As I’ve already mentioned, there are many different kinds of projects you can make using canvas. Why not create some home décor that does not consist of the normal square or rectangle canvas? Or you can create bags, aprons, mini books, brooches, or banners. If you want to create more depth to your embellishments or project, try layering stuffing in between your canvas layers. And of course, you can use canvas on your cards too! We don’t have to limit the possibilities with canvas.
I just adore the “Laundry Day Canvas Banner” that Dina made. How cute is that? And Janneke did such a great job on that “Celebrate” card, the canvas tag is the perfect touch. And Tammy’s “Creative” project is full of techniques you’ll want to check out. I hope you feel inspired by all the canvas beauty you have seen today and I encourage you to reach for the canvas and try it on your next layout or creative project.
Laundry Day Canvas Banner by Dina Wakley
Journaling Spots: Maya Road, Charms: Maya Road, Pens: Sharpie, Thread: Gutterman,
sewing pattern, various fabrics.
Tools: Other: sewing machine.
I did lots of free-form sewing on this...just put the canvas pieces in your
machine and go for it! Journaling: I am so very blessed to be
Celebrate by Janneke Smit
Paper, Canvas Tag, Buttons: BasicGrey, Card Base: Halcraft,
Ribbon: Wal-Mart, Marker: Color Workshop (P&M Products), Pen: ZIG Memory
System (Kuretake), Sketch: Janneke Smit.
Tags are not only for gift wrapping, they can also be used as journaling
spots or embellishments on your layouts, or as the focal points
on your cards. You can make your own, or simply use a premade
tag like the one on this card.
Creative by Tammy Tutterow
Paper: Tim Holtz (Ranger Industries), Flowers: Tim Holtz (Ranger Industries), Die Cuts: Tim Holtz (Ranger Industries), Ribbon: Hanah Hand Dyed Silk Ribbon (Gold), blue grosgrain- vintage, Tim Holtz (Ranger Industries), Ink: Tim Holtz (Ranger Industries), Sticky Back Canvas: Claudine Hellmuth Studios, Game Spinner: Tim Holtz (Ranger Industries),
Other: vintage photo cabinet card, white sewing machine thread.
Tools: Stamps: Stampers Anonymous, Other: pinking shears,
sewing machine, polyfil batting.
On this project, I challenged myself to use one color of ink, Wild Honey
Distress Ink, in as many ways as I could. I used it to add
warmth to the vintage photo card, to color my grunge and fabric
flowers, to add color to my journal strips, and to create my
background fabric. On the fabric, I used an ink applicator tool
to apply the color softly to the piece of Sticky Back Canvas. I
then stamped using the same ink. The stamping turned out darker
so it gave the effect of having two colors from just one ink
pad. I used ribbon that I had on hand that already matched, but
I could have easily used the ink to color it to add yet another
element from the same ink color.