Hi everyone, Sandee here to share my word for 2015 and a tiny canvas that I created to display it up on the wall of my craft studio. I think it's a great idea to find one word to use as a guide for your motivation or as your inspiration. My word this year is MORE...as in to live more, to laugh more, to create more, to have more fun!
This is the canvas I created:
First I collected some charms which have special meanings that embody the word MORE to me, but the cross was gold and the rest of the charms were silver so I had to change that. I decided to silver leaf the cross using my Helmar Tacky Glue. I use cheap ( childrens ) paint brushes to paint on a layer of glue to the charm and then let it dry until the glue starts to become translucent. Then I lay the silver leaf on top and use a soft brush to burnish it.
Here's a picture of my charms, the cross blends together so much better now that it is silver.
Next came the word itself. The letters are actually brads but I didn't need the brad part since I was going to adhere them to an old shoe buckle that I was using as a frame. I snipped them off and used my Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots to fill in that concave area so that they would adhere to the flat metal bar. I love that the Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots lets me adjust the spacing as I go along!
Next I began adhering the buckle frame and the charms to the canvas with my Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive, but I needed to use the Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots once more because I had another uneven surface, and Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots is amazing for fixing any surfaces like that! That flower is balanced beautifully over the knot I had created.
Here is my finished canvas. I hope you create one for yourself with your word for the year.
How are you going to display your word?