rustic snowflakes - canvas project
September 11, 2008
Welcome back for another sneak peek project made with my Rustic Snowflakes set!
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Last month, I shared my canvas photo project here and now I am starting to get into full gift production and am making more of them for family and friends. For this project I am using 2 - 4" square canvases. My local craft store has been having great sales and so I picked up the canvases for about $2 each (50% off - you gotta love that!)
I have been asked a few questions about the canvas project:
1. What kind of acrylic paint am I using? I am really just using the basic craft acrylic paint that you can get at the craft store for about $1 a bottle. I am not picky about the brand and usually pick up whatever is on sale.
2. How does the canvas stand up? Mine are just standing as is. The canvas has a wide enough base to stand up on it's own. You can always add something to the back like a photo easel, you could lean it onto a wall, or even hang the canvas right onto the wall.
I wanted this canvas project to have a wintery feel and so I chose an acrylic paint in a light blue color for the base of my canvas.
I used white acrylic paint to stamp snowflakes randomly all over. Remember that because of the give in the canvas you will get the best results by using a smaller stamp.
A little tip for when you are stamping small images with acrylic paint. Instead of applying the paint to the stamp with the brush, you might find it easier to load your sponge brush with paint and then press the stamp into that before you stamp. It's like making your own mini stamp pad right on the brush.
I used kraft cardstock to mount my pictures on. I punched the pictures out with the Giga Square punch by Marvy and the kraft mat is cut just a little larger.
I used a jump ring to attach my sentiment onto my picture. It's just a little detail that adds that perfect touch.
The white twill tape is actually saved from a package of washcloths I bought previously. How could I let that go to waste? It was just what I needed for this project! I layered the Silver Tinsel Weave ribbon right on top of the twill tape.
The girls will give this to Chad for a Christmas gift. He always loves new pictures of the girls to have in his office at work and these will be perfect!
There are more sneak peeks at Nichole and Lisa's blog of the new Mazel Tov set. I have never seen a more beautiful stamp set that celebrates so many Jewish traditions. Melissa will also have another project to share from her new stamp set Merry & Bright!
Come back tomorrow for yet another sneak peek!
Winter Photo Canvases
stamps: Rustic Snowflakes (Papertrey Ink)
ink: Jet Black Archival (Ranger), white pigment
cardstock: white, kraft (Papertrey Ink)
accessories: Silver Tinsel Weave ribbon (Papertrey Ink), Giga Square punch (Marvy), 1" circle punch (EK Success), silver eyelets, silver jump rings, acrylic paint, 4" square artist canvas, white twill tape, dimensionals