Friday, December 13, 2013

I Love Making Canvases Again!!!

After a bit of a spell, I have started making canvases again! I had a load of messy fun making these 3, using some of the latest releases by Scrap FX ands a load of paint, sprays and embossing powder..
On the middle canvas I used the new Chicken Wire Heart and the side ones I used the smaller Steampunk Heart.
Here they are raw:
Chickenwire Heart
Chicken wire Heart
Steampunk Heart
Steampunk Heart

And here are all three canvases together:

The middle one all done:

 Then the 2 side ones with the smaller Heart:

All the backgrounds are the same technique using texture paste, tissue paper, a road map (yes it is there under all the layers) and paint in loads of lovely layers!

You can see the artificially aged corrugated cardboard here.
 I added a rough uneven layer of embossing powder on the hearts, and mica paint and silks in layers of luscious colour, in the background chippies.

Added some mini swallows to the outside canvases as a point of difference (and because they just happened to be on my desk at the time).

Really enjoyed trying to make everything look old, rusty and coppery, it is not totally perfect, but hey any more layers and it would have just looked muddy!

Each canvas is different in its own way but somehow they do work together.
I was pleased with the result but these photos do not show the depth of colour as the light around here has not been too kind (where is Summer?)!!

I have some more ideas rolling around in my head for more off the page work, the latest Scrap FX releases really are inspiring!! Check them out here.
Thanks for stopping by everyone and hugs to all those that leave a little love I truly do appreciate that bit of time that you have taken!!!


  1. I love these canvass.....would love to learn how to do these myself....

  2. I love your canvases.....would love to learn how to make these for myself one day.....

  3. These are just stunning my friend!! I adore each one and yes, yes they work so beautifully together! The backgrounds look spectacular and you have certainly worked your magic on the chippies - love the piece of corrugated cardboard in there too. Beautiful lil' masterpieces!! xx

  4. love your canvases, was told you by my friend Meg T. thanks for sharing, I am now one of your followers

  5. Corrugated board, grunge and Steampunk~you totally stole my heart!

  6. I just love these! Fabulous creations! I'm searching high and low to figure out where to buy these chippies! I'm from Canada!! Any advice?

  7. I will check out the retail list for you Lynn and try to get back to you. I do know that the Flying Unicorn stocks a fair range but they are in the USA so I shall investigate a little further for you. Stay tuned!

  8. Hey Lynn have got a few sources for you out your way:USA: The Scrapbook Diaries, (latest steampunk items in stock)

    Canada: The Urban Scrapbook, #100, 14315-118 Avenue, Edmonton AB, 780 451 3459,

    Scrapzone Inc, 1201 Cr Saratoga, St Lazare QC, 450 218 3458, and ScrapbookCraze, 350 MacDonald Street, Bathurst NB, 506 548 3303.
    Hope these help you out!

  9. Great texture and beautiful colors.
    Love each and every one!!!


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