Canvas is one of my favorite mediums, so needless to say, I had a ball with this!! Creating the frame around the edge was really easy, but takes a little patience.
I started by randomly tearing all 4 edges off of a scrap piece of 12x12 paper. (final size was about 10.5 square give or take) I used repositionable adhesive to adhere the scrap paper to the center of the canvas. Next, I used 2 different stamps and embossing ink to stamp on the exposed canvas, 1 side at a time. Once I finished one side, I poured WOW Embossing Powder in Opaque Bright White on the image and then tapped off the excess. Once all 4 sides were coated, I removed the scrap paper and used a heat gun to melt the powder.
I then used an inking sponge and Quick Quote's PowderPuff Chalking Inks in Baja Blue, Mocha Mama, and Green With Envy to add color to the edges. I re-adhered the scrap paper to the center and continued to add ink until I was satisfied with the look. (the frame took on the shape of the scrap paper)
I used a damp paper towel to remove the excess ink from the embossing. The embossing acts as a resist and you will see all of the different inks in the recesses. This is one of my favorite techniques.
I lightly spritzed the center with misting inks in 2 different colors before adding photos and embellishments to the canvas. I matted the photo using JB-400 and then framed it with images cut from JB-100 and JB-400. I cut strips from the new vellum strips to serve as part of my title and journaling.
I added texture to the hand cut items using buttons and twine.
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Quick Quotes Just Because (JB-100, JB-400)
Unforgettable Moments Vellum Strip
Memories Vellum Strip
PowderPuff Chalking Ink (Baja Blue, Mocha Mama, Green With Envy)
Balloon 8x10 Chipboard
Embossing Powder- WOW Embossing Powders
Foam Alpha- American Crafts