I have been working on this canvas for a week or two, along with my other projects on the go. I am finding it is good for my creative process to be doing a couple of things at once and since sometimes you need to wait for things to dry (or get out the heat gun) that it works well. I have enjoyed making things with canvas frames for awhile now and made canvas blackboards for my kids rooms a couple of months ago. I am also in the process of framing some of my scrapbook pages to go on display in our hallway. So it was only natural that I decided to make a new canvas to celebrate that my husband and I have been married for 10 years in October. We are planning to get some family photos done and so I have designed the canvas so I can remove the photo when we have one that is more up to date. This photo is just tucked underneath the chipboard frame which keeps it in place.
I am also loving playing with stencils, paints and spray mists including my dylusions spray inks (you can see a scrapbook page I made about six months ago using dylusions spray inks here). This is the first canvas I have made just spraying directly onto the canvas but I loved it and will definitely be doing some more art works for our home.
The background that I created is a bit splotchy looking, which I don’t mind but if you want to use stencils and mist on canvas, I would definitely recommend drying each layer of colour in between if you want a more defined look. I also flicked some Calico Shine on the canvas and used the perfect pearls mist. When everything was all dry I stamped the text stamp with pearl paint (which I am not sure shows up on the photo).
The frame is by Dusty Attic and was painted by dabbing on the pearl paint using the paint dabber – this gives it a really lovely texture. The flowers are mostly prima and some were sprayed with Calico Shine. I wanted to keep the colours of the flower fairly neutral since the background is so bright.
If you have any questions about this project, just leave me a comment.
Thanks for stopping by,
Supplies: 12×12 Canvas, Dylusions Spray Ink – Vibrant Turquoise, The Crafters Workshop Mini Mix and Match Hearts, Mister Huey’s Mist Calico Shine, Adirondack Pearl Paint Dabber, Perfect Pearl Mist – Turquoise, Charcoal Chalkboard Glimmermist, Mint Liquid Pearls, Studio Calico – Alphabet, Prima Resist Canvas Shapes, Dusty Attic -Baroque Frame Circle and Heart button, Lots of Prima Flowers, Tule, Lace by Prima, Chipboard bird by Maya Road, Pearls