Family is Everything

Dec 26, 2012

This is the canvas I created for Mom. I made her a family tree sorta canvas. You will see me at the top as I’m the oldest, then I placed my two daughters Terri and Ansley underneath me. Next is my brother Richard, then my sister Belinda and her kids Amanda, Brittain, Madelyn and Isabella (Bellie).

I created this canvas using the Maya Road Portrait Chipboard pieces, Claudine Hellmuth Studio Acrylic Paint Charcoal Black, Traditional Tan and Blank Canvas. I accented the sides using the Heart stencil by Dina Wakley as the hearts were the perfect size for this piece. I traced mine onto the sides using a pencil then using a paint brush filled them in with black paint and white accents.

I painted each portrait chipboard piece using black paint. Once dry I applied two layers of Diamond Glaze on top of each portrait making sure the first application was completely dry before I did the second. I painted the entire front and sides of the canvas using Traditional Tan. Once the paint dried I covered the top of the canvas using vintage ledger paper from 1919. I painted scallops in Charcoal Black along the edge and accented them using Blank Canvas paint.

Next, I accented the sides of the canvas with all the hearts. Once all the paint was dry I applied a coat of Distress Crackle Clear Rock Candy Paint over the ledger paper as well as the sides of the canvas. Once dry I applied Vintage Photo Distress Ink and wiped off the excess using a damp paper towel. I then attached each portrait piece to the canvas in their the necessary order. I printed the names of each person and inked them using Vintage Photo Distress ink. I attached the names to the canvas using a Xyron Permanent Adhesive Glue Stick and traced around the edges of each name using a Gelly Roll Black Pen.

To complete the canvas I cut strips of copper sheeting and attached it to the edges of the canvas. I then attached a Tim Holtz knob to the front and accented it with a seam binding bow. There you have it… mom’s completed Christmas gift.

Holiday Hugs!

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