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Tribute to Nature Tryptich

Jen Rothstein here for AlteredPages.com
Today I have a short and sweet project. A Nature themed project, in our color of the month, GREEN!!

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I am making this project for a "secret someone" and I had a very specific idea in mind. I hope you will forgive me this time, for personalizing. 

I wanted to share it with you anyway, as it mostly in green and the techniques I am using will work with so many of the available AP products that you could make several of these in varied themes and colors. They make great gifts, just sayin'

I start with 3 small canvases, but you could use any sturdy substrate or just one big canvas.




Here I have chosen a nature themed paper and aligned all 3 canvases. I glue paper to the canvas. This one is from my stash but here are some other great papers that would work perfectly for this type of project.


After the glue has dried, I cut them apart and trim off any excess.


Now I add all my collage elements.  There are so many gorgeous ones here, you will definitely find what you are looking for.


Next, I mix molding paste with green acrylic paint and brush it through a stencil in random places on the canvas. I'm looking for messy here so the shapes are very blurred. I let this dry and it gives a little texture.


Next, I use some chalk paint in random dabs (using fingers here), to give another texture/finish and more interest.
I use a watered down off-white and some brown acrylic paints, to flick a spray of paint droplets to give some depth. Now I spray with Maya Road Espresso Brown mist and smudge around to give an antique look finish.


I add some real moss pieces here and there and finis!

Supplies you can use - 




I hope my "secret someone" will like it.  See you in a couple weeks.

Happy Valentine's Day Y'all!

Jen R from Dog-Ma Studio

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