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Wednesday, June 2, 2010


Here is my final project I created with the June Anthologies kit. The kit includes this 4"x4" bare canvas. I was so excited when I first saw it, because I knew I wanted to created a little altered project with it. I just had to gather my ideas.

I finally decided to turn the canvas around and use the back side (that the canvas is stapled to) and make a tiny shadow box. And oila! My Fairy Ballerina now has a stage on which to perform.

Here's what I did:
1. I painted the canvas with a quick coat of pink craft paint. As the canvas dried, I coated the chipboard word with glue and glitter.

2. I went through a little art book that I have, looking for an image for her backdrop. This painting (of ancient Rome I think) was perfect. Now I started decorating the "stage."

3. I cut a piece of the gorgeous dragonfly fabric in the kit to create the curtain. I used upholstery tacks to hammer it onto the canvas frame. I used a small gold tassle from my stash as the curtain tie-back. Then I trimmed the top and opposite side with the gold trim in the kit.

4. I gave my vintage ballerina her fairy wings (an old millinery butterfly from my stash) and adhered her inside the box. I gave her "spotlights" with a few clear rhinestones from my stash.
5. I adhered the glittered chipboard title to the bottom of the canvas and added a scrap that gorgeous brown trim from the kit.

6. I added a hanger made from ribbon in the kit and added a strip of buttons from my stash down the side.

This is one of my favorite projects and is already hanging up in my craft room. I need to get a few more of these canvases and create some fairy friends for her.


Blogger Julie Boeck said...

What a great idea! This is so adorable!! Very creativer!

June 2, 2010 at 6:40 AM  
Anonymous Debra said...

Oh my goodness, this is so cute. Perfect for a little ballerina. The curtain really adds the finishing touch.

June 2, 2010 at 9:41 AM  
Blogger karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Its just brilliant to turn the canvas around!!

June 3, 2010 at 2:00 PM  
Blogger Auntie Cake said...

That is fabulous! I love her, I am sure she looks spectacular in your craft room! Great idea that you came up with.

June 4, 2010 at 10:53 AM  
Blogger Rhonda said...

Love the fairy ballerina. She is oh-so-cute on her beautiful stage.

June 4, 2010 at 5:42 PM  
Blogger dianapena8 said...

Amazing!!!!! love all the details, especially the background because it really makes it look like she is on a theater stage =Di

June 8, 2010 at 10:49 AM  

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