Saturday, November 1, 2014

Chicken Wire Heart Wreath - Flying Unicorn Kit of the Month

The Off-The-Page project from the November Flying Unicorn Kit of the Month is a wood and chicken wire heart from Darice. I paired it with the three canvases from the Mixed Passion Add On and the cute little birdies from one of the Bo Bunny Madeleine papers to craft a decoration I can hang on my door in the springtime - or just to bring a feeling of springtime to these dreary fall days.

I painted the white frame with some Shimmerz in Pink to coordinate with my birdie canvases, then set to work on the rest of the project.

I did an image transfer from the papers to the canvases using Gel Medium, ensuring that the paper wrapped around to cover all the sides of the canvas for a more finished look. I also added a little stamping with a music note stamp.

The image transfer doesn't have to be perfect to be pretty. A couple little imperfections (such as in the canvas below, where I rubbed a little too hard in a couple of places) simply give the canvas a little more of an edge-worn appearance, which adds to the shabby charm.

The resin birds were perfect layered on to of blooms and buttons from the kit and add-ons. I coloured the big vellum flowers with Autumn Maple Crimson Lindy's spray from the kit, and cut vines from some of the Bo Bunny paper, which I finished off with the gold pearl pen included in the kit.

I love the sparkle on the white Prima flowers!

Thanks for stopping by today! If you didn't pick up your kit on pre-order, be sure to check the Flying Unicorn Store to see if any are left. Remember, pre-orders of our kits open up on the 20th of each month - this is your chance to preview the kit, and order whichever kit or add-on interests you. Not only are you sure to get what you want, domestic customers will often receive their order by the release date of the kit. And there's no obligation to buy - if a certain month's kit doesn't appeal to you, or circumstances don't allow you purchase a kit for a couple months there is no penalty.

Supplies Used:

From the Kit and Add-Ons:

- Darice Poultry Wire Heart
- Canvases
- Bo Bunny Madeleine papers: Allure, Madeleine
- Prima Vellum Flowers: 577858
- Lindy's Stamp Gang Spray: Autumn Maple Crimson, A Bit O' Bubbly
- Prima Flowers: 577677, 577643, 577483
- Prima Shabby Chic Treasures: Resin Birds
- Petaloo Flowering Vine Spray: Red
- Flying Unicorn Metal Adornments
- Viva Pearl Pen: Gold
- Bo Bunny Madeleine Buttons

From my Stash:

- 13 Arts Gel Medium
- Kaisercraft Stamp: Sheet Music
- Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
- La-La Land Craft Dies: Large Flourish, Creepy Vines
- Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Jump Rings

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