Have you started working on all those Christmas projects and gifts that you'll be making this year? Scary to think, but the big day is only six weeks away. Here's a fun canvas idea to get you in the mood.
I started with a 5x7 canvas some old paperback books I had laying around. I tore the book pages into roughly two inch squares and adhered them as a collage onto the canvas with gel medium.
Once the gel medium is completely dry, it's time to start adding some color. For this, I started by making a small puddle of water on my craft sheet. Then using a Zig Writer in Pure Red, I scribbled a bit of ink onto the canvas. Next, I quickly dipped my finger into the water and then used my wet finger to spread the ink across the canvas. My fingers really are the best tools I have in my scraproom. :)
I continued to add scribbles of ink and blending it with water until the canvas is fully covered. Don't forget to add ink to the sides of the canvas too.
I wanted to add a small bit of distress to the canvas and also tone the bright red just a tad. So, to do this, I used a Zig Woodcraft marker in Antique Metallic. I held the marked down until I had a small puddle of ink on my craft sheet and then also made another small puddle of water.
Then, I simply dipped my finger into the water puddle and then into the ink and randomly spread the mixture on the canvas.
Now, on to the embellishments. I used a Basically Bare Holiday Ornament in bare chipboard and felt. To start, I painted the chipboard white using a Zig Painty FX marker in White.
Once the paint was dry, I added a layer of Glass Bead gel medium. This medium added such a wonderful texture! This part takes about 24 hours to dry, so please keep this in mind when using the glass bead medium.
Next, I painted the felt piece of the ornament using a Zig Painty FX marker in Green. Once the paint was dry, I also added a layer of Green Stickles to the felt piece. I am a glitter girl, and every project must have a bit of glimmer and shine.
Now, it's time to tie everything together. I added a piece of trim around the outside border of the canvas. Then I added a piece of May Arts twine to use as a hanger on the ornament. A bit of ribbon and a jingle bell finishes the ornament. Lastly, I added a sentiment.
Now wish me luck, I have 12 more of these canvases to make.