Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Getting Crafty With Canvas

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Hello and welcome back to my Wednesday post for Frilly and Funkie.  I'm hosting this fortnight and my challenge is to use canvas.  I love using textiles in my art and canvas is such a fun and versatile fabric to use. You can die cut it, emboss it, dye it by spraying or dipping. You can use it in its raw state, coat the reverse side with gesso or multi medium to prevent fraying or use the sticky back kind. You can stamp on it and make embellishments (flowers :) with it. Oh, so many fun ways to use it in our art. I hope you will join us in this challenge.  How are you going to use canvas?

I couldn't resist using canvas to make my flowers.  Especially since I decided to triple up on this challenge.  I also made my tag to fit Tim Holtz's August tag challenge as well as Linda Ledbetter's Compendium of Curiosities 2 challenge this week which is page 54 of Tim Holtz's compendium II - Perfect Pearls mist technique.  

To make my tag, since I don't have many colors of paint dabbers, I mixed Snow Cap with a couple of drops of Tattered Rose distress reinkner and applied it as Tim shows on his blog.  Then I inked it with Vintage Photo distress ink, using a damp paper towel to clean the distress ink of the raised parts where I had applied the acrylic ink.  My frame stamp is from Inka-dinka-do and the center stamp is an old SU set - Friendship's Journey.  I used distress markers to color my stamp before I stamped the heart and the flourish.  Then I applied my favorite UTEE technique ( a really thin layer then sponged with Vintage Photo) to both pieces.  

The flowers were cut from canvas with the Tattered Pinecone die and the canvas leaves with the Tattered Leaves die.  For the branches, I cut gray chipboard and then painted it white with a snow cap paint dabber.  When dry it was inked with a bit of Peeled Paint an coated with Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint, then dabbed with a Vintage Photo distress stain dabber.  The Vintage Lace die was used to cut Ranger Foil Tape which was painted with Pitch Black paint dabber and the paint was wiped off before it fully dried.   For a final step, the entire piece was misted with Perfect Pearls mist in Perfect Pearl shade.  The whole piece was finished off with a crinkled seam binding bow and a couple of baubles I created with some of my jewelry making materials.  

I love the sweet romantic look of this tag - hope you enjoyed looking at it too.  Now hop on over to Frilly and Funkie to see what the Frilly designers have done with canvas.  I'm sure you will be inspired.    Thanks so much for stopping by.  Hope to see an entry from YOU this week at Frilly and Funkie.









The following products used to make this tag can be purchased at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

24 comments:

Anita Houston said...

This is absolutely exceptional! I love every single detail, especially the image and those roses! Fab Linda...just fab!

Sophie said...

WOW!!!
Was für ein romantisches und wunderschönes tag.
Ich liebe diesen - deinen Stil.

Ein bezauberndes Werk

Liebe Grüße

NGCARDS said...

Gorgeous tag hun! xxx

Penny Duncan said...

Oh MY.....This is ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!!!! So So So GORGEOUS!!!!

Lisa M said...

Back from vacation and hitting the ground running I see! And run did you...this is sensational. I'm thrilled when I look through your supply list that I am slowly gathering all of these goodies. Now if I could only construct something 1/10th as amazing as you do, I'd be a truly happy camper.
Gorgeous project Linda.

Tone M. said...

beautiful, really-really beautiful

Tracie Dean said...

Gorgeous Tag!!! I love how you always include what you use. Helps us newbies...lol

Marjie Kemper said...

At the risk of sounding like a quack, I'd like to touch this tag! You have so much and so many different textures on it... it's fantastic, Linda!

Terry said...

Oh yes this is luscious! I agree with Marjie, I want to touch this and see it up close! Wow this tag is sooooooooo gorgeous! Love those roses!!!

Shelly Hickox said...

Gorgeous!! Love the flowers done in canvas - I am putting that at the top of my list of things to try. As always, fantastic work!

anna christensen crafts said...

You really are the most fantastic crafter. I love everything about this romantic tag. You also have the funniest 'typo' in your post! Apparently, you used: 'tattered rose distress reindeer'Poor little reindeers! xx

Sue C said...

Wow Linda your tag is absolutely gorgeous ! Love the flowers and the embossing and the image is just stunning. Sue C x

Sandra said...

Gorgeous tag! Love it! The fabric flowers, the gorgeous embossing and the lovely lady of the show!

marda said...

This is just gorgeous... looks like that a comment a lot of your commenters made. That's the first word that came to mind.

Sandy said...

Big sigh - so very pretty Linda --- you are the queen of romance!!
Sandy

Maureen Hayes said...

I love how you created each part of this and especially how you shared about using your one paint dabber with other mediums to create colors. I too only have the one dabber and I never thought to try that, so thank you for the inspiration. This tag is simply beautiful.

Kate said...

Those flowers are amazing! So feminine and soft. I just love the image, textures and colors. Beautiful as usual. Just love it! Hoping to join in this challenge. I have been busy for several weeks. This makes me want to get back in the challenges.
Kate

Darlene G said...

I love this tag. Everything about it is just beautiful.

toni said...

This is simply beautiful I wasn 't going to get theb tattered pine cone but the way you have used it with canvas has really made me want it! Lovely x

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butterfly said...

Super delicious - this just sings of perfection! My favourite of the TH tag takes I've seen so far, I think... so romantic, and that metal foil lace is just brilliant - big WOW!
Alison x

Barbara said...

Sweet and romantic is exactly right. I love this. So much wonderful detail, and I appreciate your sharing what you did to create this.

Hetty said...

Linda, what a lovely tag, so sweet and soft.

Rea' said...

WOOOOOOOOOOO !!! That is GORGEOUS!!
Love the colors and ALL the textures !!!

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