I have been wanting to make wall art so the peacock project was perfect. I bought a canvas frame, a 16" by 20" frame! Plenty big for the project.
I started with the feathers and stamped the Mosaic Madness stamp onto Island Indigo cardstock using VersaMark ink and heat embossed them with Pool Party Embossing powder. Then I punched these feathers out using the Mosaic punch. For the green parts of the feathers I stamped the image onto Garden Green cardstock using VersaMark and heat embossed with Wild Wasabi embossing powder. I punched these images out using the 4-petal flower from the itty bitty shapes punch pack.
Once all of the feathers were punched I shaped the feathers and then drew the body around it. The peacock design I used was inspired by the peacock used ny the Joss and Main shopping site ;0)
To reduce the white of the canvas I diluted some Island Indigo ink and Baked Brown Sugar ink in alcohol in Stampin' Spritzers. I sprayed the canvas with each color and let it dry. The colors came out too dark so I coated the entire canvas with gesso to lighten it up. Worked like a charm! The gesso also helped give the canvas more of a watercolored look.
The greeting is from My Digital Studio, the Fantabulous You Stamp Brush Set. I imported the image into the Silhouette program and cut it out using my Cameo. I enlarged the image a little since I had to fill in the canvas.
Once all of the pieces were ready, I layered them pieces onto the canvas and applied them using Mod Podge. I outlined the body with a black sharpie and applied basic rhinestones to the feathers.
This picture is my stamp room! I can't wait to make more inspiring pieces of art work. I have a few in mind, just need to start working on them!