February 14, 2015

How to make a Hangable Art Card - Love edition

For Valentine's Day this year I decided to make a hangable art card for my husband instead of just a traditional handmade card.
Roberta Birnbaum Love canvas board


  • 4"x6" canvas board
  • Heavy cardstock
  • Wood frame
  • Ann Butler Earth Safe Finishes Iridescents, rose, sunshine, sky
  • Ann Butler Crafter's™ ink: blueberry, aquamarine, night
  • ColorBox® Ann Butler Art Screen, lattice
  • ColorBox Surfacez ™ brown
  • Ultra Thick black embossing powder
  • Tim Holtz® Grungeboard™ letters
  • DecoArt®white gesso
  • Beacon ZipDry™ glue
  • Washi tape
  • Water
  • Timeless love Stamp 
  • Heart stamp


Americana®DECOR™ 1" angle brush, hair dryer, heat tool


  1. Give your canvas a  color wash using the Iridescents by first applying water to the canvas using your brush and then picking up pigment on the tip of the bristles and brushing into the wet canvas.  Sweep across horizontally, trying to blend one color into the next.
  2. Dry with the hair dryer before proceeding.
  3. Ink half of your stamp with blueberry and the other half with aquamarine and lightly shpritz with water.
    Roberta Birnbaum love canvas board hangable art
  4. Stamp onto your canvas.
  5. Dry with hair dryer before proceeding.
  6. Ink the heart stamp with night and stamp once over the other stamp, and off-stamp half of the heart elsewhere on your canvas
  7. Place lattice screen and cover portions with white gesso, and let dry.
  8. Put a strip of washi tape along bottom
    Roberta Birnbaum love canvas board hangable art
  9. Ink grunge letters with night, cover with ultra thick black powder and heat set
  10. Glue down your letters.

For giving your art as a card, attach the canvas to the front of a card you have made from the heavy cardstock. You can use velcro or lightly glue.
You can put it directly into a frame. I painted a frame with chalky finish paint so my hubby can enjoy it in his office.
Roberta Birnbaum love canvas board hangable art

Happy Valentine's Day
Roberta Birnbaum love canvas board hangable art

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