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I also have to admit that this was my second try at this canvas! I started a different background and it turned into a hot mess. I wanted to use old pictures from our childhood in the background and printed them off in black and white from our inkjet printer, but as soon as the mod podge hit them they turned all bubbly and turquoise and gross. So I'm going to have to figure that one out some day...
In the mean time, here are a few close-ups:
If you're interested in trying out this mixed media art, you should really check out the She Art Workshop by Christy Tomlinson. It's amazing!
Materials for this canvas:
Background -- vintage sewing pattern, illustration from the book "The Art of Homemaking," a book from the 50s I snagged from our local thrift store. It is full of the awesomest illustrations like this.
Patterned paper -- from my scrap drawer, so I don't know who made it. Sorry! Oh, wait -- I think it was Creative Imaginations
Stamps -- 7Gypsies, Hero Arts, Stampin' Up, Studio G
Punches -- Fiskars (butterfly, used as a mask), Martha Stewart (border punch)
Rub-ons -- American Crafts