Sunday, January 20, 2013

Canvas Necklace Tutorial with Jen Matott

 Jen Matott here again.  I have a project I did for CHA this past year using Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft product and Rubber Cafe Stamps!  It's a steampunk banner necklace.

 I started with Prima mini canvas banner pieces from Donna Downey's line.  They are adorable and just screaming to be altered.  I know there are other companies that make these too but Prima's are a bit stiff and the edges don't unravel! 

I used the Steampunk stamp set to stamp some of the text and gears onto a few of the banner pieces using Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush Pens in black. It's India Ink so when it dries, it's permanent!
Next, I used the Neutral Gelatos and some Metallic colors to add washes of color. I scribbled some onto my craft mat and added a bit of water to create the puddle of color.

I used these as the background color.  After heat gun drying them, I got out  my stencils and the foam applicator from the Lil' Inkerz set to add dots.

 I mostly used a combination of browns and some metallic color to rub through the circles.  You can see how they turned out below.

 To put them all together, I added jump rings to hook them together.  I then used a necklace for the ends. 
 I added some flowers, gear embellishments from Prima, and beads to finish off this wearable art.

 Here is the finished necklace!  I wore this during CHA in Chicago and got so many compliments on it!  Even Donna Downey loved it!  Create your own necklace with canvas pieces, Gelatos, stamps, and some jewelry pieces and you have a one-of-a-kind piece of art!

Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe'- Steampunk 
Adhesives: The Rubbe Cafe'- Scrap Happy Glue
Ink: Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos in Neutral and Metallic sets.
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush Pen in Black
Embellishments: Prima- Canvas mini banner piece, metal gears, flowers, misc jump rings, necklace, Blue Moon- beads
Tools: The Rubber Cafe'- Lil' Inkerz


Karen T said...

Jen, this is so creative! - what a wonderful piece of wearable art

Creative Mayhem said...

This is just great! and thanks for the tip about the Prima canvas. Sometimes it is nice to have it not fray at all. Love it!