My project today features all three companies! The Linnie Blooms canvas file folder was Gessoed on both sides first. Next, I sprayed Memories Mists Pale Ale and hit it with a heat tool. I folded the folder in half and laid the Dreamweaver Graduated Dot Stencil (that I can't stop using!) over the canvas and sprayed Memories Mists Iced Coffee with great results! Before I cleaned the stencil, there was wonderful puddles of paint on it so I smooshed cardstock over it to pick up the reverse (negative) stencil design. That piece went into my scrap drawer. I repeated the process for the back cover.
Once I had my base design done, it was a matter having fun creating the cover design with my little puppy! When I saw the Stampendous Pop Up Puppies, the Coordinating Die Set AND the Dog Sayings, I had to have it all!!! I knew I wanted to use the puppy head and its paws without the body. I had a leftover scrap from the sprayed inside covers which became the rectangle piece to anchor the puppy. It's hard to tell, but the reverse Pop Rectangles Stencil is smooshed onto the cardstock.
My puppy's head is mounted onto an Action Wobble! The heart (Paper Shapers punch) is affixed to his mouth so the whole thing jiggles in the cutest way. Puppy was stamped (Archival) on Kraft cardstock (A Muse), colored with Prisma Pencils and edged with Distress Vintage Photo. Dreamweaver diecut letters and paper strip from Bazil paper. Paw twill (May Arts). Sentiment Stampendous Dog Sayings (love this clear stamp set!) Adhesive used to affix twill and paper strip to canvas (Beacon Fabri-Tac). Adhesive to attach heart and paws (Beacon 3-in-1) The dog bone was stamped onto a left sprayed scrap and diecut.
Bo is our chocolate lab and he is 11 years old now, but he looked a lot like this puppy when we brought him home! Even though my mini book isn't finished on the inside, I plan to create a photo journal of our dog for our son.