Monday, July 28, 2014

Enjoy Life Canvas

Check out this stunning home decor canvas perfect for any room in your home!!  You could customize this to fit your own colour combinations, flower designs and sentiment.

Altered Canvas with Welcome Spring and the i-Top!

I think everyone should try an altered canvas at least once!  You can customize them anyway you like and they are fun to make.   Katrina here today, with a very flowery canvas and some step out photos of the i-Top tool in action!

My canvas measures 7in x 14in, so it wasn't convenient to cover it with paper, so I misted with a couple of different mist colors.  While they were still wet, I smoothed them out with a paper towel and came up with this peachy color.

Then the flower making began.  I wanted a variety of flowers, so I found a few different cut files for my Silhouette and went to work. 

The flowers needed centers, so this is where the i-Top tool came in handy! I could make coordinated centers for all my flowers in a few easy steps.

1. Punch out your center with the sized punched for your brad size.  Sit the brad top on the i-Top and then center your punched piece over the brad top.

2. Squeeze the i-Top tool, not too tightly, until the pink rubber cup has the brad top and punched piece pinched in it.  When releasing the tool, squeeze the cup to keep the brad top and center in the cup area.  You will then fold in the edges of the paper toward the center of the brad top.

3. Now, you will get the backing of the brad and place it on the same side that you started with the brad top.  It fits just perfectly on there.  Squeeze the handles together and this will seal your brad shut.  The brad will stay in the pink cup area until you manually take it out by moving the plastic cup up.  

I wanted to show that the brads are fun with pattern paper, but are also an elegant addition by just using cardstock as your brad paper.  

I arranged my flowers in diagonal corners to give some balance to the canvas, but each corner is a little different and has it's own touches.  

Also, to give your canvas dimension, layer multiple layers of foam adhesive behind your flowers and leaves.  This will give your canvas, not only some interest, but you will be able to tuck items in the space it creates.

Thanks for stopping by the Imaginisce blog today!  Have a great week!

Imaginisce-Welcome Spring (12 x 12 pad, Die Cuts), My Baby (12x12 paper); i-Top and Brads
American Crafts-Cardstock, Heidi Swapp Mists


Amy C. said...

How adorable are all those flowers!

cghundley said...

This makes the cutest
brads, whatever design
you want!
Carla from Utah

Katie Bolinger said...

Very Pretty. The big flowers are really eye catching.

Jennyfer L said...

This is beautiful and love the color palette.

TracyM #6773 said...

DELIGHTFUL canvas Katrina - LOVE your flowers and sweet sentiment!!!
I confess that I have not tried altering a canvas {{{yet}}}
THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION and tutorial too :)

Ange said...

Beautiful! The layers are fabulous!!

Rebecca Daly said...

beautiful flowers and great tutorial!!!

Iris said...

Gorgeous flowers.
isoscia at aol dot com

Paola Vasquez De Leon said...

oo wooo for my nephew beautifull

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