Wednesday, August 15, 2012

More Canvas

You may have noticed lots of canvas around lately. It seems many companies have gotten into creating canvas embellishments that can be altered,as well as bags, aprons, books, and well...canvases. 
If you've wanted to try doing a canvas, but feel a bit intimidated, a canvas mini album may be the perfect solution- small size, and lots of pages to practice on!

Here's what I started with, this fun book by Canvas Corp.

Now because of how I work, this isn't a step by step tutorial, but it will give you some ideas of where to start. I began with  a Crafter's workshop Stencil, and a bottle of Sugar Cane Tattered Angel's Glimmer Glaze. The brush is built right into the cap, so there's no need for any special tools, or brush clean-up!

Once I had the Glimmer Glaze applied, and dry, I played with several shades of Glimmer mists like Timberline, Coffee Shop and Tattered Leather. I worked and blotted with a rag. I eventually went too dark, and rinsed and scrubbed and then went back in with some more mist, some Pewter Glimmer Glaze, and added a finishing mist of Biscotti Perfect Pearls to even out the colour. ( I did warn you that this wasn't an exact science).  See how the Glaze works a bit like a resist with the mist?

I stamped a Canvas Butterfly By Maya Road with Staz On ink. I found the best way to do this is to apply your canvas directly to the stamp and apply pressure all over with your fingertips. It's a subtle transfer, but adds just a bit of interest.


I added a bit of metallic embroidery floss, some lace trim, which I glued on, and two beautiful cotton flowers. I also added a bit of colour to the edges of the butterfly using the Glimmer Glaze. The added benefit, is that it also helps to keep the canvas from fraying.

Now I just need to figure out what I'm going to make this little book into.

Erin Morehouse


Tanya said...

WOW!! looks beautiful Erin!

Michelle said...

Very pretty Erin!