Happy Moments - Anita Shares a Canvas Tutorial!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Hi everyone! How is your week so far?
 Wonderful I hope!

 It's Anita here today and my turn to share a tutorial with you.
This project was really pretty quick,
waiting for the gesso to dry was the longest part!!

  I love adding color and texture to my projects and using the
November Mixed Media Kit and the Mixed Media Starter Kit
from Frosted Designs will give you a lot of options.
This is my second project from the November kit and I still have a ton of pieces left. 
I feel a third project coming on!
I used the Hexagon Canvas piece from the November kit as my base. I embellished with lace, roses, buttons, and papers from the kit as well.
Here is how I created my background;
I used a resist embossing technique  for my background. To start my background I stamped a large pattern with VersaMark and embossed with clear powder. The embossed areas will resist the ink when you apply it- it is pretty cool!
I think this technique works best with darker inks, so I used the  Denim and Schoolhouse inks from the kit. To add the color I used the inks from the kit and applied them with wet wipes, rubbing the color into the canvas so that the embossed portions would show, then wiping off any excess color I didn't want.  I applied the Schoolhouse first over the entire piece. Then I added a little bit of denim until I was happy with the result.
I don't like having a solid edge from my stencils, so I always tape a piece of scrap paper on the edge so that it feathers off.
After I glued my paper down, I applied gesso through the stencil and let it dry. Once dry you can pile on the embellies to your hearts content!
How cute are those little buttons!!!!???? The mini roses are from the November Kit and I added a few more from my stash.  
  The sentiment was trimmed from the journal block sheet included in the kit.
I added some seam binding here as well.
 I wanted some dimension to the project so I used foam tape on several pieces.
 So there you have it- this is a really fun technique, that is not too messy!
Be sure to give it a try and let me know what you think.
May The Flamingos be with you :o)


4 Responses to “Happy Moments - Anita Shares a Canvas Tutorial!”

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous! I love love love the flowers and that lace!!!!!!

Jean said...

Amazing background!!!

Barb Craft said...

Beautiful canvas Anita! I liked your tip for using the stencil! I will be using that for sure!

barb :)

Marlene said...

Wow!!! You make me want to get out my canvas and give it a go!