Monday, September 24, 2012


Hi, and Happy Monday!
I have a canvas project to share with you today. It started out as a two canvas project, but I poured a cup of tea over one of them, so it ended up with one… *sigh* Anyway, the one I saved ended up really nice on it’s own, so I’m happy anyway. :)
Canvas 1
The fun thing about working on canvas is that you use what you’ve got and mix and match it. :)
Canvas 4
I started with painting a piece of vintage news paper with white Gesso. I used a thin layer to let the newsprint show through. A side not - This paper is special, it’s London Times from 1815 announcing the end of the Napoleonic wars. (I’m a history geek, but in this case, my crafting obsession took over!)
Then I stamped my Wild Rose and colored it with distress inks (I used both distress refillers and the pens – Victorian Velvet, Aged Mahogany and Peeled Paint) and cut it out.
The canvas got some work done too. I started with painting it with gesso which gives a good surface to work with. Then I stamped 18th century Proclamation with Victorian Velvet and added some modeling paste to give it all some texture. I finished it off with some more gesso, a real thin layer.
Canvas 5
I also misted some green metallic mist on the canvas before adding the cut out rose. I used the Scrap Happy Glue both as glue and as a protection cote. When doing this I added some water to the glue to make it slightly thinner.
Canvas 6
While still wet I poured You’re So Fine Glitter - Diamond Clear Cool Highlight over it all. A girl likes her glitter! :)
Canvas 8
And when it had dried I went over the canvas first with some more white thin gesso, and then with some Distress ink, vintage photo. As a finish I added a metallic piece and some lace around it all.
Canvas 7
Thanks for stopping by today!

Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe' - Wild Rose, 18th Century Proclamation and Fabulous Phrases.
Ink: Versa fine – Onyx black, Distress inks – Victorian velvet, Aged Mahogany, Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo
Adhesive: The Rubber Cafe' - Scrap Happy Sheer Glue.
Embellishments: The Rubber Cafe' - You’re So Fine Glitter – Diamond Clear Cool Highlight,
Other:  Stretched Canvas,  Metallic frame from Tim Holtz, m CC Hobby. Mist from Maya Road. Gesso and Modeling Paste


Karen T said...

Great project and tutuorial! I love the idea of thinning our Scrap Happy glue when using it for something like this.

reneabouquets said...

Beautiful canvas and texture Tesa!

cherry said...

sooo pretty love love love it!

Julie Shearer said...

Beautiful !