Monday, July 14, 2014

Faux Canvas with Textured Cardstock

Today's project is a faux canvas - and I'm going to show you how I created it.  I've found that sometimes if you add much media to a scrapbook layout, the page warps or curls - so this simple trick not only gives you more of a canvas look, it also solves this pesky problem.

1.  Begin with a textured cardstock (WorldWin ColorMates Textured Denim - Aqua Denim).  Use a household sponge to brush on a thin layer of gesso.

2.  Run a piece of 12 x 12 chipboard (WorldWin Heavy Chipboard) through the Xyron Creatopia to apply an edge to edge layer of adhesive.

3.  Carefully line up the edges, and  lay the cardstock  down on the chipboard.

4.  Stamp background images (Creative Embellishments) using watermark ink, and heat emboss with white powder.

5.  Arrange the elements of the layout as desired, using the Xyron/Teresa Collins foam adhesives when dimension is needed.

6. Use the Xyron Double Sided Tape to adhere the ribbon elements.

7.  Cut 3 chevrons from the printed paper ( Simple Stories - Hello Baby) Score the center of each.

8.  Use a scrap piece of plastic cross stitch canvas as a guide to pierce evenly spaced holes for stitching.
9.  Use twine to handstitch the chevrons.  Cut a plain cardstock chevron, and apply adhesive using the Xyron 5" Creative Station.  Place this on the backside of the chevrons, for a place for hidden journaling.
10.  Use double sided tape, down the spine of the chevrons to add to the layout.

11.  Fussy cut the title from the patterned paper, ink the edges and use foam adhesives to apply.

12.  Paint over the May Arts Sequin Heart with gesso to tone down the color and add to the center border.
I hope you have enjoyed my project - and remember to check out the rest of the inspiration this week!

 WorldWin Papers
May Arts Ribbon
Simple Stories
Zva Creative
Creative Embellishments

1 comment:

  1. Gini, this is a SUPER technique!! And the layout is totally gorgeous, so sweet and charming, love the softness and the little touches you added! Very pretty!!!!