Monika says, “There is something magical about the forest, it always inspires me to create something special. Please look at this little door under the tree and let your imagination run wild. Think about who can live on the other side. Fairies or maybe elves? Who knows…”

Stamps Monika used... 

13Arts: Magic Door; Nature; Rhapsody

IndigoBlu: Butterfly Collector

 

Other materials...

13Arts: Acrylic Modeling Paste; Multipurpose Gel Medium; Splash! Green, Splash! Turquoise Glitter; Color Duo: Navy Blue, Indigo Violet, Turquoise, Pistachio Green; Vivid Vintage Americano; Mist: Chalk Sap Green, Chalk Blue Light, Pearl Navy Blue; Stencils: Ornamental, Antique Text

Heat it up! Embossing Powder: Moss

Ranger Archival ink: Jet Black

VersaMark Watermark Ink Pad

Wild Orchid Craft: Flowers

Rosy Owl: Rose Leaf Die

Marianne Design: Bird Large Branch

Tim Holtz: Small Talk Stickers

Napkins

Wrapping paper

Reindeer moss

Metal embellishments

 

Step-by-step: Enchanted Tree Canvas

 

 

1 Stamp on the back side of napkin using black Archival Ink using your chosen stamps. Then tear out all stamped images and elements from the napkins.

2 Before starting this step, remember to prime your background with white gesso. Then start gluing all stamped elements and napkins using gel medium.

3 Add some texture to the background by randomly applying the modelling paste. Leave it to dry or use heat gun.

 

4 Spray background with water and sprinkle it with Rainbow Colors or Brusho. You can also use some sprays, just have fun.

5 Make a tree using wire and wrapping paper. Wrap the cable with layers of wrapping paper and form branches and roots of the tree.

6 Paint the tree trunk with white gesso. Then cover it with brown paint. Add some moss embossing powder to achieve interesting effect.

 

To finish the project I have built a composition made of flowers, leaves and embellishments. Here and there I glued pieces of reindeer moss. To add more magical look to my forest scenery I have used one of my favourite products from 13Arts – Splash! It is the most beautiful and sparkling glitter ever made. At the end I added a title with Tim Holtz stickers.

 

 

Monika's Dragonfly Tin

This project first featured on page 28 of the October 2019 issue of Craft Stamper magazine.