Monday, January 12, 2015

Reverse Canvas Tutorial by Guest Designer Tina Walker

My Creative Scrapbook guest designer Tina Walker is featuring our January Main Kit today with a step by step tutorial for creating a fabulous wall art piece!


Hi! Tina Walker here today with a quick and easy way to use your My Creative Scrapbook kits to create handmade Home Decor and wall art!

Follow along for a short tutorial on how to create your own reverse canvas!

1. Flip canvas around so the back side is now the front. Cover the entire surface with gesso.

2. Using a favorite stencil, add texture and interest to the canvas by applying modeling paste (or whipped spackle) to the canvas.

3. Spray stenciled surface with several shades of your favorite Spray Mist.

4. Mute Spray Mist color by painting a thin layer of gesso to surface.

5. Add more depth of color by painting stenciled (and gesso'd) surface with pearlized water color(s) until you achieve the desired color. (to be honest, I didn't care for the bright colors of the Spray Mist, so I painted the surface with Gesso to add the water color paint. Gesso is a wonderful thing! :) )

6. Add colored modeling paste (Dazzelerz by Shimmerz Paints) to outside and inside edge of canvas.

7. Add pretty patterned paper to inside of canvas.

8. Adhere layered stickers to center of patterned paper. Also adhere photo corners to inside section.



Please visit our Design Team Gallery to view more of Tina’s beautiful work.

Here's the January Main Kit:

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Maremi's Small Art said...

Inspirational project and great tutorial, thank you x

Mycreativescrapbook said...

Love what you created Tina, thank you

Jò said...

love this!