in your stash for a while but just don't work for you anymore this is a great way to transform them. Once everything dried I covered the photo with a towel and sprayed Rangers Lettuce and Sunset Orange Ink Sprays and Dylusions Melted Chocolate Ink Spray onto my canvas. After everything dried again I went back with Bundled Sage and Vintage Photo Distress Ink and highlighted some of the embellishments. Another drying cycle was needed and the final step was a coat of Deco Art's Decoupage to seal it.
Here are a few close ups, sorry for the glare.
|I used a lot of Tim's Idea-o-logy goodies on this piece.|
|See the mesh in the upper corner? I recycled a shallot bag|
to add texture so save those fruit and produce bags. :)
|Spare Parts and Tim's Idea-o-logy metal embellies add a masculine|
touch. The chipboard clock was in a set of 4 by Dusty Attic.
|A metal key, plastic M,|
Idea-o-logy crown and
Melissa Francis resin scroll
adorn the left side of
|True Marilyn fans will know what the 26 stands for. She|
was born on June 1, 1926 and would have turned 87 in two
days. Cogs/sprockets are from Tim's Idea-o-logy and TPS's
Spare Parts product lines.
|I threw the kitchen sink in can you tell lol. Cogs, pen nib, |
key chains, memo pins, locks, keys, tags and charms.
|I Google'd the photo of Marilyn and ended up using the same|
one as the canvas that inspired me. It was a better fit than
the others and shows off her beauty.
Here's the birthday card I made for him and it too was inspired by a CARD which I ran across on Pinterest. Both inspiration pieces can be found on my altered art and cards Pinterest boards plus lots more. Pinterest has been my go-to place for kick starting my mojo lately. :) I've been running around at Mach 5 with my hair on fire and sometimes you just have to go with the flow and CASE (but always give credit where credit is due). I do hope you'll check out the mixed media canvas and card which inspired me. They are very talented people!
MFT goodies on this card are:
LLD Document It-Bingo stamp set
I used a Spellbinders pennant die set to create my flags and a Notebook Plain Jane by Verve which I fussy cut and distressed with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. The chipboard circular piece is by Basic Grey and the metal clock is from Tim's Ideo-o-logy line. The feathers and chevron banner were cut from MME Kraft Funday collection and the rub ons are from Christy Tomlinson's She Art collection.
Thanks for hanging in there! I'm grateful that you dropped by and I'd love to know what you think of my media media tribute to Marilyn Monroe. I do hope it has inspired you to preserve a memory or create a keepsake for a loved one . :)
Have a super day!