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!