How to Use Canvas on Greeting Cards

All four cards were made with one 8x10 Lyons Stick On Canvas

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How to Use Canvas on Greeting Cards
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Altered Pages and Deco Art are partnered in January 2015 to bring you inspiration!

Altered Pages and Deco Art are partnered in January 2015 to bring you inspiration!

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These two colors were blended to make the base color of the canvas.

These two colors were blended to make the base color of the canvas.

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A hand "drawn" plaid pattern was etched into the not-quite-dry paint.

A hand "drawn" plaid pattern was etched into the not-quite-dry paint.

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I used the sharp tip of a letter opener to draw the pattern and remove some of the paint.

I used the sharp tip of a letter opener to draw the pattern and remove some of the paint.

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Each of the two main colors were used separately to make splats on the canvas.

Each of the two main colors were used separately to make splats on the canvas.

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When the paint was almost dry I used a credit card to scrap off the top layer.  This allowed the canvas to show through the splats and also smeared the edges to give them a softer look.

When the paint was almost dry I used a credit card to scrap off the top layer. This allowed the canvas to show through the splats and also smeared the edges to give them a softer look.

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Another plaid pattern was etched into a sheet of fun foam using a regular ballpoint pen.

Another plaid pattern was etched into a sheet of fun foam using a regular ballpoint pen.

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I cut out the pattern freehand to make a foam stamp.

I cut out the pattern freehand to make a foam stamp.

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I used white paint on my handmade stamp.

I used white paint on my handmade stamp.

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The paint doesn't hurt the foam and this stamp can be used over and over.

The paint doesn't hurt the foam and this stamp can be used over and over.

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See how the pen markings show in the white.

See how the pen markings show in the white.

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Turquoise was added with a very light touch in some of the white areas.

Turquoise was added with a very light touch in some of the white areas.

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The canvas was then cut into four panels which measured 3 3/4 x 5 each.

The canvas was then cut into four panels which measured 3 3/4 x 5 each.

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This piece has a freehand Dark Turquoise plaid and a painted border.

This piece has a freehand Dark Turquoise plaid and a painted border.

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This white border was painted Dark Turquoise so it would blend better with the canvas.

This white border was painted Dark Turquoise so it would blend better with the canvas.

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This image is available for purchase at AlteredPages.com.  I chose solid color images because the background pattern is so bold.

This image is available for purchase at AlteredPages.com. I chose solid color images because the background pattern is so bold.

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The complete set of four cards.

The complete set of four cards.

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Cards on display.

Cards on display.

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This project can be seen at Altered Pages Artsociates blog on January 9, 2015. alteredpages-artsociates.blog…

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Please also visit my personal blot at www.robinsbirdhouse.blogspot.… to see my other projects.

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