I’ve actually had time this weekend to make a canvas creation AND create a video of the process – woo-hoo!
(if you want to skip ahead and avoid the pre-amble then the video is waaaay down at the end of the page).
Back to the pre-show waffle.
The canvas was a design-as-I-went style. This meant that I had a starting range of bits and pieces but things changed and developed as the process went on.
This however is what the end result looked like.
Pretty cute eh?
To kick this off I had a rifle through my paper stash and found a lovely lacey-floral design that had a turquoise and white colour scheme. I decided at this point that this was to be the overall colour scheme also.
I had a digi-stamp ready printed from some time ago featuring a lovely design from the Simpler Times CD ROM from Katy Sue Designs. I thought that this would make a lovely image for the central feature.
You saw there (on the left) one that I had previously coloured and I hope to use on a card (for a secret occasion that I can’t tell you about right now).
Anyway, in keeping with the colour scheme I rummaged the pen stash and came up with the GT and BT series of colour tones in the Spectrum Noir set. Thought that these would work well.
I’ll explain about BT3 in the video.
You can see here a preview of the result of the colouring efforts.
There was another pen used for the spattering and water splotched effect on the topper (it’s in the next picture).
I did use quite a few different types of medium in this creation, including some of my oft neglected Galeria acrylic paints.
Mod Podge was used to adhere the paper but in the video I show you briefly how to create the textured outer edge of the canvas using PVA, Paint and Stickles glitter glue.
Now, I do have a confession. At the start of the video I did get out the stamping gear with the intention of using it in the main design however I didn’t end up doing that – well, I did say that it evolved and developed as it went ;)
And to sum up this post, before getting to the main feature, here are a few images of the finished canvas creation (I also tagged these onto the end of the video as a slideshow).
And now my lovely little chumettes, here is the video!
*TIP* – It’s 40 minutes long, you might want to nip to the loo and grab a cup of tea before you press play … just sayin’ :)
Hope you enjoyed that!
Thanks for watching/reading – if you have any questions or comments, please feel free to use the comments section below.
Take care, see you next time!