Today Leah Farquharson is going to show you how to make this adorable altered canvas:
Supplies: Silver Lining Velum Paper (35635) - Neapolitan, Wood Buttons and Epoxy Accents (78073) - Elements, Fabric and Epoxy Brads (78074) - Elements, Printed Variety Tags (78069) - Bits, Parakeet Serendipity (53293) - Thickers, Printed Chipboard Shapes (78070) - Bits, Accents and Phrases (42232) - Remarks Books, Ballerina Letter Stickers (42233) - Remarks, Parakeet Letter Stickers (42234) - Remarks, Borders, Accents and Phrase Stickers (42235) - Remarks, Rub-on Transfers (43395) - Minimarks, Mini Fair Ribbons (78066) - Embellishments, Pastel Pearl Brads (85581) - Elements; Other: Silhouette shapes: Doily, Heart, Banner by American Crafts, 10x10 artist canvas
I started by first priming my canvas with gesso and allowing it to dry. I like to seal canvas before working on it - it helps give me more control over the inks on the canvas. When the canvas is unsealed, the inks can seep in and spread out in a way that's not always very pleasing.
After my canvas was dry, I placed a die cut created with the Silhouette on the corner to create the background for my piece.
I gently spritzed my ink over the canvas, then removed the sprayer and flicked a few heavier drops onto the background. When I was finished, I removed my die cut.
I decided that I wanted to take the elements that were pre-cut and change their colors before layering them on the canvas, so I spritzed one of them red, another green, and the final element aqua.
I then just layered my elements onto the canvas just like I would create a layout - starting at the bottom with the rub ons, and layering more and more elements on top. I finished with the photo, and now I've got a fun canvas to hang in our home!
You can find the lovely rub on accents and phrases that Leah used in this project HERE!