Sunday, August 28, 2011

A Canvas Birthday Card



Since working for Michaels I have found a new love! Back-stapled artist canvases are just so cool! You don't need to just paint on these three dimensional surfaces, glue designs of all types.
I wanted to make something different for my lovely daughter-in-law's birthday. I painted green acrylic paint over a 6”x6” canvas and used “Distress Ink” by Tim Holtz around the edge over the dry paint, giving the project a vintage look. Next my photographer husband duplicated an antique birthday postcard, which I mounted on foam dimensional dots and adhered to the green canvas. Satin ribbon was applied next to the opposite side if the canvas using “Zip Dry” paper glue. Using the same glue, I adhered ribbon and paper flowers to the satin ribbon. Now instead of a same old, same old card my daughter-in-law is displaying canvas art work on her counter!
 Michaels Event Updates
Crop Nights: Sept. 3 and Sept. 17 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. $5

Spotted Canary Basic scrapbook Classes $25
3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Sat. 9/3, 10, 17 & 10/1
Paper Ed Classes $25
Paper Bag Mini album
Wed. 9/7 or Mon. 9/12
1 to 3 p.m.
Altered Canvas Trio
Wed. 9/14 or Mon. 9/19
1 to 3 p.m.
Operation Xmas Cards
Wed. 9/21
1 to 3 p.m.
Texture Wow!
Mon. 9/26
1 to 3 p.m.

5 comments:

Lynda @ Uber Savvy Buzzword said...

This is a nice idea- so much easier to display than cards. Lynda

Carla said...

Thanks Lynda,
And fun to work on too!
Carla

girlia said...

Great idea.

Carla said...

Thanks for your comment.

CraftyJAR said...

That is so nice of you. I am sure she will love it it is beautiful. I have an award for you on my blog.
Judy