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I am wife to my wonderful husband, mother to two adult children and Nana to one special granddaughter. I also share my heart and my home with several furbabies. Being creative doesn't come easily to me, but I love to try.

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Saturday, October 6, 2012

My Little Scarecrow

I did not feel like cleaning or doing laundry today, so I went into my craft room and pondered what to play with.  I have a big stack of various size canvases that I got on sale at Michael's a few weeks ago and they were sitting there staring at me, so I decided to make a little Halloween canvas for one of my g'friends.

I used my Cricut and cut two pumpkins from Autumn Celebrations for the project.  One at 1.5 inches and the other at 2 inches.  The layers were then painted in 2 different colors of acrylic orange paint and the stems/leaves were colored using Faber Castell india ink pens.  I also added some Glossy Accents to the pumpkins.  Mr. Scarecrow and his little buddy Crow were both handcut.  They were inspired by several non-paper projects that I found on the internet.  The crow was painted with a mixture of black paint and tar gel to give him some shine.

The canvas is 5 x 7 and I used several colors of acrylic paint in the background.  Orange, Lime Green, Perfect Purple and Turners Yellow over scraps of Fall MME pattern paper.   Rub ons and a little metal butterfly in the corner complete the project.  This was a fun way to spend a Saturday afternoon and I sure hope my g'friend likes this.  Thanks for stopping by!





6 comments:

  1. Francine -

    You are so terrifically talented! I love your scarecrow and crow and all of the great details you put into this wonderful canvas.

    Wow!

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  2. My! My! My! Wow! Wow! Wow! Seriously, that is amazing!

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  3. I love the way you used paint to give the cuts interest. The layers and and texture are fantastic. I love the composition and even the letters are perfectly placed. Fantastic art!

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  4. He is super fun and the whole project looks great. Very pretty

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  5. How adorable! That scarecrow is just too cute. You picked the perfect papers to match for your canvas. Love how it all pulled together.

    BTW, I am following you now.

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  6. What a beautiful work of art! I love the scarecrow!!

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