Thursday, July 5, 2012

Altered Canvas

American Flag

This is another one of my altered canvas boards made with lots of layers and pieces.  This primitive americana canvas is part of my Patriotic Holiday decorations and features Stampin' Up's new In-colors.

I used 3 of the new In-colors, Summer Starfruit, Midnight Muse and Raspberry Ripple.  

This was how I started....painted the canvas board red, stamped with Sanded Background stamp in Midnight Muse and an unknown Flag stamp with Whisper White Craft Ink.  I also sponged some White Craft Ink in one corner which ended up in the top right of the canvas.  After I did this step....well, I decided I wanted more texture and did the in the end product you can only see a little of the white stamped images....

Next I added a piece of McCall's pattern tissue paper by mixing our Tombow glue with some water.  I use an old paint brush to smear the glue mixture on and "mess" the pattern paper around on the canvas.  You can see the glue in the above picture....just to give you an idea of how I do it.  This adds a lot of texture.  

Here you can see the SU Chipboard star that I inked with the new Stampin' Up  foam Summer Starfruit ink pad....worked like a charm.

After the pattern paper dried.  I stamped it with Stampin' Up's Canvas Background stamp and Midnight Muse ink pad.

I found some vintage index cards in my collection and added it to the side of my canvas after distressing it with the now retired SU Distressing Kit.  I used my Big Shot to make the 4 and added a brad.  The vintage ric-rac is also from my stash of goodies I've been collecting for years and I highlighted it with our Cherry Dazzling Details.  To finish I stamped some words on my Summer Starfruit Star and added a bit of puff paint around the Midnight Muse square.

Hope you enjoyed this quick and easy altered project!  


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