Monday, March 16, 2015

Easter Project Group-Cross Canvas

I'm sooo excited to take part in an Easter Project Group today!!  One of my all time fav bloggers, Bethany of Pitter and Glink, invited me to her 'party' and it sure sounded like fun to me! 
In a nutshell, a group of bloggers have completed some type of crafty, Eastery, goodness and we are all sharing our projects today.  You'll find photos and links at the bottom of this post so you can just click away!

When thinking about what I would make for today's post I knew I wanted it to be a canvas.  I actually had a different idea in mind but I was doing laundry and saw a box of vintage clip on earrings among my craft mess.....I mean craft treasures!.... and thought to myself  "I need to do something with those to get them gone!" And immediately thought they might make a pretty cross. 
So I gathered up the supplies and printed off the words (from a worship song I first heard long ago at Acquire the Fire!) from PicMonkey and got started.

11x14 canvas
foam brushes
vintage clip on earrings
hot glue gun
fine point sharpie and pencil
word printout

The first thing I did was remove the clips from the back of the earrings so they would glue down flat. I did have to use pliers on a few! See my pile of clips? ☺

Next I painted the canvas using a metallic blue, purple, pink, and green.  I wanted the blue to be 'sky' and the green to be 'grass' in a watercolory way.  Didn't take much paint to do this! Then I laid out the earrings and glued them down.

Finally, I cut my words down and used a pencil and colored the backside of the words, then I was able to position the words and then trace over them with the pencil to transfer them to the canvas. I went over the words with a fine tip sharpie, taking my time. Such a neat trick!!

All done!!

I loved how it turned out!! And so did my 'sounding board' sister!
Pretty sure it will find it's way to this year's Easter mantle!

Make sure and check out my follow groupies below!

Have a Happy Day!

 From Top to Bottom, Left to Right:
Pastel and Gold Painted Flower Pots by Happy Go Lucky
Spring Chick Wreath by Fynes Designs
Simple Bunny Garland by Lil Mrs Tori
DIY: Peek-A-Boo Bunny Bag by Minted Strawberry
Pom Pom Tail Easter Bunny Printable by TitiCrafty
Easter Bible Verse Printable by A Cup Full of Sass
Felt Bunny Pouch for Easter Treats by Do Small Things with Love
Gold & Watercolor Geometric Bunny Art by Spool and Spoon
Moss and Twine Wrapped Easter Bunny by The Southern Couture
Spring Keychains by The DIY Dreamer
Cross Canvas by Vintage Gwen
DIY Ribbon Bunny Easter Wreath by Sweet Tea & Saving Grace
Floral Chalkboard Easter Prints by Dawn Nicole
Quilted Easter Decor by Nap-Time Creations
Crochet Egg Garland by 4 You With Love
Easter Bunny K-Cup Sleeves with Free Cut File by Pitter and Glink
Paper Easter Baskets by Crafting in the Rain


Unknown said...

I love the rainbow background and your gorgeous cross...pinned!

Pitter and Glink said...

I love everything about this project! The colors in the background are so pretty, and the fact that you used vintage earrings is awesome! I'm so glad that you were able to be a part of the group post. Hugs, friend!

Unknown said...

This is so pretty! Those vintage earrings are the perfect touch for this beautiful cross. Love it!

Lou Lou Girls said...

This looks so incredible! Loving it! Pinned and tweeted. Thanks for being a part of our party. I hope to see you tonight at 7. Lou Lou Girls

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Arnold DK said...

I love the rainbow background and your gorgeous cross...pinned! Kinemaster Gold

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