Thursday, May 9, 2013

Jan's first canvas project!

Today, Jan shares her first experience working with canvas. 

Follow her simple step by step to see how she assembled this awesome project!

First, I brushed a store bought canvas with a 50-50 mix of white glue and water.

I then crumpled up a sheet of tissue paper and layered it over the wet glue.

Next, I added some more of the glue mixture over the top of the tissue and let it dry.

I mixed 3 colors of Glimmer Mist* together and poured some of the mixture into a cup and added water to thin it out a bit leaving the rest as it was.

 Then I lightly brushed the watered down color over the tissue and added a bit of darker color here and there.

 I used the Crafters Workshop Dina Wakley Mini Love Bird Stencil and embossing paste*  to add the birds to the canvas.

 Next, I added the SRM Sticker Sentiments along with some leaves using the Crafters Workshop Stencil and more embossing paste*

I cut the little birds' nest in half and used glue to attach it to the canvas.

Crafters Workshop Dina Wakley Mini Love Bird Stencil
Dreamweaver Embossing Paste*
Joanns Bird Nest
SRM - "Life is Good" Sticker Sentiments
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists - Coffee Shop, Sugar Maple, Tattered Leather*

Jan says, "This was fun!"

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Katie said...

Jan, this is simply beautiful! Can't believe it is your first canvas!!!!

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

Fabulous job Jan. You didan awesum job.