Thursday, November 12, 2015

Broken, Mixed Media Canvas using PaperWhimsy Amazing Alterables

Happy Thursday!

Today, I am up on the PaperWhimsy blog with my November project.  

I have a unique, different type of project for you today.  I recently pinned this idea and I thought it would fun to expand on the cut canvas idea, with an Amazing Alterable twist. 

To start, I painted my raw canvas with several colors of Spray Mist.  I love to let them mix and mingle and pool to create a one of a kind look.  

I placed my Amazing Alterable piece on the canvas and drew a rough outline as a guide to cut the canvas.

I cut the shape with an Xacto knife and finished the edge with blanket stitch.  (I used red wax linen thread for added strength)

I gave my Amazing Alterable piece a quick spray of gesso spray, not minding if a the coverage was incomplete.  Once the Amazing Alterable was dry, I drilled holes around the edge of the entire piece.  This is where I would attach the Alterable to the canvas.

Using black wax thread, I attached the Amazing Alterable piece to the canvas, securing and stretching as needed.  

Special note:  Be gentle with the pressure when stitching.  As you can see, I broke the arm and foot, but embraced the 'mistake'.  Overall, it really enhanced the idea I had.  So no mistake was actually made.  :)

I covered a scrap piece of chipboard with a piece of vintage paper and adhered it to the backside of the canvas.  You can also leave it open for a different look.

To finish my canvas, I added a hand-stamped metal sentiment and secured it to the canvas with upholstery nails. (brads would work as well)  

 PaperWhimsy products used:
Curious Poupee 2

I hope you enjoyed my unique use of Amazing Alterable.  Their creative possibilities are endless.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day!

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