Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Hydrangea & Flutters



Good Morning!  Rhea here again on this Wednesday to bring you another design for 7 Kids College Fund.  Today I am sharing a wonderful product I found from Beacon called Fast Finish Decoupage.  .  I have to say, I've never been a fan of decoupaging of any kind.  But Fast Finish has changed my mind.  It's a very thin liquid and dries so quickly and it is extremely easy to work with.

My favorite part was after dry brushing the images with distressed ink I applied the fast finish.  Well, guess what?!  The liquid mixing with the distress ink blended the colors just SLIGHTLY.  In person the canvas looks like it was digital image.  It is way cool!!!!

This project is an 8x10 canvas.  I covered it with Core'dinations card stock in green and added another piece to create a mat for the picture.  To adhere the paper to the canvas I brushed on the Fast Finish to the canvas, the back of the paper and again to the front.  I did this to each piece.


  • The picture is stamped with Hydrangea Bunch.  
  • With Distress Inks and Inking Tool work color into the background until you have the desired look
    • I used; mowed lawn, vintage photo, salty ocean, gathered twig
      • only a little bit of salty ocean
      • it's ok if you go into the flowers with the background colors
  • For the flowers use an eye shadow applicator and chalk colors
    • I used; picked raspberry, mustard seed, salty ocean, dusty concord, 
  • Now that the flowers are done use an eye shadow applicator with gathered twig and chalk shadows around the flowers.
  • Stamp Jumbo Butterflies - 2 each
    • Chalk from center out
    • set aside
  • Stamp swirl from Jumbo Peony into the background
  • Now with Fast Finish brush the back generously and attach to canvas.  Now, brush Fast Finish over the front covering the edges.  Only use one coat.  
    • I loved how the Fast Finish worked all the colors of the distressed inks together and really softened the overall look of this project.
    • By using only one coat it will have a soft matte 
    • The more coats used the shinier the project will be. 
  • Attach butterflies and bend their wings to give them depth.

Thanks for visiting today!  Don't forget, leave a little comment to let me know what you thought of todays project.  Also, I would love to have you follow my blog!!!  Hugs, Rhea

Let's Go Shopping!!!!
Hydrangea Bunch
Jumbo Butterflies
Fast Finish Decoupage
Distress Inks
Memento Ink Pad
ATG Tape Glider
Craft Nibbs
Blending Tool






14 comments:

Sue D said...

This is so pretty and colorful!

Penny said...

Oh, my Rhea! Another wonderful creation! Love the colors, stamped images and 'flies! Beautiful background! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Karen McAlpine said...

Hi Rhea. Love how your project turned out. Really like how the Fast Finish muted the ink colors. How long did it take for the Fast Finish to dry? Great stamps!

tabithagrace said...

your canvas is amazing - really breathtaking - the butterflies are beautiful & look like their just fluttering off the canvas. Would you consider doing a tutorial? TFS
Blessings-
tabithagrace

ednamburgess said...

Very Beautiful! Love the technique you used and the colors are great. Edna

Tami G said...

beautiful colors..

Katie said...

Really beautiful work of art! Thanks for describing your process. Those hydrangeas are so pretty! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Amy McCue said...

It is a really pretty project. So creative!

joy said...

Love the depth of color you've achieved with the distress inks and the fast finish, Rhea! This is one gorgeous canvas!!

Christine D said...

I have just seen your 'painting' with fast finish and had to come on to have a look and sign up to follow your blog, your work is really lovely.

craftymom205 said...

Lovely project.

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Barb King said...

Hi Rhea,
This is great you got so much depth and subtle colors. I'm following you now, would love it if you could follow me.
Barb
www.king-designs.blogspot.com

Scrappychick said...

This is just gorgeous! Looking forward to meeting you tomorrow!

Stampendous said...

This is so beautiful! Just love this, Rhea! Thanks so much for sharing such a gorgeous card!!