Thursday, July 26, 2007

Mini Canvas

Saw an amazing card and idea on Emilia's blog (Weekend Stamper, Happy Emilia) a few days ago and had to try it out! She created the look of a painted canvas by wrapping cardstock around a piece of cardboard. Just amazing! Since I was in need of a birthday card, I thought it would be a fine time to try out this technique.

I used a retired SU! image, which I thought looked like a mini painting. Used my SU! markers to color the image and once again tried my hand at layering and shading. It's getting a bit easier and the effects are better but it really does seem to take practice. Love the end result though! I used watercolor paper for my image and then found a thick piece of cardboard to wrap the paper around. It really does look like a mini canvas in person, just love it! Will use this technique again and again! The image was then mounted on top of four scalloped rectangles that I secured together to create a rectangle large enough for the image.

The background of my card is lightly stamped with a antique cracked and canvas background stamps to give it that nice antique look, which suited the image of the New England type colonial home. I found a piece of already stamped and aged twill that was the perfect size and look for the card. It wasn't long enough to tie in a bow or knot or I secured the ends with a piece of Hodgepodge Hardware by poking the end of the circle through the twill and twisting until it was resting in a visually appealing position. I then simply added the sentiment to a piece of cardstock punched with a SU! word punch. Voila!

Happy Day Before Friday! :-)

All supplies by Stampin' Up! Some images have been retired.


Julie Masse said...

Kim this is beautiful - looks like a real piece of art!! I'll have to try that . . . someday! :)

Emilia said...

Wow!! You are doing much better to make it so like a painting! I love it!!

I love it!!

PS thank you! :)