Thursday, 11 August 2011

Wish Granted: Sticky canvas - Day three

Welcome to day 3 of our Sticky Canvas wishing Well with Chris today and a beautiful soft project.
The square base is painted chipboard, and then Chris used the sticky canvas onto mini canvases and frayed the edges. See below the pictures for more details, this is a very clever and effective way to use the sticky canvas.....

Here is how Chris made her project:

Paint chipboard with two coats of slightly watered down Eco Green white acrylic paint.
(Watered down slightly for ease of painting a large area).

Stamp onto the chipboard using the large flower from the Paper Artsy Stamp set with each of the Versamagic ink colours and then stamp the grasses and birds border stamp all along the bottom of the chipboard using the Versamagic plum ink.

Cut pieces of sticky back canvas to fit each of the small canvases with a slight overlap for fraying on the edges. 

Take off the back covering of the sticky canvas and fray the edges by pulling on threads around the edges.

Place the first piece of canvas to be stamped sticky side down onto a craft sheet.

Choose the first stamp to be used and paint direct onto the stamp with a layer of Claudine Helmuth matte multi medium gel, just a couple of mm thick is fine and stamp onto the canvas. (Clean off the stamps immediately after stamping so that the multi medium doesn't dry onto the rubber).

Dry the multi medium with a heat tool.

Choose the first colour of acrylic paint and mix with a lot of water, it needs to be very runny and because of the quality and high amount of pigment in these paints very good colour and coverage will still be possible. Paint over the canvas with the watered down paint and the stamped image will be revealed as white giving the batik effect. Wipe over with some kitchen paper to remove any paint from the stamped area and dry off with a heat gun before attaching the sticky back canvas to the mini canvas.

Repeat this process for all the mini canvases using in turn the Paper Artsy stamps, bird, bird song text, flower, and grasses border stamps and also with the Katzelkraft flourish stamp. The blue paint used here was mixed with some white to obtain a lighter blue and to make the peach colour I mixed Orchid with a little Butternut.

Edge all the canvases with the Versamagic inks used to stamp the background chipboard piece.

Attach canvases to the chipboard with multi medium gel then highlight with the Viva Decor glitter liner pen.

Material Chris used on her project:
Claudine Hellmuth sticky back canvas
12 x 12 chipboard
Eco green acrylic paint in Orchid, Lilac, white, blueberry, Butternut
Claudine Helmuth matte multi medium gel
Paper Artsy Hot Picks 1005 stamps
Katzelkraft Nature Plate stamps
Versamagic ink dewdrop inks in Aegean, Perfect Plumeria, Malted Mauve
Viva Decor clear glitter liner pen

How inspiring is this? Lots of techniques for you to try here.
Let us know what you think is a comment below
See you tomorrow


  1. Very pretty and a clever idea!

  2. I am impressed with all these projects! I won some sticky back canvas and didn't know what to do with it! Looks like I might need some gel medium but thanks to the DT, I'm going to have a go! I'll post the result on my blog! :O)

  3. This is lovely! Thanks for giving us such great ideas.


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