Monday, August 27, 2012


I love this quote .......... "Just like the butterfly, I too will awaken in my own time."

I actually designed this a few months ago, but in cleaning an organizing my craft area I found it and in looking in my past blog posts, I realized that I never shared it. I absolutely love how the final piece looked, so I decided to share it even though it is a little older.

I started with a 12x12 piece of canvas. The piece I had was very old and I no longer had the packaging to know who made it. I do know that Canvas Corp does have a 12x12 Canvas Fabric Page.

The next step was to use some of my favorite Crafter's Workshop Stencils to add some background texture with a few Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists. I also used some Dyan Reaveley Spray Ink. Dry between layers so your colors do not get muddied together. I also sprayed the entire canvas with a fixative once I was done adding the stencil layers.

I wrote out the quote with a Tim Holtz Distress Marker onto cardstock and inked the edges. Both the cardstock and the burlap are glued to the bottom canvas with Helmar Quick Dry 450.

On the bottom left corner I layered some favorite Prima flowers, a small manila tag, chipboard pieces that were heat embossed with American Craft Gold Ink and Embossing Powder, pins and butterflies. The butterflies were colored with watercolor crayons, and then heat embossed with clear ultra thick embossing powder. All pieces were also attached with Helmar Quick Dry 450. (I used the crayons because that was what I had with me that day. You could easily have done the same thing with Copic Markers, Tim Holtz Markers, Gelatos, or Aquarelle Watercolor pencils)

I plan on putting this canvas in a 12x12 frame and hanging on my wall.

I hope this inspires someone to think outside the box some. You could easily use canvas and burlap in scrapbooking too. All pages do not have to be just paper.

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