Togetherness Canvas

Hi everyone,

I have created this canvas for a good friend of mine as a gift and thought I would share it here.  I am loving making canvases at the moment and experimenting with different products to create textured backgrounds.  I have used a bunch of stencils, texture paste, distress paint, inks, stamps and glimmer mist for this particular background.

The photograph I chose had an over-exposed background in one part of the photo so I gave it a darker vignette and then swiped antique linen over some parts of the photo and around the edge.  The ink of the photo slightly interacted with the paint, which gave it a look I was really happy with for this canvas.  I used some flocked paper and swiped that with antique linen to match it to the canvas.  I created a frame around the photo using some wood icons from Prima, to make sure that the photo stayed the focal point of my canvas.

I layered up a bunch of different flowers, a prima vine, some metal flowers, flourishes and other bits and pieces.  I found the metal ‘togetherness’ tag (which I have had for years) and added it to the chipboard heart.

If you have any questions about the canvas or any of the materials, please leave me a comment and I will sure to reply.  I decided the materials list would be ridiculously long to type out but will happily tell you what I used if you are interested.

Thanks for stopping by,




Dylusions Canvas – Still my best friend

Hi Everyone,

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