Monday, March 18, 2019

Impression Obsession - Die Cut Obsession

There are so many amazing dies at Impression Obsession - this special Monday feature lets them have the spotlight! We hope you're inspired!

Here's an 8x10 canvas I created using a whole bunch of dies - this was a catalog sample for last summer's release, and so much fun to do. I'm sorry that I don't have process photos - these kinds of projects are pretty spontaneous for me, and I'm just grabbing products and working in multiple layers. I'll see what I can remember though!

 The background is done with these amazing paints, which are wonderful for gel printing as well. I added a bunch of those, then misted the area to let the colors feather and blend. I stamped a script background using Versafine ink and white acrylic paint.

The ledger background was stamped with Hybrid ink onto tissue paper, and adhered to the background with matte gel medium... that's a great trick for adding detailed images onto canvas.

I did a little altering to create my die cut scene - this is the die I used for the girl - I cut off the watering can and flipped the image: 

Girl with Watering Can

The Bike die set comes with the basket, which I filled with a bunch of flowers and leaves - those are nicely grouped in multiples for projects like this.

Tiny 3 Leaf Cluster
Tiny Single Leaves
Tiny 6 Petals
Tiny 5 Petals

The letters are from this alphabet die set: 

Alphabet Typewriter LC
Matte gel medium is great for attaching die cuts to canvas, and gives you time to get things placed before it dries.

Be sure to check out the other designers' blogs for inspiration - see the I.O. blog for all the details!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. This is BEAUTIFUL, Dina! THANKS for the tips with using tissue paper! LOVE EVERYTHING about your canvas! ;)

  2. How clever the way you altered the die to fit your little cute scene. Great background too.