Blue Canvas Tutorial


Short Product Description (photo at end of tutorial)


If you have ever thought of stretching yourself a little further than your usual card making projects, then a small canvas is an ideal way to make a start on something different.  This one measures 5”x7” so it’s a comfortable size to begin with.  Using the beautiful Parisienne Blue  Range, I have created this fresh looking canvas that can be hung on a wall.


Step by Step


Turn the canvas over as we are going to work on the back of it, creating a shadow box of sorts.  Firstly, I covered all four sides around the indented part with the paper tape, to make a ‘frame’ for our scene.  (this also covers up the staples and edging of canvas that aren’t usually seen!)


Next, I cut a piece of blue paper to fit inside the frame.  This will need to be stuck down (I used double sided tape) as it will fit up and under the frame but will also need securing down as it tends to move. 


Die cut the word LOVE in a lighter paper pattern and stick these letters diagonally across the page as shown. 


Measure the sides of your inner frame and cut the adhesive lace (what a great product!) and stick this down carefully making sure all the edges meet neatly. 


I used a canvas tag on the bottom left, with some of this lace across it.  I die cut my flowers using the Mdme Payraud vellum to create layers under the top petal and you can either use paper inbetween the vellum or just as top and bottom layers.  Play around with it and see which look you prefer.   I used several layers of the vellum to give a 3D effect to the flower. I like to think of it as petticoats under a full skirt!  On the top right flower I turned each layer slightly to give a multi petal effect, and with the other flower (bottom right) I layered them dead centre on top of each other.   I added adhesive pearls to the centres.


On the centre left of the frame, I cut a heart die and poked three white wired flowers through the holes and secured with tape on the back. I also a ribbon bow .


For the top left of the frame, I die cut two flowers with paper and vellum, with only two layers each this time.



This can be used as a Valentines gift or simply as a token of love, or something to treasure for yourself!



You will need


PMA 174405, PMA 358301, PMA 359101, PMA 171211, PMA 351425,  PMA 162101, PMA 367209, PMA 368304, PMA 160219, PMA 462207,  XCU 503056, XCU 503081, XCU 160151.


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About Denise Fletcher

I have been creating cards for about ten years now, and still get a kick out of it. Ive learnt a lot of techniques along the way that are fun to try! I am a former member of Design Team (2014) which I did for a year and loved it. At the moment I'm just creating for my own pleasure! I create the odd mixed media piece but at the moment it's mainly Cards. I hope you enjoy my work.

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