We are half way through January and LOVE is in the air...well, at least it has been in all the stores since December 26th! I have several love themed projects to share with you this month for my Design Team Projects for Country Craft Creations. This month I got a fabulous package with BoBunny Serenade Paper, Brads, Layered Chipboard Stickers, and Noteworthy (die-cuts). You can check out the video below to see what came in my January DT Package.
For my first project I made this "Key to My Heart" canvas. I used a 12x12 flat panel canvas that I picked up from my local craft store.
I started out by using Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Aged Mahogany to color the edges of the canvas. Note to self: BAD idea...the stain NEVER dried!
I trimmed 1/4" off all sides of my base paper. I inked the edges with Black Soot Distress Ink and used Mod Podge to adhere it to the canvas. As you can see, the Distress Stain just smeared all over the place. When I was finished, I decided to cover the stain (what was left of it!) and just paint the edges with black acrylic paint. That also helped to hide the fact that my paper was not on there exactly straight. Oops!
I snipped a piece from the cut apart page and added it to the bottom corner of the canvas. One of the brads from the collection makes a perfect flower center. To use it, I simply broke the legs off the back of the brad and then adhered it down with Beacon 3-in-1 glue.
In the upper right hand corner I used a die-cut from the Noteworthy package. It was actually 4 circles long, but I cut one of them off. I added another matching brad.
This patchwork heart is actually a portion of a card from the Silhouette Store (Design ID 72184). It was designed to be a 5x7 card. I used only the heart portion and enlarged it to fit my 12x12 canvas. I picked 6 pieces of patterned paper to make up my patchwork heart. One of the great things about using a paper collection is that all the papers already go together. I know that I can pick any of them and they will work together. After I cut out the pieces, I inked all the edges with Black Soot Distress Ink and then used Mod Podge to adhere it to the canvas.
Instead of using the paper key that came with the card, I used a metal key that I picked up from the dollar bin at Michael's. It was already painted a cream color and was slightly distressed. The only thing I did to it was add a couple of Prima flowers and a matching brad from the collection. I adhered the key to the canvas with Beacon 3-in-1. This is my go-to adhesive for adhering chunky metal embellishments.
Right now I have my canvas on the end table in my living room. I'm thinking about getting a 12x12 frame and hanging it in my bedroom after Valentine's Day, that way I can enjoy it all year.
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