Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Happy Home altered Canvas

This is my first project finished for my Shimelle class. Its not finished the way it's SUPPOSED to be finished, because I took the "make a 3 dimensional frame" to a different level, but I do LOVE the end results! I created this 12x12 canvass this morning, and it only took about 2 hours! Here is a little tutorial on how it was done
I knew instantly that I was going to want to use Basic Grey's "Mellow" line on this project. It is one of my favorites, and went perfectly for what I wanted to create
I chose the paper with the trees as my background paper, and then modge podged it to a 12x12 canvas-both underneath and on top. I like to mod podge the top as well, because #1, it makes it stick better, #2, it gives it texture, and #3, brings out the color! (used matte not gloss!)

see how the colors are brighter?

I then added some cloud paper to the top and inked the edges. I added the hearts (from the mellow punch outs) and drew around them with black pen. The rub on title is American Crafts. I also mod podged over the entire title.

Next, I cut out two house shapes (my own design) onto chipboard

I covered the chipboard houses in the mellow paper, and added the title with the mellow stickers. I once again outlined the stickers with black pen to make them stick out more. I mod podged the houses.

I then added the houses to the canvas and added the chimney. What you can't see in the pics is that I used thick double sided foam tape to add dimension, and on the left and right side I added it triple thick so they are at an angle.

The last picture is of my finished product. I have it hanging in my scrap area above my computer! I added the picture (dont know if you can tell, but they have underwear on their heads! *hence the title "fruit of my womb") I matted the pic on Bazzill black cardstock, and then added the mod podged figures. They also have double sided foam tape behind them and are raised above the pic.
I wish the pics did the colors justice on this project, cause it has been one of my faves to create! Enjoy!


Katie said...

Oh my gosh! I love this project! Where did you get your figures? Is canvas expensive? I would love to try to make something like this to hang in my bedroom.

Anonymous said...

Jill you are one talented little mama!! It's perfect!

Michael Ann said...

Totally going to lift this one! Beautiful Jill!