Thursday, 3 January 2013

Canvas week: Gio

How about using the canvases as mini album covers. This is exactly what Gio did for her project today and created a Venice mini album. Isn't it adorable? 
Let us know what you think in a comment below... 

I glued a piece of gessoed book page to the bottom of the canvas.
I covered the back of the canvas with Claudine Hellmuth Studio - Gesso. When dry, I sprayed with several Dylusion inks. I sprayed and blotted with a kitchen roll until I got the right shade. I stamped some swirls and text randomly from a HP 1006 plate using Ranger Archival Ink pad: Deep purple. 
I stamped and cut on a piece of white cardstock the title with Ranger Archival Ink pad: jet black. I glued the title and an image from Crafty Individuals picture book: People and places 2 to the canvas.
I painted the front of the canvas with PaperArtsy Fresco Finish paints: Pumpkin soup and I stamped some swirl and text from a HP 1006 plate using Ranger Archival Ink pad: Deep purple.
I coloured and painted the second canvas in the same way.

I created an accordion out of a piece of white cardstock. I gessoed it front and back and then I coloured with several Dylusion ink.
I glued the accordion to the two canvases. I glued the pictures, I added the journaling and a row of dimensional dots along the borders using Viva Pearl Pen: cream.

Cart-Us clear stamp: Vintage alphabet (large) 
Ranger Archival Ink pad: jet black
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish paints: Pumpkin soup
Crafty Individuals picture book: People and places 2
Claudine Hellmuth Studio - Gesso

See you tomorrow


  1. Pure inspiration as ever, from this very talented lady. I was stuck for an idea for a project, not now! Thanks Gio for the starting point!

  2. That is so lovely. Great colours.

  3. Fabulous, so much work - very beautiful xx

  4. Gorgeous & a great idea.

  5. A great idea and looks lovely!

  6. Love this project and the colours are gorgeous !

  7. I love all the bright colors that I'm seeing only 3 days into the year!! I'm game for a dictionary challenge... I happened to pick one up at the good will last saturday... yeah!!!

  8. Fabuleux travail d'artiste, j'adore !!!


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