Again, I love anything altered. I love canvas'. They give you a blank slate to do with whatever you want. You can paper mache them, paint them, rip them, anything. I had bought some burlap rippon with lace along the edges at Love is in the Details. I wanted to use it up in a shabby chic kind of way. I also love Prima doll stamps and wanted to use that as the center on the canvas. So during the crafty week I had all to myself.. I decided to do a canvas.
While having season 2 of Parenthood on in the background, I then sat down and stared at the white canvas for about 1/2 an hour.. hahaha not really that long, but seemed like it
I wanted to get my hands messy, so pulled out my paints and baby wipes (for clean up after) and got busy.
I first painted the canvas using pink, grey and blue..
I first painted it all with gesso and waited till it dried. Then I painted it with the colors. It ended up looking like this..
I not only did the front, I painted the back of the canvas too. You'll see why later. I took a brown distress ink pad and wiped it over top of the canvas and inked along the edges. Next was the modge podge. I painted that all over the front and the back.
I used my Heat It blow dryer to dry each coat I did. In this pic, you see me drying the gesso..
I then found a Prima sheet of paper that I liked and cut it down to the same size as the canvas. I also had a light chipboard piece that I cut to size. I stamped the page with blue paint using a music note stamp on the corner of the page, took my distress ink pad and rubbed it over lightly.
It looked like this..
I then adhered the page to the chipboard piece and hot glued it to the back of the canvas with the Prima paper facing in.
After I did all that, I started cutting and pulling back the front of the canvas like this..
I folded back the edges and scrunched them in to hot glue them to the wood frame of the canvas and set aside to dry. I stamped the Prima doll and cut it out. I colored her hair and top with copic markers. Then, I used pink lace ribbon and cut it in strips. I started with one strip at the bottom of her dress and then I kept making layers with the ribbon to create a lacy skirt. I added a pearl button at the waist and an adhesive pearl on her hair band.
When the frame was dry, I started adding the canvas ribbon. I cut it up into four strips and scrunched them up and glued them onto the corners. I then used burlap ribbon on the left hand side and lace ribbon on the right. I had a swirly laser cut piece and inked it and glued it on top of the lace. Then I added the button on top of that. Glued on flowers onto the bottom left hand corner and a resin key to the top left hand corner.
I then used cheese cloth and scrunched it up and placed on the inside of the canvas and adhered the Prima doll tag on top of it. I found wording that I liked.. "Inner beauty doesn't need make-up" and printed it off onto a light tan cardstock. I cut up the words into pieces and glued them onto some burlap ribbon. Then placed them inside the canvas. I added a couple of bling drops and a Paris charm and it was complete.
Here are some pics of the finished piece.