Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Canvas Scrap Night

I'm still on a high from last nights Canvas Scrap Class. I am so fortunate to have a group of scrappers who love to experiment and who forgive me if I don't know everything. One of the girls had ventured into Scrapping onto Canvas, and that is something I've thought would be good to try so between the 2 of us we arranged a group and set to it. 

Luckily I have plenty of room in a dedicated studio space, so 6 of us spread out and attacked the canvasses.

Hard at work, designing and getting started.

We had 3 different sizes to choose from:
40 x 40; 30 x 30 and 20 x 20 cm.

Most of the girls opted for the 30 x 30; I guess that's closer to the regular scrap page size and we felt more comfortable with that. However a couple did the 40 x 40 and the designs that eventuated showed how liberating the larger size can be. I have permission to show you some of the results (thanks Debby, Natalie, Chriss, Elle, Ceshton - Pat had gone home when I decided to start photographing) but first I'll show you a couple of examples that I'd prepared to show some different techniques that could be applied to this type of scrapping. 

This example is on a 30 x 30 canvas and uses papers with specific elements cut out and added over the base paper. It is Stampin' Up!® paper, but one I purchased on a trip to the USA. The tags are found objects and I've use the Stampin' Around Wheel for the music image on the white tag.
The photo is of my father in law who was a musician with the Melbourne symphony Orchestra for over 40 years. This was in his younger days!

We tried a couple of adhesive forms but without exception we all preferred the PVA (craft glue) mixed with a little water over using Mod Podge. Good thing too as it is much cheaper!

The next canvas I tried was a much smaller one and I used ink on the canvas rather than paint around the edges. As I expected, the ink ran when the liquid glue was applied over it, but I do love the effect achieved.

I experimented with the Designer Series Specialty Paper for this one and added papers from the Designer Series Paper Patterns Pack. It was interesting to see how the inked areas reacted when the adhesive was applied over the top, and again when images were stamped over the top again. 

Jaci in Boulder Colorado - December 1st, 1985

One of the great things about scrapping onto canvas is that you can add as much or as little 3-D embellishment as you choose. I added these lovely Snow Flakes from my stash.

And to show you how much variety comes out of my classes I have added photos of some of the other girls works. Unfortunately some of the photos I took were out of focus - must have been a tad excited at the goings on in the craft room!

So now you can see why it is so exciting to have classes like this. As a retired art teacher I love to see everyone's style develop. I love every moment of being a Stampin' Up Demonstrator - it's not just about making cards or scrap booking. Its about finding your own creativity and having the high quality products to produce great results.

If you would like further information about Scrapping on Canvas, or would like to attend or arrange a class with friends please contact me via my Demonstrator Business Web Site

Until next time,

Stay Crafty!


  1. It was a good workshop....looking forward to finding what I need to just finish off my canvas....still needs some work. Loved both of yours and I especially loved Nat's. Good job everyone!!


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