Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Do You Love To Swap? Mini Canvas By Renea Harrison

Do you love to do swaps? I do!! It is so much fun to create and receive little works of art between friends! The following is a Mini Canvas that I created for my Reneabouquets Artists With An Edge Group, October Swap Partner-Toni Burks. 

I started with a 5 x 7 Mini Canvas and sprayed it with Tim Holtz Walnut Distress Spray Stain. I admit I am not a huge canvas artist, I am a paper artist, so most of my canvas got covered in paper 😉
The papers are from a sold out Blue Fern Collection~Wanderlust, and I distressed and heavily inked the edges with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I also created a corrugated board layer that I coated with Ranger Opaque Crackle Paste, let it air dry and then back bent the board to make really deep cracks and inked them with the Vintage Photo Ink do make them really pop!

I then scissor cut the bottom of the corrugated board in 1/2 inch strips and paper rolled those and then inked the curls with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress InkTim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink and
Tim Holtz Weathered Wood Distress Ink.

All paper and board layers were attached with Aleene's Fast Grab Tack Glue.

I then took some of the inked Beautiful Board Heart Lattice Elements,

and layered a Tiny
Beautiful Board Lacy Heart Frame on top of it and cut the lattice to fit my heart shape, and then popped on one of the Teal Candy Pieces.

Roses from the following sets:
Tucking in a feather and a burlap string bow from my stash.

To add even more texture and depth, I created puddles with Judikins Diamond Glaze and then sprinkled on Chunky Glitter Glass Teal, and popped on some Beautiful Beads Hand Tinted Glass Beads In Teal~YUM!!

I took a sweet little wooden clothes pin (gifted to me by a past swap partner-Geena Marquez), inked it with the Vintage Photo Ink, and added that on below the dragonfly.

Here you can see all the texture and depth the layering and products created.

The last step was to add a little Tim Holtz Mini Display Hanger that I added one of the Mulberry Roses, burlap string bows and another clothes pin to. I added Chunky Glitter Glass Teal to the label holder and topped that with  Beautiful Bits Tiny Hearts.

I just love the Shabby Country Chic look of this canvas and I hope Toni loves it as well!!
Thank you for stopping by!! Hugs ~Renea

Products from and the Reneabouquets Etsy used for this project:
Personal Stash Items:
Blue Fern Wanderlust Papers
Organic Corrugated Board
Burlap String
Little Wooden Clothespins ( A Gift from sweet, scrappy friend Geena Marquez)

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

What a Wonderful World

 Hi everyone! Here's a design team page for Reneabouquets!I've used a photo from the recent wedding of my son and his wife. I was inspired by the happiness of the occasion.

 To make this page I mounted the photo on layers of watercolor paper and foam core board. I took Beautiful Board April In Paris Floral Medallion Set Laser Cut Chipboard (BB),and used the largest one. I cut it in half and used half at each end. I painted it and the watercolor paper with Art Alchemy Steampunk Copper Acrylic Paint by Prima. I poured on a thick layer of Rock Candy Crackle Paint on the BB.Using Blue Fern paper, I applied texture paste with a stencil and a credit card,and painted the paste with the copper paint. 

I put the BB on with double sided foam tape, and painted underneath it with black gesso. I poured diamond chunky glitter glass on the gesso.I outlined the BB with a Derwent Inktense Watercolor Pencil, in Bark.

I painted in between the raised areas of texture paste with Shimmerz Inkling in Penny 4 Your Thoughts, and Greener Pastures. I painted the raised areas in some cases with Sparks Art Alchemy paint in Unicorn Hair.

To add visual interest I added microbeads, glass beads, pearls, glass glitter, diamond shard glitter glass, gold mica flakes, birch bark, lichen, pressed flowers, tulle, metal pieces, rhinestones, Swarovski crystals, and a glass vial.The burgundy ribbon is from one of the boutonnieres the groomsmen wore. You can see some strands of cheesecloth on the page, I dyed some green with Distress Ink and Shimmerz Paint.

