Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Canvas experiment

I'm planning to create three 16x16 inch matching canvases to fill up an empty wall in my livingroom. But before I start with the big canvases, I'm doing some experimental stuff with techniques on small canvases. Today I did a 5x7 inch canvas.

I will show you step by step how to make this one.
First you stamp the background with a Hero Arts background stamp and Versamark and heat emboss it with white embossing powder. Then you ink the whole canvas with Distress Ink Faded Jeans, using the Ink blending tool. You can ink all over the embossed pattern, it works like a resist.

The next step is the lower right corner. You use a mask (I used one of Tim Holtz) and ink the corner with Distress Ink Walnut Stain. Wipe out the ink on your blending tool on all the edges of the canvas, so the edges look blurry brown / blue.

For the right upper corner you heat emboss the edges of a square piece of glass (inksentials) with copper embossing powder. Behind the glass you put a square of white cardstock which you ink with Distress Ink Walnut Stain (dark on the outside, lighter on the inside) and stamp with a phrase or word.

For the flower on the upper left corner you cut a 1,5 inch strip out of an A2 size piece of cardstock and punch one side of it with a scallop edge punch. Ink this strip both sides with Distress Stain Walnut Stain and dry it with the heat tool untill it is nearly dry. Crumble the strip to get an aged look and spread it out again. Heat dry the last wet pieces of the strip. When it's completely dry you put a cut in between every scallop. Don't cut all the way up to the edge but leave 1/8 of an inch. Then put a strip of 1/8 inch double sided tape on the non cut edge of the strip and start rolling the strip in on the adhesive all the way till the end and your strip is completely rolled up. Spread out all the pettals and your flower is done.

This is what the flower looks on the other side.
Sand the edges of the picture and distress a piece of cardstock with Distress Ink Walnut Stain.

Put all the elements on the canvas and your canvas is done!


  1. Zohee dankjewel voor de online workshop:-)) Super leuk. Ga ik ook eens proberen, heat embossing op canvas, wist niet dat dat kon! Prachtige canvas!!!!

  2. Vind je canvas heel mooi geworden! leuk dat je laat zien hoe je het gemaakt hebt. En wat een snoepie!!!!!!