Friday, July 6, 2018

Twirl in the Field, a Canvas (7 Dots Studio)

Dear crafty friends,

I'm here today to share with you a step by step photo tutorial I created for 7 Dots Studio. I decided to create a canvas. Here it is.

I was inspired by the moodboard from Mixed Media & Art.

Since I received my DT package, I had this idea of creating a fairy project because of one of the images from the Knotty paper. It's the one on the bottom left corner. 

To me, it looks like a little fairy house. 

Let me walk you through my process.

Step one:
I chose an 8x10 canvas. I applied some 3D Matte Gel through the Soulmates Squares stencil and dried everything with my heat tool.

Step 2:
I applied my first layer of color using the green paste from the Military Rust Paste set and a Stencil brush. I used some water here and there to make a variation in color. 

Step 3:

Second layer of color, using the yellow paste, also from the Military Rust Paste set. This time, I applied it with a palet knife.

Step 4:
Adding yet another color. This time, I selected Jade Impasto Paint and applied it with a brush.

Step 5:
Another color for highlight: Green Apple Impasto Paint, applied with a palet knife.

Step 6:
It was very intense, so I decided to apply a mixture of Texture Paste White Sand and White Gesso through the Dreamscapes Geometry stencil. I love the texture added and the white just tone down the colors. 

Step 7:
I stamped a butterfly and a ladybug from the Garden Party Clear Stamps set and fussy cut them. I painted a light coat of green paste on my butterfly to match with my fairy (you'll see later). I also fussy cut a few images from the Garden Party Knotty paper.

Step 8:
I'm building my composition with pieces of the Knotty.

Step 9:
I'm beginning to add layers with chipboards and cut pieces.

Step 10: 
Adding rope, burlap, lace and Prima flowers, along with my little fairy house die-cut and my «fairy». Have you noticed that I used my stamped butterfly as her wings?

Step 11:
I've added some gold flower lace from Prima and my cut out butterflies and fly. I also added some Melange Art Pebbles.

Step 13:
Adding my favorite finishing touches: Die-cut Elements, Element Stickers and Word Stickers from the Garden Party collection.

Step 14:
Some Art Stones, Mega Art Stones, Micro Beads and flakes, just for added texture.

I forgot to take a last picture, but I stamped just a little bit on my background with the text stamp from the Garden Party Clear Stamps set and black Archival Ink. 

And voilà!

A few close-ups!

7 Dots Studio supplies used:
Dreamscapes - Geometry Stencil
Soulmates - Squares Stencil

I really hope you like my project. 

Have a nice day.


  1. Love this Karine! Thank you for joining Mixed Media & Art in June!

  2. Tellement jolie!!! J'adore ton canvas! Merci pour ta participation au défi Mmart xx