Saturday, 8 March 2014

Step-by-step LOVE Canvas

Hello everyone,

For the current Colour Challenge #22 over at ScrapFriends,  I made an 8" x 8" canvas. It was my first time doing a canvas and a highly enjoyable process. Here is a reminder of the canvas...

Today I thought I'd show the steps I took to create it...

1. I really had no idea what I wanted to do at this stage but I glued down a spare die-cut piece from my Silhouette, then some cut lace and sticky netting.
2. I brushed white gesso all over.

3. Added some texture paste (stars through a stencil which didn't work so well).
4. I had left the canvas for a while and returned when I had a better idea of what I wanted to do. Using watered down brown acrylic paint, I brushed a wash over the entire canvas.

5. I added some shading around the edges with a mix of Distress Ink, Distress Stain, and acrylic paint, wiping with a baby wipe as I went and adding more again.
6. I love my splatters, so had to add some here - brown acrylic paint and white gesso.

7. Using left over bits of paper, I inked the edges with Distress Ink (Frayed Burlap) and added black lines around the edges of the paper, then arranged them as so, gluing them down.
8. I added some more left over bits of die-cut paper - I sprayed the white frame blue with Glimmer Mist (Sapphire) as well as the Wycinanka chipboard frame (love their chipboard).

9. Added some more layers of paper as well as painted a little bit of Twinkling H2O in 'True Blue'.
10. Some more layers again - I just love those large Prima bulbs - a canvas is perfect for them.
11. Lastly, I added my photo in a Kaisercraft chipboard frame, some flowers and finally added my title, as below:

This has now been given to my mother. She loves it (mum's are great, aren't they?).

Thank you for joining me today.


  1. This is soooooooo beautiful! LOVING the colors and the flowers!!!!!

  2. It looks beautiful, love the frames and how your background evolved, I can see why your mum would love it, it looks great!

  3. Yes, Mum's ARE great:):) I don't doubt she truly loves create sooo differently to me....this was fascinating to watch - thanks so much for sharing..... I ADORE how you use the chippy too. I'd better practice some more!!!!

  4. beautiful layout and a lovely tutorial, thanks for sharing! hope you are doing fine? hugs, Sanna


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