Lucky Sneak

I have been working hard on getting my sample ready for my Twenty Pages In One Day classes coming up next month. Think Prima!

I've also been working on my pages for our Lucky 13 Circle Journal Project. We are using canvas books from C&T Publishing which we cut apart to create 12 pages, one for each month of the year until we all meet again at CHA Winter 2010 (yikes, what a concept!).

I prepped my pages by ironing fusible interfacing on the backs of each piece of canvas. You don't have to prep your pages, I just wanted mine to have a little more stiffness because one layer of canvas on its own can be a little flimsy (this is after we cut the books apart). The books were actually really nice before we cut them up! LOL Anyways, I am a paper person, not really a fabric person so I prepped my pages to be more like paper. I am picking up my serger from the shop this weekend so I'll be putting the finishing touches on my first pages then.

My very first page is about Michelle Van Etten's Trip to Miami. I wanted to include “the colors of Miami” on the page so I knew Glimmer Mist would be perfect! I did this little job in my kitchen — GM cleans up from the tile really nice.

What you'll need to do this is a heat gun, nonstick craft mat, some Glimmer Mist, paint, and a foam paint brush. Later in the month I will show you how to do this same thing on paper (cuz I am a paper girl at heart).

First I sprayed two opposite corners of the page with a yellow Glimmer Mist (lemon something, it is late and I cannot remember the name exactly).

I used some paint from Making Memories to paint the corners I did not Glimmer Mist. What is nice about paint is that Glimmer Mist sticks to it so you can get a rich, deep color from the paint and a nice shimmer from the Mist. Love it!

Working in from the edges, I sprayed some a green Glimmer Mist on the canvas. Then I added some splatters of Tiger Lily GM here and there. If your GM looks too dark when it goes on (like Tiger Lily can) just blot it up with a paper towel really quick. You'll get some color but not as much as if you let it all soak in. After I was done I added some Jazz Blue Glimmer Mist just over the painted parts to really make them shine.

Dry the canvas overnight or with a heat (that's what I did because I wanted to get tot he next step). That's all for now! Gotta go catch some ZzzzZzzzZzz's.

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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2 thoughts on “Lucky Sneak

  1. Waaaay cool! BTW….it’s Lemon Zest! I was just playing with mine today….

    Posted on April 7, 2009 at 12:54 pm
  2. Great LO on the Lucky 13 site – and I love how you treated the canvas!

    Posted on April 13, 2009 at 1:36 am