Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Shopping Our Stash #149 - May Day
This week's challenge on SHOPPING OUR STASH is May Day. Did you know that May 1st is May Day??? Well...now ya do!! For this challenge we would like you to use something inspired by the May Pole -- can be ribbon, something twisted, rainbow colors, or just something very tall and skinny -- LOTS of options!
For some reason unknown to me, I decided to do a canvas...a canvas bigger than any canvas I have every attempted before. I had visions of a May Pole made from a popsicle stick wrapped in ribbon with flowers on top, burlap ribbon, a vintage image....really...WHAT WAS I THINKING???
I started by using Gesso on the stencil then setting it aside to dry. At this point I don't think you can even see the honeycomb under everything else. I also found the vintage image I wanted to use (thank you Google) and made the May Pole.
A few days later I came back to it, used mod podge to stick down the pieces of the book and then mod podged over top again, set aside to let it dry.
A few days later I came back to it (are you seeing a theme here??) and finished the whole thing off...an inky mess of distress stains, marker spritzer, flower punch and a whole lotta double sided tape and dimensionals to keep everything in place and VOILA a May Day canvas.