Sunday, March 20, 2011

Altered Canvas

I made this altered canvas for a message board friend. It is to display a photo of her granddaughter. I really wanted it to say Wild About You!, but the background paper competed with the letters too much. The only way to notice it at all made it too overbearing, so I decided to leave the words off and add the feathers. These altered canvases are super fun to make. My daughter has made a couple for friends. We got a great deal on a 10 pack of 8x10 canvases, so they are inexpensive too. Courtney has been doing them with Modge Podge, but I used Yes Paste. I liked the results. There was no crinkling or bubbling using the Yes paste, and you have the normal paper texture without the Modge Podge. I added feathers, a stick pin, gold paint dabber around the edges, a mat, and the flowers. Some of the flowers are Primas with ice stickles and gem centers, but some were fun to make. The two larger flowers were made out of recycled dryer sheets. I cut circlkes out of the used dryer sheets, added a brad to the center, and then sprayed them with glimmer mist. I like the end result and hope you do too.


Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

KathyJO I love love love working on canvas so great job. I am sure she will love this! So funky and fun! Oh BTW your package is ready to go out, just have to get to the post office!

Pamela said...

Love the canvas!!! Explain again to me about these kits?????

KathyJo said...

This wasn't from my kit. This was just part of a swap I was doing on the cricut message board. The Counterfiet Kit Challenge posts a kit that they will copy each month on the 5th. There are lots of kit clubs out there were you pay $30 or $40 a month and they send you an assortment of supplies they have put together in a kit. Well, instead of buying their kit, we are challenged to put togther a copycat kit from our stash. We pull papers and embellishments that we already own that we then use as a kit to create from. Click on the blinky and check out their site. It is helping me to stay productive.

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