Favorite Tool

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Let's start with my project which I hope will be 
an inspiration for some of you.
I know there is an endless quantity of crafting tools on the market 
and I own a lot of them too. I love my Big Shot, I love all the dies, a heating tool, brushes, my trimmer, hot glue gun and all this stuff but... 
SCISSORS is what I still love the most!
Those who know me and my crafting work, know that I'm able to cut out 
almost everything with my big scissors and sometimes it looks quite crazy :-)
The most crazy thing is that my fave scissors are this one:

The largest from IKEA scissors set... Yeap! 
I know there are lots of much better ones on the market 
but I can only work with those and my friends kidding 
they're for chicken cutting not for such a small details.
Well, what can I say... :-)

So I made this canvas panel working much with fussy cutting.
This beautiful botanical elements come from Nature Sketchbook Collection 
by Graphic 45 which I received as a B-day gift from my crafty friends.
I was dreaming of this collection and almost couldn't cut it. 

I started with making my background. 
I wanted it with natural earth colors as a soft base 
for the vibrant and juicy green leaves. 
I covered it with a thin layer of gesso and put Grit Paste
through the Ringer stencil on two corners and then randomly 
on the rest of the surface. Let it dry and started to applying Infusions 
and Distress Paints adding a lot of water. Left it to dry while started to fussy-cutting the leaves, butterflies and other insects. 
Yes, everything with my big scissors :-)
That wasn't easy and it took me some time but the effect is cool.
The details are awesome on this paper collection, you definitely have to try!

I placed all the elements on my panel 
and adhered them with 3D dots and glue.
Some of the details was covered with Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Marker 
which gives such a brillant finish, I love this little magical pen!

Well, here come some close ups of the details... Have fun!

18 komentarzy:

  1. HOLY MOLY!!!!! I have no idea how you managed to make this AMAZING project!!!! I do not like fussy cutting, seriously I get chills on my back just thinking about it :D

    I love how we all are so different and I am astonished by your patience and delicate hand!!!! Awesome xxxx

  2. Wow, Macarena! Your fussy cutting skills are impressive, I mean look at that cricket!! How did you do that so flawlessly? I would have definitely chopped off one of the little guys legs if I had given it a try! I'm in awe of your patience with all the cutting but most of all your steady hand skills. Absolutely amazing. It's so beautiful!

    Cathie ♥

  3. Padłam!!! Zachwycająca praca- może by trzeba pomyśleć o wernisażu Twoich prac?... :p :)

  4. Macarena, you amaze me and make me laugh! Your scissors are just too funny...but then look at your gorgeous work! I LOVE this!! It reminds me of a Naturalist's notebook from the Victorian age, where they would collect or draw bits and pieces they discovered. Fantastic! hugs, Maura

  5. This is fabulous!!!!!!! I don't love fussy cutting as much as you but I almost always use a big pair of scissors also!!

  6. Wow...stunning project and well done on your gorgeous fussy cutting...I'm a Fiskars girl so I didn't see the reference to the Ikea scissors...hugs kath xxx

  7. Your panel looks amazing Macarena - so lush and vibrant and really gorgeous! I can't figure how you do such impeccable cutting with that scissors - keep using it as it sure works perfectly for you! Can't wait for summer after seeing your panel. Have a lovely week. Nicola x

  8. Oh Macarena, this is absolutely stunning! I keep noticing something different about it when I look at it that I love!! Scissors are just a MUST tool so I must agree with you! Love the colors and detailing on this canvas :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  9. this is a stunning piece!! Love fussy cutting so I really appreciate all you have done to this project:)

  10. Wow... there are so many beautiful details on this gorgeous creation, Macarena. I really love your stunning design! :)

  11. Wow! This is an amazing piece of art! I am so impressed at your fussy-cutting skills and can see why scissors are one of your favorite tools. I could really relate to what you wrote and am a huge fan of scissors myself. In fact, I keep FOUR pairs of scissors in my crafting room because I'm always losing them and don't like to waste time digging them up. So yay for scissors! And yay for your beautiful work!

  12. Oh, wow... I am in awe of the detail in this beautiful natural piece-- particularly the cutting! You really took the challenge to heart and used those scissors! Cheap or expensive, common or unconventional use... it doesn't matter: I love hearing about what works for different people!

  13. I share your love of fussy-cuts which can transform images into a whole new realm and make them come alive. And that's really what you've done here. Nicely done!

  14. What a wonderful interpretation of this week's challenge and I love all those fussy cut pieces that create such a fabulous piece of artwork and an absolute feast for the eyes! Beautiful work... <3

  15. Wow, Marzena! I knew you were a fan of fuzzy cutting, but this project takes it to the next level! You have amazing fuzzy cutting skills! It's stunning and love the botanical theme! Hugs, Sandra

  16. Beautiful work and amazing cutting skills!

  17. Amazing piece Macarena! Your fussy cutting is absolutely incredible! I'm absolutely stunned! Fabulous work! Barbara

  18. OMG this is simply amazing! I love the nature theme and I admire your patience for all that cutting!