Wednesday, June 12, 2013

"Beauty is Truth" Mixed Media Faux Canvas with Art Glitter

Authentique Paper and Art Glitter are teaming up this month to bring you tons of inspiration using Authentique Paper and Art Glitter products!

After you check out the projects here on the Authentique Paper blog, be sure to head on over to the Art Glitter blog to find out what the talented members of their Design Team have been working on this month!

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Welcome everyone! It's Emily here today sharing a fun project with our new "Be(you)tiful" collection and a little added sparkle from Art Glitter!

Originally, I wanted to make a canvas... but I was fresh out of blank canvases! In that case, I always improvise.

I have a TON of this MDF type board laying around, it's almost like the hard board that clipboards are made from, but a little thicker. I bought it from Lowe's for about $8 and got several pieces cut. I decided to attempt to make a sort of "faux canvas" with it. It's not dimensional like a stretched canvas, but can still act as a really cool home decor piece. 

I layered my paper and stitched it before gluing it onto the board. I used a 6x6 board, so the 6x6 bundle sheets fit perfectly. Once I got it glued down, I added some Creative Medium from Imagine Crafts/Tsukneko for extra dimension. 

When I started embellishing, I laid everything out where I wanted it, then glued it all down. I wanted to show some of the fine details in some of the stickers and die cuts, so I added some Art Glitter with the Ultrafine tip for their clear adhesive. This tip is a lifesaver. As you can see, some of the detail with the glitter really stands out, it's really hard to achieve this look with normal glitter and glue. 


Art Glitter has some really nice fine glitter that is great for intricate designs. Their products work great with Authentique paper, stickers, & die cuts. 

Thanks for stopping by today! 
Products Used:
Authentique Paper- "Be(you)tiful" 6x6 Bundle, 12x12 Details Sticker, 12x12 Statements Die Cut Paper Accents
Art Glitter- Barnyard Pee-wee glitter kit, Clear Designer Adhesive, Ultrafine Metal Tip
Petaloo- Velvet Hydrangeas
Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko-  Shimmer Creative Medium
May Arts- 363-09

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Be sure to check back every Wednesday this month for more Authentique/Art Glitterproject inspiration! We have an Authentique/Art Glitter Prize Pack to give away to one of our lucky commenters this month(please leave unique comments!) 
This fabulous prize contains all of that beautiful glitter along with the 3 of the newest 6x6 Bundles from Authentique Paper (Pride, Irresistible, Be(you)tiful)

Can't wait to get your hands on some Art Glitter products? Visit their site HERE and use coupon code #JN15 for 10% off of your entire purchase! 

Also, make sure you stop and visit us as well as our friends over at Art Glitter all month long for more prizes and lots of wonderful inspiration coming your way! Don't forget to stop by the Art Glitter Facebook Page and tell them Authentique Paper sent you!
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34 comments:

  1. I love how this turned out! It's gorgeous Emily!

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  2. Beautiful faux canvas ! Love the colors.

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  3. The warm grey looks amazing with the other colors.What a cool idea to use up your board. I had some, but threw it away...:(

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  4. Beautiful! I love how the art glitter pops out!

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  5. Your colors go so well with the flowers. I like the gray as a neutral.

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  6. Wow...I love the faux canvas. your colors are stunning and you really worked the Authenique papers and Art Glitter product together perfectly. Just Stunning.

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  7. Lovely! The pieces
    where you tore the
    paper and showed the
    paper beneath it look
    great.
    Carla from Utah

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  8. Love how you used the glitter to add emphasis to the gorgeous patterns in the paper already. So pretty!

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  9. I really love your card. The glitters make such a wonderful accent on it. Fabulous work!

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  10. It looks like a nice home decor, the colors are warm.

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  11. WOW, this is really beautiful. I love the tiny details like the stitching. The glitter is go gorgeous, thanks for tip I never could get my glitter to look like that.

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  12. Fabulous color palate and quote.

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  13. such a pretty plaque-love the colors and the flowers really make this spectacular!

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  14. Very pretty and I like the added sparkle.

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  15. Ah, yes....improvise when we don't have exactly what we had in mind for our projects. We can all relate to that!! Your project turned out wonderfully. Love those colors!!

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  16. As a confirmed quote-a-holic I love anything that features a good quote. I just used an old piece of foam core for a project - I love to think out of the box, especially when it's free (or, in your case, inexpensive!). I have tons of Art Glitter and I really need to break it out and use it again, it's the best glitter made! Thanks for sharing your talent :)

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  17. The colors are my favorite thing about this beautiful project

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  18. so pretty
    i like all the different layers and textures

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  19. Lovely! You did a great job with the glitter - just very pretty accents! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!

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  20. great piece! thank you for sharing!

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  21. I have been wanting to try out that Art Glitter... I also have some different bouards and things that I could decorate up now after seeing this tutorial! Thanks for the inspiration and showing how you can use a different product if you're out of canvas! Yay!

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  22. Beautiful art piece with a great tutorial, Love the idea of using something besides canvas.

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  23. What a beautiful card. I love the orange flowers!!

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  24. Such wonderful inspiration!!

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  25. Stunningly beautiful. Seriously. Beautiful.

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  26. Lovely project, thanks for sharing this creative idea!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  27. Beautiful inspirations. Thanks for sharing ;-)

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  28. Wow, I love the warm colors in this project. Gorgeous!

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  30. This décor piece is be(you)tiful. I'm very interested in the Art Glitter use as well. I had never heard of this product previously so, I am going to check it out. I assume the silver glitter scallop outline at the top is this glitter? Looks fantastic for freehand glitter glue

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  31. Amazing project, simply gorgeous!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

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