Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving Canvas Art

Just two more sleeps until the big TURKEY DAY is here.  Today I wanted to share an altered canvas art display I made to showcase a photo from our big Family Reunion Thanksgiving we did last year.

These are easy to make from scrapbook supplies you may already have laying around. 

Here are some quick directions if you want to make one of your own:
1. Using acrylic paint of your choice, lightly brush a canvas of your size choice.  I used a 12X12.
2. Set canvas aside and let air dry. Once dry, using a Distress Ink pad, I lightly inked the edges of my canvas
3. Select a patterned paper to match your theme and cut a piece about 4 1/2"X12" to run vertically and tear the edges on both sides. Ink edges as desired. Adhere to dry canvas about 1 inch from the left edge of the canvas.  You should use a good quality, quick dry scrapbook glue such as Scotch Liquid Quick Dry Glue. It holds great to the canvas and is easily found at craft stores. It goes on white but dries clear.
4. Cut a different piece of patterned paper 3 "X 12" to run horizontally. Use a craft border punch of your choice to punch just the bottom edge.  Crinkle the paper into a ball, unroll and repeat a couple of times until your paper is really crinkely (that's a word, right?).  Lightly rub an ink pad over the top, catching ink on the crinkled pieces.  Adhere to the canvas horizontally using the liquid glue.
5. Cut a 5"X7" piece of cardstock.  Use an embossing folder and emboss an image of your choice.  I used a Cricut Autumn Embossing  folder.  Using a sander (I used Tim Holtz sanding block), gently sand the tops of the embossed design.  Adhere the cardstock piece to the canvas overlapping your vertical piece of patterned paper slightly.
6. Make a photo mat to fit the size of your photo and adhere overlapping the embossed cardstock.  You can place your photo either horizontal as I have or vertical if you prefer.
7.  Embellish as you like with title, sayings, bling, etc.

Here is a close up of the embossed piece.

Now I just need to add my photo and we are all set to display on our buffet serving table this year.
Hope you give this a try sometime.  You can adapt to any theme and keep it simple like this or really go to town with your paper layering and embellishments.  I am working on a Christmas one right now that will be much more elaborate so come back and check that out soon.

Wishing you each a very Happy Thanksgiving !!  Gobble, Gobble

2 comments:

Carolyn/MamaC said...

What a wonderful scrapbook page! Thank you for the detailed instructions for creatining the page.
Carolyn
http://cccscraproom.blogspot.com

Pam said...

Love the layout(on canvas). Rich colors come beautifully together. TFS

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