Saturday, 30 May 2015

Life Canvas


Photo courtesy of Scrapbooking Memories Magazine

Welcome Again
I hope this evening/day finds you well.
I am sitting here rugged up as it's Winter here in Australia and unfortunately my reverse cycle unit has gone on the blink, so no heating at the moment and I'm freezing. 
If I took a picture right now, it would not be very attractive but I'm sure you would all find it very amusing. 

This blog post today is a little tutorial on a canvas that I recently had published in Scrapbooking Memories Magazine. 
Vol 17 
Issue 12 
Pg 81

When I received an email from Vanessa to say they would like to put it in the magazine, I couldn't believe it. I was so overwhelmed that they would think that it was magazine worthy, let alone a full page submission with a tutorial. 
It had always been a bit of a bucket list item to be published. 

So lets get started.
You will need the following:
Canvas (any size)
Cardstock - White (to stamp wings)
Kaszazz Wing Stamp & Metal Charms
 Tim Holtz Cogs & Metal Charms
 Dusty Attic Chipboard & Paint
Kaisercraft Word Stickers & flowers
Twiddleybitz Chipboard
Dymo  labeller
StazOn ink
Ranger Perfect Medium & Embossing Powder
Tattered Angels Glimmer mist
Adirondack paint dabber - White
Alcohol Markers
Heat Gun
Helmar 450 Glue
Scrap Dots


1. Mix gesso with your chosen paint colours to create the base; brush this over your canvas. Paint chipboard vines with the leftover paint. Place gauze randomly on top of the wet paint. 
Set aside to dry or heat seat.

 2. Stamp the wings onto some scrap white cardstock. Using StazOn ink stamp the acetate with the wing stamp. Colour the acetate lightly with alcohol markers. Emboss a chipboard bodice with white embossing powder and then heat set. Wrap and affix gauze around the piece to create the skirt. Layer your embellishments randomly and use scrap dots to create height.

3. To finish off the canvas, use a white paint dabber to swipe over the embellishments (as seen in the pic to the right), canvas, flowers and chipboard to give a white wash effect.
Lightly spray the canvas with Old Lace Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist.

Create a quote with a Dymo labeller and word stickers.

Published page in Scrapbooking Memories Magazine. Photo credit: Scrapbooking Memories

I hope you have enjoyed this blog post and I welcome your comments below.

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Well time to go put my cold feet on hubby and cuddle up. 
Until next time, stay safe & warm or enjoy the sunshine depending on where you are.

Keep the Faith


  1. Love it. Congratulations on getting published.

  2. What a wonderful use of our product!.
    We are loving the surreal, steampunk feel of your card.
    We are proud to be part of your creations!.

    Warmest regards,

    Dymo Customer Service

    1. Thanks so much for your kind words and I love your product. I use it regularly in my projects. It was perfect for this canvas.