Thursday, May 12, 2011

Faux Painted Canvas Tutorial

Welcome to the Smeared and Smudge Member Blog Hop. Today we are featuring techniques - mine is a faux painted canvas. My stamps are from Sweet Pea Stamps. A while back, I saw a class mentioned in a newsletter for a faux canvas, so not being any where near the location I did a quick search and found this version of the be honest I can't recall where I found it but then if you had to take your head off to sleep at night I would be in a lot of trouble!

Now my technique is a bit hard to capture with a camera but fairly easy to talk you through. For starters, you will need a stamped, colored image, dimensional adhesive such as Diamond Glaze, 3D Crystal Lacquer or Crystal Effects, I think Glossy Accents will work also and a toothbrush.

Working on a protected, clean surface, take your dimensional adhesive and lightly add streaks to the stamped image working from top to bottom. Try not to have an large globs.

Once you have layered streaks all across the image, take your toothbrush and run the bristles in the same direction as the adhesive, working across the image - you will want the texture the bristles are making. The layer of adhesive will be thin and will dry fairly quickly.

Once the first layer is dry, if you wish you can add another layer in the same direction. But if you are happy with the coverage then you will add streaks of dimensional glue from side to side. Once more, spread the glue with the toothbrush also from side to side and allow to dry once more.

After the image is dry, use it to create your own little work of art!

I hope you have enjoyed seeing this technique enough to give it a try, it really gives the image the wonderful brushstrokes you would find on a canvas along with lots of shine. Thanks for stopping by! Here are all the stops along the way and let me tell you - there are some wonderfully creative people out there!
Smudgy Antics
Lady Brayton
Black Dragon
Jennifer <<<<


CraftyMomOf2 said...

This technique is fabulous!! BEAUTIFUL work!!

~Lady B~ said...

ooooo! I'm so excited about this technique! It really does end up looking like canvas! I've been looking for a way to add texture to my work and this would be perfect! Your piece is absoluely breathtaking! Thnks for the inspiration!

blackdragon said...

this i shall have to try...your card is stunning... and i do love the look of canvas.

Jane said...

This looks awesome will have to give it a try
Luv Jane xxx

Judi B said...

I loved the end result, the texture came through a treat love it

Prissy said...

I have never heard of this technique but I am very glad you shared. Thanks from Texas. A new thing to show my friends.

Angelica said...

This is amazing, your project is a work of art. TFS

Gina L said...

Hey, Jennifer! Thanks for the post on my blog. I'm excited to be your first sweet pea! I grabbed the badge for my blog, too. Thanks so much for that. You made me smile.

I definitely want to try this canvas look. I love learning new things!

xxxtglxxx said...

Wow Jennifer, this is just amazing.

What an awesome technique.