Canvas Corp 12×12 Canvas Sheets really are so versatile. You can use them for a lot of DIY projects like pillows or bags, or you could cut it up to smaller pieces and stretch it like a painters canvas. There are many ways to use it that have yet to be explored. I decided to use my 12×12 piece instead of a white canvas as a base for a layout. Once you master your 12×12 sheet you can explore many of these same techniques on totes, aprons, pillows, pillows, tree skirts, stockings, coasters, wine bags and more.
To create the look I was going for, I started with covering the piece with a thin layer of gesso. You can play with the canvas with and without gesso to see how different they look and decide what will work best for you. After it was dry, I spray on my Glimmer Mists. Keep in mind that canvas is 100% cotton and will shrink a bit depending on the products you use, giving your page extra character.
As you can see on the detailed pictures, I added both stamping and some texture using a stencil and heavy gesso. The best inks to use are pigment inks or fabric inks, the others will work but won’t be as rich in color. The stamp looks very interesting when stamped over the fabric and paper to get a layered look. Don’t be afraid to stamp in layers on the canvas, it looks great and you are basically creating your own printed fabric with a stamp and blank canvas.
Do you have difficulties using patterned papers? Well, don´t be afraid to cut them into pieces like I did here. The flowers come from a 7 Gypsies Gypsy Moments paper, along with sayings that top each part of the page off just right. The Gypsy Moments Cards
are also great embellishments for layouts and mixed media pages. Use the blank Apothecary Labels to write a little note or title that makes your layout more personal.
Adding touches of pink thread, cheese cloth and cords finishes off the page so well. You finished page will slip into your page protectors, can be adhered to book board or frame it for all to see.
I hope I have inspired you to use your Canvas Sheets in a new way today. Thank you for stopping by today!
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