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!

11 responses to “canvas collage

  1. Oh I absolutely LOVE your canvas creation! It’s SO PRETTY!!!
    BTW- wanted to let you know I’m featuring several of your canvas creations on my blog today…..Canvas Inspiration…stop by and check it out….

  2. This is wonderful!! Beautiful wording and the textures are brilliant – definitely a work of art to be framed and hung 🙂

  3. So gorgeous!! Love the painted chipboard and stick pin through the threaded button!

  4. It is absolutely beautiful! Nice job – stepping out of that box!

  5. This is absolutely gorgeous and very creative! I just found your site today and am in love with your creations!

  6. Stunning Julia! What a beautiful job you’ve done with this piece of art. I love it!

    Elaine Allen

  7. So lovely and stunning, Julia! I hope this makes you smile every day!

  8. GOOD GRIEF!!!
    This is completely amazing and so inspiring!!

  9. This is gorgeous!!
    Is the canvas attached to a frame? I couldn’t tell.

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