Thursday, January 21, 2010

4 Seasons Canvas

Since we just finished up with the calendar I thought it would be a great time to share my 4 season's canvas and a really fun way to combine the Ink Blending Tool, Adirondack Acrylic Paints and Sticky Back Canvas.

I have to tell you I just love the Sticky Back Canvas. It's so easy to use and since it's already got the adhesive on the back there is no need to worry about how to attach it to your projects!

4 Seasons Canvas 2


Adirondack Acrylic Dabbers

Ink Blending Tool & Foam

Sticky Back Canvas


Die-Cut Machine & Dies or Scissors (to hand cut)

Rick Rack

Wire (to make the Hanger)


1. Cut a piece of chipboard and Sticky Back Canvas 8x8. Mount the canvas on the chipboard.

2. Use a pencil to divide the canvas into 4 smaller squares. It doesn't have to be precise since it's just a basic guide on where to paint.

3. Decide on 2-3 colors of paint for each season. Working on one square or season at a time, add a dab of each color for winter (I used Cloudy Blue, Sailboat Blue & Denim)... on the canvas placing the lightest color in the center working your way toward the edge.

4. Beginning in the center use the Ink Blending Tool & Foam to blend the paints. Work the paint in a circular motion moving toward the edges of the small square until you reach the pencil marks. Exchange foams and continue with each box/season.

5. Let the entire canvas dry completely.

6. Paint individual smaller pieces of canvas (approx 3x3) using the appropriate colors for each seasonal icon and let dry.

7. Die-cut or hand cut the icons from the painted canvas pieces.

8. Apply details using a black gel pen or Inkssentials Pigment Pen.

9. Remove the backing paper and mount on the painted canvas.

10. Bend the wire into a hanger form.

11. Add the rick-rack to the canvas and attach to the hanger.

And here you go....


4 Seasons Canvas 2


4 Seasons Canvas


4 Seasons Canvas


4 Seasons Canvas

Would you like to win this canvas?

Simply post a comment and you'll be entered to win!

If you post a link to your blog to this post (and come back and tell me) you will have a second entry for a chance to win!

Good Luck Everyone!!


  1. Very cute. I just recently started using the stick backed canvas and I love it. Thanks for the idea. I'd love to own a piece of your art! (I don't have a blog.)

  2. You are soo creative and talented!! Keep on inspiring and motivating!!!

  3. I love this project! Plus it looks super easy!

  4. Hi Roni -

    This is cute, love the pumpkin (fall is my favorite time of year). I just picked up last week some sticky back canvas, had not idea what I was going to do with it, but I do now - LOL!

    Elaine Allen

    P.S. How are the babies doing?

  5. Oh...what a great idea! Thank you for the chance to win!

    I posted your link on my sidebar.

    Have a nice day

  6. I have never tried this type of canvas. Your blog is very creative and you make very pretty things. Thank you!

  7. How fun Roni! Are those all Sizzix? I think I have all four of them :)

  8. hmmm I posted on this before but it isnt here..yes...I would love to win some canvas! this stuff looks like so much fun to use...and your project is very cute..I luv that lil pumkin too! ty for sharing ..cher

  9. cool! it just seem so fun and easy to use the sticky canvas!

  10. Oh, I'd love to try the sticky back canvas! what a cute idea too! Just like everything else on your blog, you make me think outta the box!

  11. Pick me pick me!!! I've always wanted to try this, and I can't find it anywhere close to my house. I love your blog, it is so inspirational. Thanks for sharing all of your wonderful tips and techniques.

  12. Thanks for the idea. I'd love to own a piece of your art!

    Work from home India


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