I was urged by my friend Sandy to do a canvas and she gave me links to blogs that have posted them. I was very excited to give it a try so I practiced on a 12x12 Designer paper mounted on thin cardboard.
I loved how the background looked on the paper and so I left it alone and proceeded with my gift idea for my sister-in-law. You know if you start over on real canvas I would have screwed it up so why take the chance! I put my 12x12 card in a shadow box and gave it to her yesterday at Thanksgiving.
Below is the whole Faux canvas I made.
I added her grandmothers crocheted lace (100 years old) to the heart with a piece of fabric from her childhood and pinned it. In the next photo is a close up of the rolled paper with 2 butterflies on it. I doodled around the papers and put liquid pearl on the butterfly.
The heart I hand cut and surrounded by Cheery Lynn Nautical Wheeler Doily die. I wrote the scripture Proverbs 31 all around the heart, and did some distressing. The letters and numbers are stamped and then cut individually, distressed and glued on to the faux canvas. After I was done, I modge podged it all over to seal it and it added shine and texture too.
A little close up of the butterflies and my paint and edging. The butterflies are punched with SU punch and then stickled in the center. My paint is cheap acrylic that I brushed out with a wide brush and sprayed tattered angels blue chalkboard mist on here and there.
The edges are doodled with a black pen and then some white dots to bring it out more.
Here is the top left of the faux canvas.
Janet appreciated her canvas and celebrated her birthday with my son Noah. Funny they have the same birth dates and on Thanksgiving.
Below is my youngest grandchild, only girl, Lyla. She is very shy and doesn't know I am holding her. After she warms up she can be played with. She makes the funniest faces.
I gave her my phone and told her to call Sandy and look at that face, like right!
I hope you enjoyed your family holiday yesterday, I had 1 of my kids go out afterward to witness all the black friday events, we had a freak snow storm too so he stayed in town or maybe never slept. LOL
Have a great weekend my creative friends!