Today we begin a monthlong collaboration with Relics & Artifacts. Each design team member received blanks from Canvas Corp Brands and an array of Tattered Angels “colors” along with products from Relics & Artifacts. First up we have Crew Member Shannon Green. Shannon shares her journey creating an Ancient Soul Artist Book. But before we get started, let me introduce you to our fellow matchup partner.
ABOUT RELICS & ARTIFACTS?
RELICS & ARTIFACTS® Matte Resin Craft Blanks are Ready To Alter. Each unique blank is hand cast from an original antique collected from all over the world. The super matte surface makes these blanks perfect for paints, inks, glue, glitter, waxes, foils, just about any medium you can think of adheres to the surface.
Use R&A blanks to create mixed media, jewelry, diy home decor, assemblage, card making, the possibilities are endless.
On our web site we sell our RELICS & ARTIFACTS® Matte Resin Craft Blanks, our private label wood laser cuts, along with a curated collection of select hand picked products. We choose only the best quality products to accompany our blanks, brands like Aves Apoxie Sculpt, Ice Resin clear casting resin, dyes and enamels, Ten Seconds Studio Verday Paints, Kroma Crackle, these are excellent products produced by my friends and peers. It is my hope and good fortune to be able to support and cross promote the artistic endeavors of others.
DID YOU KNOW…..
Relics & Artifacts does their best to gather all of our R&A Ambassadors together annually during the CREATIVATION Craft Show event, to get together, have a few fun dinners where we share tales of our lives, our adventures in crafting and just plain enjoy each others company!!
ON TO OUR MATCHUP
As mentioned previously first up we have Crew Member Shannon Green with her FABULOUS Ancient Soul Artist Book.
coffee dye is fantastic on both burlap and canvas and leaves one of a kind age spots we love.
When I saw the supplies that were chosen for this match up, I instantly knew I wanted to make an artist book that was not just vintage but ancient looking. This was very easy to achieve with lots of strong coffee! I used it to dye the canvas book, the colored burlap, the vintage pennant, and the Relics & Artifacts pieces I used.Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze and Glimmer Glam added just the right amount of color to my paper beads while also providing them with a protective sealer at the same time.
Throughout the book I used product packaging as decorative elements and collage pieces. This piece of Architextures packaging has wonderful vintage images on it but it also provides a sturdy backing for the heavy resin pieces on the other side of the page.
Tattered Angels paints as well as Faber Castell’s Pitt Big Brush Pens are perfect for adding touches of color to the Architextures adhesive embellishments.
I used a sewing machine to attach the coffee dyed colored burlap panels to the existing canvas pages of the book.
Coffee dyed paper provided the background for the dyed pennant and the product tag that came with it.
Gel medium decals made out of 7gypsies scrapbook papers are transparent enough to allow the coffee dyed canvas to show through.
Check out Shannon’s gel medium decal video tutorial
More detailed photos of Shannon’s Ancient Soul Artist Book
This book took a little time to finish but nothing about it was difficult at all. A lot of products were “tortured” for the sake of art and I’m happy to say they not only withstood everything I did to them but the results are even better than I hoped for!
Relics & Artifacts
Canvas Corp Brands
Architextures Weathered Lady Statue
Architextures Concrete Urn
Architextures Tall Base-Fence
Mini Metal Frames
Wanderlust assorted papers
Ordre du Jour assorted papers
Architextures assorted papers
From other brands
The Crafters Workshop Roman Letters stencil
Michaels Recollections assorted papers
Daler Rowney System 3-Buff Titanium
Daler Rowney System 3-Mars Black
Helmar Craft & Hobby PVA glue
Golden Super Loaded Matte Medium
Golden Gel Medium-Semi Gloss
Paper Joint Tape
Faber Castell Big Brush Pens
From my stash:
Strong coffee with grounds
Assorted coffee dyed papers
Paper bead tool
What would a match up be without a fun prize!!!! Here is your chance to get your hands on a $25 Gift Certificate from Relics and Artifacts and a $25 Gift Certificate from Canvas Corp Brands. Here is all you need to do….
- leave a comment here on any or all of the Match Up Posts during the month of July with Relics and Artifacts and CCB. You can leave one on each post for more chances to win. Don’t forget to include #RACCBmatchup so we can find you!!!
- and/or leave a comment on the CCB Facebook page. Don’t forget to include #RACCBmatchup so we can find you!!!
- and/or leave a comment on any of the CCB Instagram posts where you see any of the projects from the CCB team or the RA team. Don’t forget to include #RACCBmatchup so we can find you!!!
- You can follow along by searching #RACCBmatchup too. If you love what you see and would like to join our Facebook group the CCB Collective – ask to join today.
- You can find all Relics and Artifacts in their shop – www.sandraevertson.com
- check out their blog and follow them on Instagram
- We will be sharing projects the entire month of July – learn new techniques, see how new products are used and be inspired with great ideas from the RA and CCB designers.