Saturday, December 4, 2021

How to create a Happy New Year Canvas


Today I want to show you how to make a wonderful canvas using four total types of ingredients.  

This is a fun project that requires patience for drying times, but creates a wonderful sparkly canvas, just in time for holiday celebrations!


Stickles:  Pink, Lime Green and Crystal
Liquid Adhesive


1.  Tape canvas down, if desired to surface with washi tape.

2.  Work with each of three Stickles colors in turn.  I allowed them to dry after each color was applied.
First I did the pink and allowed it to dry completely.  I always end up dragging my wrist through wet glue.  So as I said previously, for me patience and letting each color dry was key to success!  Second up was lime green and finally, I used crystal on the glass.

3.  Using wet adhesive I adhered Dew Drops in pinks and greens to the canvas, once everything was well dried.  And again be patient until the liquid adhesive dries. 

Here you are a wonderfully creative canvas ready for decorating your home or gifting!

Saturday, November 6, 2021

Picasso Meets the Green (Wo)Man Canvas.


Happy Saturday, everyone.  Today's project reminds me a little of the Green Man meets Picasso for a fun "mash up"  that is idea to frame or put on a tote for holiday giving!


Acrylic Paint
Stabilo All Pencil in Green
Pitt Pen Black 0.5 micron
Matte Media
Stencil (floral themed)


1.  Tape down canvas with stencil on top.

2.  Sponge light green paint over the stencil.

3.  Remove stencil from canvas and let dry completely.  Paint colors of features and flower using your choice of colors.

4.  Let dry.  At this point I go back over any black lines that I would like to have show with a Pitt Pen.  I  also went around the green background elements with a dark green Stabilo All pencil.  It writes easily over the acrylic paint and gave me a darker border around each of the green elements.

5.  Add Dew Drops with liquid adhesive of your choice and let dry thoroughly.

6.  There you have it a fun canvas.  I am going to sew this onto a tote bag and use it for holiday gift giving.  

Hope you enjoyed this fun project.  I'll see you back here in two weeks for another hostess gift canvas.

Take care and have a crafty week.

~ Victoria