Love! Ink! Canvas!

When I saw they were selling these little canvas & easels for sale on The Works website for 49p we couldn’t resist buying up a fair few for our future craft projects.

When I sat down with the little canvas, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do (as with so many of a craft projects) but I wanted to give stamping a try on canvas, and wanted to make something which would look nice in my room.

I started by blending two distress inks, Victorian Velvet and Frayed Burlap. I wasn’t sure how well the inks would blend into the canvas, but I was really pleased with how well they blended, how easy they were to use and how lovely the two colours looked on the canvas. I think the effect that it created and the colours that I used really created a beautiful vintage effect.

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Once the canvas had been inked, using the Victorian Velvet Distress Ink, I stamped a cross hatch stamp across the whole of the canvas, which is difficult to see through the lense of the camera, but actually looks very good, and adds to the vintage look.

Also on the left hand side of the canvas I stamped on a small scroll using Frayed Burlap.

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Next I cut out two pieces of card, and on the first one I blended some Frayed Burlap Distress Ink and then I stamped the word ‘Love’ in Frayed Burlap and then edged using Vintage Photo.

On the second piece of card I blended Victorian Velvet, and then stamped ‘Fly Away’ with Frayed Burlap, and edged in Vintage Photo.

I stuck both the pieces of cards to the canvas using fabric glue.

On the bottom left hand side of the canvas I used this cute little vintage heart shaped button, and glued it on to the canvas with fabric glue.

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Then I cut out another piece of card, and blended Frayed Burlap. Then using Victorian Velvet I stamped a scroll onto the card. I then used this quote Tim Holtz stamp, and stamped it onto the card using Vintage Photo, and then edged it in the same.

I then stuck this to the card using fabric glue

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This is the finished piece. I love how it turned out, and love how vintage it looks and feels.

I would love to know you were here and what you think of my canvas, so please stop and leave me a comment!

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