Valentine's Day Craft: Distressed Photo Art Canvas
I am participating today in a fun blog hop with Clearsnap and Ann Butler Designs. I was happy to create this photo canvas in loving tribute to my mother who I have not had with me for almost 15 years.
She is the subject in the photo I am using.
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12x12 White wrapped canvas
Various collage/decoupage papers
ColorBox Crafter's® inks by Ann Butler: Ocean Breeze, Canyon, Berry Pink
ColorBox® Background Basics by Ann Butler, Picnic
ColorBox® Glitter, winter frost
DecoArt® modeling paste
DecoArt® decoupage medium, matte
Large background stencil, floral
Gel or puffy paint pen for written sentiment
- Tear your papers and create a collage on your canvas by spreading the decoupage medium on the surface of your canvas and then placing the papers randomly until the surface is covered.
- Adhere your photo with the decoupage medium and give it 2 thin coats on top; waiting 10 minutes between the coats.
- Place the large floral stencil on top and spread a medium coat of modeling paste with the spatula. Let it dry.
- Apply a medium layer of gesso around the photo.
- Take your stamp and press it once into some of the gesso and off-stamp it elsewhere on the canvas. Wipe your stamp and continue doing this until you have stamped around the whole photo and off-stamped onto your canvas.
- Randomly sprinkle glitter over wet gesso and shake off the rest. Allow canvas to dry.
- Using a dauber, randomly gently rub and/or dry-brush with the Ocean Breeze, Canyon, and Berry Pink inks across the dried paste and gesso, and on the canvas.
- Place your embellishments: * I used hearts I created using Ann Butler Iridescents and Makin's Clay ( but that is a whole post unto itself - TBA) and the butterfly was cut from cardstock and heat embossed.
- Write your sentiment.
And you are done!