Whitewashed Christmas Canvas
By Gloria Stengel
Christmas Canvas by Gloria Stengel
I created this whitewashed piece of Christmas home decor using Graphic 45 The Twelve Days of Christmas papers and various Hampton Art stamps. I stared by using gel medium to attach the background papers to the canvas board. I then used white distress paint to whitewash the papers. The distress paint is more opaque than regular acrylic paint, allowing the paper to show through the white paint.
For the postcard title, I swiped a bit of regular white acrylic paint over the top portion of the canvas. I stamped the postcard image (Hampton Art/Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium) with red mixed media ink. I used a heat tool to dry the ink, and then I stamped the postage images with brown dye ink. (Hampton Art/Art Warehouse Believe in Christmas).
I painted the cardstock banners with the distress paint also. Once the paint was dry, I stamped over the paper with brown dye ink (Hampton Art/Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium and Nutcracker Sweet). I added a few floral items from my stash as well as the glitter button in the center of the flower. I tucked some chipboard pieces under the edges of the flower. Next, I stamped some music notes onto the bottom edge of the canvas with brown ink (Hampton Art/Art Warehouse Holiday Dreams and Wishes).
Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium
Graphic 45 Nutcracker Sweet
Art Warehouse Believe in Christmas
Art Warehouse Holiday Dreams and Wishes
Clearsnap Colorbox Mix'd Media Ink Schoolhouse
Clearsnap Smooch Spritz Vanilla Shimmer
Tsukineko Memento Rich Cocoa
Paint: Ranger Distress Picket Fence, Folkart Acrylic Wicker White, Liquitex White Gesso
Designer paper: Graphic 45 The Twelve Days of Christmas
Cardstock and chipboard elements: Graphic 45 The Twelve Days of Christmas
Flower: Wild Orchid Crafts
Button, floral elements: craft supply
Pearl spray: Pro 31 Designs
Twine: May Arts
Adhesive: Liquitex Matte Gel, Aleene's Tacky Glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares