I’m so excited about this post that I don’t even know where to start, LOL. FabScraps is one of my favorite brands. I love their chipboard pieces and paper and today I’m allowed to guest design for them, yay!
I met Caitlin from FabScraps at Creativation and we got talking, so I showed her some of the projects I have created over the year. And guess what, she allowed me to prepare one as a guest designer using the new Call of the Wild collection. You have no idea how thrilled I am 🙂
But before I get all sentimental, here is the canvas that I created using the new Call from the Wild Collection. In case you’re not familiar with this collection, it’s about creating awareness for endangered animals. 10% of the sales even goes to the WCN (Wildlife Conversation Network) foundation.
It’s a tender topic worldwide but something that cannot be ignored. Rhino poaching in Africa is at its worst with a massive 1175 recorded Rhino’s killed in 2015. These majestic animals, all animals for that matter, deserve better and being a proudly South African manufacturer Fabscraps has decided to give back by designing straight from the heart and honoring wildlife in our latest C91 Call from the Wild Collection.
We have partnered with WCN, Wildlife Conservation Network, and for all paper sold, a percentage will go to protecting wildlife and endangered species.
Fabscraps hopes to generate a worldwide trend and create awareness for these great initiatives and save our planet one collection at a time.
That paper is so beautiful that I had a hard time using it 😛 But finally, I started by cutting the front page from the album into shape and adhering strips of the wildlife paper on top. After the gel medium dried, I traced the Africa shape with my craft knife to get rid of all the access paper.
Then I gessoed it, so the colors were a little more muted and added some animal shapes with the Wild Animals stencil.
The paper has some really pretty animal photography on it, so I decided to cut them out and adhere them to the continent. Now I painted over it with several shades of green and blue acrylic paint as well as some gold shimmering ink. I ended up adding two layers of paint, plus another layer of gesso.
While I was waiting for everything to dry, I separated the two trees from their frame. Now I colored that frame and the word “Africa” in dark blue and added some gold sparkle on top. I wanted the bigger tree to stand out from the background, so I gessoed it first and sprayed two shades of green ink on it afterwards.
I hope you enjoyed my guest project for FabScraps. I sure had a lot of fun creating this canvas and it will have a special place in my craft room 🙂
All the products that I used are from the Call from the Wild Collection C91