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30 June 2010

Dimensional Art Canvas

This week's project, inspired by Tim Holtz, was to alter a mini canvas using Grungeboard into a dimensional piece of art.

The canvas is 2 inches wide & 2¾ inches high.

Using the mini Grungeboard die-cut alphabet, I spelt out the word "Art" topping the T with a mini Grungeboard crown element.

To cover the Grungeboard & canvas, I turned to a couple of old telephone books & tore out sections containing the words Create & Art.

Using matte Studio multi-medium, I adhered the paper over the Grungeboard elements & canvas, finishing with a further layer over the top.

Once dried, I highlighted the raised areas with Distress Ink (broken china), Perfect Pearls (Blue Patina) & Distress Stickles (Broken China).

I edged the canvas with Distress Ink (peeled paint).

I used a few green dew drops as jewels on the crown & down one side, for added visual interest & balance.

The silver metal word charm was wrapped around the canvas using metallic blue & light silver thread.

To finish, I took another mini Grungeboard element, this time the wings. I cut the wings in half & coloured them with Distress Ink (peeled paint).

I added words from the telephone directory to write the phrase,

"Let Your Creative Wings Take Flight"

I coated the wings with the matte multi-medium & adhered them to the back of the canvas frame.


  1. fab daisy - i love your take on it! i was going to have a play at this this week if i ever get myself sorted!!! xx

  2. Thanks xx

    Look forward to seeing yours later this week ... I'll be checking!

    daisy xx

  3. Oh daisy, this is gorgeous. Love S xx

  4. I tried this technique too! Love your mini canvas, full of details!