|Altered Canvas Project & Tutorial|
|Our Blog - Techniques & Tutorials|
|Friday, 27 April 2012 00:00|
Mary, another of our talented Design Team quarterly contributors, created this altered canvas project,
Distress the background image on the canvas using We R Memory Keepers hand-held, heart-shaped brown inkpad. They’re great to work with and leave very little indication of where you started or stopped.
Before decoupaging, have a general idea of your layout and materials and in what order they will have to be put on the canvas. Decoupage your “ephemera” images (I used a photo from an old McCall’s magazine plus some sheet music and old postage stamps). Use Royal Coat Decoupage Finish, Mod-Podge, or Aqua Pro sealing varnish. Use the decoupage as the glue for the back of the picture and go over it again when it’s on the canvas.
Once images are decoupaged and dried, go over them a second time. Let dry after the second application….doesn’t take very long in Colorado.
The 3 dimensional objects were added using a hot glue gun. They include an old watch face, Tim Holtz’s clock face and clock parts, part of an old ruler, vintage costume jewelry, pop bottle cap, tiles, flowers and flower sprig, plus a piece of lace from a lace tablecloth. No doubt you probably have items in your junk drawer or garage at home you can use. The bow was glued on last.
The pop bottle cap was made with a 1” circle punched from a magazine and inserted on top of a dimensional sticky dot placed inside the pop cap first (so the image is not lost at the bottom). It’s topped off with a 1” round epoxy dot. The pop bottle caps come in a variety of colors and are quite addicting once you start making them…(just a word of warning!)
Lastly, insert a small “o” ring screw into the canvas, punch a small hole on the edge of the pop bottle cap adding an “o” ring to it. Attach the pop bottle cap “o” ring to the “o” ring screw giving you a nice3-d effect dangling on your canvas. And there you have it!
Here are a few more lovelies that Mary contributed as part of her Design Team submissions .... we can't wait to see what else she comes up with for us over the next several months!