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Dienstag, 9. Februar 2016

Canvas Corp Crew 4x4 Canvas

A Canvas Corp Crew Project
Hi all, I had the honor of being selected to be on the Canvas Corp Crew for 2016, and this is my first post for it!
Canvas Corp is based out of Springdale Arkansas and the majority of their product are made there. They consist of three companies under the Canvas Corp Brands umbrella, Canvas Home Basics which is geared to home decor, DIY and paper crafting, 7Gypsies which offers a great vintage funky vibe to all their papers and embellishments and lastly Tattered Angels providing a multitude of spays, paints and mediums to enhance any project you might have in mind.  All in all Canvas Corp offers enough to delight any crafting pallet!

For our first project, we were request to make a Canvas Corp Basics 4" x 4" Canvas to represent our personality.
For those of you, who know my work a little bit, it won´t be a surprise that I made a Mixed Media project.
I really love to use different mediums, get messy with paints and mists and try out something new.

I used the 4" x 4" stretched canvas today along with some of the papers from the Cardstock Pad 6 x 6 sheets and several Glimmer Mists, a piece of the Artsy Sampler on Kraft paper, a rub on from the Victoriana steampunk rubbings from 7gypsies and one of the super cool Optical Lenses Antique Brass objectifs optiques from 7gypsies. I'll list under the supplies at the bottom of this post.

First of all I prepared my canvas with some clear gesso and adhered some scraps of the papers. Then I used a stencil and modelling paste from my stash to bring more texture to the background. After it was dry, I glued down some tiny metal flowers and the clock key and created the drops with my hot glue gun. The next step was to cover all with white gesso and dried it with the heat tool.
Now it was time for colour! I used three of the Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists: Black Cherry, Dragonfly and It´s Black. I loved how the texture of the canvas was spreading the colours! The glue drops I colored with some acrylic paint in gold.

After that I did some randomly stamping and finished my embellishing. I rolled a paper scrap and slided the optical lense onto and glued it down to my canvas. A little paper roll makes sure, that the lense stands out a bit. The rub on, the word ART some flowers and tiny gems made my canvas complete. I dry brushed some of the metal embellishments to make them stand out a bit more.
Here are some more close ups:

This was a fun project which shows my love of art. I hope, you´ll stay curious to see, what I´ll show you in 2016  with the Canvas Corps Crew.  Be sure and follow so you don't miss out on the projects coming in the weeks and months ahead.

Supplies from the Canvas Corp Store:
4"x4" canvas
6x6 Kraft & Black Cardstock Paper Pad

Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in -
Black Cherry, Dragonfly and It´s Black
 Artsy Sampler on Kraft - Single Sheet
  Rubbings - Victoriana
Optical Lenses Antique Brass objectifs optiques


  1. Wow! This is gorgeous, Evelyn! The Glimmer Mist is fabulous here, and I love your choice elements!

  2. I just love this little canvas, Evelyn - and it really does capture your signature mixed media style - all that wonderful colour and great embellishing. Congratulations on joining the Canvas Corp team - look forward to following your adventures with them.
    Alison x

  3. Genau mein Farbschema und wieder ganz toll und fatasievoll gemacht. Super!
    Happy Valentine's Day!