Charity here from Scrappin’ Chaos with a project that illustrates the lifeblood of our household…Cats and Art.
Painting, drawing, sewing, scrapbooking, it all happens with a cat close by. One of my favorite photos is of my second oldest painting while a cat sleeps in her lap. I mean, if it doesn’t have cat hair in it did it even happen?
Tattered Angels High Impact Paint-Navy Blue
Tattered Angels High Impact Paint-Turquoise
Tattered Angels High Impact Paint All Colors
7gypsies Architextures Tall Base-Swirls
Canvas Corp Canvas Paint Brush Holder
When it came to decorating a Canvas Corp Canvas Paint Brush Holder for my Lori, cats paws were a given.
Deciding on the color scheme was MUCH harder. TatteredAngels High Impact Paint comes in 29 colors.
How to choose? Who to send home without screen time? I gave up and used them all.
I placed them in rainbow order from red to violet with the metallics between sets.
With the amount of colors I planned on using, the stamp would need cleaned, and cleaned well between each impression.
The quickest way to do that is a wet wipe. Disinfectant wipes are harsh on acrylic and rubber so I used wipes made for skin.
I did rinse the stamp with running water every 6 to 7 impressions and anytime I got too much paint on it.
Dab paint onto stamp, rather than brushing it on. Add a bit of color to the impression if the image doesn’t turn out clear.
The paw prints were super cute, but that was just the start.
My daughter compared the shades of paint displayed on the canvas and chose Navy Blue and Turquoise as her favorites.
I used 7gypsies Architextures Tall Base Swirls as a mask in the corners of the canvas holder.
I trimmed them to fit and painted over them with Tattered Angels High Impact Paint-Navy Blue.
After using the Architextures I rinsed them and placed them back on the film.
They weren’t completely free of navy paint, but they were definitely reusable.
I dabbed turquoise paint onto letter stamps and centered her name on the holder.
Paw prints in the same color went on either side.
Flourish bits I had cut off the corner pieces, I placed under her name as a mask and painted over with Tattered Angels High Impact Paint – Turquoise.
Finally, I punched a cat shape from cardstock and used the negative as a stencil with Navy paint.
There was a lot of paint on that Canvas Paint Brush Holder and I laid it flat to dry.
When the project was finished the cats gave it a thorough inspection. Big Eyes decided it was acceptable and opted for a nap. If you don’t have a cat to approve your projects send them on over…he doesn’t charge for his services. 🙂