Unity Canvas

Not to be confused with the concept of a unity candle lol.  A fellow crafter whose work I heart severe created a 5 x 5 canvas for her Music Monday challenge a few weeks ago and I loved it so much I a: immediately bought the stamp set she used to make her canvas b: went out and got some canvas of my own and then c: went through withdrawals until I could get all of my scrappy stuff unpacked to finish the project.  I was so inspired by Angelica Suarez’s project (which you can see here) that I even decided to host a Home Decor Blog Hop next month.  Yes, Angelica will be participating!  And now…my Angelica inspired canvas:

Do you like it?  I do and I guess that’s what matters most huh lol?  Now…let’s talk about how I did it shall we?

Supplies needed:
Canvas size of choice (here I used a 10 x 10 I think…maybe 8  x  8 )
Paint of choice (I used some purple acrylic paint I have in my stash)
Accent/Background paper (dimensions vary based on canvas size…I used Tickled Pink 6 x 6 stack I received as blog candy…4 inch squares)
She Said Stamps from Unity (I purchased mine here)
Black Stayzon Ink (got mine from Archiver’s)
Lace (got mine from Joann’s)
Mod Podge
Glitter ( used some super fine glitter I got in an eBay lot…Art Studio I think and you can’t really see it)
Foam Brushes (one for paint one for Mod Podge)

Okie doke…here’s what I did with all those supplies.  First you paint the canvas and let it dry.  Then I cut and adhered my accent paper.  I chose the papers shown from the Tickled Pink paper pad by My Mind’s Eye because one I was itching to use it and two, though it says PINK I thought it was red and it would match my living room decor perfectly.  We have decided to decorate the living room in purple and red…my oldest daughter’s favorite colors.  It’s our way of keeping her with us till she be really be with us again.  Originally I was going to make a square of the two papers in the middle of the canvas alternating the patterns but then after I got the first square down I decided to go a different route.  Next you want to stamp your phrase/image with Stayzon or something pigment based and heat set if you want to stamp directly to the canvas like I did.  Now…if you are smart, you’ll mix your glitter with some Mod Podge and water and brush a couple of coats over the canvas to seal it all BEFORE adding your lace/ribbon.  I was not very smart at midnight last night but hey it worked.  Once your canvas is dry, using your stapler, staple your lace or ribbon where you like it and you’re all set!  Be sure to check back here April 22nd – 24th for my Home Decor Blog hop featuring more home decor ideas like this!


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