Monday, March 1, 2010

Mystery Technique - Explore Canvas!

Well I hope you all had fun trying to guess what products were used on this project!

Before I tell you who the winner is I thought I'd share the complete project with you....

Explore Distressed Canvas

Explore Canvas 1


Distress Inks

Distress Stickles

Distress Re Inkers

Distress Crackle Paints

Adirondack Acrylic Dabber

Grunge Board or Grunge Paper

Archival Ink

Ink Blending Tool & Foam

Mini Mister

Ideaology Mini Mask

Pattern Tissue (from clothing patterns)

Ephemera (background paper on the canvas)

Large Vintage Brads

Aleene's Quick Grab Tacky Glue

Rubber Stamps

6x6 Canvas - Canvas Concepts


1. Add one drop of Broken China Distress Ink into a Mini Mister - fill with water. Shake well to mix. Apply a good coat over the entire canvas and paper ephemera. Let dry naturally or speed drying using heat tool.

2. Add one drop of Walnut Stain Distress Ink in Mini Mister - fill with water & shake well to mix.

3. Place mask where desired on the canvas. Mist with Walnut Stain. Remove mask & let dry.

4. Glue the paper ephemera on two corners using desired liquid glue.

5. Cut butterflies, swirls, swish (from butterfly), and label from Grunge Board or Paper. I free-hand cut my elements but I'm sure you can find loads of patterns on the net.

Explore Canvas 3

6. Paint the flourish, swish & label with Distress Crackle Paint and let dry.

7. Ink all parts of the butterflies with Distress Inks & let dry. Stamp the butterfly wings with various rubber stamps and Archival Ink.

8. Once the crackle paint has dried, stamp sentiment on the label.

9. Accent the flourish, swish & label with Distress Stickles.

10. Cover the Butterfly bodies with Black Soot Distress Stickles.

11. Assemble the butterflies by gluing bodies to wings.

12. Attach all of the Grunge Board pieces to the canvas.

Explore Canvas 2

That's where we'll stop for today.

Tomorrow I'll show you step by step how I created the tissue roses!

Now for the winner....


trixr4kids said...
Okay, here's my guessYou said to guess at least 3 products so here I go-Stamps (Obviously) :)-Distress/Adirondack ink-Alcohol inks-Grungepaper-Stickles (Original/Distressed) -Tissue paper/Mulberry Paper/Phonebook page?-Embossing inkHope I'm at least close. This is just so much fun. Thanks Roni
February 28, 2010 8:48 PM


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  1. WOW, what a cool canvas, Roni!! For sure I'm gonna try this!

  2. Congratulations to the winner! Roni I love this composition. It so puts me in mind of Spring and the Lord knows, we could use some Spring in NY - LOL!

    Elaine Allen

  3. Congrads! It is so pretty Roni! cant wait to hear about the roses..

  4. Your canvas is wonderful. I love how it all came together. Looking forward to the tissue flowers. Keep creating...

  5. congratulations to the winner. Love your canvas.

  6. Absolutely gorgeous Roni!!! I just love the little roses and the use of pattern paper. That was the mystery item I had trouble with (because of the black stripe), so I guessed the next best thing-phone book pages.
    What a beautiful little canvas. Thanks for the great share.


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