Saturday, 1 June 2013

Alpha Numeric Canvas by Paula Whittaker

We are delighted to announce that Paula Whittaker is our guest DT member for June
and would like to wish her a very warm welcome.

Die Cut Letter and Numbers (I used some ones that came with a 12x12 paper pack)
Bronze Ink Pad (NOT IN SHOP)
Copper Nails (from a DIY shop)


·       Glue the die cut letters and numbers on to the canvas.

·       Paint the canvas with one even coat of black gesso. Leave to dry.

·       Shake the Distress Paint and rub over the canvas, it doesn’t have to be all over, a patchy look is ok.

·       Once the paint is dry, take the ink pad directly to the canvas (my ink pad was a small square pad) rub along all the edges and wipe here and there across the front and sides. I then dabbed a little more Distress Paint here and there till I was happy with the look.

·       While the ink and paint are still damp, randomly sprinkle some black embossing powder here and there, and then heat set.

·       Take the Art Part frame and colour it with the bronze ink pad, and sprinkle some black embossing powder on here and there, heat set.

·       Colour the Art Part square shape with the bronze ink and wipe with a paper towel. Stamp the Lynne Perrella image with the Jet Black Archival ink. Highlight some areas of the stamped image with ProMarkers.

·       Add a Remnant Rub across the stamped image. Add the Art Parts on to the canvas.

·       Colour the Idea-ology Word Band with the bronze ink pad, add a sprinkle of black embossing powder, heat set (Don’t pick the metal word band up after you’ve just heated it!! Leave to cool before handling). Glue on to the canvas.

·       Adhere the numbers and dab with the Distress Paint.

·       Finally, glue on the nails, as shown.


  1. Fabulous canvas - congrats to Paula on the GD spot - can't wait to see what else she offers up!
    Alison x

  2. I love Paula's designs and this is a fab canvas. Annette x

  3. Welcome Paula! Hope you enjoy your stay. You've started off with a stunner of a canvas - I love the mix of bronze and blue.

  4. A fabulous canvas Paula, love the colours and design.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  5. Great design and fab colour combo, love the addition of the nails

    Sam xxx

  6. Fab canvas love how cool the numbers look
    thanks for showing hugs linda

  7. Great canvas, love the weathered metal colours!

  8. First of all congrats on your GDT post. This canvas looks brilliant! I just love the combo of that blue with the rusty browns! The numbers looks great too! I look forward to your next make!


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