Wednesday, July 10, 2013

1 Timothy 4:12

Good morning all! This is my second week as Guest Designer at Word Art Wednesday! This week is a wonderful free scripture of 1 Timothy 4:12. This scripture reminds me of my husband. Paul encourages Timothy to be an example even though he is young, just as my husband was a young pastor. So for this weeks project I made my husband this mixed media canvas! I can't tell you how much I loved making this! I first primed the canvas with gesso. I then adhered all my texture items with Mod Podge. I used several different laces and some webbed ribbon. I had some scrap flute, so I added that and was super happy with how it looked! I added more texture using four different styles of alpha stickers, a sheet of cardstock that I embossed using clocks, cheese cloth, strips of paper, string, a key, gears, mini paper clips, a hinge, and a heart charm. After the Mod Podge had dried, I covered the enter canvas with gesso. Then after it dried, I inked the canvas with alcohol inks. I actually mixed my own ink colors to spray. So, if you don't have any sprays on hand, but you have the little alcohol ink bottles you can mix your own! I got a spray bottle and dripped about 6 drops of ink and 12 drops of the alcohol blending solution into it. This worked great! When I was finished with how it looked, I lightly added some gesso over the 3D elements to add dimension. To finish off, I stamped an I Love You stamp with metallic blue paint, added a Tim Holtz clock with hands, lantern, bottle cap with the word Inspire inside, alpha sliders with a piece of burlap running through it, and a bottle. The scripture plaque was made using......I bet you'll never guess! Shrinky dink paper! I printed the scripture on printable shrinky dink paper and punched four holes in the corners and in about 3 minutes....Wha La! A gorgeous plaque! I hope you enjoyed this altered canvas! Please stop by Word Art Wednesday and get your free scripture this week! :)

List of materials used:
Acrylic Gesso
Mod Podge
Metallic blue paint
Printable Shrinky Dink
Cheese Cloth
Spray Bottle
Sizzix - Tim Holtz Pocket Watches texture fades
Spare Parts - Alpha Sliders and Vintage Icons (key and key hole), Bottle caps, Bottle cap stickers, Brads
Bead Landing - Found objects (hinge)
Tim Holtz - Mini paper clips, Game spinners (clock hands), Timepieces, Philosophy Tags, Lantern, Alcohol blending solution, Turqouise ink, Caramel ink, Gold ink
Explorer by Traditions - Heart charm & gears

I would like to enter in the following challenges:
5 Simple Things - Anything Goes linky party
Fussy and Fancy - Steampunk
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes
Allsorts - Favorite things (scripture, canvas, mixed media, ink, stamp)
Eclectic Ellapu - It's a man's world
Simon Says Stamp and Show - A little stamping
Anything but a card - Steampunk
Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Pin it (mini paper clips)


  1. this is fabulous |Jackie - love the colours and the textures and that light is perfect x

  2. Fab piece Jackie, lights, cogs and messy play too! thanks for joining us at Altered Eclectics this month. Jacqui - DT

  3. A fabulously tactile piece of artwork Jackie.

    It's lovely to see you at Allsorts challenge this week, thanks so much for joining in.

    B x

  4. Jackie,
    This may be one of the absolute most creative piece I have ever seen. It is truly amazing, a real work of art.
    I like the colors, the way you embossed it's got points of interest everywhere. You are now in the top five of my hero's in blogland.
    Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful artwork with us at WAW as an esteemed guest designer.
    Carole Robb Bisson
    Word Art Wednesday

  5. Wow, what an amazing collage you have made for your husband. I'm sure he counts you as one of his blessings! Thank you for joining in at Eclectic Ellapu's challenge this week. Good luck!

  6. your piece. Your use of Tim's little lantern is so perfect for this piece and the sentiment! Love the soft colors and the dimension you've added to your canvas. It's really lovely. Thanks for sharing your art with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  7. Wow, Wow, Wow! BEAUTIFUL!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Catch The Bug.

  8. What an awesome project! Love the beautiful textures on the background and all the gorgeous details. The lantern is just so cute! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week. :)

  9. Wow Wow Wow! This must have taken forever! This is fantastic!

    Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge this week!


  10. I love your card ... He's so cute!
    Can you please you on my blog and if you want to become a Member?

    Crafty Hugs,

  11. This is just fabulous, love the colours.

    Thanks for joining our challenge at Altered Eclectics.

    Moira DT.

  12. What a great project, very cute!! We appreciate you taking the time to join joining our July Anything Goes Challenge at CTB! I hope you can join us for our week long Christmas in July Celebration starting tomorrow!!!

  13. Jackie, love your beautiful card! So many wonderful details and textures! So glad you joined us in this weeks Anything Goes Challenge at Catch The Bug! Hope you'll join us again!

    :) Becky G
    Bugaboo DT Member

  14. Very cool piece! I adore that it lights up! Thanks for joining us at anything but a card!

  15. Congratulations Jackie you've been hand picked in our top 5 over at Fussy and Fancy.

    xx Sazzle xx


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