Monday, February 2, 2015

Mini Canvas Tutorial

Greetings!  Kim here with a photo tutorial on how I created this mini canvas, featuring the beautiful Parisian Postcard stamp set.  This was super easy to create so let's get to it!

 I started with a mini canvas board (this is a thin, canvas covered board), sized around 4"x6".  I grabbed a Tim Holtz layering stencil and Wendy Vecchi white embossing paste.  Use a palette knife to apply the paste through the stencil.
 Here's what the paste looks like when you remove the stencil.  Notice that I didn't fill in every area; I really like that broken design look.
 Next, I used a combination of acrylic paints to add color to the canvas.  I used a light grey and blue color, keeping the darker color on the edges.
 Once the paint was dry, I used the stamps from the Parisian Postcard set to stamp all over the canvas.  I also used the Friendship Script stamp to add some text.  Note that I used Archival Inks for the stamping.  A dye based ink won't show up very well on acrylics and will not be permanent; Archivals is best for mixing with paint.
 I added a text circle, die cut from old book paper, and added it to the canvas (use Ranger Matte Medium to attach paper to a painted surface).  I also stamped a whole bunch of images on cardstock.  I kept all of my stamping in one color; Wendy Vecchi Potting Soil Archival Ink.  Thsi allowed me to add just a touch of color to the roses and butterfly, coloring with Copics.
 I also colored a few pieces of twill with Distress Inks.  Once the twill was dry, all that was left was assembly!  This process involves moving the pieces around, layering them, until you find a pleasing design.  I also added the sentiment, small gold dots (self-adhesive), and a few metal pieces from Prima. (I also added a touch of yellow paint to the background...this helped incorporate the yellow from teh flowers and butterfly).

I hope you enjoyed today's tutorial!  Happy crafting!


diane (cookiestamper) said...

Very cool, Kim!

Amante del Papel said...

thanks for the fantastic tutorial!

Cynthia said...

Great altered canvas, Kim. Thanks for the tutorial.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fantastic tutorial Kim. Love the embossing paste background and the collage images in the background... the cut and layered images are beautiful. said...

Such a gorgeous canvas and love the tutorial!!! The collage is reminiscent of the vintage ones! Stunning!