Monday, September 10, 2012

Flower Canvas by Steph Ackerman

Good morning, Steph here with a flower canvas using Spelbinders dies and scraps of pattern papers.

I selected a canvas board that measures approximately 5" x 7" to display my flowers.  Since it is a flat board, it can be hung in even the smallest of places.  I started by sponging Ranger Antique Linen Ink on the canvas.  Using a circular motion, I brought the color into the canvas.  Then I added a hint of Ranger Wild Honey and Walnut Ink along the edges.

Using Spellbinders Spiral Blossom One die and assorted scraps of pattern paper, I created 8 flowers.  Using a quilling tool helps get the petals tightly wound.  A glue dot on the base of the flower holds the flower together - no other gluing is necessary.  Once I had the flowers finished, I placed them on my canvas, adhering them with Beacon Adhesive which provides a nice strong bond.  I left room for the sentiment in the lower right corner which I stamped with Ranger Walnut Ink.

This close up shows the details of the flowers and the inked canvas texture on the background.  Canvas is very forgiving and you can add as little, or as much, ink as you desire.

To make the flowers seem more realistic, I pushed the centers and gently folded the outer edges of each flower.  It's a little hard to see, but some Icicle Stickles add a hint of shimmer to the flower centers.

Once finished, I punched a hole in each corner of the canvas with a Crop-a-dile and tied ribbon through the holes.

Thanks for stopping by today.



Creative M said...

Wow!!This is Beautiful!Gorgeous Flowers!!Awesome!TFS

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