Daily Archives: April 26, 2012

canvas collage

Exploring creativity and trying something outside your comfort zone is always a bit nerve-racking but always worth the effort. Without trying new things our designs can get boring and stale. If I’m honest, I feel guilty of that many times. I think we all do. It’s really hard to jump outside that box at times.

Today’s project is an altered canvas. It’s one of my Maya Road CHA projects and I was a little stymied with what to do with it. For the most part I work on smaller sized designs such as cards and tags.

My solution came with dividing up the canvas into smaller sections…sizes that I was much more comfortable with. The Maya Road Chipboard Foundations set came to my rescue and made dividing up the canvas easy. Each of the chipboard pieces was stitched, painted or covered with patterned paper and then filled with some pretty embellishments.

The Art Journaling Words Stamp set is one of my absolute favorites and it is perfect for adding inspirational words to canvas and also sections of my design.

When adding stitching detail to my chipboard, I stitch it with my sewing machine and just stitch very slowly.

This canvas is going to hang in my craft room. It’s a reminder to try new things and enjoy creativity.


Happy creating!