Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Fanny- Canvas Frame **HOME DECOR**

Last June at Scrap-A-Ganza, Fanny took a class with Jen Starr. Here she learned how to alter the back of a canvas frame so it becomes a shadow box.

Altered Canvas Frame
by Fanny Delobel

12x12 canvas
Papers: Bazzil light denim blue, BasicGrey "Petit," BasicGrey "Vineyard"
Paint: Making memories white paint, Distress Crackle paint "Faded Jeans" and " Shabby Shutters"
Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Inks "Walnut Stain," Ranger adirondack pigment Ink "Denim"
Stamps: Fancy Pants clear stamps "Fresh Mod 12x12 Stamps" , "From the Garden 12x12 Stamps"
Tim Holtz Grungeboard
Making Memories clear embellishments
Heidi Swapp Mask (bird)
Cut and dry foam
white pen (ranger inkessentials white gel pen)
Miscellaneous: Strip of denim, buttons, alpha chipboards, 3D foam adhesive, sand paper

We will be using the back of the canvas to create a shadow box effect.

First, paint the chipboard flowers with distress crackle paint.
Mesure the distance between the wooden structure in the back of the canvas and cut the blue cardstock 1/2 '' wider than your measurement ( approximately 9''x9"")
Using clear acrylic stamps and denim ink and stamp flourish and floral images all over the cardstock (not in the center because there will be a photo). Outline the images and doodle around stamped images with white pen.
Cut the canvas and adhere the ribbon inside it (to hang your canvas on the wall if you want) .
Adhere the blue cardstock in the canvas between the wood for the background.

Place the transparency over the opening in the back of the canvas and place the bird mask. Remove the transprency from the canvas and use the white paint to paint around the mask (with cut and dry foam ).

Cut 4 strips of the green Basic Grey paper (11 3/4"" x 1 3/4 "") Distress the edges (with sand paper and brown or blue ink).Set the transparency in place on the canvas and attach the top and bottom green paper on the transprecy (not on the canvas!).Mitter the corners of the green paper. Then attach the remaining strip of green paper to the transparency.

Matte your photo (using remaining Basic Grey green paper)Adhere your photo to the background with foam pop dots to create dimension. I did it with stamped flowers too.

Measure the edges inside of the canvas and cut 4 strips of basic Grey paper. Adhere them inside to the wood.
Measure the outside edge all around the canvas and cut 4 strips of Basic Grey paper. Adhere them to the canvas and ink the edges

Tie a knot in the strip of denim and attach to the canvas. Place flowers, buttons, painted grungeboard, pin and other embellishments to finish.

Adhere your alpha chipboards for your title.

1 comment:

Starlight said...

Oh I'm lovin it!
I'll make one today,thanks for sharing it with us darling.