Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Layouts & Art Journalling Collide with Sticky-backed Canvas!

Hi, Everyone,
It’s Technique Tuesday!

Have you tried the Claudine Hellmuth Studio Sticky-back Canvas
made by Ranger? The Sticky-back Canvas is durable enough to accept acrylic paint, yet thin enough to go through your home printer. Wait until you see how beautiful it is when you print on it!

Today, I would like to show you how to create a background using this fantastic Sticky-back Canvas and Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabbers. Today’s layout showcases these amazing products on a 12x12” layout.

Let’s begin.

I cut 3 pieces of Sticky-back Canvas measuring 5 ¾ x 6“. First, squeeze a small amount of black Acrylic Paint onto the canvas. I used paint from the Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabbers. Using a scraper, pull the paint downwards giving texture and depth to your background.
Put 1 of the canvases aside.  Working on 2 of the canvases only, place several drops of silver acrylic paint on the canvas.

Next, dab the silver paint with a kitchen brillow pad. This gives a different texture than that of the scraper you just used.
Then, go in with a baby wipe and pat off any excess. While you have the baby wipe loaded with paint you can add shading to the canvas along the edges by using the baby wipe like a paint brush.
I have used the bubble wrap stamp from the new BoBunny Acrylic stamp set.
Again, put 1 of the canvases aside.  Working on 1 of the canvases only, dab white acrylic paint onto a flat surface, stamp the bubble wrap stamp into the paint and stamp it on the canvas.
Finally, we create paint drips on our canvas. Have a drop of silver acrylic paint in your palette, load your brush with water and really water down the paint. Take your paint brush and lay it flat on the top edge of the canvas, then squeeze the paint drop onto the paper, and let it leak down the canvas.
Take a heat tool and dry the canvas.
You have now
created your own unique background.
To create this layout, I took the 3 canvas pieces I just created, added 3 shades of brown cardstock, Jenni Bowlin Blue Ribbon Embellishments, ½ a page from her bracket mini-book, 1 of her Bingo cards. . .
and my title and journaling printed on the Sticky-back Canvas. The printing is Extremely Crisp and Clear on the canvas (I bought a new camera and the auto-focus is still not clear).

This is what the layout looks like when it’s all put together!
Stop by and check out the
Sticky-back Canvas and Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabbers the next time you are at Treasured Memories and . . .
Have fun creating!


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