Make a Wish

I hate to say it but once again it seems summer has passed by too quickly.   Soon enough the kids will be back to school.  All we can hope is the warm temps stick around much longer!

A special friend at work celebrated her birthday this weekend.  I wanted to give her a little something pretty for her desk at work, so I made this little 4×4 magnet back canvas.  She loves dragonflies, and gears…so of course I had to find a way to merge the two!

img_2372-950x876All of the background gears and the heart are Love Is In The Details custom laser cut chipboard….I can’t seem to keep gears in stock as I use them all the time!


The background is coloured with black gesso and Finnabair Metallique in Emerald Green.  Then I highlighted the gears with Finnabair Wax in Rose Gold.

The heart I coloured with black embossing powder and backed it with some rose gold metalic cardstock.  The cardstock was too shiney so I scratched it up with my sanding block and put some black gesso overtop to get into the scratch marks.


The dragonfly went through a few phases of colour which resulted in a fun texture.  The last coat I used Finnabair Metallique Rose Gold paint, though the gold mostly shows.  I layered onto the body a fancy clock hand and some gems.  I think the end result is a bit of an old gaudy gold pin, but I love the effect!


For some extra shine which goes well with my friends love for shiney jewlery, I added some Finnabair Micro Beads, and Tim Holtz Distress Glitter.

The end result is she loves her little canvas and can’t wait to come back from holidays to enjoy seeing it at her desk! 🙂

I have more of these little magnet canvases, think I’ll have to make one for myself next!

Hope you enjoy your weekend and it’s not spent entirely back to school shopping.  Take some time for YOU and get in your creative space!

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