Tuesday, April 9, 2013

CTMH For Always and a 6 x 6 Canvas

Mixed Media, canvas and 3D items are so "hot" right now.  And, they should be!  We spend so much time working on our projects that it is sad to keep them locked up in a closed album or sealed envelope.  CTMH has several new and fun "My Creations" 3D items ready for you to decorate and call your own.
This is the 6 x 6 Canvas Display (Z1818) that I decorated.  When you receive the canvas, it is a Colonial White color.  The canvas is stretched on a substantial wood frame so that you can even stamp on the canvas.  To get started on my project, I mixed a few drops of Black re-inker into Pearl Paint (Z1035).  With the create a shade paint, and re-inker, you can create any color that you want.  After it dried, I randomly sponged Ruby Pigment Ink (z2502) on the surface.  A quick note about pigment ink...it is more opaque than dye based ink.  Therefore, it dries more slowly and is great for embossing.  It also is "thicker" and "sits" on the top of your surface making it perfect for 3D objects. 

After everything was dry (doesn't take too long) I set out to decorate the canvas.  My base was the For Always paper packet (X7165B).  CTMH has released these terrific fabric that coordinate with For Always and Chantilly.  Here, I cut a strip, sewed a running stitch down the middle and gathered it for the trim.  I attached it with Liquid Glass ...boy, can you use Liquid Glass for just about anything.  :o)  The Eiffel Tower and cameo were cut using the Artiste Cricut Cartridge (Z1790).  A note about the cameo.  I cut out the frame, inner circle and silhouette.  Using repositionable adhesive, I attached the silhouette and sponged heavily around it using Ruby ink.  When the silhouette was removed, I had a reverse mask.  I stippled the center with Slate ink to give a more realistic look.

This is a close-up of the "melted" flowers that I made using the Satin Polka Dot Ribbon (Z1802).  I added a glitter button (retired) with a sparkle in the center for some bling. 

This is the YouTube Video I did explaining how to do the "melted' flowers.
I love the idea of being able to show off my artwork in 3D projects.  They're not hard, you design them with the same thought process as you would any scrapbook layout or card.  With a few dimensional embellishments and some Liquid Glass for adhesive, you've got a great 3D project.  Stop by my website to check out all of the great CTMH products.  For Now, Happy Crafting!


Francis Ames said...

The Srapbooking Diva is back! Great job Cindy. At first I thought how can she fit all this stuff on a card and realized it was a canvas. Cool stuff! Oh how I miss Paris.

Unknown said...

You do such wonder work Mama, your not just the paper craft Diva you are the paper craft MAVIN.

Julia said...

This canvas is wonderful. Love your flowers, they are fun to make, but I've never used ribbon. Thanks for sharing.