Saturday, April 4, 2009

"Create" on canvas!

As Randy on Idol would say, Check this out!

Because we live in military housing and know we won't be here forever, I wanted to attach the Decor Elements Create Definition to a movable surface. So I applied it to a pre-made stretched canvas that I found at a big box store.
Prior to applying the DE to the canvas, I first painted it with a mixture of white acrylic paint and Baja Breeze ink refill. My first attempt at this step was not exactly successful. Since I have dabbled in many different crafts over the years, I thought, Hey! I have white acrylic paint in my stash! *Note that this paint has probably been in my paint stash box for half of the 17+ years I've been married AND has been moved half a dozen times. So, it wasn't a surprise that it was a "bit" clumpy and didn't create that nice smooth surface I was hoping for--but not because of a lack of me trying. :) After a few hours of trying to pick off the little clumps and wondering if the little marks from where the clumps used to be on the canvas added "texture & interest" to the look, I ended up ditching the clumpy paint--both huge bottles of it--and going out and splurging another $1 to buy a brand new bottle. And, boy, did that make all the difference in the world!
In all its' glory, this inspirational canvas is hanging above my creative crafting space. It would be a perfect addition to the decor in anyone's creative space--whether it's on the wall or on another surface.

Be Creative, while you're
Happy Stampin!


sarahw said...

I love this! It looks so great on canvas. Hugs, Sarah

Traci G said...

This is a great idea!!! That's also funny about your paint. I was just cleaning out my closet in my stamping room today, and I have a box full of acrylic paints that are probably at least 5 years old. I kept them. Maybe I should rethink that? LOL

Julia said...

Great idea and it is able to move with you!

Anonymous said...

Great idea I love how it looks on the canvas!