MIxed Media, Papercraft

Silver Wedding Canvas

image Today I am sharing the canvas that I made as a gift for my friend’s Silver Wedding Anniversary.  She doesn’t like fussy but she does like something which is unusual and classy.  Having recently made some canvases I stuck to that idea and also decided that I’d stay away from using their names and date of their marriage so it was different.  I guess you could say less is more.

I used two colours of Paper Artsy Acrylic Paint for the base, using a wide piece of masking tape to separate the colour, it didn’t take long to dry so I could easily apply a second coat for coverage.

I had some Kaisercraft paper left over from my previous canvas projects so I used this to make my lettering.  I decided to cut 3 corners using a spellbinders die but it didn’t look very nice so I used another colour, cut out another three and used these as a shade and even though you cannot see these on the canvas they look really nice.

The largest piece on the canvas is the rose which I cut out using the Spellbinders Create a Rose Die  I used plain white card and then hand coloured the rose petals in two shades of Promarkers and the effect was lovely and I was ever so pleased, with the effect.  That rose became the 4th corner of my project and I have to say it looked lovely and my friend was thrilled with it. I hope you like what I made.

The materials I used were as follows

  • Paper Artsy Fresco Finish Acrylic Paint in Vintage Lace and Moonlight
  • Promarkers in Lavender and soft Mauve
  • Kaisercraft paper “Flattered” from the Key to My Heart collection

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MIxed Media, Papercraft

A Ruby Wedding celebration


I was recently asked to make some special canvases for a Ruby Wedding celebration . It turned out to be my biggest project to date and a project I really enjoyed creating.

Firstly I scanned the photos I was given and changed my mind on the size canvas I was going to use. I had originally planned on using 8x8inch canvases but then decided that 12x 12 inch would work better.

White canvas was too stark a colour so I coated the canvases in two coats of Paperartsy Fresco Finish Acrylic paint in Vintage Lace.  Once dry the effect was the one which I was hoping for. I used Kaisercraft Key to my Heart papers for the base of both the canvas designs.  I used Pinflair Foto Glue to adhere the paper and it gave me the exact strength I wanted. I mounted the photos and placed them in the middle of the canvas.( I have not shown the photos in this blog post because they are not of any members of my family).

Wedding photo canvas

In this canvas I made the rose using a Spellbinders die and I made smaller rosettes using the Sizzix Bigz die.  I used the Kaisercard which complimented the paper. I adhered a row of acrylic diamonds to the design at the bottom of the paper, these have not been picked up in the photo.



This next canvas was a honeymoon photo and I felt that I could do a little more with it.

Honeymoon canvas

Again I used the Kaisercraft paper but I went for more of a design around the edges which I made using another Spellbinders die.  The design looked a little bare so I made some more rosettes and added these to the ends of the accents.  Below the photo I chose to make a carnation using the spellbinders die. As you can see its made this simple and effective and the design didn’t need any more work.

I thoroughly enjoyed making these and I know that the recipients were thrilled with these canvases which makes my work worth it.

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