Wednesday, September 5, 2012


Today I want to share a canvas that I did a little while back.
To start out, I covered my canvas in 7Gypsies 6x6 paper, from the Paddington paper pack.
Next, I painted on a border with FolkArt, the color Aqua.
Now, I went to the Cricut, and cut out Imagine using the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge.
 Now, I used the Cuttlebug. I inked the inside of the folder with Colorbox Cat's eye's in Magenta, then used the Cuttlebug like you normally would.
I modpodged all the letters on, and then I painted the rest of the background with the same blue, leaving the area areound the letters blank. Then I came in with Master's Touch Acrylic in Perminant Red, and lightly washed over the area behind the letters, so that you can still see the papers underneath.

Now, I took a stencil and randomly stenciled on some gesso to give the canvas more texture.
I also used some bubble wrap and Master's Touch Permanant Black acrylic to make the black circles:)
 And now, for the last step. I found that my letters faded a little into the background so I went aroung them with white ink, not neatly, of course! And then I used my black paint to make the letters 'POP' out at you.
I loved this canvas so much, I have it hanging on my wall. I love the colors, and I am very satisfyed with it!
I hope you enjoyed the steps and that I inspired you!
Have a very happy Hump Day!
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  1. Wow, this is gorgeous!! I love the awesome background!! I bet this looks beautiful hanging on your wall :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. This canvas turned out really great. I love all the texture and the color you chose (you know its my fav!)

  3. Wow, Kaitlynn!!!!

    This is absolutely stunning work! As I am a lover of letters of any kind, I sooo fell in love with your wonderfully textured letters on this canvas!!! Fantastic!!!!!

    die amelie xx

  4. This is gorgeous. I love the painterly effect and the colors are great.
    Thank you for joining DL.ART 1,000 post linky party.
    DIANA L.

  5. This is so pretty. Great details. Thank you for joining us at Inky Impressions. Good luck and I hope you join us again soon. :o)


  6. This is so artistic :-) Really creative :-) Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions challenge and I'd love to see you again :-)


  7. this is artistic and beautiful. I love the painted background and the colours you have used are great

    Thanks so much for sharing your card at Anything goes, Just keep on creating, I hope you will continue to play along :)