Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Canvas and Paper Crafts

So often, ideas come to me out of no where. With this project, I really had a lot of fun... I just set in and really had no idea what I was going to end up... I just knew what I wanted to start with and I let everything just fall into place.

I started with one idea, and it turned into something far beyond what I had expected. Handmade Paper is amazing to begin with, so I took an ordinary painters canvas that I picked up a while back and set in to cover it with some handmade paper I had. I used spray adhesive to attach it to the canvas. I love to mix my own glimmer mists, and create colors that aren't usually found in the ink isle or any craft shop. Once I sprayed the handmade paper, a bubbling effect started to happen that was a pleasant surprise.. I loved how this project was coming together so far.

Once this dried, I reaching into my box of tricks and started to pull out things that I wanted to use to embellish this project. At this point, I had no idea what I was going to do with it, I just knew that I was feeling creative and so far this was turning out nicer than I had imagined. I added a doily which I also sprayed with a custom color I created and started to lay different things around here and there. The more I looked at the layout, I realized that a 5x7 photo would be perfect for this project. I continued on without having a certain picture in mind as to not influence it in any certain direction.

A few sprigs here, a few paper flowers there, and into the metal embellishment box I dove. I wanted to use things that I have been holding for a special project, but in all actuality I have come to realize that every project is a special project -so the sky was the limit as to what I added next.

I wanted it to make a bold statement, but not be so over whelmed with embellishments that the picture got lost... so I kept the "less is more" idea close at hand.

In the end, I was really happy with how this was turning out.

When all was said and done, I was just taken back at what I had created... I am "the most" critical of my work, but this project really made me happy.

This very well may be my most favorite creation to date.

My Nephew Jason and his beautiful bride Aubrey   -    June 2012.


  1. oh my Sandy! that is beautiful. I think I like it when you just take off and do something. At first I was loving the embelishment of pearls--- then the flowers. Well I just love the whole thing. Great job friend!

  2. Just gorgeous... didn't know you had a blog.. please check mine out too..I found you are Your Trash is My Treasure on facebook.

  3. Love all the colors :) kind of remind me of the sunset