How to Create a Creepy Canvas

by Toni Burks-Grijalva

It's that time of year to create some fun spooky decor for your home. So let's get started.

Supplies

  • 8 x 10 deep canvas
  • cheesecloth
  • AA Velvet in tuxedo, Kona, Terracotta
  • AA Sorbet in Sunshine
  • Adhesive
  • assorted jars and bottles,
  • plumbers tubing
  • AA Mink Ink in Allure, Midnight, & Indulgence
  • Cardstock for back drop of canvas
  • assorted embellishments of choice
  • hot glue
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Take your cheese cloth and cover the outside randomly in chunks to provide texture using adhesive of choice.

    Step 2

    Here is what the canvas looks once the cheese cloth has been applied.

    Step 3

    Add your wooden balls to bottom of canvas for feet.

    Step 4

    Dry brush AA Velvet in Tuxedo all over the outside and frame of the canvas.

    Step 5

    For the back drop of the canvas I chose Tim Holtz Paper Stash Halloween cardstock, cut to fit inside of the canvas.

    Step 6

    Splatter AA's Minx Ink in Indulgence to back drop cardstock.

    Step 7

    I mixed the following colors together to get a more muted gold color for the outside of the canvas. AA's Sorbet in Sunshine and AA's Velvet in Kona. Dry brush sections of the canvas with the paint.

    Step 8

    I also then applied AA's Velvet in Terracotta here and there on the canvas also. With the cheese cloth and the paints you achieve a nice creepy texture.

    Step 9

    Add a thick coat of Rock Candy Crackle Paint to jars and allow to dry naturally.

    Step 10

    Cut a piece of plumbers tubing and drip AA Minx Ink Indulgence inside, let it run through the tubing to stain.

    Step 11

    Drip Minx Inks in Midnight, Allure & Indulgence inside the jars. Add twine and and Ideology token to the top of one of the jars for embellishment.

    Step 12

    The "Sugar Of Lead" label is also from Tim Holtz Paper Stash Halloween collection. Distress the edges and apply Distress Ink in Black Soot for depth.

    Step 13

    Add distressed glitter in rock candy to spoon with adhesivce. . Using hot glue gun allow the glue to drip and string along the canvas for a spider web effect.

    Step 14

    Add all your little details such as skull with tube and rubber mouse, and now you have a new addition to your Halloween decor. Hope this has inspired you to try something a little bit different.

    Step 15

    I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial, visit my blog @ toni-burks.blogspot.com for more inspiration, and follow me @ https://www.facebook.com/toni.burksgrijalva https://www.pinterest.com/tonilburks/