Saturday, June 21, 2014
Paws to Enjoy Life!
This layout was inspired by the name I chose for my blog (Pawsitively Creative Crafts). I have been in the Veterinary field for over 10 years and I couldn't see myself doing anything else. Some days are hard and some days I wouldn't change anything. Loves it!
This layout features one of my furry babies, Nanook. I used Archival ink non-toxic (making sure it wouldn't harm him in any way first) to apply his paw print to my canvas. TIP: I gave him a little bit of peanut butter to help keep him happy while I played with his feet. Can you tell he doesn't mind nail trims? He is a good baby.
I painted my canvas with gesso first, then used Luminarte and Dylusions sprays until I achieved the look I wanted. Nanook has gorgeous blue eyes so I kept that in mind. After spraying/misting I cut cardstock out and layered it behind his picture. Then I added some gears/cogs, lace and ribbon that I UPCYCLED from an old belt.
The last part was adding in his paw print in the bottom left hand corner. It didn't go as well as I planned but at least it looks like a paw print! I noticed that his eyes didn't pop with color because of the black and white picture so I mixed up an ice-blue color to match his eyes and painted it on the picture with acrylic paint.
This canvas will be entered into the following challenges:
LESSology Challenge #37: Animal Kingdom (HERE)
Opus Gluei #185-Animals (HERE)
Thanks for reading and leaving your lovely comments. It brightens my day! Carpe Diem! ~€