Wall Canvas Board | Fine Art Projects | Michaels

Wall Canvas Board | Fine Art Projects | Michaels


Well, we’re making a wall hanging today
with Jo Pearson from Michaels and you used canvas board to make this
wall hanging right? We did–kind of looking something a little
bit different, you know, instead of taking a scrapbook onto the wall and
this is a great little canvas board. Here’s what we have here–and of course it
comes in different sizes so you could use whatever you wanted. This happens to
be a 8X10. So this is what we’ve started with. Now what we did–the very first
step, we did was we painted this with crackle paint and I think you’ll be
able to see, when it dries, you can see the cracks in it. But I’m going to
give you this and let you set it there. But lets take some–we have some
burnt umber and some extender. Now the burnt umber, is that just
the regular acrylic paint? Yes. So now you can either brush it on–
I’ll let you do that. Or if you wanted to you could take a paper towel of whatever– And if you wanted it a little bit darker
at the edges, we could do that too. We could take and look we’ll just
go along the edges here. Oh that’s cool. It’s kind of like
when we chalk edges on paper. Right. Then it just gives that shadow effect.
And then is it best to start with a light coating because we can always make it darker. Right, sometimes you know,
more is not better, because– Less is more. We could put more on, it’s just really
hard to take a whole lot of it off. So I think the best thing to do is to just start with
–and you know maybe even when it’s dry, if you think it needs to be
a little darker, then just go back and add it. So we’re just going to set that aside.
And then I want to show you what we did here and I’m going to let you do
another piece. Since this is wet over here. Do you want me to do it on
this one or should we– Let’s do it on this one. We’re going
to add some more here. This is just a piece of sequin like ribbon. So
we’re going to do this sequin ribbon. Honeycomb ribbon. There it is! That’s the other word,
we were trying to think. So again, we’re just going to take a little more of
that burnt umber with some tartar and you’re almost going to just–you’re going
to use this as a stencil. You know, what’s really fun is look around the
house and see what other things you can use besides just a regular precut
stencil. Bubble wrap works fabulous. You know just put something on it and
you can stamp with it. So this just kind of adds a background to it. There’s also
great scrapbook paper that you could use– Oh this is a paper towel. You could use a sponge. You could use a
spouncer, you could use whatever you wanted and if you think you’ve got
something on that you don’t like, then look. it’s just going to take
it right off right there. And you get a different look
every time. it’s always unique. It’s like working with paint and it’s
easy cleanup because it’s water base. Right. And you know what, the crackle paint
comes in all kinds of colors so if green is not your color, then pick a
different color. So now we have some great scrapbook paper. What we did is
we just made this great little birdhouse. Let me set this aside here. And we’re going to use
gel medium and that’s what we’re going to use here. Okay, and I’m just going to wipe this
off here a little bit. And we’re just going to use the gel medium and we’re going to put
it as our glue. Now we didn’t put this on with double stick tape because you really want
it to have a really nice coat on here. So we just– Well this way it will seal it all. Exactly. Exactly. So now, I’m going to let you
put that where you’d like it. And we have this great bird that
we cut out of another piece. You know there’s just such gorgeous
scrapbook paper. It’s not just prints anymore. It’s got pictures and there
are some that have kind of old fashion faces and things that you can go back
and alter. So it’s really fun and you can just go back. And when we get it down
on there, if you decide that you need to put some more coats, then we can just
keep putting heavy coats on there and then just go back and seal over the top of those. So we’re going to put it over the top too right?
Okay, now this is going to go– let me see– I think he’s going to go– We can put him anywhere we want. There we go. And then just press
him down, nice and firmly. Look at this tape. This is just a–it’s
almost like a newsprint tape. Yeah like a printed tape? Yeah so look what we did. We just put
some fun pieces anywhere that we wanted to and it’s pre- it’s already self-adhesive
so it’s going to stay on there. And I think when we’re all done, what
we need to do then is take another coat of the gel medium, put it all on there
and then cover it up. But we’ve still got a couple of things to do. Let’s put a–
let’s stamp some words on it. There’s some great clear acrylic stamps and we’re
going to use great archival ink here. Right, because we want something
that is going to be permanent, so when we put the gel medium on top– Stamp our words there. What’s so fun
about this is there’s so many different kinds of elements. You know, this isn’t
just scrapbook paper, it’s a canvas. It’s a little bit of everything. What hints
do you have for stamping. I’m trying to get it even. You know what. What’s nice about the
clear stamps–when you’re rubber stamping it’s almost like you stamp and
press down really really hard and don’t rock it. And you know with this–because
this is kind of artsy looking, even if it doesn’t stamp all the way the
first time, or even doesn’t stamp all the way, then maybe put some paper over it
and hide it. You know, maybe hide a little boo boo if you think– Well even with a clear stamp–I’ve
tried so much that– And if it doesn’t– maybe we’ll put
one of our acrylic pieces– I like this. This are these little acrylic elements and
look what we did, we just put a piece of scrapbook paper and we’re actually going
to take some dimensional varnish and we’re actually going to take it and
put it all over the little acrylic bock we have here. And it self-levels, which is
really kind of cool about this. So then we’re going to take our picture–we’ve
just cut out a little scrapbook piece and we’re going to put that down on there.
And of course, by the magic of TV we have to turn it over and we have these
already dry. So what this has done is it’s just sealed it on the back but they come in
different sizes. So now let’s just take the same gel that we’re going to use
and let’s just use that as the glue that we’re going to put down on the–because I
want to show you another little trick here. There you go. Spread it all over the top. And it dries clear so even if it oozes out a
little bit, it’s fine. And you know there isn’t really any rhyme or reasoning to
how to put it together. You know, these are just some fun little elements
that we have alcohol inked To change the color of them. Now, okay
how are we going to punch the hole here. This is just a punch that will also set a
grommet and what’s really cool about this is that it’ll punch through metal.
It’ll punch through–look how easy it punched through that canvas. Go
back, add a fun little eyelet and then if you want it to be done with just this and a
piece of chain, you’re finished, or look you can go back and we
added two more pieces. And different sizes. Different sizes.
Jo this is wonderful. Isn’t this a great idea?
It really is.
Thank you so much.

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