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How to use canvas on greeting cards

Use Canvas on Greeting Cards

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Altered Pages and Deco Art are partnered in January 2015 to bring you inspiration!

Altered Pages and Deco Art are partnered in January 2015 to bring you inspiration!

These two colors were blended to make the base color of the canvas.

These two colors were blended to make the base color of the canvas.

A hand "drawn" plaid pattern was etched into the not-quite-dry paint.

A hand "drawn" plaid pattern was etched into the not-quite-dry paint.

I used the sharp tip of a letter opener to draw the pattern and remove some of the paint.

I used the sharp tip of a letter opener to draw the pattern and remove some of the paint.

Each of the two main colors were used separately to make splats on the canvas.

Each of the two main colors were used separately to make splats on the canvas.

When the paint was almost dry I used a credit card to scrap off the top layer.  This allowed the canvas to show through the splats and also smeared the edges to give them a softer look.

When the paint was almost dry I used a credit card to scrap off the top layer. This allowed the canvas to show through the splats and also smeared the edges to give them a softer look.

Another plaid pattern was etched into a sheet of fun foam using a regular ballpoint pen.

Another plaid pattern was etched into a sheet of fun foam using a regular ballpoint pen.

I cut out the pattern freehand to make a foam stamp.

I cut out the pattern freehand to make a foam stamp.

I used white paint on my handmade stamp.

I used white paint on my handmade stamp.

The paint doesn't hurt the foam and this stamp can be used over and over.

The paint doesn't hurt the foam and this stamp can be used over and over.

See how the pen markings show in the white.

See how the pen markings show in the white.

Turquoise was added with a very light touch in some of the white areas.

Turquoise was added with a very light touch in some of the white areas.

The canvas was then cut into four panels which measured 3 3/4 x 5 each.

The canvas was then cut into four panels which measured 3 3/4 x 5 each.

This piece has a freehand Dark Turquoise plaid and a painted border.

This piece has a freehand Dark Turquoise plaid and a painted border.

This white border was painted Dark Turquoise so it would blend better with the canvas.

This white border was painted Dark Turquoise so it would blend better with the canvas.

This image is available for purchase at AlteredPages.com.  I chose solid color images because the background pattern is so bold.

This image is available for purchase at AlteredPages.com. I chose solid color images because the background pattern is so bold.

The complete set of four cards.

The complete set of four cards.

Cards on display.

Cards on display.

This project can be seen at Altered Pages Artsociates blog on January 9, 2015. http://alteredpages-artsociates.blogspot.com/

Please also visit my personal blot at http://www.robinsbirdhouse.blogspot.com/ to see my other projects.

  • Americana True Blue Paint
  • Deco Art African Violet Paint
  • Deco Art Turquoise Paint
  • Deco Art Dark Turquoise Paint
  • Deco Art White Paint
  • Fun Foam
  • Bazzill Mini Borders
  • Leaky Shed Chipboard Gear Shapes
  • Bazzill Paper Flowers
  • Dew Drops
  • Lyons Stick-On Canvas 8x10, cut into quarters
  • Altered Pages Collage - Fairy Wings
  • Assorted colors of card stock