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!
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).
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.
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.
Love the effect of the crackle medium! Especially when there are layers of colors under it, it brings from the cracks so nicely!
I love how the skeletons turned out, they look a little ghostish…
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