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Harry Potter themed Mixed Media Canvas for Scrapping Fun Kits

Hi everyone, I have been looking forward to receiving the July Kit from Scrapping Fun Kits because the July theme is Harry Potter inspired and we are a bit 'potty for Potter' in this house as we are just about to finish reading the Deathly Hallows.

Check out the unboxing HERE
I was so inspired by the papers that I wanted to make a canvas that my son could keep in his room to remember the 18 months it took us to read all 6 books.
I started off by cutting the papers into 3" x 3 " squares and finally decided on this formation with a long skinny brick wall pattern paper that measured 2" x 7.5".

Next, I grabbed some texture paste and 2 of my stencils and created some bricks and stars on the canvas.

I was thinking of leaving it at this stage and adhering the papers on top but dared myself to go that extra step. 

So I did.  Firstly, I coloured in the bricks with acrylic paint. 

The colors I used are :  - Red oxide - Deep Yellow Ochre - Yellow Ochre - Raw Umber - …
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The StoryTeller Series~ #iamflorarose ~ Chapter 3 ~ The secret and the stranger

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I am back with round 3 of the Flora Rose story. This one is a little late.  All 3 of us got busy in June and so postponed this swap til July. I am so glad to be back on track as I have missed Flora's world.
Chapter 3 sees the introduction of another pivotal male character in the story. Who is this mysterious stranger?
Chapter 3 also divulges Flora's secret which was alluded to in Chapter 2.

Watch the process video and hear the story HERE
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Introduction to this swap/concept HERE
Prologue HERE
Chapter 1  HERE
Chapter 2 HERE
Enjoy and let me know what you think in the comments below.

Disclaimer - This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events, locales, and incidents are either the products of the author's imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental.
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SteamPunk ATCs for July Swap

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Today I'm making some ATCs for my July Swap for my Aussie East-West Swappers Group.
This month, it was my choice and I chose Steampunk. Yay! Let's do this!
I started off using Neena Solar White card cut to 2 3/8" x 3 3/8".

I started off my background by stamping a script stamp with Versamark Ink and then heat embossing the black embossing powder. 

Next, I added Teal Dye Distress Stain making sure to leave some white space.

Next, I added texture paste through a Kaisercraft Stencil.

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And then added drip page and well as more color to the background (swallowing up my white space).

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