Thursday, January 26, 2012

Annette Goatley: Going Green with a Canvas Diary

Hi, these are the products I used to alter this 50p Diary.

A Sheet of Acrylic Canvas 12" x 10" (sold as a pad), Mask, Rubber Stamp, Texture Paste, Acrylics: Copper and Hookers Green, Fabric Glue, Palette Knife, Sponge and an old Kitchen Tile for Mixing.

Placing the Mask on the Canvas Sheet, use your palette knife to apply the Texture Paste. Once dry apply the Acrylic Paints and Stamp.

Thought you would like to see a close up of the finished Canvas Sheet.

Luckily my Canvas Sheet was the perfect size for the Diary which measured 8" x 6" and I had enough left over for a large bookmark. The great thing about the Acrylic Canvas Sheet is that it stretches beautifully so when you glue it onto the diary it fits brilliantly.

You can add extra embellishments according to your likes. This has a lovely feel to it, very touchable and much softer than Sticky Back Canvas.

Wishing you all a very creative weekend, hugs Annette x

16 comments:

  1. Great project, love the technique.

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  2. Fabulous Annette thanks for sharing will have to give this ago!!

    Maggie

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  3. Looks brilliat but I confused as to what acylic canvas is ? oh or is it canvas for acrylic paint ?
    Von xxx

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  4. Hi Von, its an canvas sheet for the use of acrylics, you can buy the sheet in a pad which you pull out and use. The pads are sold at most art stores and also The Works. Hope this makes it clearer, x

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  5. Wow, it just looks like loads of holly leaves or something, amazing! And such a lush green!

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  6. Wonderful textures Netty. Love the deep greens to
    hugs Lynn

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  7. Stunning piece Netty, love that beautiful green and what a bargain, Gay x

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  8. Fabulous new cover for your diary. Love the idea of using canvas as your base. and the green glorious green love it XOXO Zoe

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  9. Gorgeous technique, makes a fabulous cover.

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  10. Netty, what a great technique! I don't think I have ever seen canvas sheets, but will take a closer look! Beautiful!

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  11. Beautiful Netty, thanks for sharing..xx

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  12. Wow, Annette, that's amazing color and texture. Love it!

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  13. fabulous tutorial and fantastic creation

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Thanks for your wonderful words!

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