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Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Canvas Atc's

I am very lucky to be apart of some AMAZING Dt's and for them all understanding the life's difficulties I am going through at the moment which is taking me away from my blog more than I would like.. the end is in sight!

I managed to squeeze in a little crafting time as my life appears to be in the hands of the solicitors atm and I am waiting to hear from them for the final push!

For sooooooo long....... I have wanted to try out the Sticky-Back Canvas Atc's by Claudine Hellmuth and I am excited to share my results with you! I wanted to throw lots of different products at these to see how they reacted.

I used the white sticky back canvas atc's and cut some plain white card for the reverse sides.. slightly smaller than the canvas.. stuck one to the other and set about fraying the edges!

 I used Distress Ink pads on the first atc and applied them with a piece of Cut n Dry foam for the background. Adding some flicks from a bottle of Paradise Pink, Tattered Angels, Glimmer Glaze (it comes with it's own brush!)

The main image is a Resist Canvas Bird by Prima.. coloured with Distress Stains in Dusty Concord & Broken China.. gotta LOVE those colours together!

This little birdie is merrily singing soooo he just had to stand on a scrap of music paper!! The word is computer generated and I think you can just see on the photograph in the background some silver acrylic circles using the paint and the lid from a bottle of Ranger's metallic paint dabber. The gorgeous little gems are by Prima (505506) Say It In Crystals

Success! I love how this Atc turned out!


The background for the 2nd Atc was created using Dylusions Ink Sprays straight from the bottle onto the canvas.. with more blobs of the Paradise Pink Glimmer Glaze.. and silver acrylic circles..

More music paper used for the flower, and gems along with another computer generated word.. I wanted all my Atc's to tie in together as a set.. same but different.. if you know what I mean!!


I think I saved my favourite atc until the last to show you.. I had a mini brainwave amidst the chaos going on in my head! What if... I could decant some of my lovely Dr Ph Martin's Bombay Indian Inks into some of the little Mini Mister bottles with some water.... YES! It worked lovely for the background!!

Before I misted the background.. I stamped a text stamp using gel medium onto the canvas... and QUICKLY, cleaned the stamp!

I have to admit to being a little impatient waiting for the gel medium to dry & used the heat gun! Becareful, if you don't any bubbling, let it dry naturally!

                                     Time for some spraying.. (and inky fingers)

More flicking with the Glimmer Glaze! Gems & stamped circles using Jet Black Archival Ink

The heart was cut from some plain white cardstock and covered with Washi Tape and mounted onto 3D foam pads.

PHEW! Hope you are all still awake!!!

Please pop on over to the Creative blog to see lots more inspiration.. Thanks for calling today. Gez oxox



  1. Gorgeous ATC's Gez, you have just reminded me, I bought some a while ago, I must find them and have a play. That means doing battle in my shed....

    Hope everything gets sorted for you soon.

    Bug Hugs


  2. They are all fabulous! Great idea to use the canvas for atc's. may have to have a go!

  3. Wow each of these are just so so fabulous!! Thanks for the inspiration, think I may have to give it a try!! Hugs Juls

  4. They are all fabby...love the extra texture you have created ;)
    xoxo Sioux

  5. ooo I am liking the idea of canvas atc's! These looks gorgeous and how inspired were you to use gel medium for stamping!!! HUGS always honey xxx

  6. Awe Gez, your ATC's are gorgeous! I love how the canvas takes the colour, great texture on its own too! Tee hee, love the gel medium experiment, turned out beautifully.
    Huge hugs sweetie x x x x

  7. great ATCs, love the middle one especially

  8. I don't do ATC's but I love what you've done with the canvas; they do indeed make a fabulous set. If creating things like these doesn't help with your current life issues, then not sure what will :-)

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  10. Like the patchwork heart. Very cheery

  11. Like the patchwork heart. Very cheery

  12. Two gorgeous ATCs on sticky bag Canvas, love both !! I wish I could try also soon ! thanks for the tuto Gez. x


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