Thursday, September 17, 2015

Victorian Collage Canvas

     Drea here with my very first attempt at a canvas, which I created for my mom's birthday, who loves everything vintage, especially victorian!

     I started by painting the canvas a renaissance brown, with a metallic finish, and then sprayed it with some Distress Spray Stain, (antiqued bronze). Then I used a stencil to apply gesso, in which I added Distress Reinker (broken china). Once dry, I stamped some script over the whole canvas in dark brown ink using the Beauty of a Woman stamp.

     On the kraft background, I spritzed some more sprays, and used copper embossing powder with the Vintage Backgrounds stamp. I hand stitched around the torn edges, and added some copper buttons that once belonged to my late grandma, (my mom's mom) along the corners. The main image was stamped with the Victorian Collage stamp onto cream cardstock, and colored with pearlescent chalks. To her necklace, I added a charm that I tore apart from a bracelet, adding the blue bling to the center ring. I matted the image with two layers of punching, machine stitched the zigzag on top, and popped it up with some pop dots.

     To make the flowers, I used the same copper embossing powder with the Medallions stamp, onto white cardstock, which I inked with Distress Inks (broken china, antique linen, and tea dye).  Then I fussy cut them, curled the petals up, and added some blue bling to the centers.

     This was such a fun project to work on, and I can't wait to give it to my mom!



  1. You did a great job on your first canvas Drea! Love all the copper and bronze!

  2. Wow! This is beautiful! I love the medallions flowers on this! Love how you added a charm to your beautiful image! Gorgeous canvas!

  3. Absolutely gorgeous, Drea! LOVE the stamps and color scheme you used--TOTALLY elegant! HUGS! :) Mynn xx


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