Tuesday, February 28, 2017

NEW Video Tutorial - Bonsai Tree Canvas {TCW Stencils & Dusty Attic)

Hi All! I have finally gotten around to putting together my video tutorial for a canvas I made for the winter Creativation Show in Phoenix for TCW (The Crafter's Workshiop).  This art canvas features two stencils I design for TCW one is a stencil I designed last year called Organic Matter, the other is a NEW one I designed called Jungle Vines...

I also used a few of my favorite Dusty Attic chipboard pieces, a fairly new frame called Ornate Frame #5 and another called Feathered Charm #3...and a very cool title chippie called Blueprint Dream.

This video tutorial is a 2 parter which includes a small tutorial on how I made the polymer clay Bonsai Tree center piece so it's a few minutes longer than my usual tutorials.  Hope you all enjoy!

This was a really fun canvas to do and I hope you all give it (or something like it) a try!The tree center piece was easy to make and the result is something that to me resembles something that looks like cast bronze!

And how fun is that flourishy art deco looking frame?  for this I used a variety of metalic paints and glitter glue. (All the products are listed in the description area under the Youtube video).

I used Sculpey polymer clay to make the tree and with a few easy steps, you can make it too.  I like to take the time to use the tip of a knife to put in a few etching lines in the 'bark', this shows up well when you add the Pearlex mica powder before you bake off the piece.

Here's a close up of the title chippie by Dusty Attic...I love the blue print series of title's that they recently produced....you can see how I did the finish in the video above.

Another fun little addition I've been adding to a lot of my tutorials lately is the use of Prills, these colorful cute lil pebbles.  For this project I used a color appropriately named 'Ribbit' :)  I believe Janene has these (Prills) available at her store at The Scrapbook Diaries as well....you can find them HERE.

And how cute are these 'Feather Charm' chippies?  The Dusty Attic designed a variety of styles in this chippie, this one I used is Feather Charm #3.  I sued a bit of 3D metalic paint on it to give it even more texture. 

You can find TCW Stencils and Dusty Attic Chipboard at The Scrapbook Diaries (for those of you in USA and Canada), in Australia (or Internationally) you can order direct from The Dusty Attic website (for chipboard) and you can order both the TCW Stencils and Dusty Attic chipboard from The Mad Scrapper in the UK.The Stencils can also be found at Scrapbook.com and any craft stores that carry TCW products.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today, your kind comments and feedback are always appreciated.  I know I've been slow in getting up my tutorials lately with working on all the wedding plans for my oldest daughter (just a few more months!)  But I'll try and get busy with lots more tutorials to come, I have another one coming up this Saturday (March 4rth).  In the meantime enjoy this one, and give it a go! xo


jenny said...

Oh my you have quite blown me away with the beauty of this piece.
What a truly wonderful artist you are Gabrielle.
Its always a bonus to see how you have used the stencil. I thought i wouldn't need to get the jungle vines, but now i see how wrong i was.

Thank you Gabrielle for sharing this inspirational work of art with us.

Karenliz Henderson said...

Gabrielle, this is absolutely gorgeous. I love that three. Thank you for sharing your process!!!

Patty O'Malley said...


baker_eliz said...

I couldn't play the video. I am using the latest Mozilla Firefox browser. Please tell me what format the video is in so I can check my plug-ins. Thanks.

Лиса Алиска said...

That's very beautiful! I liked the idea and how it was made. Bravo!

Ольга Кулавская said...

That is so Amazing !!! Love all your projects !

Sandy said...

What a fabulous canvas - I am going to have to save your post so I can watch the video when I have more time! And thank you!!
Sandy xx

Four11Lady said...

All I can say is "WOW"! Thanks for sharing the video.

Unknown said...

How can I purchase one of your pieces?


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