Thursday, February 4, 2016

{My Place} Canvas Tutorial

Today I wanted to share a 4x4 stretched canvas that I created for Canvas Corp Brands. The Canvas Corp Crew was asked to create a 4x4 canvas that best represents our style. So here is my take on it along with a few instructions to help you create your own. First, here is my finished piece:


Papers: misc. book and music paper 
Stamps: 7Gypsies Distressed Words 
Stamp Ink: Hero Hues India ink 
Blue Fern Studios chipboard: Chelsea Vines 
Tools: Faber-Castel spatula, Prima Art Basics modeling paste opaque matte, Prima Flourish stencil 
Embellishments: Glimmer Mists Pink Taffy, Timeless Lilac, and Key Lime Pie, cheesecloth, Zva Creative pearls, Prima Junkyard Finding street sign, Petaloo Darjeeling Petites teastains purple and Dahlias lavendar, Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, hand-dyed Hug Snug, May Arts twine, old paintbrush, misc. lace

There are so many things that represent 'me' on this canvasmy favorite color pink, my love of mixed media and 'throwing paint', paintbrushes, flowers, etc. I chose to use the 'my place' metal sign since I plan on hanging this in my studio.

So, to create your own, you will need a 4x4 canvas. You can get one by clicking here. Also, most supplies are linked in the Product List below. Now let's get started:

1. Cover canvas and 1/2" paintbrush in gesso. I also covered the Blue Fern Studios Chelsea Vines chipboard in gesso also. Let all pieces dry.

2. Add modeling paste to the canvas using a spatula and stencil. Let dry.

3. Spritz canvas with 3 colors of Tattered Angels glimmer mist. I used Pink Taffy, Timeless Lilac, and Key Lime Pie.

4. Paint chipboard with a mix of Tattered Angels High Impact lime green paint, gesso, and Glimmer Glam.

5. Color 1 yard of seam binding with Glimmer Mist as well as a small piece of cheesecloth. Let dry. To see how I color my seam binding, click here to see that post from 2012.

6. Add Plain Jane Stained Glass to paintbrush. After it dries, tie seam binding to top, and add pearls and lace.

7. Stamp text from 7Gypsies Distressed Words stamp onto canvas then begin layering and adhering piece of book paper, cheesecloth, chipboard paintbrush, flowers, and metal accent.

8. To finish, mix Golden black gesso and water in a Mini Mister. Shake and remove the lid and put droplets all over the canvas.

Have fun creating, and thanks for stopping by! Blessings,

Product List (click product tags for more information)

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful, and so "YOU" that if I had seen it without knowing you made it, I would have thought (after years of following your blogs) "That looks like something Patter would have made."
Praying for you and yours---Jennifer in Ohio

Aimeslee said...

I pinned this tutorial, it's so good. Thanks! And your 4x4 is very pretty! xoxo, Aimeslee

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

your canvas is very beautiful, I love everything on it

Barb Housner

Susan M said...

Really beautiful Patter ! Love the colours . Thanks for the tutorial , it's lovely to see how you create !

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