Saturday, 24 August 2013

"Family" Canvas

Hello again readers,  today I would like to share with you all my "Family" art canvas.  This canvas measures 18cm x 24cm or approximately 7" x 9" and was just the right size for what I had in mind. I have used my last sheet of Kaisercraft Base Coat - "Bricks" papers from my kit.  I took a deep breath and cut the paper to 8"x10" .  I allowed a little extra so that I could wrap it over the sides of the canvas. I always find that first cut the hardest....once you make it,  there is no going back.  
 I  adhered it all down with mod podged and then left it to dry thoroughly.  
Whilst it was drying I began to gather some the elements that I wanted to use.  I used the reverse side of the "Bricks" paper and just played around with the placement of  all the different layers. When I was happy with the placement I quickly took a photo - so I didn't forget !! I have a shocking memory!!
I then fussy cut the brick paper and distressed the edges with my scissors.  However, I wanted more texture than what the distressing was giving me, so with my finger I began dabbing coarse texture paste to the that was more like it!! I really wanted the edges to look and feel like mortar!!.
 With the texture paste leftover I added some more paste to the canvas.  I also splattered and spritzed a little Lindy Stamp Gang's - Dark Chocolate Truffles and Creme Brulee Cream to the canvas.  I wanted to grunge the wall up and give it a "dirty" look - in a shimmery, glimmery kind of way!
I got to thinking walls - graffiti! I wanted the wall to have a bit of graffiti on it so 
added some Kasiercraft and Tim Holtz  Idea-ology Remnant Rubs rub-ons to the background.

I was now ready to add my photo and elements.  So, referring to my pic I began the layering and gluing process...

I created the little bingo card from the Tim Holtz Idea-ology Remnant Rubs rubons and the American Craft -  Dark Kraft cardstock from my kit.  I have added a Brown string twine twist leftover from last weeks wall hanging.
Her I have added some rubon's to the Prima wood icons.

 I love these flowers from Prima Mini sachet - Bluejay flowers!! 
Leaves, Metal charms, vine and crocheted doily are from my stash. 


Well guys that is it, that is my project for this week. Thanks so much for stopping by...
I hope you are having a wonderfully scrappy weekend...see you all next week!!
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  1. Looks really good Kimi.
    Love the "dirty in a shimmery way" description LOL

  2. A gorgeous piece Kimi. I understand how you feel cutting into the last piece of a favourite sheet of paper .. you always wonder if you really should have kept it a bit longer but I guess we have to take the plunge sometime. I love this canvas ... the plaster on the edge of the bricks, the grafitti, the lovely quote at the bottom ... it all came together so beautifully. Absolutely fabulous!! ox

  3. Wow??! That texture paste has SO made wall look real, what a fantastic idea! The grungey look is great & those black flowers tie in superbly with that & the rub ons graffiti (another great idea, you really are coming up with them huh?!)
    Absolutely 'bricktastic' project!! :))))