Lost Tooth Collage
Day 4 of May Arts / Petaloo Blog week
Lost Tooth Collage
Hello my fellow May Arts readers! What fun this week is joining May Arts with Petaloo. Have you ever had one of those ah-ha moments? Well, I did the other day, and I'm going to share it with you. My youngest lost her first tooth so of course we need to make some memories of it. I love the versatility of art canvas, but I've never thought to turn it around and use the back side until the other day when I had some things laying around and set them in the back side of the canvas. So, here we go.
I got thinking about fairies since when you lose a tooth who else visits but the tooth fairy. What could be better suited for this than Graphic 45's Once Upon a Spring Time collection with an assortment of fairies, some delicious embellishments from the lovely Petaloo, and gorgeous May Arts ribbon.
And May Arts Ribbon…
First I cut a fairy to fit in the frame. I then used fluid chalk and distress ink to color my frame.
Next, I tore some of the scrapbook paper and used the distress ink to age it some. I tore it at an angle as you can see above.
I painted my art canvas pieces and on the bigger one I used the distress ink again around the edges. On the smaller two I used glitter spray mist over my paint. For the wooden M I used some brown fluid chalk and then used the glitter spray mist to coat over it. I embellished with flowers and ribbon and glued every thing in place.
Here are a few close up views. It's a little hard to see but I trimmed the small oval and square frame with the 1/8" velvet ribbon. I also put ribbon over the scrapbook paper, under the picture on the 4×5 canvas.
A close up of the wooden M. No paint, just fluid chalk and glitter spray mist.
I love how it turned out. My thoughts are to possibly add wooden flowers underneath with pictures as she loses her other baby teeth. We shall see.
I hope you enjoy this tutorial and it inspires you to think backwards at times! Wink, wink!!