Friday, 20 January 2012

Valentines Canvas

Hi All!

Just thought I'd share with you the methods I used to create the canvas featured in Februarys issue of Craft Stamper :)

I love playing with multiple layers on a canvas, it creates an interesting depth. The best part is if you don't like a layer, you can wipe it off & start again!

Most of the following requires drying time between each step, you can use a heat gun or let it dry naturally.
Apply a layer of Jo Sonja's Napthol Crimson paint to the canvas and dry.

Adhere pieces of torn book paper with Glue n Seal.

Using a scrap of sequin waste as a mask, randomly apply Brilliant Magenta paint in patches.

Using the same paint stamp a heart onto scrap paper then stamp over with Archival Black Ink & the Calligraphic stamp.

Spread an even layer of Jo Sonja's Aqua paint on a craft mat, stamp the hearts & quote with the From The Heart set using the paint as an ink pad. With leftover paint dab around the edges of the canvas.

Add a shadow highlight to the quote by writing with a Versamark pen then heat emboss with black powder.

Stamp the edges with Archival Black ink & the Fabulous Flourishes stamp set.

Stamp & heat emboss numbers from the Stuff to Say set.

And don't forget the outside edges!

Finally adhere pink heart & attach a button if you wish!

I gave my canvas a final swipe over with some left over Brilliant Magenta paint, to soften it slightly.
Have fun & get messy (it's half the fun!)

Stamps used: Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz From The Heart CMS006, Fabulous Flourishes CMS070 & Stuff To Say CMS110; The Artistic Stamper Calligraphic Mat 12.
Find these & all other materials together on one page here :)

Thanks for dropping by!


  1. WOW Kate that's fabulous. Adore the colours and adding text around the sides of the canvas.Boo :)

  2. LOVE this..! Appropriate play on words there! :) xx

  3. Love this too! Some fab ideas there thank you! :) xxx

  4. what a fab piece of art, haven't seen the mag yet, cant believe WHS not stocking it, hope to get to shop soon to get a copy and perhaps a few other things that might fall in my basket . . ooops

  5. Thanks for your kind comments :) Ahem, I've edited the mag from Scrap 365 to Craft Stamper, sorry lol!


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