Monday, October 3, 2011

Happy Halloween Canvas

I love making small canvases. So much fun to do and perfect little gifts for so many occasions! I also like to make them for myself, changing them after the season at hand. I did not have a Halloween Canvas but I sure do now!

Halloween canvas 3

This one is quite small, 4 x4, and I plan to make a couple more to go with this one. When I plan to stamp on my canvas, I usually make the piece separate from the canvas and then glue it down. This is to get good stamping, the canvas is soft and it’s difficult to get a good result if stamping directly on it, especially if the stamp is rather big as my tree and sentiment stamp is.

So for this piece I started with a 4 x 4 piece of white cardstock with canvas structure. I inked it up real good with Distress Ink Wild Honey and Rusty Hinge. Then I stamped the Creepy Tree and Fence stamp with black ink and heat embossed it. Then I triple stamped the Frightful Halloween sentiment stamp all over it. (When triple stamping you ink your stamp and then stamp it three times before inking up again – that way you get different shades of the stamped image).

Halloween canvas 1

When done, I adhered it on my canvas and added modelling paste over it. Thin layer, but a little thicker along the edges. I put it on uneven to get a rough look.

Halloween canvas 2

If you haven’t tried the modeling paste out – do it! It’s super FUN!!! :) :) :) The edges are inked up real good with Distress ink Black Soot. I stamped three bats from the Pumpkin Face Mix-N-Match set and a couple of skeletons with White Staz On. Love the name of the skeleton stamp: You Shake My Bones… To get a fun finish I also added Glimmer Glam and Clear Rock Candy Distress Paint uneven over the page.

Halloween canvas 6

Love the effect of the crackle medium! Especially when there are layers of colors under it, it brings from the cracks so nicely!

Halloween canvas 5

I love how the skeletons turned out, they look a little ghostish…

Thanks for stopping by.



Kristine Reynolds said...

Tesa-this is a very cool project. So spooky and fun!

Sabrina MacD said...

I was thinking of trying a canvas but now I definitely have to now :) great techniques.

Julie S said...

This is so cool! Very spooky and looks like a really fun project.