15 January 2014

Sweet 'n Sassy January Release Day 5: Majestic Monarchs Dies

Welcome to day 5 of our January feature Blog Hops!  
Today we're featuring "Monarch Dies" set, this coordinates with Majestic Monarch Stamp Set

  • Die set includes 6 dies
  • Dies range from approximately 3/4" x 1" to approximately 2.25" x 2.75"
  • Dies coordinate with the Majestic Monarchs Clear Stamp Set
  • Designed by Korin Sutherland
  • Die set - $14.75
This is a mini canvas, size 3" x 3"! I enjoyed creating this little piece of mixed media. Actually, this mini canvas was a "bad piece" I made few months ago, I was getting ready to toss it, glad I didn't.

Here are the details:
  • Cover your canvas with a layer or two of gesso.
  • After it dried, paint it with Pool Acrylic Paint (Ranger), set aside to dry.
  • Stamp butterflies in Coffee and Sepia Archival ink.
  • Stencil your piece with gold and white paint, here I used Mini Chicken Wire stencil.
  • Add a piece of Adhesive Lace.
  • Die-cut butterflies, stamp coordinated butterflies in Coffee Archival Ink, stamp sayings from Vintage Seed Packet set in Sepia Archival Ink, then sponge butterflies with Distress Inks (Antique Linen,  Mustard Seed, Wild Honey).
  • Cover your butterflies with VersaMark Ink, and add at least 3 layers of UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel), you are going to get a very nice glossy and smooth result. Love it!!
  • Add butterflies to canvas (I used my heat glue gun).
  • Stamp sentiment from "God is Bigger" set, cut sides, ink all edges and adhere it to canvas. 

Check out some of the fabulous samples made by our talented DT in the thumbnails below.
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 Enjoy the hop!


  1. This is Gorgeous! I love 3d works of art!

  2. Beautifully done!!! Congrats on your newest DT!

  3. Beautiful canvas, Giovana! Thanks for the "instruction".

  4. this is beautiful. It's good to see something spring-like after a foot of snow last week. Keep forgetting about using a small canvas to decorate. Fast and easy - and can be changed when you get tired of it without costing a lot of money
    thanks for the reminder.

  5. the butterflies are very life-like! beautiful card

  6. This is so pretty; glad you didn't throw it out! And, boy, are those butterflies glossy!!

  7. Fantastic mixed media piece! Thanks for the tutorial!

  8. What a beautiful addition to any home decor! Butterflies -- can't wait til spring! Got to buy now!

  9. Yes I can.... You have inspired me to make my own canvas pieces. Love your butterflies. TFS

  10. Cool mixed media canvas, love your butterflies with the layers of UTEE!

  11. So pretty! Great idea using the canvas too!

  12. Love the card.

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  13. Giovana, what a great card! It is so life like.

  14. You always do such fabulous work!

  15. Those butterflies are stunning.

  16. GORGEOUS! I can't seem to stop looking at this altered canvas Giovana. So pretty! I will have to make some of those butterflies with UTEE!

  17. I need to get that ultra thick embossing enamel! I've seen a few projects using it lately, and the results are stunning!

    Very Nice! Thanks for sharing all the details!


  18. Hi Giovanna! I am SO delighted to be on the Top Dog Dies DT with you. I just became your blog follower, and would LOVE to have you stop by to follow me. I also have a Christian challenge blog if you'd like to share your creations with us. It's always Anything Goes (family friendly) and we offer lovely prizes. I hope you will fellowship with us. I look forward to getting to know you better.
    www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com - My Personal Blog
    www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com - My Challenge Blog

  19. Your canvas is very beautiful! I love the way the butterflies pop off the canvas and look to be flying away! It's beautiful! Robin

  20. Beautiful canvas--love the butterflies.

  21. So pretty!! Love how the butterflies come right off the page.

  22. Love your mini canvas. Those butterflies look almost real

  23. I love working with the mini canvases, this is just beautiful!! I'm inspired!

  24. Very pretty!! I've been wanting to try canvas...thanks so much for the wonderful inspiration!