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Memories...

Before I start with what I've done today, here is the update on the sewing room stitch (actually called Stitcher's Haven, which appeared in the World of Cross Stitching mag). I've finished the first page now - that basket on the left hand side was a nightmare!



Onto today. I had a canvas left so I decided to make next year's fathers day present with it. To begin with I used clear embossing powder with a stamp and then distress inked the canvas.


I also dripped some water on the canvas before drying with a heating tool


Here is the embossed part


I added a few drops of alcohol ink to give some intense colour in places


I stamped a clock in distress ink


Another clock. For some reason they didn't work very well in the end


The lines were actually from an embossing folder.

After preparing the background I cut out a phrase (Dr Seuss) out of chipboard, painted it with metallic distress paint then dabbed with black soot distress pad, before glueing it onto the canvas.

I wasn't completely happy with the canvas, so I got the clock stamp back out and added a few more stamps with versa mark ink and mica powder




This is what I did at the bottom. The photos are printed in sepia (lending to the memory image) 


The clock was chipboard with a clock stamped on it, glued onto a clock rim and with a game spinner.  This was glued onto a burlap panel. The butterfly was sprayed with green then painted with black. The lovely women in the corner is my nan


I chose some pictures of me and my brothers (or to the grammar nazi's among us, my brothers and I) then added some film, some flowers and some black and wooden beads



So there you have it! Not perfect by any means but it's a nice trip down memory lane, not to mention another thing off my to do list. 
Ems




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