Shelley here, with a canvas I painted for my daughter!
It's a painted canvas with a few of her softball pictures on it! She's going to be anxious to hang this in her room!
started with a 14"x18" canvas, and glued three photos down toward the
bottom. I then used black cardstock to fashion the film strip around
them, and glued this down, also.
I then drew the peace sign,
heart, and softball on the canvas, and painted the whole canvas,
including the symbols and the background using Splash of Color's Silks
Acrylic Glace and Splash of Color's Viva Colour
Precious Metal Effect Paints. For the background, I just made a few
large paintstrokes with one color, let it dry, then did another color,
etcetera, until I was happy with it. You will get a more pronounced
look if you wait for each color to thoroughly dry before putting the
next color down.
is a side-view. I went ahead and painted the sides of the canvas the
same way as I did the background, as I do not plan on framing it.
Another technique I have used before is to glue buttons on the sides to
dress it up a bit!
make the cardstock look like a film strip, I used Splash of Color's
Viva Colour Silver Metal Effect Paint on the edges. To make the peace
sign, heart, and softball show up well, I outlined them with Splash of
Colors's Viva Colour Graphite Paper Pen. This should be done toward the
end of the project, as it will need to completely dry. For the
softball laces, I used Splash of Color's Viva Colour Red Gitter Pen. On
the heart, I used red glitter sparsely.
On the top portion of the
canvas, I embellished with hot pink tulle and buttons that I stamped
myself, along with a bit of twine.
Lastly, I wrote the words
"Peace", "Love", and "Softball" on the respective items, using a fine
tip black marker. On the film strip, I used a thin white marker to
write my daugher's name, team name, and when the picture was taken.
little girl loved it, and I had fun making it for her, and sharing it
with you!!! I hope you enjoyed looking! Have a great day!
Splash of Color Products Used
Silks Acrylic Glaze in Pink Azalea
Silks Acrylic Glaze in Color Berry
Silks Acrylic Glaze in Pink Grapefruit
Silks Acrylic Glaze in Carmen
Silks Acrylic Glaze in Sunburst
Viva Silver Precious Metal Effect Paint
Viva Purple Precious Metal Effect Paint
Viva Turquoise Precious Metal Effect Paint
Viva Red Glitter Pen
Viva Graphite Paper Pen
Other materials used
Thin white and black markers
Hot pink tulle
Hot pink buttons stamped with tiger stripe stamp in black ink
Pink and White twine