Friday, April 1, 2011

Sticky Back Canvas Cards

Last Saturday I taught a class at my local stamp store, Your Maine Stamper in Winthrop, ME featuring techniques using Sticky Back Canvas for cards. I had such a good time with a group of really fun women - Hi to Nancy and Donna if you read this ;-), and I thought I'd share my cards here. I originally learned these techniques from an online class with Claudine Hellmuth who taught the techniques with paint, but they can also be done with Distress Inks as in my cards.

Here are the first two cards: On the left is embossed canvas highlighted with Distress Ink, and a flower die cut from a patterned paper transfer which is done by adhering the patterned paper to the sticky side, spritzing with water, and then rubbing off the paper pulp. On the right, the canvas is first inked with DI's, spritzed with water to blend, then debossed with an embossing folder, and Perfect Pearls applied to the debossed areas after "coloring" them in with a Versamarker.

These two show 2 more techniques. On the left, my image is stamped on tissue paper to get a crisp image, then applied to Distress Inked canvas with a coat of Multi Medium underneath it and on top of it. Sometimes, stamping on canvas gives you a worn, vintage look, but sometimes when you want a crisp image, this tissue paper trick is quite handy! The other card is a resist created by first stamping with Multi Medium and then inking over top to reveal the stamping.

These final cards show the debossed perfect pearls card again, but with a painted and darker background - more dramatic, I think. The second card is using paint and Extra Time medium to stamp directly onto the canvas. The paint gives a more complete image, and the Extra Time does exactly as it says and gives you more time before your paint dries. There's also another patterned paper transfer die cut flower. A final technique that you can see on all the cards is with the sentiments - I ran the canvas through my ink jet printer to create the sentiments. Really versatile stuff!

6 comments:

Jennie Atkinson said...

Thank you for sharing such wonderful techniques Penny. I've had some sticky backed canvas for quite some time, but haven't used it to its full potential. I can't wait to give it a go! Jennie

Gerri Herbst said...

These are incredible. I like the yellowy embossed one the best because of the color and texture. I really should take a techniques class, I could learn alot. LOL! I want to thank you for your kind words about joining the Gingers, I really do appreciate it. Look forward to our time together...even if it is in cyberspace. take care, gerri

Createology said...

Your cards are wonderful. Happy weekend...

Shar said...

Gorgeous group of cards! Wish I could have been at your class!

stampdiva said...

There is a real freshness about those cards, perfect for this time of the year.
Lucky people who have you teaching them in a class.
Wishes
Lynne

Janine said...

this is a great technique, I also use that much, love your cards, they all are looking so nice.