Saturday, January 25, 2014

Mixed Media Canvas layout

Hi crafty friends! I want to share with you a really fun project I created for Basically Bare… a canvas layout. This is not a layout on a framed canvas but a layout on a 12X12 canvas fabric for scrapbooking! This is so much fun to play with…

For those of you who never created a page from canvas let me assure you it’s not as scary as it might look. You just need to look at it as working with a 12X12 paper, add all the fun things you can do with it that you can’t do with paper and you get the perfect mix for an amazing project!

I started by unpicking slits I made in the canvas. That created a really cool look of unraveled threads that you can’t get when distressing or tearing paper. I did the same thing on all three edges of the canvas. Then I sprayed the canvas with different color sprays. At this point it’s important to remember two thing: first, the color sprays don’t blend as much on fabric like they do on paper. Second, it takes a lot longer to dry the canvas because it absorbs the spray much more than paper. After the canvas is dry I added a circle pattern with modeling paste and stencil. Then I added some more texture to the background with another stencil and distress inks.

I added the photos and then layered pieces of paper and ribbons around them. A good tip is to put the glue only on the middle of the photo and then it’s much easier to tuck things under it later. I added buttons, flowers, and punched stars. I even used some of the threads I unpicked. Just goes to show you that it’s always good to think twice before throwing something:-) I added the title and my layout was done!

I really recommend trying creating a layout on fabric at least once…it’s fun, it’s different and it’s challenging! AS always you can watch the step by step video tutorial!

Have fun Creating!


  1. Hi Einat! Also this video there isn't! WhY? I don't watch the link at video...Thank you for your beautiful layout!

  2. Love the layout and use of fabric for texture. The colours are very well chosen so appropriate for the theme of photos its yummy.