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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Canvas Wall Art

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Hello my crafty friends~

     This week has been flying by for me. It has been extremely busy and I have been trying to get things ready for the new 2013-2014 school year for my daughter Gia. For my new followers, I homeschool my daughter and we are embarking on another wonderful year entering the 5th grade. Boy do I remember her being born and 5th grade already! What I enjoy the most about teaching her is the quality time and the bond we have. I wouldn't trade that in for the world!! Ok enough of my rambling on about mushy stuff LOL.

Today I have a quick canvas project to share with you that I did on Sunday evening. I was starting to feel a bit better and knew that I had missed getting creative so I sat down at my desk and the first thing that caught my eye were my Faber-Castell Gelatos. So I pulled out a 6x6 canvas block and then started to just pull stuff out and here are the supplies I ended up using.

I started off with a blank canvas and started with my gelatos first. I used various colors of blues/purples and gray to create a background using my fingers and some stencils, specifically circles and chevrons. From that point on, I just got very inky and messy as I pulled out some of my homemade glimmer mists and sprays from Tattered Angels. I pulled out some tickets from Tim Holtz, some die cuts from SEI and a nice manila tag and then started going to town on just creating and making an ENORMOUS mess! LOL .... so after the initial mess of spray, ink and gelatos... and some additions of charms, enamel dots, stickles, mesh, artist spackle, glaze and mod podge..
.. here is my final project.

Well that is my project for today! I really hope you enjoyed it and
thanks so much for stopping by!
Until next time.... enjoy life's blessings~
 I am entering my project in the following challenges:
TTCRD "Anything Goes"
Crafty Sentiments "Colourful"
Sweet Stamps "Anything Goes"
Top Tip Tuesday "Initials"
Ladybugs Crafts Ink Challenge "Photo Inspiration"

Pinspired #15



  1. Jo, what a terrific canvas and your pictures and precisely written tutorial was such a blast to read. You used all the best elements together here and really created an inspiring piece to encourage and motivate you. I think it's just wonderful and I'm glad you got some crafty time to yourself.

    Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday and sharing your talents with us!
    Lisa xx

  2. Jo this is fabulous hun, I bet you got well messy, love doing things like this, just don't do it often enough xxx

  3. Absolutely gorgeous, Jo!! The texture and dimension are fabulous!! Awesome canvas - it looks beautiful!! Happy Wednesday :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. Wow, great project Jo!! Looks beautiful!
    Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges!

  5. fab project
    thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

  6. wonderful canvas - love the texture - just fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Crafty sentiments and good luck x

  7. This is just so incredibly cool! Amazing, amazing mixed media project!

    Thanks for playing along with Pinspired Challenges!

  8. Jo, this is fabulous. Great therapy, huh? Hope you're feeling better.

  9. Ohhh wow, now that is way COOL!! All the bright but rich colors and those textures, it's FAB!

  10. Wonderful canvas project! Wow..love all the textures and the amazing colors:) So pretty! Fabulous design! I have to give that a try...I have been wanting to experiment with canvas lately! Thanks for the inspiration!
    Have a super evening!
    Sherrie K

  11. Isn't it great to just let your imagination go and get inky?? Love all the texture. I really must do another canvas myself. Thanks for the inspiration.

  12. Wow Jo this is a beautiful canvas!! I love all the texture it has!! Not sure what gelatos are but I know what looks great and this is it!! Glad that you were feeling well enough to get in the craft room. Have fun with your daughter as well. I am in awe of anyone who can home school. I would have never been able to do that. lol

  13. Such a great canvas, love all the textures!

    Thanks for joining us at Ladybug Crafts Ink!

    ~Michele, DT

  14. Fabulous piece love all the fun colors. Thanks for joining us at Sweetstamps.com check back next week!

  15. A brilliant canvas, so much detail and texture. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

  16. Beautiful canvas honey. It's just gorgeous. So different.
    Thanks for joining in with us for our ‘Initials’ challenge at Top Tip Tuesday
    Netty's Cards
    Proud to design for :
    Top Tip Tuesday,
    ABC Christmas Challenge,
    As You Like It Challenge,
    The Stamp Basket, and
    Stamp Fairy.


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