So now we’re all dry, fixed and you’re just dying to know how I made those awesome letters that spell out S-w-e-e-t-D-r-e-a-m-s aren’t you?? (If you missed Part One you can find it here)
Well – my secret weapon to do these letters was my fabulous little Brother Scan ‘N’ Cut. With the great little web-app they have here you can turn any of your computer fonts into a file that the scan’n’cut will cut out for you (thank goodness because my fussy-cutting skills are non-existent!)
So I uploaded a few options to see how they’d look, and cut them out of a sheet of scrapbook paper:
Wanting the letters to have a bit of a 3D effect – I experimented with a few products to try to build the letters out a bit.
In the end I went with Glossy Accents which gave a great 3D effect, but then I wanted to grunge it up a bit – Glossy Accents is very shiny!
So after the shiny stuff dried, I covered it with crackle paint, and gave it a grunge-up with Distress Ink in blue hues. So much for using pretty scrapbook paper for cutting the letters out of! As you can probably imagine, there was a fair bit of drying time involved in getting these letters to where I wanted them, so this happened over the course of a few days.
And in the meantime I used the negative spaces in the scrapbooking paper to “stencil” in my letters, and I grunged up the bottom of the board a bit with some partially stamped grasses.
Once the canvas met my approval, and before my tendency to “over-do” kicked in, I had to figure out how I was going to mount the dreamcatcher – as I wanted it sit out from the canvas somehow.
Claytastic to the rescue yet again! I made a couple of clay worms that I glued to the back of the dreamcatcher – the beauty of this clay is that it’s just so light that it adds next to no weight to the canvas.
Everything is really starting to come together, time to assemble everything.
I used a matt medium to fix the letters in place, glued the dreamcatcher on, and check out the result:
What do you think? If you really really like it – it’s available for sale in my brand new Etsy Store