Hello friends! Welcome back to the blog. It’s time for the second part of the mini-series. Some of you might have noticed I’ve been enjoying bright colors lately. You can always use different colors, but be inspired by the concept. These canvases too will be a part of a much larger canvas. If we’re lucky I might be able to share it with you all as a DT project before the year is over. Without further ado, let the journey continue! Let’s get lost again, shall we?!

Product List

Mad Set

Spades Cards

Clubs Cards

Chess Set


**Let’s get our topsy tipsy on, shall we?!**
1. You’ll want to begin by laying down a nice layer of white gesso over the entire surface
*Hint: I have a 12×12 canvas
2. While that dries, alter your chipboard pieces and castings using black gesso
*Hint: Don’t gesso the card sets
3. After the white gesso is completely dry, splatter some watered-down black gesso on the canvas
4. Next, you use some acrylic paint to color the decks of cards
*Hint: I used Impasto paints
5. Now use some texture paste of your choice and cover the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat, and the teacup
*Hint: This gives the pieces some extra interest separating them from other pieces
6. While those dry, assemble your shaker 
7. Dry brush the edges of your card set and canvas with black gesso
8. Then using a coordinating Sparks paint dry brush the card set giving it some sparkle and flair
9. Use some gold wax to highlight the Mad Hatter, Cheshire Cat, and the teacup.  Using the same wax give the canvas a frame
10. Assembly time! Begin with the card set, adhere them as if you were holding them in your hand
11. Adhere one piece at a time thoughtfully to not have any excess glue smooshing
12. For finishing touches add some sequins
*Hint: I cleverly used yellow sequins on the top half and teal ones on the bottom half of the canvas
13. Finally, brush on some gold wax to your castings and adhere them to the card set
*Hint: I placed mine to match the direction of the clubs and spades on the cards
**Here are some close-ups for you to enjoy!!**
*Have a wonderfully wacky and creative day my friends!*