Friday, August 19, 2011
A love-ly canvas
I have been making canvas's recently and everyone that has seen them has been after me to get a class together and teach them how to make the canvas's too. Finally I got it together and we are having THE class at WLS on Saturday.
The basis for this project is a 12"x12" stretched canvas by Canvas Corp. but there are all sorts out there that you can use. This one is just plain canvas that hasn't been gessoed but I like the stiffness of the gesso so I mixed some gel medium and gesso together and painted the canvas front and the back of the paper and stuck the paper on the canvas. The printed paper is by Creative Imaginations Iron Orchid Designs and after sticking it on the canvas I put a couple coats of the watered down gel/gesso mixture on top wiping the corners off with a wet wipe before it got to dry so the designs would show through. The picture mats are made with the Vintage Cabinet Card die and a contrasting mat cut around it. The flourish on the top of the mat is from the Urban Chic stamp set from Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz line. I distressed around the canvas frame and the mats with Vintage Photo Distress ink after applying a layer of tissue tape to the outer edge of the frame.
The love die and Mini Baroque die were used to make the love emblem. I cut a pink and a white emblem then used the love die to cut out the oval in the white and glued it on top of the pink. I distressed around the emblem with Vintage Photo Distress ink and added the pink half beads and the flourish.
After the canvas was completely dry I took some crepe ribbon and glued it to the upper left corner bunching it up as I went. I used Mulberry roses and 'Color Me Crazy' daisies to create the floral arrangement. The centers of the small daisies are decorated with plastic half beads like Dew Drops. The leaves are cut with the Mover's and Shaper's mini leaf die.
I used the mini-bird cage and bird die to make the cage hanging from the branch on the right upper side of the canvas. The birds flying around are cut from the Martha Stewart bird punch.
I took a swivel clasp and suspended it below the lock faceplate using a brad. On the circle loop end I added a word stick and on the swivel clasp side I put the key and a bead fob that I made from some beads in my stash. I used Distress Stickles, Rock Candy, to give some sparkle to the flowers on the paper around the edges because without it the flowers just faded into the paper. I used Accent Glaze on the bird in the upper right hand corner to make it stand out a little.
Tim Holtz dies used: Vintage Cabinet Card and Tattered leaves.
Movers & Shapers mini leaf and branch, mini bird cage, mini baroque die, love die
Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Pad Vintage Photo
Tim Holtz Ideaology: lock and key, swivel clasp, word sticks
Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Urban Chic
Rock Candy Distress Stickles
Tim Holtz/Tissue tape
Creative Imaginations paper Iron Orchid Designs
Martha Stewart Bird punch
Posted by okienurse at 8/19/2011 03:54:00 AM