Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Altered Canvas

Hey, I'm on a roll this week!! Let's go for yet another project and posting today! Yippee!!

I'm super excited about this altered canvas! Last week I had an opportunity to attend a class, which is a real treat for me since I'm usually the one teaching. :-) The class was held at Talk, Paper, Scissors and was taught by Michelle Daigle. (You can see her beautiful work on her blog, The Paper Dog)

Michelle cut a bizillion 1" squares of designer paper, which the class attendees used to create the beautiful background on our 8" x 10" canvas. She then provided us with a box full of tiny trinkets, buttons, ribbon, and flowers. Perfect for decorating! She also used a Cricut to cut out any word or letters that we wanted. Love that we were able to personalize our canvases!

We didn't fully finish the project at the store (I didn't bring photos with me) so I finished the canvas after I got home. I printed out three B/W photos and then used foam tape to pop them up ever so slightly. I also added the 'enjoy the journey' sentiment and an 'adore' tag. Perfect sentiments for expressing the love of life with my wonerful family.

This was such a great project and I can't wait to add my canvas to my living room wall! I loved this so much that I asked Michelle to come teach at Wholly Scrap! We're looking forward to having her join our team of instructors! For more details, visit the Wholly Scrap! blog.



Monika/Buzsy said...

What a fabulous canvas art Kim. Love the colorful squares and all the little embellishments. The metal things look great... and that tiny bottle!

Becky Rusher said...

Wow! This is amazing! So many great little details. Good job!

Elizabeth said...

This is gorgeous!