Here's a list of the items used from Renebouquets:

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Thank you so much for looking, and have a great week!

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Reneabouquets Mixed Media Unicorn Canvas

Hi everyone! Today I have a mixed media canvas made for Reneabouquets to share with you. 

This canvas was Pinterest inspired. Mine didn't turn out as well, but I know my unicorn lover is going to go crazy when she sees this. 

 Echo, my 7 year old, will get this as a Christmas gift this year. It will be perfect for her bedroom which we are in the process of redoing. In unicorns of course! 

I hand drew the unicorn on the canvas with pencil and then went over it with a grey sharpie. 

I added texture with a homemade texture paste and some stencils.  

The mulberry flowers, handmade butterflies, beautiful board pieces, flatback pearls, beautiful beads, handmade dragonflies, glitter glass, and microbeads are all products from Reneabouquets

After attaching the embellishments on the canvas, I covered them in gesso to obtain soft pastel colors. 

After that, I splattered paint all over the canvas. I had a lot of fun doing that! 

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Below you will find a list of all the Reneabouquets items that I used on my canvas. 

Butterfly Kisses Delicate Beauty Double Side Printed Butterflies

Sweet Pea Lavender Premium Paper Glitter Glass Butterflies

Aurora Borealis In Blue Glitter Glass Butterflies

Shabby Pink Roses Dragonflies

Beautiful Board Beautiful Bits

Beautiful Board Skeleton Leaf Beautiful Bits

Purple and White Roses Gardenias Mulberry Flowers

Winter White Curly Roses Mulberry Flowers

Pink and White Curly Roses Mulberry Flowers

Dark Teal wild Roses Mulberry Flowers

Unicorn Candy Beautiful Beads Flatback Pearls

Unicorn Candy Beautiful Beads

Diamond Shard Glitter Glass

Rose Gold Microbeads

Pale Pink Chunky Glitter Glass

Buttercream Chunky Glitter Glass

Friday, October 12, 2018

Baby Boy mini Album

Hello Friends!

Today I came to share with you a Beautiful and easy to make Baby Boy mini album that I decorated using the beautiful products from Reneabouquets shop.
on the cover I use the B-Board Simply Beautiful Frame to enhance the teddy from the fabric them I use the gorgeous Doily Lace , paper flowers and leaves from the shop and the beautiful Chiffon flower in Mint green color, Now for the edges of the mini album I use the gorgeous Soft Mint Pleated Tulle trim to match everything!

for the belt on the page I use the B-Board April in Paris Doily  set one and the B-Board Beautiful bits Tiny Hearts

Here I use the Garden Lattice lace 
in this side I use the Simply Beautiful French Embroidered lace.
This was a very easy and fun mini album to make and hope you like it as much as I enjoy creating it!
Thanks for stopping by today 
Big Hugs Yorlis Borja

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Monday, October 8, 2018

Adventure Awaits

Hi everyone, here's a design team page for Reneabouquet!  I have used a wedding photo from my son and daughter in law's recent heartfelt, amazing, and beautiful wedding.   I was inspired by the photo, the emotions of the event, and the colors of the fall season. I used Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante,available at Reneabouquets.

To make this page I mounted the photo onto watercolor paper,corrugated cardboard, and layers of foam core board. I picked out Beautiful Board(BB) to use, and cut out a few images from the G 45 papers. I painted all the BB and cardboard with gesso, to give the surface some "tooth", so the paint has something to grip onto. I painted all the surfaces with paint by Shimmerz, then topped them with Ranger Clear Rock Candy Crackle.

I glued the Beautiful Board down with Glossy Accents, and started adding embellishments.

To add visual interest I added a number of things: Beautiful Beads Pearls, glass beads, micro beads,seed beads, glass glitter,distress glitter, metal pieces, shells, pressed flowers, bark, lichen, artificial foliage parts,tulle, rhinestones,and mica flakes.

I added a little gesso to almost everything, to give a white surface to add more paint on. I brushed on layers of paint, mica powder, and Prima Wax where I put the gesso, and onto the BB. 

