Let’s Create a Canvas, shall we?

04/05/2013 - 6 minutes read

Happy Friday!How about a little CANVAS CREATING!

I whipped up this little diddy with the NEW product released this month with Avocado Arts.Designed by yours truly.

Ready for some Canvas Creating fun?


Gather supplies: Mod Podge or Gel Matte Medium, a canvas, print out the Sunflower Digital Patterned Paper. I find that Gel Matte Medium is my
favorite to work with. It’s less streaky than Mod Podge. Speed up the drying process by using a heat tool. You can cut the paper to fit the
canvas and trim or sand away any extra that may hand over the edges.


Any kind of white tissue paper will work. Collaging the tissue paper on top of the patterned paper gives you more texture and helps tone down
some of the color. You can also add a bit of gesso or white acrylic paint into the glue to give it a little more color. Resist the urge to
smooth out the tissue paper. It leaves nice texture when dry. Speed up drying by using a heat tool. You can burn the paper if you get too
close. Just sayin’ been there! 3When stamping the fence image, be sure to use an archival ink or staz on, so it won’t bleed when you put the glue over top. Freestyle tear the
tissue and adhere it to the canvas at the bottom. Put gel matte mediumon the canvas and over top the fence stamped tissue. 4Cut the sunflower stamped images into strips and adhere one to the top of the canvas and one to the bottom. Open up the digital die cut file in
the software that works with your digital die cut machine and prepare the file for cutting. Just move the other elements in the file (seed
packed card and frame) to the side. You can enlarge the flowers if you’d like. I just cut them as is. Load your cutter with your favorite
card stock or other medium (vinyl, paper, etc.) I used a transparency! It cut perfectly. Be sure to check the settings on your software for
cutting different mediums. This was cut on a Silhouette Cameo, I usedthe Stencil Setting with the blade depth at 5. I laid the transparency
sheet right on the cutting mat. 5Color up the flower transparency cut. I used BLACK Archival ink for quick and easy application. Now it’s time to cut the flower pot from the
coordinating digital die cut set that works with the Perfectly Planted stamp set. Open up the entire file and ungroup. Move everything over the
side so that the flower pot is the only image on the cutting matte surface in the software. I loaded the digital patterned paper I had
left over after I put some on the canvas into my Silhouette and cut the FLOWER POT image. In the software, you can remove the center cut that is in the flower pot by clicking on “release compound path” and ungroup. You can used the digital patterned paper in your favorite die cutting
machines with your dies, too! Super simple, Print, Cut and GET GOIN’ oncreating something fun! 6Using the coordinating flower pot stamp… stamp the image right on to the flower pot die cut you just made. PERFECTLY perfect paper piecing
and no fussy cutting. Go back to the digital die cuts you placed off to the side and grab the banner image. You can remove the center lines of
the banner die cut, by clicking on “release compound path” and ungroup. The cool thing about this banner… it coordinates with the stamp.
However, what’s even cooler…. is that you can enlarge it to make it far bigger and use it with the other sentiments in the set. That’s what I
did here. 7

Adhere all the digital elements to the canvas and you are done! I whipped this us in about an hour. Super fun!. The frame and ribbon at
the top give the canvas a little extra color pot. Using left over paper, I cut a little 2×2 piece, put it in the little frame and adhered the
whole thing to the canvas. More dimension. Stamp the sentiment and flowers on the banner and adhere to the frame. MORE DIMENSION. I used E6000 glue to hold the frame and transparency image down on the canvas.

Here’s what was used in the canvas project.You can purchase it HERE

Perfeclty PlantedFDigital Die Cuts Perfectly Planted Sunflower DP

So many possibilities! So many cool things you can create with the stamps and digital products.

I’d love to see what you create! Share it with me on my FACEBOOK page.