Learn to FLY

Last weekend at CHA we had projects displayed that were made with Melody Ross' ChipArt tools. We made these two "FLY" canvases using the ChipArt tool and wanted to show how we made it.
1)For the background of each canvas I first took tissue paper and Mod Podged it to the canvases. Make sure that while you are Mod Podging the paper you give it a crinkled texture.
2) Start painting over the tissue in a few shades of blue; darker at the top fading to the lighter colors at the bottom. This gives a nice coloration of the sky.

3) At the very bottom use two shades of green to paint the grass in at the bottom. To get the nice drippy grass effect I took green shimmer mist and sprayed it across the grass area then held it upside down to let it drip a little. I did the same thing in the sky but I used a teal shimmer mist.

4) For the Flowers and butterflies we used the ChipArt tool to deboss the ChipBoard. Then painted and distressed them. After they dried I hot glued them onto the canvases and accented them with some cute pastel buttons.

Click here to watch Lucy's video tutorials on ways to use the ChipArt Tool!


  1. I saw it on some of the photos of CHA on the net and though it was so beautiful! Thank you for sharing the `h`ow to` x

  2. Holy wowwwwwwwwww! This is JUST AMAZING!!! Sooooooooo BEAUTIFUL! I love love love the flowers and those butterflies!! TFS! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  3. oh my goodness, i love this. love it!!!

  4. I LOVE this! Thanks for the design tips!

  5. gorgeous!!! butterflies and flowers are my fav. embellishment!!!

  6. Beautiful! Love the texture on everything!

  7. How amazing! Absolutely gorgeous.

  8. This is so gorgeous!!
    Love the technique with using the tissue paper!!
    Love the chipArt designs on all the butterflies!!
    Thanks so much for sharing!

  9. Gosh, love all those textures, it makes the color really shine through