There are about four different colors of Shimmerz Paints on the watercolor paper, and I added some glass glitter, and more Prima gold wax, at the bottom.

Here's a list of products I used:

Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante Deluxe Collection 

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Reneabouquets Etsy Shop

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Thank you so much for looking, and have a great week!

Monday, October 1, 2018

Reneabouquets Tea Time Card and October 2018 Mood Board Challenge

Hi everyone! Today is the 1st of the month which means we are starting a new Mood Board Challenge over at Reneabouquets. 

This month we are going with a Fall theme. What is Fall to you? To me Fall is beautiful colors, hot drinks, cool days and falling leaves. 

The card I made to kick off this months challenge is sporting the brand new Beautiful Board Garden Party Tea Time Set. I can picture myself all snuggled up next to the fire, book in one hand and one of these gorgeous tea cups in the other.

I colored the teapot with distress markers. These markers work awesome for adding color to Beautiful Board pieces! 

Reneabouquets now has Flat Back Pearls! Take a look at the toffee one's that I used here...

They are so shiny and add a nice texture. 

 The Mood Board for this month is gorgeous! I absolutely love Fall colors. 

Challenge Rules

1. Create a NEW project (on or off the page) that features ANY product carried in the store or the Renebouquets Etsy Shop 

2. Your project can be any style. 

3. Add your project to the Reneqbouquets September Mood Board 2018 Facebook challenge event by 12:00 am Oct. 28th, 2018. Check back on the 30th to see if you have won the random drawing.
(Drawing is done on an unedited video to ensure fairness) 

4. Challenge is open to U.S. Residents and International

5. Have fun!

My favorite part of this post...sharing the BEAUTIFUL prize package!

Who wouldn't want this as a prize?! 

Come and join us! Maybe you will be the lucky random winner!

Reneabouquets items used...
Beautiful Board Garden Party Tea Time Set

Beautiful Board Small Autumn Flourish Pattern

Natural Cotton Crochet Lacy

Blue Fern Studios Amber Apricot Collection

Pink Lemonade Curly Roses 

Toffee Beautiful Beads Flat Back Pearls

Fall Leaf Butterflies

Prima Color Bloom Spray...Coral 

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Saturday, September 29, 2018

Shabby Chic Altered Mini Sailboat

I have been inspired by a sweet artist friend of mine to alter a mini sailboat. She has altred a couple of them for design teams and I thought that if I ever found a mini sailboat, I wanted to alter one myself. Now, that being said....Nope. Don't sail! LOL. I just picture sailing this calm, serene, relaxing activity and wanted to do a little art capturing that thought process! I will have the links below the pcitures to all the products I have used from I will also have the link to my start to finish process of this project from my You Tube channel. Enjoy!

You Tube Video Link:

Reneabuquets (RB) Product Links:
RB Beautiful Board S/4 Starfish (w/ accents):
RB Beautiful Board S/3 Feathers (Medium):
RB Beautiful Board Victorian Scroll Border (Small):
RB Beautiful Board S/4 Steampunk Style Ornament Gears:
RB Beautiful Board April In Paris collection S/3 Doily One:
RB Beautiful Board S/3 Chain Link Frames:
RB Beautiful Board Beautiful Bits Gears:
RB Beautiful Board Beautiful Bits Sea Shells:
RB Tiny Treasures Butterflies Sweet Dream Collection in Cornflower Blue:
RB Magical Miniatures Butterflies Watercolor Collection (Innocence):
RB Butterfly Kisses (Spun Sugar):
RB S/3 Chiffon Flowers (Soft Mint):
RB S/13 Mulberry Flowers (Aqua):
RB Microbeads (Teal):
Prima Marketing 12x12 Paper Collection Flirty Fleur:
Prima Marketing  12x12 Paper Collection Misty Rose:
Prima Marketing  Misty Rose Collection Ephemera:
Prima Marketing  Flirty Fleur Flowers Collection (Stories):
Prima Marketing  Flirty Fleur Flowers Collection (Minty Sprinkles):