Altered Canvas

Here is a fun altered canvas project, with instructions!

By Lisa Pace


Fly ~ Inspirational Canvas


Hi Lisa Pace here.. today, I want to share an inspirational canvas I created for my daughter, Ansley. She graduates High School in a few days and thought this would be a fun piece for her to have filled with lots of inspirational words.


Once I attached the book pages to the canvas I decided to give the background a slight conservatory feel and used the ornate vintage butterflies stamp set to create the background. Once stamped using markers I colored in each of the butterflies then carefully accented each one with diamond stickles. While the diamond stickles was drying I painted a scallop edge all around the canvas and the Jonathan alpha chipboard letters “fly”. After the paint and stickles dried I completely covered the entire top of the canvas using clear rock candy crackle paint and set it aside to dry.



Mini Kraft Tags Close Up



While the crackle paint was drying I arranged the mini kraft tags as I wanted them to appear on the canvas then decided on which word stickers (always, dream, love, smile, grow, adore, &) to use for each tag. I then inked and distressed the edges of each tag and using a black pen outlined each word sticker. Once I had the mini kraft tags arranged as I liked I applied watercolor to three canvas triangle banner pieces. Once these dried I attached a Jonathan alpha chipboard piece to each banner to spell out “fly”. I then attached the canvas triangle banner pieces to the turquoise twine cording, tied a bow and attached each end of the turquoise twine cording to a love hanger.



Mini Banner Close Up



Once everything was completely dry I attached the kraft mini tags, the vintage mum – apple, a bow created from coffee brown mini gingham trim, the love hanger mini “fly” banner and turquoise and yellow ruffle flowers as shown. To accent the edge of the canvas I attached leaf zipper trim all along the outer edge.



Maya Road Products UsedLove Hangers, Mini Triangle Canvas Banner, Mini Kraft Tags, Turquoise Twine Cording, Coffee Brown Mini Gingham Trim, Leaf Zipper Trim, Turquoise and Yellow Ruffle Flowers, Jonathan Alpha Chipboard, Ornate Vintage Butterflies Stamp, Vintage Lace Mums – Apple


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