Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Peace Love Joy Stenciled Canvas
Oh it has been a week since I posted some creativity. Sorry about that - life is a bit busy at the moment. I hope all of you are doing well. This project was a lot of fun to make. It had to be as I made 8 of them. This is what I gave my Stampin' Technique & Scrapbook Club members as a thank you for joining my club this year. I hope they all enjoyed them. A painted and stamped canvas is a great gift idea for a hard to buy for person. I used Stampin' Up!'s Vintage Ornament Stencils, acrylic paint and the All Holidays stamp set to create this holiday canvas.
Step by Step Instructions
1. Lay down some scrap paper (such as newspaper or the paper that comes in your Stampin' Up! shipments is a great thing to use) on a flat surface.
2. Pour some tan acrylic paint on top of canvas and spread across canvas with a paint brush and let dry. You may want to apply 2 coats. I usually let it dry over night but being it isn't a big surface it will probably be dry in a couple of hours.
3. Before we paint our first ornament (the white one in the middle) we will need to make a mask of it out of scrap paper. Place the long narrow pointed end ornament from the Vintage Ornament II Stencil Assortment on a piece of scrap paper, trace just the ornament body (not the top) with a pencil, cut out and set aside. We will set a piece of scrap paper over the top of the ornament when we need to mask that area.
4. Next line up the same stencil (long narrow pointed end ornament) in the center of your canvas. You may want to position a piece of scrap paper where the ornament top is as we don't want to paint this white. We are going to leave it tan for now. Then pour a small pool of white acrylic paint on a plastic surface (I used a left over lid from a margarine or yogurt container). Take a sponge, dab it in the white acrylic paint and then holding down the side of the stencil with your fingers gently dab the sponge into the middle of the stencil on the canvas. Make sure you apply the paint evenly and have paint everywhere inside the stencil. Lift gently. This will need to dry so you can go and wash your stencil off as well as the sponge and the plastic surface. If you need to do any touch ups we will do that later.
5. Once the white ornament is dry place the scrap paper mask over top of it again, then grab the big ornament stencil from the Vintage Ornament II Stencil Assortment and position it to the left side of the white ornament. You can use the same piece of scrap paper for the top of this ornament as we will paint it later on.
6. Pour some burgandy acrylic paint on a plastic surface (I used a left over lid from a margarine or yogurt container). Take a sponge, dab it in the burgandy acrylic paint and then holding down the side of the stencil with your fingers gently dab the sponge into the middle of the stencil on the canvas. Make sure you apply the paint evenly and have paint everywhere inside the stencil. Lift gently. Because of the size of the stencil (blue part) we will need to let this dry before doing the navy ornament.
7. Once the burgandy ornament is dry we are going to repeat the painting steps for the navy ornament. Position the mask over top of the white ornament. Line up the small round stencil from the Vintage Ornament I stencil assortment on the right side of the white ornament. Place a piece of scrap paper on the top part of the ornament as we are going to paint that later. Next pour some navy acrylic paint onto a plastic surface, dab a sponge into the navy acrylic paint and then holding down the sides of the stencil with your fingers gently dab the sponge into the middle of the stencil on the canvas. Make sure the paint is applied evenly and every suface is covered with paint in the stencil area. Lift gently and let dry.
8. Once the navy ornament is dry let's paint the top of each ornament. Place all 3 ornament stencils in front of you. These steps will be repeated for each ornament. Let's start with the burgandy ornament by pouring some gold acrylic paint on a plastic surface. Position the stencil over top of the burgandy ornament previously painted. If you want you can use a piece of scrap paper as a mask so that you don't get any gold paint onto the burgandy ornament you just painted. If you don't want to that is fine too as the burgandy paint is darker than the gold paint so we can fix it later. Take a sponge, dab it in the gold acrylic paint and very gently dab it onto the top part of the ornament stencil. The gold paint will be a bit hard to see as it very close to the tan color but once dried it will look great. Repeat this process for the other 2 ornament tops. You will want to wait until each one is dry before doing the next one as the stencil area is big and will smear the one you just painted when you position it. Don't wash the gold acrylic paint off of your plastic surface yet as we are going to do the decoration part next.
9. Find the design that has the 4 petals (they look like petals to me) spots and curly tail, position it over in the center over top of the burgandy ornament. You may need the white ornament mask for this step. Using the sponge, dab it into the gold paint on the plastic surface and dab it ever so gently onto the decoration stencil. Once you are happy with how it looks you can wash the stencils, sponge & plastic surface.
10. Next take a Christmas sentiment stamp, I used the Peace Love Joy stamp from the All Holidays stamp set, ink it with Always Artichoke Classic Ink and stamp it in the middle of the white ornament. Clean stamp.
11. Punch out a small star using the star punch from Brushed Silver card stock. Apply some sticky strip to the back and adhere to the middle of the navy ornament. Next place a Basic Rhinestone Jewel in the middle of the star.
12. We are almost done. All that is left to do is to draw a line from the top of the canvas to the top of each ornament. I used my Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write Marker and a ruler to make my lines somewhat straight.
13. If any touch ups need to be done, all I did was pour which ever color of acrylic paint I needed to touch up on a plastic lid and with a small angled paint brush applied paint to whichever area free hand. You may need to add a couple of coats of paint depending on which color you are touching up.
We are finished! An easy Christmas stamped canvas.
Stampin' Up! Supplies used:
Stamp Set: All Holidays
Ink: Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write Marker, Always Artichoke Classic Stampin' Pad
Accessories: Star Punch (retired), Basic Rhinestone Jewel, Vintage Ornament 1 Stencil, Vintage Ornament II Stencil, Sponge
Non Stampin' Up! Supplies used:
6" x 8" canvas, Paint Brush, Acrylic Paint in the following colors...Tan, Burgandy, White, Gold, Navy