Wednesday, October 14, 2015

If You Don't Believe in Miracles Burlap Canvas

Good Morning!!!!  Wanda here today to share a 4" x 6" burlap canvas I've created.  

I began by spraying Color Wash sprays (denim, sailboat blue, lettuce) onto the canvas.  While it was still damp, I scraped white embossing paste here and there, spreading it as flat as I could make it.  This was left to dry completely.  Next I added embossing paste through a stencil (Dreamweaver LJ907) in 3 areas and let it dry.  

The quote, If you don't believe in miracles, is stamped onto a square of torn natural muslin using Archival Ink jet black and dried.  I very lightly sprayed tumbled glass Distress Spray Stain over the square and dried it.  This square is attached with brads to a piece of Warm & Natural cotton batting cut with pinking scissors.  The next layer is a piece of corrugated packaging cut and torn to size.  Next is a piece from my scrap box that was left from THIS tutorial.  I cut the scrap to the size I wanted and even though it had paste, design and color on it already I ran it through an embossing folder (Elizabeth Craft Design 105 curvy leaves) and then used my finger to add a metallic rub (Treasure Gold) to help bring out the design.  I also rubbed some around the canvas edges.  I love that hint of metallic!!  These layers were attached to the canvas as shown.

I tore a strip of muslin, colored it with Distress Inks, wrapped it around the canvas and tied a double bow.  Over this I've glued a die cut flower (Elizabeth Craft Designs 964 Victorian Flower Set 1 and 965 Victorian Flower Overlay Set 1).  The flowers were cut from soft finish cardstock, color added with Distress Inks, and a brad to hold them together.  I had a left over leaf spray (Elizabeth Craft Designs 1034 Flourishes & Branches) already cut from manila cardstock.  I inked it with Distress Inks, cut it up, and glued on the pieces.  Finally I added a trinket pin, a mini paper clip, and a small heart embellishment.  The heart was colored with a drop of slate alcohol ink.


  1. Your color selection is beautiful. Very restful. Thanks for sharing

  2. Wow - I've never tried stamping on muslin before. I bet it's harder than it looks to get such a good crisp image like you've done here. Love those flowers too! Beautiful!

  3. This project is awesome, Wanda. I would love to just sit with you a weekend and craft with you! I would learn so much!! And it would be a fun time, too. :)

    1. Thank you, K-Jo!!!! That would be a whole lot of fun and I'm sure I would learn much also!!!


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