8 Dec 2013

Christmas Canvas

Hi Everyone

This is the canvas i did at the Oyster Stamps Weekend Retreat
I did the basic canvas with the crafters, and they were then able to take it home to finish with all the christmas bits and pieces they gathered over the christmas break
Neet did a tag pocket for the second day

I started the project with  2 x square canvas, mine measured 8x8", but you can use any size
Barn door distress paint
Graphic45 12 days of Christmas 8x8 paper pad

Using Canvas on a roll i measured and cut out a piece to cover the join between the two canvases, creasing the piece down the middle, to allow for you to fold the canvases together. I then used a heavy duty double sided tape to stick the canvas pieces onto the canvas.
I then cut pieces of canvas to cover all the from wooden bits, as they tend to have lots of staples on show.
Paint the whole canvas with the Barn door distress paint, this give a nice covering to the whole piece

Cut out two pages from your Graphic45 pad, and cover the inner section of your canvas

Measure and stick Graphic45 and ribbon to canvas

For the front, i have used a sheet of the Graphic45 christmas paper, ripped around the edges, then given a bit of colour from any colour of distress inks, curling the top and bottom corner to give a bit of dimension
I cut one of the panels (graphic45) and mounted this onto a pieces of black card, and stuck down with foam pads, with a smudge of stickler on the front

I then stamped a tress stamp, using verse mark ink, and glittery white wow powder, cut out and layered onto the paper front

Andrea finished the canvas off for me.
Using some mount board strips, painted in the same distress paint to section off one of the sides to give some panels.
Using Graphic45 papers, some fussy cutting, and christmas bits and pieces to fill in your panels

We hope you enjoy this project
You can use pictures inside for a christmas keepsake
ali xx


  1. Love this! Fabulous creation.x

  2. Beautiful work Ali, can I come along to play next time please ;) xx

    1. You can in January at our workshops in Exeter xx

  3. Amo seu projeto, muito especial. Beijo, feliz semana.

  4. Love the way the canvas looks like a book and those papers are just gorgeous. What a lovely project. Hugs, Anne x

  5. wonderful work Ali - love this xx

  6. smashing project and a wonderful tableaux, Annette x

  7. This is lovely Ali, I love all the details. xx