Thursday, 31 July 2014

Sweetheart mini canvas series - Couture Creations and Imaginarium Designs Blog Hop

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Welcome to Day 4 of the Couture Creations & Imaginarium Designs Blog Hop!  

We’re so excited to team up with Imaginarium Designs  sharing inspiring projects created with both our products with you this week. What could be more perfect than our Embossing Folders and Dies and Imaginarium Designs  gorgeous Chipboard designs.
Each day this week we will feature our Design Team projects and over on the Imaginarium Designs Blog they will also feature their Design Team projects all created using Couture Creations and Imaginarium Designs products. So loads of inspiring projects for you to help get your creative juices flowing.
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the lucky winners!
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The ID ladies posting today are: Natalie May, Amy, Chito. Patricia is also posting today from the Couture Creations website along with me. 
Finally after all the administrative stuff is out of the way, welcome to my post for the combined Couture Creations and Imaginarium Designs blog hop! I have created this three piece mini-canvas series.  

So, without further ado let's get on to seeing how you can create a mini canvas series just like this one. I wanted to create some texture in the background of each canvas and decided to create my own stencil using the Moulin Rouge die from The Treasures range of ornamental lace dies. Because I cut this out of an acrylic sheet, I made my sandwich up using cutting plate, die, acrylic, metal plate, cutting plate. The metal plate helps get a really tight sandwich and can be used when cutting acrylic sheets, fabric, light chipboard etc.

Once you have your stencil, place it on each canvas and apply texture paste over the top. I put the stencil in the centre for my centre canvas and slightly off-centre for each of the side pieces. Let the texture paste dry before moving on to the next step.

I chose to use the beautiful Embellishment 1 Corner pack from Imaginarium Designs on each of the edge canvases. The feature of the middle canvas is a Light Box Frame die-cut from The Metricon range. I have cut two of these from an old cereal box and glued these together to become the same thickness as the chipboard. Glue these to the canvases using a strong adhesive. Cover all three canvases (including the chipboard/cardboard) in gesso and leave to dry. 

Use your favourite colours of mist to add some colour to the canvases. I sprayed mine while they were close together to give a more cohesive look with the pink along the bottom. Don't forget to paint the edges of the canvas as well. I found the chipboard didn't absorb the colour as well as the rest of the canvas so I painted more colour directly onto those pieces. Dry brush some gesso over the canvas to highlight the stencilling work we did at the start.

Add a photo to the centre of the Light Box die. Embellish to your heart's content! I used lots of Glitzin’ Glamour and Gemstones for bling, along with ribbons, flowers and other bits and pieces.

Couture Creations Materials List:
CO721990 Gemstones 100pc Vintage Gold
CO721992 Gemstones 100pc Blue Iceberg
CO721991 Gemstones 100pc Green Envy
CO721980 Glitzin Glamour Glitter Glue Rainbow

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Kaisercraft Paper pack


Rubber stamp packs.


  1. Oh these canvas designs
    are so pretty! You make it
    look so easy to make.
    Carla from Utah

  2. Lauren your canvases look fabulous ..great technique

  3. Fabulous tutorial Lauren and what a beautiful result! Love ur canvas series! ♥

  4. Love your canvas technique - the texture is a great idea

  5. FABULOUS minis Lauren - LOVE the colours & textures, LOVE the bling on your PRETTY chippies and LOVE your flower clusters too - they will look BEAUTIFUL together on display!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION :)

  6. Lovely canvas pieces! Thanks for the tutorial!

  7. amazing canvas work they are beautiful, loving the chippies used to give them effect xx

  8. fabulous canvas, love them :)


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