Saturday, February 2, 2013

Altered Art Canvas

Happy Saturday Everyone :)
I have been trying to expand my crafty horizons. Sometimes I feel like a lot of my stuff is the same. So, I came up with this. It started out as this canvas that I got in the grab bags at Michaels.  Here is a before picture.



And here is the after.



This is how I made it....
I painted it black with some artist paint, it is a little thicker than craft paint and since I had it I used it.  The white paper was embossed with a Fiskars texture plate, you can use them in the big shot. If you get a rubber mat. Mine is a plumbing gasket I got for $1 at Lowe's. Anyway. I first added ribbon around the edges of the white with a glue pen. 
I knew I wanted to be able to change out the picture so before I glue it to the canvas I added a paper clip and it is hidden underneath the big cream rose at the top.  All of the flowers are from a wonderful seller on Facebook. The group is called scrapbook deal and the lady's name is Barbara. She is the owner of the group. Her flowers are gorgeous and super reasonably priced.

I am entering this at DL ART Thankful Thursday Use Pink or Red
3Girl Jam Challenge, 3D valentine's project with Ribbon
Whimical Designs All about Love      I think this has a romantic feel to it :)
Make it Monday
Simply Create Too Valentines Day or Hearts

the only change I may make is I might wrap tulle or ribbon around the outside and put  a bow on top to finish it off. I like it like this so I am debating about the tulle. What do you think?
I am going to give this to my daughters religon class teacher for Valentine's day.

Have a great rest of the weekend.


9 comments:

Marjorie said...

This is beautiful just as it is, you have done an amazing job.. love the lace and those gorgeous flowers and gems.... stunning!!
Thank you so much for sharing your amazing talent with us this week at 'Make it Monday'....
Hugs,
Marjorie
xx

Georgiana said...

Oooh, I really like the make-over. Looks fabulous! I need to do a little expanding with my crafty projects...just need more time to explore techniques.

Jovan said...

This is STUNNING...thanks for joining 3 Girl JAM!

nnalorac said...

Love the fab make over, so pretty. Popped over from mim.

Lisa said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Jessie!! What an amazing transformation!! The embellishments you used are fabulous!! So, so pretty!! Happy Sunday :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Gorgeous! Great design and love the flowers! Thanks for joining us over at 3 Girl Jam Challenges! DT Member Carri~Abusybee

Cheri said...

This is absolutely beautiful Jessie. I love the way the colors "pop" off the black canvas. Thanks for joining 3 Girl JAM's challenge.

Cheri - 3 Girl JAM DT
www.djssundries.blogspot.com

DIANA L. said...

Super job Love the makeover idea.
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday #102 red or pink challenge
DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

Donna K - Owner @ Created by Donna K said...

So pretty. Love how the black background makes the flowers stand out. ;-)