Thursday, 17 March 2016

Elephant 4"stretch canvas - Day 77 of my 366 day challenge


Elephant 4"stretch canvas - 
Day 77 of my 366 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

So for today's post, I have made this elephant themed canvas which I thought was quite fun!

Elephant 4"stretch canvas
I first of all took a 4" (100mm) square canvas - this has been pretreated but I decided I wanted it in another colour so used Ivory Nuvo acrylic paint and covered it in a couple of coats allowing it to dry between each.

I then cut out the Adorable elephants from Tonic Studios in black cardstock (I will use the smaller one in another project).

 I also cut the border strip in Kraft coloured paper/card from the Pearl Borders Essential die collection from Tattered Lace.

I also cut out the pink panel using my Brother Scan n Cut (am getting slightly more adventurous now)

Once the paint was dry, I stuck the pink panel on to it in the middle of it and then placed the Kraft border on top of it. I cut off the excess parts so it fitted.

For the little elephant in the corner, I stamped it on to some frosty Shrink Plastic from a Dreamees collection and coloured it in shades of grey and then heated it using my Heat gun until it had shrunk to the right size (it did take a couple of times to get it right to be honest).

I stuck it on using my heat gun as I felt it would be stronger and added an ivory "eye" using the Ivory Crystal drops from Tonic Studios. I also attached some hessian twine on to the reverse again using the heat gun so it can be hung up.

You can buy this on my website here   I think it will make a lovely gift for someone or to keep for yourself!

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Products and items you may need to make these projects
  • 4" square pre treated cotton canvas
  • Ivory Nuvo Acrylic paint
  • Adorable Elephants die collection (Rococo) from Tonic Studios
  • Pearl Borders Essential die collection from Tattered Lace
  • Black cardstock - I use Lynda's black card from Creative Crafting World
  • Pink cardstock - I got mine from Craft Creations
  • Kraft card (with white back) from Craft Creations
  • Ivory Nuvo Crystal pearl drop
  • Frosted Shrink plastic
  • Grey shades of alcohol markers (but should have used crayons)
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue
  • Collall All purpose glue

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