Friday, June 7, 2013

Daddy's Girls - embossed canvas

Hi all, it is Arin here and I have a huge confession to make . . . I am not a big fan of scrapbooking. I love looking at other crafter's layouts, but I just can't stay on top of it and then I am overwhelmed and it all just sits in a tote in the back of my craft room closet collecting mounds of dust. Thankfully, I have found a happy medium where I can capture memories as a scrapbooker, but have it also serve as home decor (which is my first crafty love)! This fun canvas wall hanging is a great way to capture keepsake moments and have them be timeless story just as a layout in a scrapbook. 

Materials Needed:
  • Globecraft & Piccolo - Embossing Powder Adhesive
  • Globecraft & Piccolo Vintage Copper Embossing Powder
  • Globecraft & Piccolo Real Rust Embossing Powder
  • Globecraft & Piccolo Gilded Rose Gold Embossing Powder
  • Globecraft & Piccolo Deep Blue Embossing Powder
  • Globecraft & Piccolo - Glastique Finishing Glaze Matte
  • Globecraft & Piccolo - Soft Grip Tweezers
  • Globecraft & Piccolo Steampunk Gears & Wind Up Key Chipboard Pieces
  • Hemptique - Hemp Cord
  • Artist's Loft 9x12 inch canvas
  • Americana Buttermilk craft paint
  • Craft Smart Golden Brown craft paint
  • Daubers/foam brushes/foam pieces
  • Close to My Heart Stamp Ink (Chocolate and White Daisy)
  • Pick Your Plum - Rubber Stamps (Chevron/Quarterfoil)
  • Heidi Swapp Color Shine -Mustard
  • Scotch ATG
  • Heat Gun
  • Paper: Glitz - 6x6 Cashmere Dame and MME 6x6 Bright
  • Paper Towel
  • Popsicle stick 

Step 1: Prep canvas base - Prep the canvas by applying a thin layer of buttermilk craft paint, allow to dry, dab golden brown craft paint, distress with a paper towel and then using a dauber ink canvas with white stamp ink. 

Step 2: Stamping and embossing onto canvas - Apply Piccolo Enamel/Embossing Powder Adhesive to the rubber stamps and stamp directly to the canvas.  Dust with Piccolo Gilded Rose Gold Embossing Powder and Piccolo Deep Blue Embossing Powder, remove excess and set with heat. Please note that this stamps  and embosses on canvas in a more "distressed" manner.

Step 3:  Making designer paper embellishments with stamping and embossing - Using the same crafting tools and Piccolo Embossing Powders and technique stamp and emboss images onto designer paper. 

Rip and ink edges of paper.  Using a 6x6 coordinating paper, rip and distress. 

Step 4: Embossing Piccolo Steampunk Gears & Wind Up Key chipboard pieces - Apply Piccolo Embossing Powder Adhesive to chipboard pieces and dust with Piccolo Embossing Powder, remove excess and set with heat using Soft Grip Tweezers.

Step 5: Embossing frame from Steampunk Gears & Wind Up Key chipboard set - Apply Piccolo Embossing Powder Adhesive to chipboard pieces and dust with Piccolo Deep Blue Embossing Powder, remove excess and set with heat.

Step 6 (optional - use of photos or print and hand cutting photos can be another option) - Cutting and prep of memory photos - Using a Silhouette Cameo, print and cut photos to desired size and ink edges.

Step 6 (optional - use any sentiment or print and hand cut sentiment): Cutting and prep of sentiment for embossed chipboard frame - Using a Silhouette Cameo, print and cut sentiment to desired size needed to fit the chipboard frame.  Lightly spray one coat of Heidi Swapp Color Shine to add a distressed feel to the sentiment. Attach sentiment to the back of the chipboard frame with an ATG.  

Step 7: Applying paper and photos to the canvas base - Using Glastique Finishing Glaze Matte, apply to the backs of paper and photos and place onto canvas. Apply a layer of Glastique Finishing Glaze Matte to the top surface of paper and photos and smooth with both a sponge and wooden Popsicle stick with light pressure.  

Step 8: Adding the Finishing Touches - Add the embossed gears randomly to the project using Glastique Finishing Glaze Matte  to secure and preserve and add Hemptique Hemp Cord around one side of canvas and add "Wind Up Key".  

Making memories "Globecraft and Piccolo style" can truly turn a few photos and a sentiment into more than just an account of an event or moment.  It can turn it into a work of art that brings those memories to life!  Having Piccolo Embossing products is a must-have in every memory maker's stash!  Be sure to pop over to my blog and see what I have cooking with more Globecraft & Piccolo Embossing Powders! 


Mary Ann said...

Beautiful layout!

Susie Craft Happy! said...

Beautiful layout project Arin! Great detail and really cute pics!


christi said...

wow, thanks for the step by step tute. i didn't know about these products before. what a cool way to capture memories. thanks for sharing!

Karon said...

Arin, this is such a fabulous creations and great way of making a work of art to display. TFS and have a great weekend.


Holly said...

Great project and tutorial from Arin! Holly :-)

southerncricutlady said...

Love the textures! Beautiful work and a memorable keepsake. Thanks for the tutorial!