Funky Little Canvas

Jan 3, 2013

Canvas Front

This is the funky little canvas I made for my niece Amanda, for Christmas. It is of her and her boyfriend Steve after a TCU game. They are the most adorable couple and I really do hope he ends up being my nephew. Steve is sweet, smart and cute! Ok enough of that because I can hear Amanda saying, “BEASIE” all the way from Houston. Not sure why she named me Beasie when she was a baby but she did and it stuck, so I’m Beasie.

Canvas Sides

Anyway, enough of all that and on to the canvas. I did a photo transfer of their photo onto a 4 x 4 canvas, then using Claudine Hellmuth Studio paints and stamps I accented the sides of the canvas. I protected the image transfer with a coating of Claudine Hellmuth Matte Multi Medium. Once all the painting was completed and dry I covered the sides with Distress Crackle Clear Rock Candy Paint. After this dried I went over the crackle paint with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and wiped off the excess using a damp paper towel. I used Diamond Stickles to accent the flower centers just to give it some sparkle and added texture to the canvas.

Canvas Sides and Metal Edging

To complete the canvas I cut thin strips of foil tape using my paper trimmer then cut one edge with scallop scissors. I then took a stylus and added dots and lines along the scallops to add yet again a bit more texture. I feel you can never have too much texture. Amanda loved the canvas and I was super happy to know she has it sitting proudly on her dresser. I love that girl so much.

Amanda & Steve

I tell ya deciding to make all my Christmas gifts for my family this year was a much bigger task than I had planned but I’m really glad I did as everyone really loved their gifts. I still have lots more to share so keep checking back.

Hugs!

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