Friday, July 30, 2010

Altered Canvas

Did you know that you can take an ordinary wrapped canvas and totally transform it (without a brush and inks!) That's what a group of us did last week during our Christmas in July celebration....and we had a lot of fun in the process! :-)

These are standard 4" x 4" plain canvas that we covered with dictionary paper. Distress Inks were used to age the entire piece and then we got down to the business of decorations.
On the top canvas we used grungeboard paper to cut out the flower shape, using one of the new Tim Holtz/Sizzix dies. The letters are grungeboard letters, also from Tim's collection. All you need is Distress Ink, a blending tool, and some stamps to finish the piece.
The Christmas tree canvas was created by cutting out a tree shape out of grungepaper, using a Spellbinders die. The dictionary paper was used to cover the tree and ink rubbed over the tree makes the shape pop. The final touches on this piece were this lovely metal plate and more grungeboard. Fun stuff!!

These supplies, including the canvas, can be found at Wholly Scrap!

Enjoy!

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