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Friday, July 13, 2012

Christmas In July - Canvas Wall Art With Paper and Clay

Martha Stewart Craft Clay Frame Painted With Pearl Paint Mixed with Reinker
It is hard to find inexpensive, yet pretty home decor pieces.  So, I was pretty excited when I found these little stretched canvases at Jo-Ann's on sale for $.50 each!  That meant that whatever I made with them would still fall into the low-cost category. The various ribbon pieces, papers, bitty pearls and the small amount of clay cost less than $5 all together.  What a great gift this will make!

Three Small Stretched Canvases Transformed Into A Single Piece of Art
By placing the canvases on top of the chipboard and cardstock base this 3-d piece of art already has a lot of depth to it.  When adding a clay frame and popped up letters, it makes it even more interesting to look at.  There is a lot of detail with big impact on a pretty small piece.  The overall dimensions are based on the scrap piece of chipboard I used to mount the three canvases.  It is about 9" long and a little less than 5" high.  The ribbon lace across the canvases ties them together, yet still allows each one to stand as its own little creation.

Holly Leaves Cut With Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge

Here is a video tutorial on how to make this triptych inspired Christmas art:

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3 - 3.5" x 2.5" Stretched Canvases
Cricut Cartridge - Art Philosophy
Martha Stewart Frame Mold and Craft Clay
Paper: CTMH - Mistletoe (Retired)
Cardstock: CTMH - Cranberry, New England Ivy, Ponderosa Pine
Ink: CTMH New England Ivy, Versamark
Reinker: CTMH Parchment retiring July 31, 2012
Stamps: CTMH Baroque Alphabet retiring July 31, 2012, CTMH Diverse Backgrounds
Chipboard or Cardboard
Ribbon: Kaiser lace and (retired) CTMH
CTMH Bitty Opaques Pearl Adhesive Gems
CTMH Silver Embossing Powder
CTMH Create-A-Shade Perfect Pearl Paint
Markers: CTMH Black retiring July 31, 2012, Copic R27, R29
Adhesive: Golden Matte Medium, CTMH Liquid Glass3-D Foam Tape
Dry Embossing/Scoring Stylus
Craft Heater
Micro-Tip Scissors


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    1. Romaine,
      Thank you! And thank you for being a "follower", also. I appreciate you taking the time to visit and leave a comment. Beverly