Friday, 16 July 2010

Painted Canvas Cards

It's not obvious from the photograph but these cards are made from inkjet canvas. Inspired by a card on the front of Craft Stamper Magazine this month, I've been getting thoroughly messy again today! 
I bought a few sheets of A4 inkjet canvas ages ago and have only ever used it once. So, out came a sheet of canvas, along with acrylic paints, stamps and Staz-On ink pads. I set about creating a piece of 'Art'. 
I'm not an artist but this technique was fun to do. I used scarlet, vermilion and yellow paints, watered down, to paint blocks of colour onto the inkjet paper, allowed it to dry, then stamped randomly with stamps from my collection (rediscovering stamps I had forgotten I had!). Some images were stamped using the acryllic paint, others were stamped using purple and brown Staz-On. 
The result was a very bright piece of original artwork, or 'mess' as Hubby called it. Once I had made up the cards though, he did say he thought they were OK.

Since taking the photos I have added interest with paper border strips in the same colours and some buttons. (I couldn't find the sequins I wanted at the time and had to 'make do'). I've also added stamped sentiments and included a Wedding Day insert in the large square card below. The couple this card is intended for are not having a traditional wedding and will appreciate, I hope, a modern style of card. 
The cut-up piece of canvas made a total of four cards: one large square and three smaller ones.

This final photograph shows the large card, and my messy work table - but more about that on Wednesday's WOYWW post.


  1. That really is very artistic 'mess' :-)
    I really love the effects you've got and the cards are really pretty.
    A x

  2. Well I think they are fab and well worth all the mess!!

  3. Very nice you did a great job thanks for sharing

  4. This work is just stunning and I recognise some of those stamps! I spy a Simple Expressions stamp there... lovely work and great colours.

  5. These look fanatastic Ann and I bet they look even nicer again in real life :)

    Did you give your blog a new look while I was away? I like it!



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