Can you believe two posts in one week? LOL! I was reminded by Sharon today, that my project is posted on the Ranger blog. I was invited to be a part of the Ranger Designer Challenge for the winter show-I was so excited to be asked! Sharon was asked too! Her project is so sweet...
The challenge this year, was to use Ranger's Perfect Pearls with Sticky Back Canvas from Claudine Hellmuth's Studio Line. I had no idea what to make at first. The new Pearl colors are so pretty-the new colors are Grape Fizz, Blue Raspberry, Sour Apple and Pink Gumball. The sparkle reminded me of butterfly wings and that's when I knew what to create.
The background was made using a few different colors of Studio paint-Pink, Orange, Yellow and Red. After blending the colors and getting the shades just right, I added the Grape Fizz and Gold Pearl powders in different areas. I covered wire hangers with sticky canvas that were painted brown and dusted with gold to create the branches. I also colored some canvas with Lettuce Adirondack paint, stamped with the Perfect Medium and dusted them with Gold too. Then I cut out some leaves from it.
The flowers are, Prima Craftables. I added Studio paint in the flower center, sprayed them with Iridescent Pearl Spray and added a pearl. When I sprayed over the paint in the center of the flowers-the paint bubbled up a bit-the effect was so cool! I am definitely trying that again on another project soon.
I cut the butterfly out by hand. I sketched it on the canvas first. The base of the butterfly is one large piece. It came out a lot larger than I had originally anticipated. Haha!
Then I cut out several smaller pieces to layer over the wings. I painted it with Studio paint-Smidge of Blue, then added black around the wing edges. I mixed Blue Raspberry and Grape Fizz pearls-then blended them over the wings. I used the Perfect Pearls pen to outline the smaller shapes on the wings for a defined look.
I think this project looks way better in person. I was really happy with the outcome-it exceeded my expectations. And I was so nervous knowing it would be displayed in the Ranger booth, with all of the amazing pieces everyone submitted. No pressure-ha!
Here is a link to the Ranger Blog so you can see all of the other amazing pieces that were submitted:
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