Saturday, February 14, 2015

Gypsies Moments "Heart with Wings" Art Canvas

Happy Valentine's Day
Canvas Corp Brands

What a great way to celebrate this LOVE Day...than with one of our first Canvas Corp Brands Challenges (see more canvas art on the Canvas Corp Brands blog...they asked us to come up with a canvas to best defines us as a creative person and designer...our style that best suits us. I knew from the moment I saw 7gypsies "Gypsies Moments"  new paper line and 4 x 4 canvas. I started gathering my vintage shabby chic treasures I have laying around my inspire me everyday. 

I also wanted to create my canvas with a "heart with wings"
 and my love for vintage mother of pearl buttons...


Step 1. Take modeling paste and
(this is so fun and great to create your own colored paste)

Step 2. After you blended the mist and paste well...
grab a stencil and pallet knife and smear on the paste over
stencil onto the canvas.

Step 3. Gathering your favorite mist...I used Tattered Angels Glimmer mist in
 Tattered Leather and Simply Sheer in Baby Blue.
 I also did a white wash over the whole
canvas using water mixed with gesso, then dry.

Step 4. I wanted to give my canvas a antique weathered look and feel.
about a teaspoon full in a tea saucer with water.

Step 5. Brush on glimmer mist wash over the canvas (using 
a brush I control where I want to highlight darker areas).

Step 6. Now I poured the wash over the whole canvas and 
let it set on Canvas Corp canvas then drip excess off the canvas in saucer.

Step 7. Used a heat tool to dry and set the wash.

Step 8. I grabbed my favorite flowers Burlap Textured Blooms by Petaloo
I sprayed these colors on the flower bloom and heat set.

Step 9. I gathered my pieces for my altered heart.
Chip board, Canvas Corp Printed Papers, Heart Die....

Die cut the pieces, glue together, distress the edges, add 
touches with layers of gesso and drying them to bubble...

Step 10. Adding my favorite new papers from 7gypsies "Gypsies Moments"!!

I hope and prayer you have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

Thanks for stopping by today, be sure to stop over to the 
Canvas Corp Brands Blog to see more of the
 Creative Crews Art Canvas's....

Love and hugs,
Peggy Lee

Canvas Corp-Black & Kraft printed papers
4 x 4 canvas, clothes pins mini white
and burlap sheet natural
7gypsies-Gypsies Moments papers, Vintage Antique Brass Pins,
 Flea Market Findings-Charming, Victoriana Steampunk rubbings
Tattered Angels-Glimmer mist-Tattered Leather, Red Tipped Rose,
Wedding Pink, Iridescent Silver
TA Simply Sheer-Baby Blue
Petaloo-Textured Elements-Burlap Blossoms Ivory
Tim Holtz Alterations Die Heart Wings
Tim Holtz-Dot Fade Stencil
Ranger Distress ink-Vintage Photo
Liquitex-Flexible Modeling Paste
TCW-Stencil Specimer
Vintage Mother of Pearl Buttons
Lace & trims...


  1. I am so in love with your canvas... amazing work..and the step by step is fab.. .thank you so much..

  2. This canvas is so beautiful. I love shabby chic. Thank you for visiting my blog. I am happy to be part of this great crew with you. : )

  3. This looks fantastic! Love all the structure!
    Thanks for the tut!