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Spring Bloom Mixed Media Canvas with Brutus Monroe Foils and Deco Foil Flock

By: Heather Collins

Every winter I look forward to springtime. The fresh air, the birds, the smell of fresh grass, but most of all the flowers. I even enjoy the insects, as long as they stay outside. There is something about the fresh awaking of springtime that just renews my soul and makes me feel so alive. I wanted to capture this feeling in a project where flowers would never die.


To start with I got a hexagon-shaped blank canvas and attached a piece of scrapbook paper with Rebekah Meier Designs Mixed Media Medium Jar, 4 fl oz, to do this you want to first smear the medium on just the front of the canvas. Then bend back one side and then smear more medium and press down to attach the side, cut the next side, and repeat. Go around the hexagon till all the sides are covered.


After the canvas was dry I took the Brutus Monroe – Mixed Media Honeycomb Stencil and ink blended with “Pink Ink inks Clementine, Marigold, and Sweet Mustard”. I didn’t cover the whole canvas and also made sure the darkest color was at the top and blend the grades of colors to the lightest.

Next, I laminated the Deco Foil Toner Sheets using Brutus Monroe Foil Transfer Sheets, Copper Ripples and then cut out the center of the flowers and leaves with the Brutus Monroe – Fabulous Florals Dies and the word ‘Bloom’ from the Brutus Monroe – Spring Saying Dies” with the Deco Foil Toner Sheets Peel and Stick.

To create the flowers, cut Brutus Monroe – Fabulous Florals Dies using the Deco Foil Flock Transfer Sheets Pink Carnation. I layered two of the same size flower shapes in the flock and one of the centers that I had cut out of the foil and poked a hole through all three layers in the center at the same time. Then forced a white flower stamen and lastly put a dab of iCraft Ultra Bond Permanent Dries Clear Adhesive and spun the flower layers so they weren’t on top of each other.

Lastly is my favorite part of creating art. I get to assemble and decorate the canvas. I attached all of my items with the Rebekah Meier Designs Mixed Media Medium Jar, 4 fl oz. First, you do want to do a dry run with no adhesive so you have some idea of where to put all the goodies. The word ‘Bloom’ just had to have the adhesive taken off the back of the word. When I was done I have a project that will never wither and die.

Rebekah Meier Designs Mixed Media Medium Jar, 4 fl oz
iCraft UltraBond Permanent Dries Clear Adhesive
Deco Foil Flock Transfer Sheets, Pink Carnation
Deco Foil Toner Sheets
Deco Foil Toner Sheets, Peel and Stick
Brutus Monroe Foil Transfer Sheets, Copper Ripples


Other products used:
Hexagon Canvas
Scrapbook paper (text print)
Die Cutting Machine
Buttons shapes
Tim Holtz
Palette knife
Brutus Monroe-Fabulous Fibers – Frosted Halo
Brutus Monroe-Mixed Media Stencil | Honeycomb
Brutus Monroe-Spring Saying Dies
Brutus Monroe-Fabulous Florals Dies
Flower Stamens
“Pink Ink inks Clementine, Marigold and Sweet Mustard”
Blending tools
Finnabair | Art Ingredients Glass Beads | Crystal
Crushed Glass Glitter-Gold


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