Friday, 26 April 2013

Soar Burlap Canvas By Fliss Goodwin



Hi everyone, it seems like Spring has finally arrived this week at last and I’m hoping I will soon see one of my favourite creatures, the butterfly, in my garden as we have lots of the type of shrubs they like although they haven’t long had leaves on this year.

I’ve made a canvas for you this week with one of the new Tim Holtz burlap canvasses with of course, a butterfly theme. If you haven’t tried one of these canvasses yet, they’re really fabulous as unlike others on the market, they have a stiff backing panel, which means you can stamp on them with paint or stencil easily – if you can bear to cover it up that is!

Here’s What You Need 

Here’s How To: 

·       Using a palette knife or an old credit card, apply a fairly thick layer of Grunge Paste to the canvas on the top and left with the leaf stencil. Carefully remove the stencil and wash immediately with warm water to remove the excess paste. Allow the paste to dry. I left mine plain as I like the raw colour but you could apply some paint through the stencil if you want more colour. 

·       Whilst the paste is drying, stamp some butterflies on to cream card with the Adirondack inks. I chose the largest and the second smallest and stamped 3 of each butterfly in both colours as I was unsure how many I would need. Cut them out and bend the wings with scissor blades.  

·       Attach a piece of lace across the bottom of the canvas and add the paper rose at the bottom left. Using a finger, dab on some of the Liquid Pearls for a little shimmer.

·       Die cut some flourishes from the patterned paper scrap – I cut 3 for my canvas. Stick a trimmed Soar Adage Ticket in one of the ornate plate frames and add the supplied brads in the holes. Attach this to the canvas with foam tape and strong glue, roughly in the centre of the remaining uncovered space. 

·       Arrange the flourishes and butterflies on canvas, flowing up the right side and round the top right corner. When you’re happy with the arrangement, stick them on. Finish off with a small butterfly added to the left side for balance.

Have a great weekend.

Fliss x


  1. A really pretty make, love the neutral colours trace x

  2. Love the mix of the delicate butterflies and flowers and the rough hessian. Here's hoping this weekend's weather doesn't scare the butterflies away again!

  3. Such a great canvas - the burlap is so cool with the delicate butterflies!
    Alison x


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